The last time I needed a taco seasoning packet, I called a neighbor and they were out of the seasoning. I started digging for a good recipe, so that I could keep it on hand. What I found is that it is simple and fresher tasting. Add a pound of hamburger meat or ground turkey with this recipe and you will immediately notice the difference. If you prefer a slightly milder flavor, use a little less. I use ground turkey, flavored with this recipe (you can’t tell the difference from hamburger) on a salad with the Homemade Salsa on this blog as my go to meal. You can also use this recipe to flavor turkey for the Taco Soup recipe found on this blog.
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
This recipe is outstanding. Bragging rights for the best and easiest BBQ chicken start here. The extra step in marinating before baking makes it all worthwhile. I never knew baked chicken could be so yummy. The smoked paprika gives the chicken a subtle smoky flavor. If you don’t have that ingredient, invest now…..as we use it in the delicious fish tacos featured on this website as well. The perfect tenderness of the chicken comes from marinating in four simple ingredients. Enjoy!
I can’t believe I haven’t posted this recipe before. I made it about 10 times last summer. Everyone loves them and can’t figure out why. But I know the secret ingredient – a delicious, sweet barbecue sauce you mix in with the hamburger. You can make the sauce and even mix up the patties beforehand, and just throw them on the grill when you’re ready to eat. Because my family believes in living life to the fullest, we make them as sliders and serve them on delicious, sweet Hawaiian rolls. Enjoy!
There is something about stuffed pasta shells that sounds fancy and hard. There is something about making them that is easy and fun. It’s economical and great made ahead.
My first love is taking something to friends that maybe they don’t make themselves. It’s hard, as most of my friends are excellent cooks. I have made this several times over the past few weeks and everyone gives it two thumbs up. Add a salad and a loaf of French bread and call it dinner!
I came home tonight, and my husband had cooked this salmon. We’re always trying to eat more fish, but gosh it’s hard. I thought it was delicious, and my son even took a couple bites! Success!!
My friend Judi and I walk and talk… then talk and walk. Our talks always lead to food (shocker), the newest restaurants (big news in our small town), and the latest recipes that we have tried. We are still waiting for Jack Frost in Texas, but when he finally gets here…..we will be ready for something good to warm our bones. This is crockpot (from Crockin Girls) friendly and a treat.
- 4 Chicken Breasts (boneless, skinless)
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1 Can Cream of Celery Soup
- 3 1/2 Cups Chicken Broth
- 1 Onion, finely diced
- 1 Cup Celery, diced
- 1 Cup Carrots, diced
- 2 Chicken bouillon cube
- 10 Ounces Can of Biscuits, but you can make your own (yeah right)
EXCLUDING THE BISCUITS put all ingredients in the crockpot and cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours.
About an hour (give or take) before serving, remove chicken and pull into pieces and return to the soup mixture.
Place the torn biscuit dough in and cook until the dough is no longer raw in the center.
Looking for some comfort food? I am a 40 something year old that has never made a roast. Never say never. I made this last week and shared with family. A huge hit and so easy that it is ALMOST embarrassing. Almost….. The flavor is perfect. Enjoy this wonderful recipe shared by a friend. Bring on Winter!
1 chuck roast (2- 3 pounds)
1/2 package of dry Ranch dressing mix
1 package of Au Jus Gravy mix (I use McCormicks found by the brown gravy)
1/4 cup of water
4-5 peperoncini peppers (full of non-spicy flavors, located near the pickles)
1/4 cup of peperoncini juice from the jar
1/2 stick of butter, pats
fresh baby carrots and mushrooms (optional)
cream of mushroom soup (optional)
Put the water in the bottom of the crockpot, Add the thawed chuck roast. Sprinkle the ranch dressing mix and the Au Jus Gravy mix on top of the roast. Next add the butter pats on top of the roast. Finally add the peperoncini peppers and juice.
Cook for 8 hours on low heat in the crock pot. The final two hours I did add fresh mushrooms and carrots. Once the roast is done, I ladled a cup of the juice (from the bottom of the crockpot) and cooked on the stove with a 1/2 can of cream of mushroom soup. I used a whisk to mix until well heated over medium heat. Gravy perfection!