Breakfast

Bundt Cake Breakfast

 Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 2 c tater tots, frozen
  • 1 dozen eggs, whisked
  • 1 can (8) Pillsbury Grands biscuits, diced up (raw)
  • 2 c. grated cheese
  • 1/4 c milk

Directions

Mix together. Put in greased bundt pan. Bake on 400 degrees for 45 minutes. When done, flip onto platter and cut and serve.

 

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Beef, Sandwiches

Bacon-Wrapped Burger Ring

Ingredients

BURGER

  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • ¼ cup worcestershire
  • ¼ cup dijon mustard
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 lb bacon, cut in half
  • 1 cup lettuce, chopped
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 8 hamburger rolls

FONDUE

  • 1 ½ cups milk, divided
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ cup green chili
  • ¼ cup dijon mustard

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F (190˚C).
  2. In a bowl, add the ground beef, worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Mix to combine.
  3. Transfer to a wire rack on a sheet pan. Create a ring shape with the meat mixture, gently pressing it flat until it’s 2 inches (5 cm) thick.
  4. Place each piece of bacon around the meat ring tucking the bacon underneath.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, then broil 15-20 minutes on high heat until bacon is crisp.
  6. In a saucepan, add ½ cup (120 ml) of milk and flour on medium heat, whisking until thickened and pulling away from pan.
  7. Pour in the rest of the milk and add the salt, stir until bubbling and thickened about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  8. Stir in cheese, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, green chilies, and Dijon mustard. Transfer to a ramekin or bowl. Set aside.
  9. Arrange the bottom rolls in a circle. Place meat ring on top of buns. Add lettuce and tomato on top of the meat ring then place the top part of the buns around the top of the meat ring.
  10. Place fondue in the center of the meat ring. Slice and serve immediately.

 

Chicken, Italian, Light Eating, Pasta

Liz’s Chicken Mozzarella Spaghetti

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • flour
  • ½ T. garlic powder
  • 1 T. oregano flakes
  • 3 T. margarine
  • 1 jar four cheese spaghetti sauce
  • 1 lb. spaghetti, cooked
  • mozzarella cheese
  • red pepper flakes

Directions

Place the ground chicken in a mixing bowl and add garlic powder and oregano. Slowly add flour to the bowl, mixing with your hands. Add flour until meat is completely coated. In a large skillet on medium, add margarine. Once it begins melting, add the chicken and immediately begin to chop it into smaller pieces as it browns. Place lid on skillet and allow chicken to cook through. Stir every few minutes to ensure meat browns evenly. Reduce heat to low and add spaghetti sauce. Allow sauce to simmer on low for 5-6 minutes, stirring regularly.

Arrange spaghetti on plates, spoon sauce on top and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Place plate in microwave for 30-45 seconds to melt the cheese. If desired, sprinkle with red pepper flakes.

ENJOY!

Appetizers

Bacon Cheeseburger Crock Pot Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of lean ground beef or turkey
  • 8 oz package of cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 10 oz can of diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 6 oz package of real bacon bits, divided
  • 1 t dried parsley
  • assorted dippers

Directions

Brown up ground meat. Drain meat and place in a large skillet. Over low heat, stir in cheeses, tomatoes along with their juices and all of the bacon bits except for 2 tablespoons (set these aside for garnish at the end). Cook while stirring frequently until everything is heated through and well blended.

Pour mixture into a 2-quart crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours stirring occasionally.. Stir in parsley and sprinkle with remaining bacon bits just before serving

Breakfast

Sausage Gravy Breakfast Pizza

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Ingredients

  • 2 packages crescent rolls
  • 1 package cooked sausage crumbles
  • 1 envelope country gravy mix
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz shredded pepper Jack cheese

Directions
Heat oven to 375. Separate crescent dough into 16 triangles and place on a greased, round pizza pan with points toward the center. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of pan to form a crust; seal seams. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown.  Meanwhile, prepare gravy according to package directions in a medium saucepan. Stir sausage crumbles into thickened gravy; set aside.  In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add egg mixture; cook and stir until almost set.  Spread sausage gravy mixture over the crust. Top with eggs and cheeses. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until eggs are set and cheese is melted. Cut into wedges.

Breakfast

Bundt Cake Breakfast

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced ham, sausage or bacon, cooked and drained
  • 2 c tater tots, frozen
  • 1 dozen eggs, whisked
  • 1 can (8) Pillsbury Grands biscuits, cut into small pieces
  • 2 c. shredded cheese (I used cheddar)
  • 1/4 c milk

Directions

Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl.  Pour into greased bundt pan. Bake on 400 degrees for 45 mins. When done, flip onto platter and cut and serve.

Side Dishes

Potato Puffs

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups of mashed potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sour cream (optional extra for serving)
  • 1 heaping cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives or parsley
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease with butter 8 – 9 of the wells of a nonstick muffin pan. In a medium mixing bowl whisk the eggs then mix in the sour cream. Stir in both cheeses and the chives. Add potatoes and mix well.  Spoon them into the pan filling the cups to slightly below the top.  Bake 25- 35 minutes until they pull away from the sides of the cup and are golden brown. Remove from oven and let them cool 5 minutes in pan. Serve with sour cream if desired

Pasta

Grandma’s Baked Mac and Cheese

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Ingredients

  • 2 c. cooked pasta (I used shells)
  • 1/2 stick butter, cut into pats
  • 3/4-1 c milk
  • 2 c. shredded cheese (I used a Mexican mix)

Directions

Spray bottom of casserole dish. Start with pasta, then layer half the cheese and top with half butter pats. Add second layer of pasta, cheese and butter. Slowly pour milk over layers. (Slowly to let milk sink in and around ingredients). Bake in 400 degree oven for 30 minutes. I let it sit about 15 minutes before I served it.

Pasta, Side Dishes

Sweetie Pie’s Macaroni & Cheese

 (serves 12-24)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 12-ounce cans evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup butter, cut into small pieces
  • ½ pound Colby cheese, grated
  • ½ pound Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • ½ pound sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 pound Velveeta cheese, cut into small chunks
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 TB white pepper
  • 1 TB sugar
  • 1 cup grated mild Cheddar cheese for the topping

Directions
Heat oven to 350° F. Prepare a deep sided 9×13 pan by coating with cooking spray. Set aside.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add salt, and cook elbow macaroni according to package directions until tender. Drain and transfer the macaroni noodles to the baking pan.
While the macaroni is cooking, combine the milks and eggs in a large bowl. Whisk until thoroughly combined. Add the butter, cheeses, sour cream, salt, pepper, and sugar and stir to combine. Pour over the macaroni and stir to combine. Top with the grated mild Cheddar cheese.
Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until the top is lightly golden brown

Chicken, Gluten Free, Mexican, Quick (15 minutes or less)

Easy Mexican Chicken Dinner

photoThis is my own creation lol.  I had these ingredients at home and decided to try something new.  It tasted A-MAZING!  You could add jalapenos or sour cream or any other Mexican toppings you like!

Ingredients

  • 2 T butter
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 green pepper, cut in strips
  • 1/2 onion, cut in strips
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts, cut in chunks
  • 4 blend Mexican cheese, shredded
  • corn chips, lightly crushed
  • 2 cups cooked rice

Directions

Melt butter in large skillet.  Add green pepper and onion and brown evenly before adding diced tomatoes.  Brown chicken once the peppers, onions and tomatoes are soft.  Cover skillet, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5-7 minutes.  Remove from heat.

Arrange 1/2 cup of rice on each plate and pour portion of chicken vegetable mixture over it.  Sprinkle with shredded cheese then corn chips.

Makes 4 servings