Instant Pot Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

Instant Pot Balsamic Pork Tenderloin  Serves: 4    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 35 min     |     Ready: 50 min INGREDIENTS 1-2 pork tenderloins, (see note)2 T. olive oilsalt and pepper to taste1 tsp. garlic powder2 tsp. dried Italian herb blend, (see note)4 T. soy sauce1 c. brown sugar½ c. balsamic vinegar1 c. water2 T. corn starch + 4 T. cold water NOTES DIRECTIONS Set […]

Texas Smoked Baked Beans

Texas Smoked Baked Beans  Serves: 12    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 2-3 hrs     |     Ready: 2-3 hrs 15 min INGREDIENTS 6 slices thick cut peppered bacon1 medium yellow onion, diced2-3 jalapenos seeds and stems removed, diced2 (28 oz.) cans pork and beans¾ c. favorite BBQ Sauce, […]

Red Pepper Jam with Cream Cheese

Red Pepper Jam with Cream Cheese  Serves: 8-10    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Ready: 5 min INGREDIENTS 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened4 T. Stonewall Kitchen Red Pepper Jelly NOTES DIRECTIONS Spoon softened cream cheese onto your serving platter or plate. Spoon jelly on top of the cream cheese […]

Texas Cranky Crackers

Texas Cranky Crackers  Serves: 3+ cups    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Ready: 8 min INGREDIENTS 11 oz. Mini saltine crackers½ c. + 1 T. canola oil2 tsp. Dill weed1-2 tsp. Garlic powder2 tsp. Ranch dressing & seasoning mix1 tsp. “2 Gringo’s Chupacabra Special Blend”, *see notes  NOTES * I have […]

Butter Cookies

Butter Cookies  Serves: 16-22 large cookies or 36 small cookies   |     Prep: 15 min     |     Chill: 1 hr     |     Cook: 12 min     |     Ready: 1 hr 27 min INGREDIENTS 2 cups flour, plus 2 T. for rolling1/4 tsp salt1 cup salted Kerrygold butter1/2 cup sugar2 egg yolks2 tsp. high quality vanilla1/3 cup sanding sugar NOTES Measure your […]

Egg Salad Sandwich

Egg Salad Sandwich  Serves: 4    |     Prep: 10 min   |     Chill Time: 10 min         |     Ready: 20 min INGREDIENTS 6 hard boiled eggs, peeled & diced3 stalks celery, diced3-4 T. mayonnaisesalt and pepper, to tastedry mustard, to tasteSandwich breadLettuce, *optionalTomato slice, *optional NOTES DIRECTIONS Mix all […]

Maple Carrots

Maple Carrots  Serves: 16    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 25 min     |     Ready: 40 min INGREDIENTS 1 lb. mini carrots3 T. butter2-3 T. maple syrup*2-3 T. brown sugar**adjust syrup and sugar as per taste NOTES DIRECTIONS Boil carrots in salted water until fork tender, about 15 […]

Smoked Salmon Cheese Ball

Smoked Salmon Cheese Ball  Serves: 3 cups    |    Ready: 15 min + chilling INGREDIENTS 2 pkg. cream cheese, softened (8 oz. each)1/3 c. minced red onion3 T. chopped fresh dillChopped zest of 2 lemons2 T. fresh lemon juice2 T. capers, drained1 tsp. caper liquidsalt & black pepper to taste3 oz. cold-smoked salmon, choppedFresh […]

Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas  Serves: 10-12    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: see below     |     Ready: see below INGREDIENTS 5 lb. pork shoulder/pork butt, skinless, bone-in, 4lb. without bone1 onion, coarsely chopped1 large jalapeno, seeded and ribs removed, chopped1¼ tbsp. table salt or 2 tbsp. kosher salt or sea […]

Vanilla RumChata Milkshake

Vanilla RumChata Milkshake  Serves: 1    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Ready: 5 min INGREDIENTS 1 c. vanilla ice cream1/4 c. RumChata liqueur1/4 c. milk or heavy creamGround cinnamon for garnish   NOTES DIRECTIONS Puree the ice cream, RumChata and milk in a blender. Pour into a serving glass and top liberally with cinnamon. Serve immediately!

Perfect Prime Rib

Prime Rib  Serves: 8-10    |     Prep: 24 hrs     |     Cook: 3 hrs 40 min INGREDIENTS 5 – 7 lbs. Prime Rib, bone in preferredSalt & Pepper2 – 3 T. Olive Oil1 – 2 tsp. minced garlic4 – 6 T. Kerrigold Butter to use to finish the cooking NOTES DIRECTIONS Salt […]

Ranch Seasoning Mix

DIY Ranch Seasoning Mix Makes: 3 T. mix INGREDIENTS 1 T. dried parsley1 T. dried dill2 tsp. garlic powder2 tsp. onion powder½ tsp. salt1 tsp. black pepper NOTES DIRECTIONS Stir together all spices. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 year. To make ranch dressing: Combine 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning with 1/3 cup […]

Crispy Oven Bacon

Crispy Oven Bacon  Serves: 6    |     Prep: 1 min     |     Cook: 15 min     |     Ready: 16 min INGREDIENTS 1 package bacon NOTES DIRECTIONS Preheat your oven to 400°F. Line a baking tray with foil then parchment paper. Place the bacon side-by-side on the tray. Cook the bacon […]

Old Man Smoked Turkey

Green Egg Smoked Turkey  Serves: 16    |     Prep: 45 min     |     Cook: 15 min per pound     |     Ready: 5 hr 30 min INGREDIENTS 1 19 lb. Butterball Turkey1  1/2 large sweet onion5 ribs of celeryolive oil32 oz. Swanson’s chicken stock or broth1/2 – 3/4 c. minced garlicLawry’s […]

Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars  Serves: 16 bars    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 35 min     |     Ready: 50 min INGREDIENTS 2 (8oz.) packs Pillsbury crescent rolls2 (8oz.) packs of cream cheese, room temperature1 c. sugar1 tsp. vanilla1/4 c. butter, melted1 T. cinnamon4 T. sugar* honey, optional NOTES DIRECTIONS […]

Taco Casserole

Taco Casserole  Serves: 8    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 15-20 min     |     Ready: 40-45 min INGREDIENTS 2 lb. ground beef salt and pepper, to taste1 pkg. taco seasoning mix2-3 cloves garlic1 tsp. beef bouillon1/2 c. water or beer2 jalapenos1 diced onion2 c. sour cream zest and juice […]

Mabel’s Creamy Chicken Ritz Casserole

Mabel’s Creamy Chicken Ritz Casserole  Serves: 4    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 30 min     |     Ready: 35 min INGREDIENTS 3 c. cooked shredded chicken breast meat1 can (10.75 oz) cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup1 c. sour cream2 sleeves of Ritz crackers, crushed1 stick […]

Smoked Pulled Pork

Texas Sheet Cake  Serves: 16    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 25 min     |     Ready: 40 min INGREDIENTS applewood and oak rub with yellow mustard or olive oil   4-5 hrs at 275 wrap in foil, double wrap on bottom fat on top should have split apart […]

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

King Ranch Chicken Casserole  Serves: 6    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 40 min     |     Ready: 55 min INGREDIENTS 1  1/4 c. sour cream1 c. chicken broth3 T. butter, melted½ tsp. garlic powder3/4 tsp. chili powder1/4 tsp. onion powder½ tsp. salt½ tsp. ground pepper10 corn or butter […]

Nonna Pia’s Spaghetti and Meatballs

Nonna Pia’s Spaghetti and Meatballs  Serves: 8-10    |     Prep: 30 min     |     Cook: 25 min     |     Ready: 40 mi INGREDIENTS Sauce3-4 Garlic cloves, cut in half3 ribs celery with leaves, cut in 5 inch sections½ onion, cut in quartershandful fresh basil, whole leaves1 carrot, cut into 3 […]

Tartar Sauce

Tartar Sauce  Serves: 4-5    |     Prep: 2 min     |     Chill: 15 min     |     Ready: 17 min INGREDIENTS 1/2 c. mayonnaise 1  1/2 tsp. dried chives2 T. dill pickle relish, strained3/4 – 1 tsp. lime juicesalt & pepper, to taste*Optional dash of cayenne pepper NOTES DIRECTIONS Combine all ingredients […]

Ann’s Meatloaf

Ann’s Meatloaf  Serves: 6    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 1 hr     |     Ready: 1 hr 15 min INGREDIENTS 1 slice bread, crumbled1 eggsplash of milk2 lbs. ground beef or bison1/4 c. chopped onion, sautéed 4-5 fresh mushrooms, chopped1-2 cloves garlic3/4 – 1 tsp. dry mustard2 T. […]

Oven Skillet Beef and Potatoes

Oven Skillet Beef and Potatoes  Serves: 4    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 45 min     |     Ready: 1 hr INGREDIENTS 1 lb. ground beef 2 large potatoes 1 medium onion2 cloves garlic 1 pack au jus gravy 2 1/2 c. water 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1 /2 […]

Beef Enchilada Soup

Beef Enchilada Soup  Serves: 4-5    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 20 min     |     Ready: 25 min INGREDIENTS 1 lb. ground beef1/2 medium white onion, diced2-3 cloves garlic, minced2 c. chicken broth1/2 tsp. salt3 c. red enchilada sauce, preferably     homemade1  14.5-ounce can diced tomatoesShredded cheddar or […]

Red Enchilada Sauce

Red Enchilada Sauce  Makes: 2-3 c.    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 15 min     |     Ready: 20 min INGREDIENTS 2 T. butter2 tsp. olive oil2 T. all-purpose flour1/4 c. homemade chili powder1/2 tsp. garlic powder1/8 tsp. ground cumin1/4 tsp. Mexican oregano2 1/2 c. chicken stock2-3 T. tomato […]

Kula Cookies

Kulas  Serves: 3-4 dozen    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 12 min     |     Ready: 35 min INGREDIENTS 1/2 c. morena granulated sugar1 c. golden brown sugar1 c. Kerrygold unsalted butter2  1/2 tsp. vanilla extract2 Eggs3  1/2 c. all purpose flour1 tsp. baking soda1  1/4 tsp. baking powder1  […]

Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese  Serves: 4    |     Prep: 20 min     |     Cook: 15 min     |     Ready: 35 min INGREDIENTS 1/2 lb. dried elbow pasta1/4 c. unsalted butter1/4 c. all purpose flour3/4 c. whole milk1  1/4 c. half and half2 c. shredded medium sharp      cheddar cheese, divided1 […]

Teaches of Peaches

Texas Sheet Cake  Serves: 16    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 25 min     |     Ready: 40 min INGREDIENTS Teaches of Peaches 1 jigger Infinity vodka, 1/2 jigger white peach liqueur 2 pumps simple syrup lemon mint leaves heavy splash of champagne NOTES DIRECTIONS

Bruschetta Pizza

Bruschetta Pizza  Serves: 3-4    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 10 min     |     Ready: 15-20 min INGREDIENTS Stonefire Original Naan, 2 Count2 – 3 diced roma tomatoes1 clove minced garlic1/4 c. chopped fresh basil2 T. olive oil1 tsp. red wine vinegarsalt and pepper to tastepizza sauceBoar’s Head […]

Asian Chicken Salad

Asian Chicken Salad  Serves: 4-6    |     Prep: 20-30 min     |     Ready: 30 min INGREDIENTS 1 large carrot, sliced or shaved strips1 rib celery, sliced diagonally3 c. shredded napa cabbage3 c. shredded romaine lettuce2 c. sliced or cubed cooked chicken3/4 c. mandarin oranges, drained      *see notes1/2 c. Fresh Gourmet […]

Instant Pot Chicken Broth or Stock

Instant Pot Chicken Broth or Stock  Serves: 11-12 cups    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 45 min     |     Ready: 1 hr 50 min INGREDIENTS 1 chicken carcass from roasted chicken1 carrot, cut into quarters1 large onion, cut in quarters2 stalks celery & leaves cut in quarters1-2 sprigs […]

French Toast

French Toast  Serves: 8 slices    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 15 min     |     Ready: 20 min INGREDIENTS 4 eggs1 T. vanilla1/2 tsp. cinnamon1/4 c. sugar1/2 c. milk1/4 c. heavy cream8 slices bread NOTES You can add in different spices instead of cinnamon such as pumpkin spice or gingerbread spice. Make sure to whisk the batter thoroughly before dipping. Be […]

Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad  Serves: 4-5    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Chill: 30 min     |     Ready: 40 min INGREDIENTS 2 c. chicken breast, cooked and diced1/2 c. pecans, chopped1/2 apple, small pieces2 ribs celery, small pieces1/2 c. red seedless grapes, halved3/4 c. mayonnaise salt & pepper, to taste NOTES I […]

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies  Serves: 2-3 dozen    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Cook: 10 min     |     Ready: 20 min INGREDIENTS 1 c. butter room, temperature1/2 c. granulated sugar3/4 c. light brown sugar1 egg, room temperature1 egg yolk, room temperature2 tsp. vanilla1 tsp. baking soda1 tsp. cream of tartar3/4 tsp. […]

Wine Braised Beef with Mushrooms

Wine Braised Beef with Mushrooms  Serves: 8    |     Prep: 30 min     |     Cook: 1 hr     |     Ready: 1 hr 30 min INGREDIENTS 5 lbs. chuck roast, cut into 3-4″ pieces,      large fat pieces trimmed2 T. olive oil1 T. kosher salt 1 medium sized onion, finely diced2 […]

Chicken Breasts with Rice and Almonds

Chicken Breasts with Rice and Almonds  Serves: 8    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 2 hr 30 min     |     Ready: 2 hr 45 min INGREDIENTS 6 whole chicken breasts, halved1/4 c. butter1  1/4 c. Uncle Ben’s converted rice, uncooked1 Cream of Chicken Soup, 10 3/4 oz.1 Cream […]

Southwest Pulled Pork

Southwest Pulled Pork  Serves: 8    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 1 hr 20 min     |     Ready: 1 hr 35 min INGREDIENTS 2 T. olive oil4 lb. pork shoulder/butt roastSouthwestern Pork Rub, to taste1  1/2 – 2  1/2 c. chicken broth1 T. Worcestershire sauce, *Optional1 diced jalapeño, […]

Benihana Hibachi Rice

Benihana Hibachi Rice  Serves: 4    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 25 min     |     Ready: 40 min INGREDIENTS Safflower oilSalt and Pepper, to taste4 c. cooked calrose rice3 large eggs, beaten4-6 oz. chicken breast (plus 2 tsp.garlic butter)1/2 c. onion, finely diced4 T. carrot, finely diced4 T. […]

Scratch Gravy

Scratch Gravy  Serves: 4-6 cups    |     Prep: 5 min     |     Cook: 20-25 min     |     Ready: 30 min INGREDIENTS Beef Gravy1/4 c. butter1/4 c. flour4-6 c. Swanson’s beef stockpan drippings2 T. red wine*salt & pepper to taste NOTES *Make sure you don’t add salt and pepper to gravy […]

Panettone Bread Pudding

Panettone Bread Pudding  Serves: 8    |     Prep: 15 min     |     Cook: 1 hr     |     Ready: 1 hr 15 min INGREDIENTS 1 Panettone Cake, 26.2 oz.8 eggs2  1/2 c. milk1  1/2 c. heavy cream1  1/4 c. sugar Whiskey sauce 1/2 c. whiskey1/2 c. heavy cream1/2 c. milk1/2 c. melted butter1/4 c. sugar, adjust to taste1 tsp. vanilla NOTES Bauducco is the best brand of panettone cake […]

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 taste 6c. Swanson’s Chicken Stock or     homemade stock2 c. rotisserie chicken, […]

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 […]

7-Layer 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. butter, melted1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk1 c. chocolate chips3/4 c. butterscotch or toffee chips1 1/3 c. sweetened flaked coconut1/2 c. chopped pecans or walnuts  NOTES DIRECTIONS Spread melted butter in 13 x […]

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 Pasta*Chicken Broth or Chicken Bone Broth6 T. Butter1 Garlic Clove (minced) or 1/4 tsp. dry garlic powder**3/4 c. Heavy Cream**3/4 c. Whole Milk1/8 tsp. Salt1  1/4 c. Shredded Parmesan Cheese1/4 tsp. Pepper2 T. Italian Parsley (optional) NOTES *You can boil […]

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 sauce*4 T. apple cider vinegar3 T. dark brown sugar, packed*1 T. Koop’s […]

Salted Caramel Cracker Bites

Salted Caramel Cracker Bites  Serves: 10    |     Prep: 10 min     |     Cook: 10 min     |     Ready: 20 min INGREDIENTS 4 c. oyster crackers3/4 c. butter3/4 c. brown sugar2 tsp. vanilla paste or extract1/4 – 1/2 tsp. kosher salt NOTES DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a […]

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. […]