Sunday, October 23, 2016


1 lb of ground beef, cooked
1 onion chopped
2 cans kidney beans with liquid
1 can black beans
1 quart canned tomatos
1 4 oz can green chilies
1/4 cup taco seasoning mix

Put everything in a crock pot, stir to mix
Set on Low for 8 hours

Serve with shredded cheese, taco chips and sour cream,

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Easy Ham Sliders

Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 12 mins | Servings: 12-24 servings | Difficulty: Easy


  • Recipe:
  • 24 Good Dinner Rolls (I used Costco rolls)
  • 24 Slices of Ham
  • 24 Slices Provalone Cheese (Cut to fit rolls)
  • 1/3 C. Mayonnaise
  • Sauce:
  • 1 Stick of Butter, Melted
  • 1 tsp. Yellow Mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp. Poppy Seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp. Minced Onions
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce


Spread thin layer of mayonnaise onto both sides of rolls, then lay ham and then cheese on the roll. Repeat for all 24 rolls and lay closely together on a heavy cookie sheet.
Mix ingredients together and pour evenly over all rolls. (I like to spread a little sauce inside the sliders before I pour over the top). Cover cookie sheet with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove foil and bake an additional 2-5 minutes. To make with crispy tops cook without covering. Enjoy!



5 large ripe peaches
1 cup sugar
3 TBSP corn starch (rounded)
1/2 c. water
1/4 tsp. Almond Extract
2 TBSP Butter
1 cooked pie shell

Slice 3 large peaches in a cooled pie crust. Mash 2 large peaches with 1 cup sugar, 3 tablespoons corn starch (rounded) and 1/2 cup water.  Cook 5 minutes until boiling gently, stir often.  Add 1/4 teaspoon almond and 2 TBSP butter. pour over peaches.  Chill and serve with vanilla ice cream (or whipped cream).

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Cinnamon Rolls

1/2 cup soft butter (or margarine or oil)
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
*2 cups warm milk
*1/2 cup warm water
2 tablespoons instant yeast
2 eggs
7-9 cups flour

Put butter, sugar, salt, and eggs in the mixing bowl
Add warm milk and warm water
Add 3 cups flour and start the mixer, then
Sprinkle in the yeast
Continue adding the flour slowly while the mixer is mixing
When the dough starts to pull away from the mixing bowl and the dough isn't sticky stop adding flour.
Knead for 10 minutes in the mixer.
Let rise for one hour

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees
Divide dough in half
Spray the clean counter top with Pam and roll out one section of the dough about 8X18 inches
Spread with melted butter, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon
Roll up like a jelly roll
Cut with dental floss about 1 1/4 inch thick
Place on cookie sheet that has been sprayed with Pam just a little bit apart.  Lest them rise to double.
Bake two

Best Ever Blue Berry Muffins

From Brenda Goodrich

1 1/2 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
4 Tbsp butter, melted
1 c. fresh or frozen blueberries

Preheat oven to 375.  Sift together dry ingredients.  In a separate bowl, combine egg, milk, and butter. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in milk mixture, stirring with fork just until dry ingredients are moistened.  Fold in blueberries.  Ladle into greased muffin tins.  Bake for 18 -20 minutes.

Saturday, December 26, 2015


My Roll Recipe:

2 Dozen:                                                          4 Dozen:
1/4 cup butter (or oil)                                      1/2 cup butter 
1    teaspoon salt                                             2 teaspoons                            
1/4 cup sugar                                                   1/2 cup sugar
Put in the bottom of mixing bowl

1 1/4 cups hot water                                        2 1/2 cups hot water
2       cups flour                                               4 cups flour
1       tablespoon of instant yeast                     2 tablespoons yeast    
1/4    cups instant powdered milk                   1/2 cup instant powdered milk           
1       egg                                                          2 eggs
(put yeast, powdered milk and egg on top or the flour, so it will mix in easier)
Stir all of the above together.

5     cups flour                                                 10 cups flour
or enough so that the dough isn't sticky,
but is still very soft,
(10 minutes if you are using an electric bread mixer)
(by hand until satin smooth)

Cover and let raise,
(this takes about an hour depending on the yeast and the room temperature)

Shape into crescents, Parker house, clover leaf, or balls
Let raise until double in size

Bake °350 for 20 minutes or until light brown

For Cinnamon Rolls:
Spray Pam on the counter and roll the dough to about 18/8 rectangle.  Spread with butter, 1/3 cup white sugar or brown sugar, and cinnamon. Roll u and cut into 1" slices and place on a cookie sheet. 

Let rise until double,
Bake °350 for 20 minutes or until light brown.
Frost immediately.

2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup milk

This is the same recipe I use for dinner rolls and for cinnamon roll.  It is very easy and can be made by hand mixing or using an electric bread mixer.  It takes about 2 hours from start to finish.  Rolls can be made ahead and frozen, give 3 hours to thaw and rise.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Creamy Tomato Sausage Tortellini

1 lb ground Italian sausage
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cans condensed tomato soup
2 tbsp sun dried tomato paste (or Italian tomato paste)
1 ½ cups milk
2 cups half-and-half
2 cups (1 can) chicken stock
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 pkg cheese filled tortellini
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Brown sausage in a large pot with garlic and olive oil.  Add soup, tomato paste, milk, half and half, chicken stock and seasonings.  Bring to a simmer.  Add tortellini and cook according to package directions (8-10 mins).  Serve with shredded Parmesan cheese.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cereal Candy

I got this recipe from my neighbor Tammy.  It's seriously addicting....I could eat a whole pan by myself!

17.5 oz crispix cereal (I usually use rice or corn chex...on sale this time of year)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups corn syrup
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
2 cups chocolate chips (alternative: 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips with 1/2 cup of cinnamon chips)
1 cup butterscotch chips

1.  Place cereal in a big bowl.
2.  Heat sugar and corn syrup over medium heat until it starts to boil.
3.  Remove from heat and add peanut butter.  Stir until smooth.
4.  Pour over cereal and stir until well coated.
5.  Spread on two cookie sheets.
6.  Melt chocolate chips (or chocolate chips and cinnamon chips together) and drizzle over cereal.
7.  Melt butterscotch chips and drizzle over cereal.
8.  Let set and cool.  Then break apart and store in air tight container.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Broccoli Salad

3 heads of broccoli, chopped into small pieces
1 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 c craisins
1/2 c salted sunflower seeds
1 c mayonnaise
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp white vinegar
  • In a large bowl combine the broccoli, bacon, red onion, craisins, and sunflower seeds.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the broccoli salad and toss to coat.
  • Cover the salad and place in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
  • Stir right before serving.
This is one of my FAVORITES!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Caramel Sauce

2 cups light cream
2 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 butter (no substitutions)
1 Tbsp vanilla

Cook: cream, sugar, corn syrup in a heavy sauce pan until boiling. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes then add butter and salt. Turn heat to low and boil gently, stirring often until temperature on candy thermometer reads 228 degrees. Remove from heat. cool slightly and add vanilla. cool until warm and put in jar. Store in refrigerator.