Thursday, November 19, 2009


3 medium onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup butter
2 lbs. fresh mushrooms, chopped
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 cups beef broth
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

In a large saucepan, cook onions and garlic in butter over medium
heatuntil tender. Reduce heat to low, add the mushrooms. Cook
for 8-10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.

Add the cream, broth, salt and pepper, cook and stir over low heat
until heated through.


1 small onion, chopped
1 tbsp. butter
3 cups chcken broth
3 medium carrots, cut into 1/4 slices
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
2 tbls. minced fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup miilk
1 pkg. (8 oz.)cream cheese

In a large saucepan saute the onion in butter. Add broth,carrots
and potoes. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes
or until vegetables are tender.Add the chicken, parsley, salt and peppper.
Heat through.

Combine flour and milk until smooth, add to the vegetable mixture.
Bring to a boil, cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Reduce heat. Add the cream cheese, cook and stir until melted.


1/2 Lb. ground beef
1 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup mild taco sauce
1 4oz. can green chilis
1 4oz. can sliced ripe olives
1 cup shredded cheese

cook hamburger in a nonstick skillet until no longer pink. Drain and
spoon into crock pot. Add corn, onion, salsa, taco sauce, chili and olives
to crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours or high for 1 hour.
Just before serving stir in cheese. Serve on top of tortilla chip with
sour cream on top.


2 pounds frozen Southern style hash brown potatoes,thawed
2 cups cubed cooked ham
2 cups sour cream
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 can 26oz. cream of mush room soup
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 Cups crushed cornflakes
1/4 Cup melted butter

In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Transfer ot a
greased 13x9x2 inch baking dish. Combine topping ingredients,
sprinkle over top. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until heated through.


5 cups diced cooked chicken
5 cups chopped celery
1 cup slivered almonds
1 bunch green onions (sliced)
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
1 can (2 1/4 oz.) ripe olives sliced and drained
2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
2 1/2 cups crushed potato chips

In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Add 1 cup of cheese.
In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and sour cream. Add to chicken
mixture and stir to coat. Transfer to a greased 3 Quart baking dish.
Sprinkle with the chips and remaining cheese. Bake uncovered at
350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.


2 Boxes seashell macaroni and cheese
6 oz. ham (diced)
1 12 oz. frozen peas (or mixed frozen veggies)
1 cup bottled salsa (your favorite)

cook pasta shells according to box directions. Two minutes before
pasta in done add ham and vegetables. Drain well.
Return to pot. Stir in cheese sauce from packets. Serve with a
tablespoon of salsa on top.


1 Pkg. Armoured meat balls
1 Jar mushroom gravy
1/2 Cup sour cream

Heat meat balls in nonstick skillet on medium heat, stirring often
for 10-12 minutes. Add gravy ,stirring 1 minute. Stir in sour cream until
blended. Serve with noodles, rice or potatoes and your favorite veggie.


1 lb. beef or turkey (ground)
2 cans tomato sauce (8 oz.)
1 can (15 oz.) red kidney beans undrained
1 pkg. McCormicks chili season
1 cup shredded cheddar.
chopped green onion (optional
1 medium yellow onion

Brown turkey or beef in skillet with chopped yellow onion.
Drain. Pour into crock pot. Stir tomato sauce, beans and seasoning.
Cover. Cook on LOW 1-2 hours or High for 45 minutes. Stir chili before serving.
Top with cheese and onion.


2 Cups egg noodles
1 Can (15 oz.) Veg All mixed vegetables (drained)
1 Can solid white tuna in water (drained)
1 Can cream of celery soup
1 1/4 Cups whole milk
1/2 Cup sour cream
1 Tbs. Chopped fresh dill
1 Cup crushed sour cream and onion flavored chips

Combine all except chips in greased 2 1/2 quart casserole dish.
Micro wave uncovered on high 10-12 minutes, or
until thick. Let cool 10 minutes. Top with crushed chips and serve.


1 jar (26 oz.) mushroom pasta sauce
2 bags (13oz. each) frozen square cheese ravioli, thawed
1 1/2 cups shredded italian cheese blend

Heat oven to 375. Coat a 9 inch square baking dish and a sheet of
foil with nonstick spray. Put pasta sauce in a bowl, stir in 1/2 cup water.
Spread 1 cup sauce in dish. Top with 20 ravioli, flat sides up and just
touching each other. Spread with 3/4 cup sauce, sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese.
Repeat layers once. Top with remaining ravioli, sauce and cheese.Cover
tightly with foil, sprayed side down.
Bake on a sheet of foil (to catch any drips) 1 hour or until bubbly
around the edges. Uncover and bake 5 minutes until cheese is barely golden.


2 14oz cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 9oz pkg. refrigerated tortellini
1/2 of an 8oz. tub cream cheese spread with chive and onion
1 11oz. can condensed tomato or tomato bisque soup
Snipped fresh chives (optional)

In a medium saucepan, bring broth to boiling.
Add tortellini, reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for
5 minutes. In a bowl, whisk 1/3 cup of the hot broth
all to saucepan along with tomato soup, heat through,
if desired, sprinkle with chives. Makes 4 servings.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Wacky Pasta Salad

1 bag wacky pasta
1 bottle of Italian salad dressing
1 cucumber, diced
3 green onions, sliced
1 small can of sliced olives
2 green pepper , diced
3 sicks of mozzarella string cheese, separate in small pieces

In sauce pan bring 6 cups of water to boil, add pasta. Cook for 7 minutes or until tender. Drain pasta and cool well. Combine all above ingredients excluding dressing. Add cooled pasta. Pour dressing over all ingredients. Mix together well.

Suggestion: Add pepperoni
What are wheat berries?

Wheat berries are the cooked kernels of regular white or red wheat. You cook 2 or 3 cups of wheat on med for approximately one hour. This is an other way in implementing wheat into our diets. It is easy and has great flavor.

Mexican Wheat Chili

1 pound hamburger
1 lg. onion
1 lg. can tomato sauce, 3 cans water
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. chili powder
1tsp. garlic salt
2 cups cooked wheat berries
1 med. jar medium salsa
4 tbls. flour

Cook wheat kernels the day before to have your wheat berries for your recipe. Cook onion and hamburger, drain. Add flour, chili powder, salt, oregano, garlic, mix well. Add tomato sauce, water and salsa. Cook one hour. Stir in wheat berries the last 15 minutes.

Serve with corn bread and Honey butter.

Wheat Salad

5 cups wheat berries
1 cup salad dressing (Miracle Whip)
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup green and red peppers
1 cup celery
1/2 tsp. salt

Cook wheat kernels day before. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate over night.
Suggestion: Use for a main dish, serve on crisp greens and add shrimp or tuna to the salad.

Wheat Berry Stir Fry

2 tsp. olive oil
3 eggs scrambled
pepper, to taste
2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/8 tsp. garlic salt
1 cup frozen broccoli
1 cup frozen sliced carrots
1 cup frozen green peas
3 cups wheat berries (this is wheat that has been boiled for approximately 1 hour and chilled)
1/2 cup ham, diced
3 tbls soy sauce
3-4 green onions, sliced
salt and pepper to tastes
Prepare wheat the day before to have it chilled well. In skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Scramble eggs, sprinkle with pepper while scrambling. In a separate skillet, saute mushrooms with butter and garlic salt, drain liquid from mushrooms. Add remaining vegetables to mushrooms mixing well. Stir in chilled wheat berries, mix together in skillet. Add soy sauce and salt and pepper.

Chinese Chicken Cabbage Salad

2 cups chicken, diced
2 pkg. top ramen noodles
1 head cabbage
1 bunch green onions, sliced
1/2 cup sesame seeds, toasted in butter
2 sm pkgs. almonds sliced

Seasoning package from top ramen
1/2 cup salad oil
6 tbls. rice vinegar
4 tbls. sesame oil

Break top ramen noodles and toss with other salad ingredients. Mix ingredients for dressing. Toss with salad one hour before serving. Refrigerate until serving.

Just Like Cafe Rio Sheddes Pork

4 pound Pork roast (bone in)
2 Tbls brown sugar
2 tsp. paprika
2 tsp. crushed red pepper
2 tsp cumin
2 cloves minced garlic
1-2 tsp. paprika (this is for step 2 of the recipe, it is optional.)
1 sliced onion
1 can coke (not diet) taste better with the real thing.

Trim fat off of roast. Rub the brown sugar, red pepper, salt, cumin, and paprika over the roast. Covering it completely. Put in crock pot. Set temperature on low. Add onion, garlic chicken broth, and coke. Cook 8 hours A good time to prepare this is in the evening, 10 p.m.

Step 2
Take pork roast out of crock pot. Shered the meat. While the meat is out add the additional 2 tlbs. brown sugar and the 2 tsp. paprika to the crock pot, let dissolve, Return the meat to the crock pot continue to cook thought the day. 8 more hours
Great for salads and burritos.