Saturday, June 25, 2022

Lemon Granita

This is perfect for summer or anytime.


2 c. cold water
1/4 - 1/3 c. sweetener (optional)
1/2 c. fresh lemon juice

Cut lemons in half, juice lemons into a cup, set aside in fridge.

Bring water to boil over high heat.

Reduce heat to medium high, add sweetner and stir until dissolved about 2- 5 minutes. 

Set aside to let cool for 20 - 30 min.

Pour juice through a strainer into pan with water. 

Mix well with a fork. Pour mixture into a meatloaf pan. 

Run fork through liquid a few times.

Cover with plastic wrap, and put in freezer.

40 minutes into freezing, take pan out of freezer and run fork through liquid a few times.

Put back in freezer. 

Repeat the process every 40 minutes for 3 - 4 hours or until done. 

This will keep the mixture from freezing solid.

Serves 4 approx.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Simply Steak

Happy Fathers Day all!

 This is great way to honor dad on Fathers Day or anytime. 

I’ve used a grill pan but this also works on the grill or under the broiler too.

4 steaks

1/4 tsp each: salt, pepper, granulated garlic

1 - 2 T. oil

1 T. Worcestershire sauce

Place steaks in a shallow baking dish.

Drizzle Worcestershire sauce & oil over both sides of steaks.

Sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic over both sides of steaks.

 Cover steak and let marinate in fridge for a few hours.

Heat grill pan to medium high heat. 

Lower heat to medium and place steak on grill pan and cook on 1 side for 5 - 10 minutes. 

Turn steaks over and repeat cooking process until desired doneness.

Serves 4

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Keto Meatballs

This is a great recipe if you are following a Keto diet, want to reduce carbs or anytime. 

Ground round was used, feel free to use what ground beef  you like.

 2 lb. lean beef (ground round)
1/4 tsp. each; salt, pepper
1 can each: diced tomatoes, tomato sauce
1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes

1 - 2 cloves chopped and crushed garlic
1 - 2 eggs (cage free) or egg substitute (adjust amount needed)
1/3 c. each: diced onion, bell peppers (adjust amount needed)
1/2 tsp. each: parsley, oregano, basil
2 -  3 T. oil (enough to coat pan)
Non stick cooking spray 

Preheat oven to 350’ F.

Spray baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Crush, peel, chop garlic.

Peel, rinse, chop onions. 

Rinse, seed, chop peppers.

Crack eggs into a clean small bowl. 

In a mixing bowl combine meat, spices, eggs, garlic, herbs, vegetables.

Mix well with clean hands. 

Form meat mixture into 8 meatballs. 

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

Place meatballs in pan and brown on 1 side for 7 - 10 min approx. 

Turn meatballs over and brown on other side for 7 - 10 min. more or until brown.

Remove meatballs from pan and drain excess fat from meatballs if needed.  

Place meatballs in baking pan and pour tomatoes and sauce over meatballs. 

Cover baking pan with foil and place in oven.

Cook meatballs and sauce for 30 - 40 min. or until done. 

Serves 4.

Friday, June 3, 2022


This is perfect as a spice rub or on fruit as a spicy snack.

2 - 3 T.  chili powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. each:  lime zest, onion powder 

In a small bowl combine: chili powder, salt, onion powder.

Zest lime in bowl and stir with a clean fork to mix. 

Carefully spoon tajin in a clean salt shaker.

Serves 6.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Prayers,Thoughts For Uvalde

No words right now, heartbroken.

19 innocent little ones were taken from the world too soon.

No new recipe posted for this week.

Prayers, thoughts, peace, love for Uvalde.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Thai Beef Bowl

This is perfect for leftovers or anytime.

1 bag boil in bag rice
3 c. water
2 - 3 c. cooked beef, cut into chunks 
1 - 2  T. each: low sodium soy sauce, seseme seeds
Lime zest
1 tsp. each: seseme oil, lime juice
1 c. each: chopped onions, sliced snow peas
1/3 c. each: sliced green onions, peanuts
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. salt, pepper, fresh or dried parsley, basil
pinch each: red pepper flakes, turmeric
1 T. olive oil
1 clove garlic crushed, chopped

Remove beef from refrigerator and chop.

Slice lime in half set aside.

Peel, rinse, crush, chop garlic, set aside.

Peel, rinse, and chop onions.

Rinse & chop snow peas, green onions, set aside.

Preheat skillet to medium-high heat, lower heat to medium, add oil.

Add beef, garlic, parsley, soy sauce, seseme oil, spices to pan, cook for 5 - 8 min., stirring occasionally.

Squeeze some of the lime over the beef.

Remove bowl carefully from microwave.

In a microwave safe bowl, combine water and 1 bag of rice.

 Microwave according to package instructions.

Remove bowl carefully from microwave.

To serve:

In 4 clean bowls, scoop rice into bottom of the bowls. 

Arrange beef over rice and top with your toppings.

Serves 4.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Chicken Tostadas

 This is perfect for a spring supper or anytime. 

2 - 3 c. sliced cooked chicken 
1 lime: juice and zest
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper (to taste)
1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
4 T. olive oil
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 T. tequila (optional)
1 - 2 cloves fresh garlic crushed
 1/4 tsp fresh parsley or cilantro
 8  - 12 corn tortillas
3/4 - 1  c each: shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, diced onions
1/3 - 1/2 c sour cream or Greek yogurt
1 can pinto beans

Cut chicken into slices.

Combine: some of the oil, herbs, salt, pepper, chicken, lime juice, tequila, Worcestershire sauce. 

Toss to coat chicken. Marinate for 1 hr. in refrigerator.

Heat saute pan to medium high heat, lower heat to medium and add some of the oil. 

Fry 1 of the tortilla on 1 side for 1 - 3 min. Turn over tortilla and fry for 1- 3 min more or until crisp. 

Repeat process with remaining tortillas. Add more oil if needed. 

Open up can of beans and drain liquid.

Pour beans into bowl. add oil, heat on microwave for 1 to 3 min.or until warm.

 Remove beans from microwave, set aside. 

Heat skillet medium high heat. 

Lower heat to medium, and add chicken. Cook chicken for a few minutes or until heated.

To serve:  spoon some beans onto tortilla. Spoon some chicken onto tortillas. 

Top with your favorite toppings, and enjoy.

Serves 4 - 6.