Saturday, January 22, 2022

Winter Weeknight Chicken

This is an easy recipe for a weeknight dinner or anytime. 

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
1/4 - 2/3 c. flour (regular or gluten free)
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper
2 - 4 T. olive oil
1/3 - 1/2 c. chicken stock (low sodium)
lemon zest
1 - 1  1/2 T.fresh lemon juice (adjust to taste)
1/4 c. dry white wine
1/8. c. sour cream
1 - 2 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
1/2 tsp. each: dried parsley, dried oregano, dried basil

Peel, crush and chop garlic.

In a dish combine: flour, salt, pepper, lemon zest, 1/2 of: basil, parsley, oregano.

 Mix with fork.


Place chicken between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound with a meat pounder until chicken is thin. 

Dredge chicken lightly in flour mixture.

Heat skillet to medium high heat.

Lower heat to medium, add some of the oil.

Add chicken to pan and cook on 1 side for 4 - 8 min.

Flip over and cook chicken on other side for 4 - 8 min or until done. 

Remove chicken from skillet and place on serving plate to let rest.


While skillet is on medium heat, add chicken broth, lemon juice, rest of herbs, rest of oil and garlic to skillet.

 Reduce heat to low,  carefully add wine and sour cream.

 Stir sauce with whisk for 5 - 8 min or until reduced.  


Spoon reduced sauce over chicken.


Serves 4.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Hilda’s Horseradish Cheese

My mother got this recipe from our family friend Hilda. 


This is perfect for game day or anytime.


Enjoy!


1 box Veleeta cheese 32 oz.

1 jar ( 8 oz.) prepared horseradish

1 c. mayonnaise

2 - 3 drops hot sauce


Cut cheese into cubes and melt cheese over a double boiler, stir. 

You can also melt cheese in microwave.

When cheese’s completely melted, take off heat and mix well. Add horseradish first, then add mayo, hot sauce.

Pour dip into a container. It can be refrigerated or even frozen.

Serve with your favorite crackers.

Serves 8 - 10.



Friday, January 7, 2022

Recipe To Help Colorado

Prayers, peace for everybody dealing with the aftermath of wildfires that happened.

The wildfires ripped through Colorado, devastated,   displaced many families by destroying thousands of homes. 


On the left side of the website are links under
Pay It Forward.

Some organizations are helping families repair their communities.

Whatever you can do to help will be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Leftover Sliders

​This is perfect for holiday leftovers or anytime.

I’ve used ham, what this is great for Turkey and even roast beef too.


8 oz. ham 

4 slices cheese

12 dinner rolls 

2 - 3 T. olive oil


Cut dinner rolls in half.

Preheat skillet to medium high heat, lower to medium low and add oil.

Place bread side of dinner rolls on pan to toast for a minute.

While bread is toasting, divide meat and cheese into 12 pieces. 

Remove rolls from pan and arrange meat and cheese on 6 halves of the rolls. 

Place other halves of rolls on top and place sandwiches in pan for a minute to melt cheese on 1 side. 

Flip sandwiches over to toast on other side for a minute or until done. 

Serves 4.



Friday, December 17, 2021

Recipe To Help Kentucky

Prayers, thoughts, peace for everybody dealing with after the aftermath of tornadoes that happened last and this week.

The tornadoes that ripped through Kentucky and Midwestern states devastated, displaced many families and killing 82.


On the left side of the website are links under
Pay It Forward.

Some organizations are helping families repair their communities.

Whatever you can do to help will be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Fall Pie

This is perfect for the holidays or anytime.

1 package prepared pie crust (2 crusts)

4 - 6 apples (peeled and sliced)
1/2 c. each: sugar, reduced fat sour cream (adjust amount needed)
1 tsp. each: cinnamon, lemon juice
Pinch nutmeg (optional)
2 T. cold butter cut into pieces
1 - 2 T. cornstarch

Remove pie crust from refrigerator and let thaw for a few minutes.

Preheat oven to 350' F.

Rinse, peel, slice apples. Place in mixing bowl.

Place 1 pie crust in bottom of pie dish.

Add cornstarch, sour cream,
 sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg to apples.

Mix well with wooden spoon.

Put apples in bottom crust of unbaked pie shell.

Top apples with lemon juice.

 Place butter over apples.

Put remaining crust on top. 

Make 3- 4 slits in top crust.

Bake pie for 45 minutes.

Serves 8.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Chicken And Mushrooms

This is perfect for fall or anytime.

1 can mushroom soup

1 lb. boneless chicken thighs

1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper, granulated garlic, dried parsley flakes

2 - 3 T. oil

1/4 - 1/2 c. reduced fat milk

Preheat oven to 350’ F.

Preheat oven safe skillet to medium high heat, lower heat to medium low and add oil.

Add chicken, sprinkle salt, garlic, parsley flakes, pepper on both sides of chicken.

Brown chicken on 1 side for 8 - 12 min.

Turn chicken over and cook on other side for 8 - 12 min more.

When you finish browning the meat, open can of mushroom soup and pour into pan over the chicken. 

Turn chicken over to coat both sides. Add milk and cover skillet with aluminum foil.

Place skillet in oven and cook for 45 minutes to 1 hr or until done. 

Serves 4