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.