Sunday, February 11, 2024

Big Game Pasta Salad

 This is perfect for a game day get together or anytime.

1 package macaroni shells (16 oz)

1 c. each: radishes (sliced), celery (chopped)

3/4 - 1 c. mayo (to taste) 

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

Cook pasta according to directions on package.

While pasta is cooking, wash and prepare celery, radishes. 

In a clean serving bowl combine: drained pasta, remaining ingredients, and some of the mayo.

Toss well to coat. Add remaining mayo if needed.

Serves 6.

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Easy Fruit Salad

This is perfect as a side dish, healthy snack, breakfast or anytime.

You can use what fruit you like.

1/3 c. each: sliced fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries, fresh blackberries, pineapple chunks

2 tangerines, peeled and sectioned

1 orange, peeled, sectioned 

1 - 2 apples chopped

1/2 lemon 

Cut lemon in half, set aside.

Rinse berries through a colander, slice strawberries, set aside.

Rinse and slice apples, place in a clean bowl.

Cut in half, peel, section orange and place in bowl.

Peel, section tangerines, place in bowl.

Add pineapple and berries to bowl. 

Squeeze half of lemon over fruit and toss fruit with a clean spoon.

Place bowl in fridge until ready to serve.

Serves 4.

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Touchdown Buffalo Dip

This quick dip is a winner for game day, company or anytime.

1 - 2 c. chopped cooked chicken

6 oz. each: shredded cheddar cheese cream cheese, softened

1/8 - 1/4 cup ranch dressing (optional)

1/4 c. unsalted butter

2 T. Tabasco sauce

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

Place butter in microwave safe bowl and microwave for 10 -15 sec.

 Remove bowl from microwave very carefully, add Tabasco sauce, red pepper flakes, stir and set aside.

With clean hands, shred chicken into a clean microwave safe bowl.

Add cream cheese, dressing, salt, pepper, butter mixture, granulated garlic and shredded cheddar cheese to bowl, stir to mix.

Place bowl in microwave and cook chicken mixture for 2 min. 

Halfway through cooking, open microwave & stir chicken mixture. 

Close microwave door and cook until the cheese is melted.

Remove bowl from microwave carefully and let stand for a few minutes to cool. 

Serve with crackers, chips or cut up veggies.

Serves 4.

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Buttered Crackers

This is perfect with soup, as a snack or anytime.

I used saltines, but you can use what crackers you like.

1 sleeve saltine crackers
1 stick unsalted butter

1/4 tsp.
each: granulated garlic, dried minced onion, salt, pepper
Pinch: red pepper flakes

Remove butter from refrigerator. 

Let stand for a few minutes.

Remove butter from wrapper and place in bowl. 

Cut butter into chunks and let it soften to room temperature. 

Add spices to butter. Mash butter with a clean fork to mix well.

With clean hands place butter on wax paper. You can also use parchment paper as well. 

Roll butter in wrap to form a log. Secure the ends of butter log and place in refrigerator to set for a few hrs.

To serve: remove butter from refrigerator, unwrap butter,  put on a butter dish and slather desired amount on crackers.

Serves 8.

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Hot Honey

This is perfect to add a little kick to game day, breakfast on bread or anytime.

1 jar pasteurized honey

1 - 2 tsp. red pepper flakes

In a jar combine ingredients, stir to mix. Put lid jar and place in cupboard until ready to use.

Serves 6 - 8.

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Holiday Roast

 This is a great recipe for the holidays or anytime.

5 lb. beef roast
1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper
1 - 2 cloves fresh garlic crushed, chopped
1/3 c. each: dry red wine, cold water
1/8 c. olive oil
1 onion peeled and quartered
10 pepperoncini peppers

Preheat oven to 350 F'.

Peel, rinse, cut onions. 

Peel, crush and chop garlic.

Remove roast from refrigerator and place in a roasting pan. 

Pour some of the wine and oil over roast. 

Make some tiny slits all over roast. Stuff slits garlic.

Sprinkle half of the seasonings over roast.

Turn roast over. 

Pour some of the wine, oil over other side of roast. Repeat prior process with garlic and seasonings.

Pour rest of wine and water in bottom of pan.

Add peppers and onions to pan. 

Place pan in oven and cook for 2  1/2 hrs . approx or until done.

Remove roast from oven and cover with the foil to keep warm. 

Let rest for a few minutes before carving.

Serves 6.

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Recipe To Help Flooding Victims

 Once again, we’re reminded that when natural disasters strike, it affects us all.

Prayers, thoughts for residents of the US. Northeast and California who are dealing with record flooding.

On this website there are links to some organizations that
 are helping in relief efforts. 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.