Killer Biscuits

I originally saw this recipe on Pinterest, published about 25 times in one form or another.  Since then I’ve made it about 10 times.  This is my families number one favorite biscuit.  And that’s saying something…we are a bread loving group!  So, here is my version of 7up biscuits. Yield: about 9 biscuits 2 cups…

Sauced Burritos

When I say “sauced”, I mean covered in sauce, not drunk.  Although I suppose you could add tequila to this recipe pretty easily!  <wink, wink>    I stumbled upon this recipe after making way too much stuffing for my Southwest Stuffed Peppers, thus creating my Southwest Meal Starter.  Cool huh!  Frankly, you can throw just…

Southwest Meatloaf

This is a smaller version of the recipe that I use for my Southwest Meal Starter.  The only difference is that you aren’t stuffing anything…anything but yourself that is! 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef (or turkey, or a mixture of beef and turkey…you make the call.  You could even add chorizo and kick it…

Southwest Stuffed Peppers

This is one of my recipes that uses my Southwest Meal Starter concoction.  It’s meat, rice, corn, beans, and spices.  Delicious! 1/2 to 1 pound of Southwest Meal Starter 4 bell peppers (any color, I like yellow, orange and red as they have the best flavor) – cut in half and remove the seed pod…

Mandarin Pineapple Cake

I got this recipe from my Mom.  I call it “Container Cake”.  Everything you need for this cake can be found in a container and you just dump it in.  It’s great.  We recently made this for a family birthday party and it was a big hit! Yield:  1 cake 1 yellow cake mix (white…

Southwest Meal Starter

Yeah, funky name I know.  So, what exactly IS meal starter?  It’s the perfect base for stuffed peppers, southwest meatloaf and the most awesome sauced burritos you’ll ever make.   2 pounds of ground beef (or turkey, or a mixture of beef and turkey…you make the call.  You could even add chorizo and kick it…

Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

Once again my affinity for cranberries has taken over a perfectly good recipe for chocolate chip cookies!  These will blow your mind! Yield:  3-4 dozen cookies (depending on size) 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 1/2…

Ruth’s Chicken Tortilla

This recipe came from a family friend when I was a kid.  I have modified it (with the substitutions) as the first time I made this I didn’t have all the ingredients. I haven’t eaten this in more than 20 years and with one bite I was back home. Thanks Ruth.  And thanks Mom. 4…

Fontina Macaroni and Cheese

This is an altered Williams-Sonoma recipe.  I’m a mac n cheese purist myself, so I typically don’t add all (or any) of the alternate ingredients however the bacon (or ham and veggies) kicks this recipe to a new level.  Give it a try for a quick week night meal. Ingredients: 2 sticks butter 1 clove…

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

This started as my Absolutely Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe….and ended like this: Yield:  3-4 dozen cookies (depending on size) 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup white…

Laura’s Quickie (Quiche)

This quiche is a Christmas Day tradition in my family. 1 dozen eggs, beaten 1 12oz can of evaporated milk (you can add up to another half can if you like your quiche a little “wetter”) 1/2 loaf (6-8 slices)  white bread, crusts trimmed (the cheapest white bread you can find works great for this)…

Laura’s Cranberry Bliss Bars

My love for cranberries would, of course, dictate that I have a recipe for Starbuck’s Cranberry Bliss Bars.  This recipe is a culmination of several recipes already out there.  I deleted things I don’t like the taste of, added things I do like the taste of and changed measurements on the rest!  I hope you…