Creamy Turkey and Stuffing

Creamy Turkey and Stuffing  Serves: 8    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 45 min     |     Ready: 1 hr 5 min INGREDIENTS Gravy/Sauce1/2 c. all-purpose flour6 T. butter1/2 c. diced onion2 garlic cloves, minced2/3 c. milk or cream2 c. chicken broth1/2 tsp. salt1/4 tsp. black pepper Filling1/2 c. sour cream3 c. diced or shredded turkey1 ½ c. frozen broccoli, thawed3-4 c. cooked stuffing*Fresh minced parsley, optional NOTES Sour cream can be used in […]

Spiced Apple Topping

Spiced Apple Topping  Serves: 4    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 15-25 min     |     Ready: 20-30 min INGREDIENTS Adjust quantities as per tasteapples, peeled and thinly slicedlimebuttercinnamondark brown sugarJack Daniels, very small amountmaple syrupvanilla NOTES DIRECTIONS Melt butter in saucepan. Stir apples with a splash of lime […]

Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings

Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings  Serves: 4    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 30 min     |     Ready: 45 min INGREDIENTS 2 T. butter1/4 onion, dicedsmall pinch of sugar1 clove garlic, mincedKosher salt, to tasteblack pepper, to taste6c. Swanson’s Chicken Stock2 c. rotisserie chicken, shreddedDumplings:2 c. plus 1 tbsp. all-purpose […]

Instant Pot Apple Caramel Cheesecake

Instant Pot Caramel Apple Cheesecake  Serves: 8    |     Prep: 20-30 min     |     Cook: 20 min     |     Ready: 5 1/2 hr INGREDIENTS 8-10 Graham Crackers4 T. butter, melted1  8 oz. pkg of cream cheese, softened1  8 oz. pkg low fat cream cheese, softened1/2 c. sugar1 t. vanilla extract2 […]

Garden Chicken Casserole

Garden Chicken Casserole  Serves: 6-8    |     Prep: 2 min     |     Cook: 30 min     |     Ready: 32 mi INGREDIENTS 2 – 2  1/2 lbs. chicken1 stick of butterFlavor God Everything Seasoning, to      taste3 c. frozen sweet peas8 cherry tomatoes, cut in half2 c. of rice, cooked1 […]

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchilada Casserole  Serves: 6    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Cook: 35 min     |     Ready: 45 min INGREDIENTS 8 small flour tortillas, quartered2 c. red sauce from Chicken Chipotle      Tacos recipe, strained Salt, to tastegarlic powder, to tastea couple shakes Worcestershire Saucecumin, to taste, start with […]

Fresh Apple Cake

Fresh Apple Cake  Serves: 12-15    |     Prep: 25 min     |     Cook: 45 min     |     Ready: 2 hrs INGREDIENTS 1  1/2 c. pecans, chopped1/2 c. butter, melted2 c. sugar2 large eggs1 tsp. vanilla extract2 c. flour2 tsp. cinnamon1 tsp. baking soda1 tsp. salt2  1/2 lb. Granny Smith Apples […]

Hello Dollies Magic Bars

7-Layer Magic Bars  Serves: 18    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 30 min     |     Ready: 35 min INGREDIENTS 1  1/2 c. crushed graham cracker crumbs1/2 c. butter1 c. chocolate chips1 c. butterscotch chips1 c. sweetened flaked coconut1/2 c. chopped walnuts1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk NOTES 2 T. butter1 c. graham cracker crumbs1 c. coconut1 c. chocolate chips1 c. […]

French Toast Casserole

Make Ahead French Toast Casserole  Serves: 10-12    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Chill: 24 hr     |     Cook: 1 hr     |     Ready: 25 hr 15 min INGREDIENTS 1 loaf bread, French or Challah8 eggs1 c. whole milk1  1/2 c. heavy cream1 c. sugar2 T. vanilla2 T. […]

Mediterranean Tuna Pasta

Mediterranean Tuna Pasta  Serves: 4-6    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 9 min     |     Ready: 14 min INGREDIENTS 6 oz. can tuna, drained 1 clove garlic, chopped or 1/8 tsp.      garlic powderzest of one lemon 2 T. lemon juice, fresh squeezed¼ cup olive oil2 T. sliced […]

Mediterranean Chicken

Tuscan Garlic Sheet Pan Dinner  Serves: 4    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 30 min     |     Ready: 35 min INGREDIENTS ½ c. olive oil¼ c. aged balsamic vinegar1 tsp. dried basil1 tsp. parsley1 tsp. salt1 tsp. pepper¼ c. parmesan5 cloves garlic, minced1 lb. green beans10 oz. grape tomatoes, cut in half8 boneless skinless chicken tenders1 […]

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Chicken Gnocchi Soup  Serves: 5    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 25 min     |     Ready: 40 min – 1 hr INGREDIENTS 4 T. butter1 small yellow onion, diced1/2 c. celery, diced1/2 c. carrots, julienned2 garlic cloves, minced1/4 c. flour2 c. half-and-half or 1 c. milk, 1 c. cream4 c. chicken broth1 tsp. thyme or 1 T. fresh thyme1/2 tsp. dry mustard […]

Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo  Serves: 6-8    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 15 min     |     Ready: 20 min INGREDIENTS 1 lb. Fettuccine Pasta6 T. Butter1 Garlic Clove (minced) or 1/4 tsp. dry garlic powder1  1/2 c. Heavy Cream or Half ‘n Half1/4 tsp. Salt1  1/4 c. Shredded Parmesan Cheese1/4 tsp. Pepper2 T. Italian Parsley (optional) NOTES DIRECTIONS In a large pot, heat […]

Marinated Olives

Marinated Olives  Serves: 1 lb    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Ready: 48 hrs INGREDIENTS 1 lb. mixed olives, drained & rinsed      *see notes4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced2 sprigs rosemary8–10 sprigs thyme1 bay leaflemon rind from 1/2 lemon1/2-1 tsp. crushed red chili flakes1 c. olive oil NOTES Types of Olives: Whole Fancy Colossal Green OlivesPitted Calamata OlivesPitted […]

Gammy’s Broccoli Rice Casserole

Gammy’s Broccoli Rice Casserole  Serves: 4    |     Prep: 20 min     |     Cook: 35 min     |     Ready: 55 min INGREDIENTS 3 c. fresh broccoli cut into small pieces1 c. cooked white rice Sauce:1  1/2 T. butter1 tsp. onion powder1  1/2 T. flour1 c. milk1/8-1/4 tsp. garlic powder1/8-1/4 tsp. black pepper1/4 tsp. heaping dry mustard powder1/4 tsp. heaping paprika1/4-1/2 tsp. salt2 T. cream cheese1 […]

Chicken Chipotle Tacos

Chicken Chipotle Tacos  Serves: 6-8    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 30-45 min     |     Ready: 50 min INGREDIENTS 2.5 – 3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken      thighs or tenders1 jar Mateo’s Gourmet Medium or Mild      Salsa, 16oz.3/4 can Chipotle Peppers in Adobo     […]

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake  Serves: 12    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 42-45 min     |     Ready: 1 hr 50 min INGREDIENTS 1/4 c. butter1 c. packed brown sugar1 can (20 oz) pineapple slices in juice,     drained, juice reserved1 jar (6 oz) maraschino cherries without     […]

DIY Starbucks Egg Bites

DIY Starbucks Egg Bites  Serves: 24    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Cook: 30 min     |     Ready: 40 min INGREDIENTS 18 eggs1 c. cottage cheese use full fat1 c. shredded cheddar cheese 1 tsp. pepper1 tsp. salt *Smaller Batch: (8-9 egg bites)6 eggs1/3 c. cottage cheese1/3 c. cheese1/4 tsp. pepper1/4 tsp. salt NOTES Optional […]

Steak Fries

Parmesan-Herb Fries  Serves: 4    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 25 min     |     Ready: 40 min INGREDIENTS 2-3 large russet potatoesolive oilsalt & pepper, to taste Optional fresh toppings:1/2 c. Parmesan cheese, freshly grated1 T. fresh thyme leaves, minced1 T. fresh rosemary leaves, minced1 T. fresh Italian parsley, […]

Grape Salad

Grape Salad  Serves: 5    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Ready: 15 min INGREDIENTS 1 (8-oz) pkg. cream cheese, room      temperature 3/4 c. + 1 T. sour cream 6 T. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1 3/4 lb. seedless grapes, half red and half green 2 T. heaping of pecans, […]

Gammy’s Chicken & Rice Casserole

Gammy’s Chicken & Rice Casserole  Serves: 8    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Cook: 1 hr 10 min     |     Ready: 1 hr 20 min INGREDIENTS 2 pkgs. Knorr Chicken Flavored Rice &      Pasta Blend1  (10 oz.) can Cream of Chicken with      Herbs or Cream of Mushroom Soup4 c. […]

Phyllo Breakfast Cups

Phyllo Breakfast Cups  Serves: 2-4    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Cook: 20 min     |     Ready: 30 min INGREDIENTS 4 sheets phyllo pastry2 T. butter melted4 tsp. Parmesan cheese grated4 large eggs4 tsp. fresh spinach, *optional4 tsp. diced ham or bacon, *optional4 tsp. cheddar cheese, *optional4 tsp. green onion minced, *optionalsalt and pepper, to taste NOTES The choice of ingredients for this recipe are limitless. […]

New York Strip Steak

New York Strip Steaks  Serves: 2    |     In-active: 45 min    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Cook: 15 min    |     Rest: 10-15 min     |     Ready: 1 hr 25 min INGREDIENTS 2   8 oz. New York strip loin steaksKosher salt2 T. extra-virgin olive […]

Dad’s Clementine Maccarita

Dad’s Clementine Maccarita  Serves: 2    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Ready: 5 min INGREDIENTS 1  lime, juiced Fine sea salt3 shots any good blanco tequila, such      as Patron Silver1 shot Cointreau1 shot triple sec2 clementines, juicedIce cubes   Version 2: Recipe is for 1 drink.1/2 lime, juiced1 clementine, […]

Tuna Salad Sandwich

Tuna Salad Sandwich  Serves: 3-4    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Chill: 15 min     |     Ready: 20 min INGREDIENTS 1  5 oz. Bumble Bee Wild Caught      Albacore Tuna in Water Pouch10 cherry tomatoes, seeded & diced2 stalks celery, chopped2-3 T. chopped dill pickle2 large scoops mayonnaise1-2 tsp. lime or lemon juicesalt […]

Restaurant Style White Queso

Restaurant Style White Queso  Serves: 8-10    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 1 hr     |     Ready: 1 hr 5 min INGREDIENTS 1 lb. White American Cheese, Land of      Lakes of possible1 lb. Pepper Jack Cheese2  12 oz. cans Evaporated Milk1 – 2 jalapeno, chopped NOTES […]

Chick-Fil-A’s Chicken Noodle Soup

Chick-fil-A’s Chicken Noodle Soup  Serves: 8    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 1 hr     |     Ready: 3 hrs 15 min INGREDIENTS 12 oz. chicken breast 1 c. cold water 2 T. + 1 tsp. kosher salt 1 T. sugar 8 c. chicken broth 1 ½ c. carrots, […]

Instant Pot Chicken Thighs with Honey Garlic Sauce

Instant Pot Chicken Thighs with Honey Garlic Sauce  Serves: 4-5    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Cook: 10-15 min     |     Ready: 20-25 min INGREDIENTS 2 lbs. boneless chicken thighs 1  1/2 T. olive oil 1 T. minced garlic, this is not too much 1/3 c. honey 2 T. soy sauce, don’t use […]

M & M Pretzel Bites

M & M Pretzel Bites Makes: 25    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 1-4 min     |     Chill: 15-20 min INGREDIENTS 25 Pretzel Butter Snaps, square25 Hershey Kisses, Hugs or Rolos25 M&M’s NOTES DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 175-200 degree F. Place the pretzel squares on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, and top […]

Chicken and Gnocchi

Chicken Gnocchi  Serves: 6-8    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 8-10 min     |     Ready: 15 min INGREDIENTS 1  1/2 T. Sun-dried Tomato Oil2 tsp. minced garlic or to taste3/4 c. Sun-dried Tomatoes, strained16 oz. Degallo Gnocchi1 c. chicken stock1/2 c. heavy cream or half & half1 Rotisserie […]

Fresh Summer Fruit Salad

Fresh Summer Fruit Salad  Serves: 6-8    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Chill: 15 min     |     Ready: 30 min INGREDIENTS Dressing:1/4 c. honey 1/4 c. freshly squeezed orange juiceZest of 1 lemon Salad:1 lb. strawberries, hulled and quartered6 oz. blueberries6 oz. raspberries3 kiwis, peeled and sliced1 orange, peeled, […]

Tuna Patties

Tuna Patties  Serves: 4    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Cook: 10 min     |     Ready: 20 min INGREDIENTS 2  5- oz. cans Solid White Albacore      Tuna in water1 large egg, lightly beaten1/4 c. panko bread crumbs1  1/2 T. mayonnaise1 T. lemon juice1 tsp. fresh lemon zest1 T. fresh chopped parsley1/2 tsp. kosher salt1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepperDash of cayenne pepper, *optional1 T. olive oil NOTES DIRECTIONS […]

BELT Sandwich

B.E.L.T. Open Faced Sandwich  Serves: 2    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 15 min     |     Ready: 20 min INGREDIENTS 4 ripe tomatoes, sliced or cut into 6      wedges4 leaves romaine lettuce2 tsp. olive oil1 tsp. red wine vinegarKosher saltFreshly cracked black pepper2 eggs, poached or […]

Chex Sweet and Spicy Pub Mix

Chex Sweet and Spicy Pub Mix  Serves: 20    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 15 min     |     Ready: 20 min INGREDIENTS 3  1/2 c. Corn Chex cereal3  1/2 c. Rice Chex cereal1/2-3/4 c. pretzel nuggets1/2-3/4 c. mini pretzels1/2-3/4 c. sesame sticks1/2-3/4 c. Special Request Garlic chips1-1  1/2 […]

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Easy Italian Pasta Salad  Serves: 8    |     Prep: 20 min     |     Cook: 8 min     |     Chill: 1-24 hr    |     Ready before chilling: 28 min INGREDIENTS 12 oz. Tri-Color Rotini8.45 fl. oz. Sir Kensington’s Pepperoncini Italian Vinaigrette***2 c. halved cherry tomatoes1 c. julienned hard salami1/2 c. pitted […]

Instant Pot Roasted Potatoes

Instant Pot Roasted Potatoes  Serves: 4    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 20 min     |     Ready: 25 min INGREDIENTS 1.5 lb. baby golden potatoes1/2 – 3/4 tsp. onion powder1/2 – 3/4 tsp. garlic powder3 – 4 pinches coarse kosher salt2 T. unsalted butter1 T. olive oil1 c. cold water […]

Ann’s Dixie Pie

Ann’s Dixie Pie  Serves: 16    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 25 min     |     Ready: 40 min INGREDIENTS 3 eggs, beaten1 c. sugar3/4 c. light corn syrup1/2 c. butter, melted1 tsp. pure vanilla extract1 c. heaping with pecan halves1/4 c. heaping with dark chocolate chips or chunks1 […]

Barbecue Chicken

Barbecue Chicken on the Grill  Serves: 4-6    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 105 min     |     Ready: 110 min INGREDIENTS 4 lbs. bone-in, skin-on chicken legs,      thighs, wings and/or breastsSalt, to tastePepper, to tasteSerendipity, to tasteExtra virgin olive oil1 c. barbecue sauce NOTES DIRECTIONS Coat the […]

Texas Barbecue Sauce

Texas Barbecue Sauce Makes: 2  1/2 – 3 c.    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 20 min     |     Ready: 25 min INGREDIENTS 6 T. butter, unsalted1/2 c. yellow onion, finely chopped1  c. ketchup*1 c. tomato sauce3/4 c. apple cider vinegar1/3 – 1/2 c. dark brown sugar, packed*1 […]

Salted Caramel Cracker Bites

Salted Caramel Cracker Bites  Serves: 10    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Cook: 10 min     |     Ready: 20 min INGREDIENTS 4 cups oyster crackers3/4 cup butter3/4 cup brown sugar2 teaspoons vanilla paste or extract1 teaspoon kosher salt NOTES DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350-400 degrees. Line a baking sheet […]

Chicken Enchiladas with Tomatillos

Chicken Enchiladas with Tomatillos  Makes: 12-14 tortillas    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 35 min     |     Ready: 50 min INGREDIENTS 1 lb. rotisserie chicken cooked,     shredded1 c. sour cream16 oz. Monterrey Jack Cheese,      shredded16 oz. Bernard’s Tomatillo y Poblano      cooking salsa12-14 flour or corn tortillas*Optional: […]

Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup  Serves: 3-4    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 10-15 min     |     Ready: 15-20 min INGREDIENTS 1/2 large yellow onion, per taste1 tsp. minced garlic2 c. heavy cream3/4 – 1 c. whole milk1.5 T. butter 1 jar Carbone Tomato Basil sauce Salt and pepper to […]

Nini’s Green Bean Casserole

Nini’s Green Bean Casserole  Serves: 6    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Cook: 30 min     |     Ready: 40 min INGREDIENTS 2 cans (14.5oz.each) Del Monte French      Style Green Beans, drained1 can (10.5 oz. each) Campbell’s      Cream of Mushroom Soup1/2 cup milk1 tsp. soy sauce1/8 tsp. black […]

Incredible Breakfast Bake

Incredible Breakfast Bake  Serves: 6    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 35-50 min     |     Ready: 40-55 min INGREDIENTS 1 Pillsbury Flaky Layers Butter Tastin’      Biscuits 10 ct, *not Grands1 cup shredded cheddar cheese1-2 cups potatoes, shredded1/2 cup whole milk1 cup of ham, cubed5-6 large eggsSalt and […]

Chicken Pesto Tenders

Chicken Pesto Tenders  Serves: 2    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 15 min     |     Ready: 20 min INGREDIENTS 5-6 Chicken Tenders (seasoned with Serendipity and pepper) cook in Chicken Broth Sauté slices tomatoes in olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and Italian Seasoning. Place chicken on baking […]

Spiced Gingerbread Cookies

Spiced Gingerbread Cookies  Serves: 16-24    |     Prep: 20-30 min     |     Cook: 9-12 min     |     Ready: 45 min INGREDIENTS 1/2 c. salted butter, room temperature1/2 c. dark brown sugar1 large egg1/2 c. un-sulfured molasses3 c. all-purpose flour1/2 tsp. baking soda1/4 tsp. baking powder2 tsp. cinnamon1  1/2 tsp. ginger […]

Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole  Serves: 6    |     Prep: 20 min     |     Cook: 50 min     |     Ready: 1 hr 10 min INGREDIENTS 2 T. butter2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, or      2 c. diced rotisserie chicken1 tsp. Italian SeasoningSalt/Pepper, to taste2  1/2 c. chicken broth1 T. olive oil1  […]

Buttery Herb Dressing

Buttery Herb Dressing  Serves: 8-12    |     Prep: 45 min     |     Cook: 50 min     |     Ready: 1 hr 35 min INGREDIENTS 18 – 24 oz. bread cubes* (1.5 loaves of bread, or about 12 to 14 cups) toasted1 c. unsalted butter3 c. diced onion (about 2 med. onions)2 c. diced celery (4-5 […]

The Great Pumpkin Pie Recipe

The Great Pumpkin Pie Recipe  Serves: 8 – 10    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Cook: 55 – 60 min     |     Ready: 1 hr 10 min INGREDIENTS 1 deep dish pie crust1  15 oz. can pumpkin puree3 large eggs1  1/4 c. dark brown sugar, packed1 T. cornstarch1/2 tsp. salt1  1/2 […]

Special Green Bean Casserole with Swiss Cheese

Special Green Bean Casserole with Swiss Cheese  Serves: 5    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 30-35 min     |     Ready: 35-40 min INGREDIENTS 3 (7 1/4 oz.) cans fresh cut French style      green beans, drained1 T. butter, melted 1 T. flour1⁄2 T. sugar1⁄2 tsp. salt1 T. onions, minced […]

Easy Pecan Pie

Easy Pecan Pie  Serves: 8    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 35-45 min     |     Ready: 3 hrs. 30 min INGREDIENTS 1 c. packed brown sugar 1/3 c. butter, melted 3/4 c. light corn syrup1/2 tsp. salt3 eggs1 tsp. vanilla1  1/2 c. pecan halves or pieces 1 crust from 1 package (12 oz) frozen Pillsbury […]

Instant Pot Turkey Stock

Instant Pot Turkey Stock  Yields: 2 Qts.    |     Prep: 35 min     |     Cook: 55 min     |     Ready: 1 hr. 30 min INGREDIENTS 2 to 3 tablespoons canola oil 3 turkey wings (about 3 pounds) cut into 2 pieces at the drumette joint 1 turkey neck (or another […]

Cranberry Sauce Perfection

Cranberry Sauce Perfection  Serves: 8    |     Prep: 2 min     |     Cook: 10 min     |     Ready: 12 min INGREDIENTS ¾ c. sugar½ c. orange juice½ c. water12 oz. fresh cranberries rinsed and picked throughpinch of salt1 cinnamon stick1 piece of orange peel just use a potato     peel or paring knife NOTES […]

Grilled Pesto Ham & Cheese Sandwich

Pesto Ham & Cheese Grilled Sandwich  Serves: 1    |     Prep: 2 min     |     Cook: 6-10 min     |     Ready: 8-12 min INGREDIENTS 2 slices bread2-3 tsp. butter for pan grilling1-2 slices ham1-2 oz. sliced fresh Mozzarella cheese*2 Compari tomatoes, sliced1- 1  1/2 T. pesto saucesalt and pepper to […]

Pesto Chicken Bruschetta

Pesto Chicken Bruschetta  Serves: 4-6    |     Prep: 20 min     |     Cook: 40 min     |     Ready: 1 hr     |     Carbs: 6-9 grams INGREDIENTS CHICKEN4 chicken breasts4 slices fresh mozzarella2 T. olive oil1 tsp. saltFresh ground black pepper, to taste BASIL PESTO2 c. basil leaves1 […]

Burger & Fries Seasoning

Burger & Fries Seasoning  Serves: 2 T.    |     Prep: 3 min INGREDIENTS 2 tsp. paprika1 – 1 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper1 1/4 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. dark brown sugar1/4 tsp. garlic powder1/4 tsp. onion powder1/8 tsp. ground cayenne pepper NOTES *This recipe is a version of Fuddruckers burger/fries seasoning mix. DIRECTIONS Combine […]

Low Carb Chicken Wrap

Low Carb Chicken Wrap  Serves: 1    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Ready: 10 min   |     Net Carbs: 9-32 grams INGREDIENTS 4 tsp. Dried cranberries¾ c. Chicken, cooked & diced     or mildly smoked turkey, diced2 T. Chopped pecans3 T. Chopped celery2 T. MayonnaiseSalt & Pepper per taste¼ […]

Quick Low Carb Meals

Quick Low Carb Meals All carb calculations that equal less than 1 net gram are listed as having 0 grams of carbohydrates. HAM & DILL (Net Carbs=10 grams) 5-6 oz. baked ham, sliced—carbs: 0 grams 2 oz. cream cheese—carbs: 2.4 grams dill weed sprinkled over cream cheese—carbs: 0 grams 1/2 c. red grapes—carbs: 7.6 grams […]

Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast  Serves: 1    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 2-3 min     |     Ready: 7-8 min INGREDIENTS 1 slice Dave’s Killer Thin Sliced Bread     or similar low carb bread1/2 avocado mashedsplash of lemon juice1 poached eggsalt and red pepper flakes to taste*Micro Greens, optional NOTES Approximate Net […]

Baked Mashed Potatoes

Baked Mashed Potatoes  Serves: 6-8    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 35 min     |     Ready: 50 min INGREDIENTS 1  1/3 cups milk1 c. whipping cream2 c. shredded cheddar cheese, divided1  1/2 c. water4-5 T. butter1 tsp. salt2 3/4 – 3 c. instant potato flakes2 eggs, beaten1/8 tsp. […]

Baked Maple Chicken Thighs

Baked Maple Chicken Thighs  Serves: 12    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Marinade: 30 min-1 hr     |    Cook: 25 min     |     Ready: 30 min (doesn’t include marinating time) INGREDIENTS 12 chicken thighs (skinless & boneless)2 T. olive oil1 tsp. sesame oil2 T. teriyaki sauce1 tsp. kosher salt1/2 tsp. black pepper2 T. maple […]

Quick Spaghetti

Quick Spaghetti  Serves: 6    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 25-35 min     |     Ready: 30-40 min INGREDIENTS 1 lb. lean ground beef1/2 – 1 c. beef broth, *see notes2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce1 (28 oz.) Contadina Crushed Tomatoes      with Basil, *see notes1  1/2 T. Tones Italian Spaghetti Blend […]

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin  Serves: 2-3    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Cook: 3 min     |     Ready: 13 min INGREDIENTS 1 pork tenderloin, 1.25 lb. – 1.5 lb. 2 T. brown sugar 1-2 tsp. course ground black pepper 1  1/4 tsp. salt 1 tsp. paprika 1/2 tsp. onion […]

Chicken Tenders Brined in Pickle Juice

Chicken Tenders Brined in Pickle Juice  Serves: 6    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Inactive: 3-6 hrs     |     Cook: 15-20 min     |     Ready: 3 hrs 30 min INGREDIENTS 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken tenders1 c. pickle juice1/2 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. black pepper1/4 tsp. garlic […]

Fresh Salsa

Fresh Salsa  Serves: 3 cups    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Ready: 10 min INGREDIENTS 1 (14.5 oz. can) diced tomatoes1 (10 oz. can) diced tomatoes with      green chiles, juice drained3 cloves garlic, crushed1/2 onion, roughly chopped1 jalapeno, seeds removed1 tsp. honey1/2 tsp. salt1/8-1/4 tsp. pepperJuice from 1/2 lime NOTES […]

Instant Pot Sausage and Butter Potatoes

Instant Pot Sausage and Butter Potatoes  Serves: 4     |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 18 min     |     Ready: 23 min INGREDIENTS 1/3 c. hot water1 – 1.5 lbs. golden potatoes, scrubbed      and cut into 1.5″ chunks1 pkg. Eckrich Beef Skinless Smoked      Sausage, cut into […]

Smokey Catalina Dressing

Smokey Catalina Dressing  Serves: 6    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Ready: 5 min INGREDIENTS 3/4 c. olive oil1/2 c. ketchup1/2 c. red wine vinegar1/2 c. sugar1 tsp. smoked paprika1 tsp. minced onion or 1/8 tsp. onion      powder1/2 tsp. minced garlic1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce1/4 tsp. salt1/4 tsp. black pepper*a […]

Smokey Catalina Taco Salad

Smokey Catalina Taco Salad  Serves: 6    |     Prep: 20 min     |     Cook: 15 min     |     Ready: 35 min INGREDIENTS 4 c. chopped Romaine lettuce2 c. chopped Iceberg lettuce1/2- 1 c. chopped red cabbage1/2 c. matchstick carrots2 c. chopped tomatoes1 lb. ground beef1 pkg. taco seasoning, mild1  15 […]

Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs in a Blanket  Pieces: 24    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 15 min     |     Ready: 30 min INGREDIENTS 1 can (8 oz.) Pillsbury Crescent Rolls24  Hillshire Farms Lit’l Smokies Beef      Sausages NOTES Jack made these during a guys visit to the lake house. They arereally […]

Chef Rachel’s Filet Mignon

Chef Rachel’s Filet Mignon  Serves: 4    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Cook: 20 min     |     Ready: 37 min INGREDIENTS 4 (2-inch-thick) filets mignons, tied 2 T. vegetable oil1-2 T. fine fleur de sel, as per taste2 T.  black peppercorns, coarsely      cracked4 T. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, […]

Rachel’s Almond Granola with Dried Fruit

Rachel’s Almond Granola with Dried Fruit Yields: 9 cups    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 40-45 min     |     Cool: 1 hr     |     Ready: 2 hrs INGREDIENTS 1/3 c. maple syrup1/3 c. packed light brown sugar4 tsp. vanilla extract1/2 tsp. salt1/2 c. vegetable oil5 c. […]

Fideo Con Carne Picada

Fideo Con Carne Picado  Serves: 10    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Cook: 30-35 min     |     Ready: 45 min INGREDIENTS 2 T. oil, *optional1/4 – 1/3 onion, diced1 lb. ground beef2 pkg. Q & Q Fideo (5 oz. pkg.)a few dashes garlic powder1 Knorr bouillon cube or 1 […]

Jude’s Cinnamon Toast

Jude’s Cinnamon Toast  Serves: 1    |     Prep: 2 min     |     Cook: 2 min     |     Ready: 4 min INGREDIENTS 2 slices of bread, any type1  1/2 tsp. buttersugar, to tastecinnamon, to taste NOTES Jude invented this wonderful breakfast that has become a lake house tradition. DIRECTIONS Lightly […]

Ann’s Rice Krispie Treats

Ann’s Rice Krispie Treats  Serves: 16    |     Prep: 20 min     |     Cook: 10 min     |     Ready: 30 min INGREDIENTS 10 T. Kerrigold unsalted butter2  10 oz. Miniature Marshmallows12 oz. Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal NOTES These are the best Rice Krispie Treats you will ever taste. The extra […]

Jeanne’s Cherry Jello Salad

Jeanne’s Cherry Jello Salad  Serves: 12    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Ready: 2 hrs INGREDIENTS 1  6 oz. box cherry Jello2 c. boiling water1  21 oz. can cherry pie filling1  20 oz. can crushed pineapple, not      drained8 oz. sour cream8 oz. cream cheese1/4 – 1/2 c. confectioner’s sugar, […]

Camp’s Cheese Boats

Camp’s Cheese Boats Prep: 2-3 min     |     Ready: 3 min INGREDIENTS Sargento Sharp Cheddar Cheese      Sticks, or your favorite flavorGold Fish, regular flavorsalt to taste NOTES Camp, Chef in Training DIRECTIONS Carefully insert Gold Fish in a row along the cheese stick. Lightly salt to taste. Serve or put in frig to […]

Margarita

Margarita on the Rocks  Serves: 1    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Ready: 5 min INGREDIENTS 2 oz. tequila (1/4 c.)1 oz. Cointreau or Triple Sec      (1/8 c.)1 oz. lime juice (1/8 c.)1/4 – 1/2 oz. simple syrup      (1  1/2 – 3 tsp.)Cube or medium chunk ice NOTES […]

Low Carb Breakfast Casserole

Lone Star Ranch Casserole  Serves: 6-8    |     Prep: 20 min     |     Cook: 30 min     |     Ready: 50 min INGREDIENTS 12 eggs1/2 c. heavy cream2 c. fresh spinach1  1/2 – 2 c. ham, cut in small pieces1 c. sliced fresh mushrooms1  1/2 c. mix of chopped onion & […]

Braised Roast Beef

Braised Roast Beef  Serves: 12    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 3 hr 15 min     |     Ready: 3 hr 30 min INGREDIENTS 4 lb. chuck roast or rolled rump roast1 T. oil1 T. freshly cracked pepper3 1/4 c. water2 T. instant beef bouillon or 6 beef      […]

Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad

Creamy Cucumber Chopped Salad  Serves: 6    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Ready: 10 min INGREDIENTS 3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved &      de-seeded1 English cucumber, sliced thin3 celery ribs, sliced thin*1/4 sweet onion sliced thin, *optional Dressing:1/3 c. sour cream1/4 c. mayonnaise1 tsp. dried dillzest from 1/2 – 1 […]

Pasta al Limone

Pasta al Limone  Serves: 4    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 20 min     |     Ready: 25-30 min INGREDIENTS 1 lemon12 oz. spaghetti or other long pastaKosher salt¾ cup heavy cream6 T. unsalted butter3 oz. freshly grated fine Parmesan     (about ¾ cup)Freshly ground black pepper NOTES This recipe […]

Marie’s Famous Strawberry Jam

Marie’s Famous Strawberry Jam  Serves: 5 pints    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Cook: 8-10 min     |     Ready: 1-2 hr INGREDIENTS 5 c. of strawberries7 c. of sugar1 pkg. Sure Jell1 T. lemon juice1 tsp. butter NOTES Marie Camp is truly one of a kind.She is one of […]

Low Sugar Strawberry Freezer Jam

Low Sugar Strawberry Freezer Jam  Serves: 5-6 (8 oz. jars)    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Cook: 10 min     |     Inactive: 20 min    |     Ready: 40 min INGREDIENTS 3 1/3 c. crushed strawberries (about      2lbs. strawberries)2 T. lemon juice3 Tbsp Low or No Sugar Needed […]

Gammy’s Meatloaf

Gammy’s Meatloaf  Serves: 6    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 1 hr     |     Ready: 1 hr 15 min INGREDIENTS 1  1/2 lb. ground beef3/4 sleeve Ritz crumbled1 egg1/2 c. onion, sauteed1 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. pepper2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce1/2 tsp. garlic powder4 chopped tomatoes or 1/2 c. tomato […]

Chipotle Chicken Bowl

Chipotle Chicken Bowl  Serves: 4   |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 10-15 min     |     Marinade: 8-24 hrs INGREDIENTS Marinade:1 tsp. cumin powder4 garlic cloves, minced1 tsp. dried Mexican oregano2 tsp. Kosher salt1 tsp. black pepper1 T. chili powder2 T. olive oil7 oz. can of Chipotle Peppers in […]

Gingerbread Mini Muffins

Gingerbread Mini Muffins  Serves: 40 muffins    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 10-15 min     |     Ready: 30 min INGREDIENTS 1 c. dark brown sugar2 1/2 c. flour1 1/2 tsp. baking soda1 tsp. cinnamon1 tsp. ground ginger1/2 tsp. salt1/4 tsp. nutmeg1 egg1/2 c. molasses1 c. buttermilk**1/2 c. unsalted […]

Grilled in the Husk Corn on the Cob

Grilled in the Husk Corn on the Cob  Serves: 4    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 20 min     |     Ready: 35 min INGREDIENTS 4 ears cornsalt and pepper to taste4-6 T. butter*Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning,      optional NOTES This is a delicious way to make corn on […]

Creamy Four Cheese Ravioli

Creamy Four Cheese Ravioli  Serves: 2    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 8-10 min     |     Ready: 15 min INGREDIENTS 10-15 oz. Buitoni Four Cheese Ravioli     (1/2-2/3 of 20 oz. pkg.)1/2 tsp. minced garlic2 T. butter, divided1/3 c. chicken broth2 T. cream cheese2 T. sour cream1/4 c. Parmesan […]

Honey Roasted Carrots

Honey Roasted Carrots  Serves: 2    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 20-25 min     |     Ready: 25-20 min INGREDIENTS 2-3 carrotsolive oilsalt and pepper to taste2 tsp. honey*2 tsp. butter, optional NOTES DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry carrots. Trim, peel, and cut carrots on […]

Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables  Serves: 4-6    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 35-45 min     |     Ready: 40-50 min INGREDIENTS 4-5 c. chopped vegetables, *see      Cooking Times List2-3 c. fresh broccoli florets, washedolive oil1 clove garlic, mincedsalt and pepper to tastepumpkin seeds or other nut of choice NOTES DIRECTIONS […]

Broccoli with Garlic Butter & Cashews

Broccoli with Garlic Butter and Cashews  Serves: 6    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Cook: 10 min     |     Ready: 20 min INGREDIENTS 1 ½ lbs. fresh broccoli, cut into bite size      pieces1/4 c. butter1 T. brown sugar3 T. soy sauce2 tsp. white vinegar1/4 tsp. ground black pepper2 cloves […]

Lemon Garlic Chicken Buddha Bowl

Lemon Garlic Chicken Buddha Bowl  Serves: 1    |     Prep: 15-20 min     |     Cook: 35 min     |     Ready: 1 hr 15 min INGREDIENTS Lemon Garlic Chicken1  (3.52oz) chicken breast/tenderloin,      sliced thinly1 clove garlic, minced1/2 lemon, juiced1/2 tsp. parsley (fresh or dry)1 tsp. coconut oil, for cooking Sweet […]

BBQ Sliders

BBQ Sliders  Serves: 5 sliders   |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 6-10 min     |     Ready: 20-25 min INGREDIENTS 1 lb. quality ground beef or bison,     85/151 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. pepper1/4 tsp. minced garlic2 T. barbecue sauce1/4 medium onion, diced5 slices bacon2-5 cheese slices, your preference5 slider buns, […]

Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake  Serves: 16    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 25 min     |     Ready: 40 min INGREDIENTS Cake2 c. all-purpose flour2 c. granulated sugar1 tsp. baking soda1/2 tsp. salt1 c. water1 c. salted butter6 T. unsweetened cocoa powder1/2 c. buttermilk2 large eggs1 tsp. vanilla extract Chocolate […]

Leroy’s Bleu Cheese Dressing

Bleu Cheese Dressing  Serves: 4 cups    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Ready: 3 hr 10 min INGREDIENTS 1 c. Hellman’s mayonaise1 c. heavy cream1 c. sour cream5 T. Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing      powder8 oz. bleu cheese crumbles, less for a      milder flavor NOTES Our family is filled […]

Dale’s Family Recipe Rolls

Dale’s Family Recipe Rolls  Serves: 25-30 rolls    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 10-15 min     |     Ready: 1  1/2-2 hr INGREDIENTS 1/2 c. sugar1/2 c. shortening1 tsp. salt2 c. milk1 pkg. dry yeast1/2 tsp. baking soda1 tsp. baking powder5 c. flour NOTES I have been lucky enough […]

Buttermilk Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes  Serves: 4    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 10 min     |     Ready: 15 min INGREDIENTS 2 c. all-purpose flour3 T. sugar1 ½ tsp. baking powder1 ½ tsp. baking soda1 ¼ tsp. kosher salt2 ½ c. buttermilk2 large eggs3 T. unsalted butter, meltedOil for the pan, […]

Chicken or Turkey Tetrazinni

Chicken or Turkey Tetrazinni II  Serves: 8-10    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 55 min     |     Ready: 1 hr 10 min INGREDIENTS 16 oz. spaghetti, cooked1/4 c. butter, melted3 c. cooked diced chicken or turkey2  4 oz. cans mushrooms, drained1  4 oz. jar diced pimentos, drained1/4 c. celery, diced1/2 […]

Cole Slaw

Cole Slaw Serves: 12 Servings     |     Prep: 10 min     |     Ready: 10 min INGREDIENTS 6 cups shredded cabbage1 cup shredded carrot1 cup mayonnaise1/4 cup white wine vinegar1 teaspoon celery seed1/4 cup sugarSalt and pepper NOTES DIRECTIONS In a large bowl, combine cabbage and carrots. In a smaller bowl, make […]

Coconut Chicken Salad & Warm Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Coconut Chicken Salad & Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Serves: 3 Servings     |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 30 min     |     Ready: 45 min INGREDIENTS 6 about 12 oz chicken tenderloins6 T. shredded sweetened coconut1/4 cup panko crumbs2 T. crushed corn flake crumbs1/3 cup egg whites, beatenpinch saltolive oil spray6 cups mixed baby greens3/4 cup shredded carrots1 large tomato, sliced1 small cucumber, sliced Vinaigrette:2 T. oil2 T. honey2 […]