Beef, Rice & Beans

Easy meal to make. Brown 3/4 pound of ground beef Cook 1 Cup dry of Jasmin rice (I always make more than I need. This will yield about 2 cups cooked rice) When beef is cooked add: 1 can pinto beans 15 oz 1 can black beans 15 oz 1 can RoTel Diced Tomatoes and […]

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Country-style Pork Ribs

The grocery store had BOGO on packages of pork ribs so that determined dinner tonight. Super easy, I just want to eat, preparation. 2 pork ribs 1/2 Cup barbeque sauce Place ribs in pan Pour sauce on top (I prefer a tangy but not so sweet sauce) About 1/4 Cup water in bottom of pan […]

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French Toast

I think most people know how to make French toast, so I’ll just share how I made mine. 3 slices of thin-sliced, 24-seed bread 1 large egg Half & half Heat frying pan to medium high heat. Small amount of butter to coat pan. Beat egg in shallow bowl. Add some half & half and […]

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Fettuccine and Chicken

Honestly, I wasn’t thinking of posting this until sitting down to eat. I was very hungry and had just bought chicken tenders at the market (basically cut up chicken breast cut into long pieces). I started with cooking chicken tenders (about 3/4 pounds) in olive oil (about 1/4 cup) and two chopped cloves of garlic. […]

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Guacamole

I make a simple guacamole. It’s only me here so I make it this way nearly every time. 2 large avocados 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 large Roma tomato, diced 2 Tablespoons sour cream A squirt of lemon juice (will keep the guacamole from turning brown) Directions: Dice garlic Peel avocados […]

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Potato Leek Soup

So cold here today! I woke up to 24F. Freezing house. Time to make soup! 1 leek, cut in half and sliced 1/2 carrot, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced Saute on medium heat in EVOO until wilted (about 10 minutes) Add about 10 small Yukon Gold potatoes, diced with skins on […]

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Caramelized Onion Pizza

I’ve done this many times with different combinations of onions and leeks. This version I used only one large sweet onion and two cloves of garlic. Slice onion into thin pieces. Chop garlic. Saute in olive oil for at least 30 minutes until onion turns brown. Prepare crust (I used store bought thin crust). Top […]

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Beef Stroganoff

My roomie bought a 4.5 pound chuck roast the other day and used half of it for beef stew. I used about a pound of that roast for the stroganoff. 2-inch deep frying pan add the chopped roast on medium heat Add 1/2 yellow onion, chopped Add 1 diced clove garlic Cook until me at […]

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Fall colors pasta

Years ago I saw Martha Stewart making a similar dish. I love the colors of the peppers. Start with 1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil. Place in deep skillet on medium heat. Chop 5 cloves of garlic and place in pan Slice 1 each of red, orange and yellow peppers, place in pan Slice 2 […]

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Gala Applesauce

I made some applesauce in the Instant Pot this morning. Yum! 🍎 🍎 🍎 6 Washington Gala apples, skin on, 1-inch pieces (about 2-2.5 pounds) 1 Cup water 1 teaspoon cinnamon 5 teaspoons sugar (use more if using an apple like a grannysmith) Add to Instant Pot. Set Manual cook for 9 minutes. Natural release. […]

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The Breakfast Page

I want to introduce you to a new fun blog by friends in England, The Breakfast Page. Breakfast is my favorite meal and lucky for me in the Seattle area we have plenty of restaurants that serve breakfast all day. I’d much rather go out for breakfast than dinner. As a kid my mom would […]

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Cooking

I bought all my ingredients for soup this morning at the local PCC. Alas, I think I may have started it too late to eat today. I was going to make it in the Instant Pot but then decided stovetop. The IP doesn’t allow you to smell your creation while it’s cooking and that is […]

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