My grandmother Iva (Edwards) Peters was born in 1893. This is her Sloppy Joe's recipe, which my mom said was always served on Christmas Eve for as long as she could remember. It's a tradition that my mom continued and which all us kids and grandkids continue to this day. But we don't always wait … Continue reading Grandma Iva’s Sloppy Joe Recipe – Yum!
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Salchipapas Suprema- Latin American Street Food
A popular street- and bar-food started in the 1950's, salchipapas (literally, "sausage fries") comes in many forms. The most basic is fries and sliced sausage, that's it. This dish is so popular, there are even festivals built around it, with cooks aspiring to win awards for the best salchipapa recipes. Chorizo sausage used for salchipapas … Continue reading Salchipapas Suprema- Latin American Street Food
Baked Chicken with White and Wild Rice
Chicken and rice just go together like, well, peas and carrots, as Forest Gump confidently (and rightly) claimed. Hungry for the combination, I put together this recipe using boneless, skinless thighs and basic pantry and refrigerator staples. You've probably got all the ingredients already on hand! Except for par-cooking the wild rice, this Baked Chicken … Continue reading Baked Chicken with White and Wild Rice
Rich and Creamy Ground Beef Stroganoff
I love ground beef stroganoff. Actually, anything with a sour cream sauce is tops in my book. But there's just something about the combination of the beef, sour cream and seasonings that makes a symphony for the tastebuds. Look for 75-85% ground beef - nothing higher, because the 75-85% range has better flavor than the … Continue reading Rich and Creamy Ground Beef Stroganoff
Chicken Chili Verde – with time savers!
I have made a Chicken Chili Verde recipe both ways. The long way is, totally from scratch where I make the tomatillo sauce base using fresh tomatillos, onions, garlic, and poblano peppers, and also soaking the beans overnight and cooking them for hours the next day. And I've made it using the shortcuts I'm sharing … Continue reading Chicken Chili Verde – with time savers!
Easy Corn Casserole Topped with Cheddar and Bacon
Topped with shredded cheddar and crumbled bacon this easy corn casserole is simple to make and just yummy! There are so many variations you can make to it. Try mixing the cheddar and/or into the casserole. Toss in some chopped and sauteed jalapeno peppers for some added zip. Your tastebuds are the limit! This easy … Continue reading Easy Corn Casserole Topped with Cheddar and Bacon
Beef Noodle Casserole
I've had this recipe for Beef Noodle Casserole for 40 years! My mother clipped it out of a newspaper and made it, and I've held onto it all this time, it was just that good. It's pretty simple to make. Over time I have added the crushed red pepper flakes to add a touch of … Continue reading Beef Noodle Casserole
Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe
Juicy, tender and full of flavor, here's my easy Salisbury Steak recipe - a classic comfort food. Never mind the frozen dinner variety! This recipe makes quarter-pound Salisbury Steaks that will please any appetite. Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe This recipe will make 8 quarter-pound juicy, tender and chock-full-of-flavor steaks The Steaks⅛ cup milk2 tsp Better … Continue reading Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe
Easy, Authentic Lemon Chicken Piccata
Authentic Lemon Chicken Piccata is such an elegant dish, you'd think it's difficult to make. But it's soooo easy! This easy, authentic Lemon Chicken Piccata recipe will have you wondering why you haven't tried it sooner. It's a light and bright-tasting dish perfect for a summer luncheon or dinner. Easy, Authentic Lemon Chicken Piccata 2 … Continue reading Easy, Authentic Lemon Chicken Piccata
Rich and Creamy Mushroom Risotto
How to make mushroom risotto? Well, it's best prepared while sipping a glass of wine and listening to Dean Martin in the background. Making risotto is easier than most people think - it just takes some time, is all. This recipe for rich and creamy mushroom risotto uses a combination of chicken and mushroom broth … Continue reading Rich and Creamy Mushroom Risotto