Sunday, April 13, 2014

Blackberry Crunch Cake

This is a yummy quick dessert that can be made with strawberries, blueberries or peaches..

1 20 oz can crushed pineapple in juice
1 21 oz can of blackberry pie filling
1 18 1/4 oz box of butter recipe cake mix
1 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup butter melted

Preheat oven to 350. Pour pineapple into a 9x13 baking dish. Spread over evenly bottom of dish. Spread pie filling over top of pie filling. Sprinkle cake mix over top of pie filling. Sprinkle pecans over cake mix. Pour butter over top and bake for 38 to 45 minutes. You can use fresh fruit just add 1/2 cup sugar and juice of 1 lemon.


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Mexican Meatloaf..

This is a great twist on meatloaf. 

2 lb. ground beef
1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 pk. taco season
1 can rotel drained
2 cups crushed tortilla chips
2 cups salsa (your favorite)
2 cups Mexican cheese

Mix the ground beef with black beans, taco season, rotel, crushed tortilla chips, and 1 cup salsa.
Mix well and form into a loaf. Place in a 9x13 baking dish and bake for 40 minutes on 350. Take out and spread the other cup of salsa and cheese all over top and bake another 25 minutes.
Serve with Mexican rice. 

Mexican rice
2 cups rice 
4 cups water
1 pk. taco season
1 can rotel

Place all together in a sauce pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to med and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes. Fluff and enjoy.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Homemade Hamburger Helper..

This is a great quick meal that kids love..

Homemade Hamburger Helper

1 lb. ground beef
1 pk. taco season
1 box macaroni and cheese 

Brown ground beef and drain. Add taco seasoning.  In another pot cook macaroni and cheese per box instructions.Mix noodles and cheese together and add to the meat mixture.
Make a salad and grab some rolls and your done.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Taco Soup

 Love to make this. I like to load it up with jalapenos, pepper jack cheese and sour cream .I eat this with tortilla chips. It is a great chili type soup to throw in the crockpot or on the stove. Whichever you have the time for. You can also use turkey or chicken in this.

1 lb. ground beef
1 an black beans
1 can pintos
1 can kidney beans
1 cup frozen corn
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can Rotel
1 pk. taco season
1 pk. ranch dressing season

Brown and drain meat. Add black beans, pintos, kidney beans, corn, tomatoes, rotel ,taco season and ranch dressing to meat to crock pot and cook on low for 3 hours or in stockpot on stove for 20 minutes.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Queso Burritos..

I love Mexican food as you all know. So today I made lots of yummy thing to eat Mexican..
Queso Burritos, Salsa and Guacamole.

Queso Burritos

2 lb. ground beef
2 pk. burrito season
2 cans refried beans
8 soft burrito shells
2 pk. Mexican rice
12 oz queso melting cheese dip

Brown and drain ground beef and burrito season. Heat beans and cook rice per instructions. Warm shells and spread a layer of beans and meat mixture inside. Melt cheese. Wrap shell and pour melted queso over top and enjoy.


2 cans diced tomatoes
2 can rotel
2 teas. minced garlic
2 teas cumin
2 teas lime juice
1 teas. salt
jalapenos to taste ( I like lots)
1 small onion chopped ( Im allergic don't use)

Mix all in food processor and pulse until all mixed. This is s good.


1 avocado
1 teas garlic
1 teas chopped onion
juice of half a lime

Get insides of avocado out and place in food processor with the garlic, onion and lime juice. Pulse until blended and enjoy. you can add tomatoes and peppers too.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Chicken Verde..

This is so easy to make and yummy.. I tried it out on the kids tonight and they loved it. So it is a keeper..

Chicken Verde

4 chicken breast boneless and skinless
1 large jar verde salsa

Place both in crockpot and cook 8 hours on high or 4 on low. Shredded with a fork. I made some rice and baby brussels sprouts.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pork Tenderloin..

I put this in the crockpot this morning before I left for work. Just made some rice and collards and dinner was ready.

1 tenderloin
1 pk. onion soup mix
1 can cream mushroom soup
Rachael Ray poultry season

Cover each side of tenderloin with seasoning. Place in crockpot pour onion soup mix, mushroom soup and cover with water. Cook on high until falls apart. I had a large tenderloin so I cooked it 9 hours on high. It will depend on the size you cook. Normally 4 to 6 hours.


1 can collards
2 teaspoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons vinegar

Mix all this in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.  Collards really go well with pork..

Cherry Cheesecake...


This is what my parents brought me for my birthday yesterday..

Cherry Cheesecake

1 8 oz cream cheese
1 can eagle bran milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 can cherry pie filling
1 graham cracker crust

Mix the cream cheese, eagle bran and lemon juice together until smooth. Place in pie crust. Pour cherry pie filling over top of cream cheese mixture. Chill for a few hours and dig in..

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Marla's husbands apple dumplings.

This is some good stuff guys. Marla gave me this recipe and said they were awesome and boy was she right.. Thanks Marla and Rick..

Apple Dumplings

2 granny smith apples peeled and cored
2 cans crescent rolls
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 teas. cinnamon
1 cup butter
1 can mountain dew

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9x13 baking dish. Cut the apples into 8 wedges. A apple corer works perfect. Separate the crescent rolls into triangles. Place apple in the small end of the roll and roll up and pinch to seal ends. Place into the baking dish. In a small bowl add the melted butter, sugar and cinnamon mix together. Pour over dumplings and pour mountain dew on top. Place in oven for 35 to 45 minutes. Get some vanilla ice cream and enjoy.

What's for dinner tonight...

Since it's my birthday weekend, I made what I wanted for dinner..


6 sirloin steaks
1/2 bottle dales marinade
1/ bottle steak sauce
1 teas. Webber Chicago steak seasoning

Place dales, steak sauce and seasoning in a large bowl and place steaks in mixture. Keep rotating steaks while marinating. Leave in marinade for about 10 minutes. Grill until desired doneness. Make a salad and a baked potato and enjoy..

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Chicken and Dumplings

I made these for my guys tonight.. So good for such a cold yucky day...

Chicken and Dumplings

1 pk chicken tenders (cooked and shredded)
4 chicken bouillon cubes
2 cans chicken broth
2 can cream chicken soup
2 cans milk (use soup cans)
salt and pepper
4 cans biscuits

Place chicken in broth with bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil. Add milk, soup, salt and pepper. Bring to boil again. Tear biscuit into small pieces and drop into pot. Cook until biscuits are done, usually around 5 to 10 minutes. Will depend on what size you tear the biscuits.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Pulled Pork for dinner..

This is one of our kids favorite meals. I make this and it gets gone as fast as I shredded it..

1 boston butt
1/2 bottle Scotts barbecue sauce
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Place Boston Butt in crockpot and sprinkle crushed red pepper flakes on top. Pour Scotts and enough water to cover butt. If you don't have Scotts you can use 1 cup white vinegar, 2 teaspoon hot sauce and red pepper flakes. This is yummy. Make some slaw and baked beans and enjoy.