Thursday, May 12, 2011

Making from Scratch!

Hey there! It has been a while since I wrote on this blog. I mostly use this blog to put recipes on (that way if I am at someone else's house I still have access to them LOL) But I thought I would post this one!
I make A LOT from scratch. It is cheaper and healthier for you. I am sort of at a recipe block (instead of a writers block LOL). I would love it if you all would share some of your recipes with me. They don't have to made totally from scratch but would love it if some of it is. It can be healthy, or not. I LOVE recipes PLEASE share them!!
Add them here in my comments and when I tried them if I like them I will add them to my blog with a credit to your blog! ;)
Can't wait to see what people add!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

I have not forgotten you!

I have not forgotten about this blog! I just realized that when I cook one of the meals I have on here and add pictures that it stays where it is in the posting order and doesn't tell you when I tried one out and added photos! LOL So here is one I did last week where I added pictures to! LOL I will repost each one as I take pictures! :)

Sloppy Joes

Strawberry Jam

Fettuccine Alfredo with 1 cup chicken

Cut out sugar cookies

Monday, April 4, 2011

Hamburger Pie *

 We tried this one a few nights ago! It feeds a lot of people! I really liked it. It reminded me of my mom's shepherds pie. My husband thinks it needs more pepper. Also I used shredded cheese instead of kraft singles! YUMMY!! 


    93% Lean Ground Beef, 
    6 cups Mashed Potatoes,
    2 cups Tomato Soup, 
    2 cup Green Beans French style 


peel and boil six to eight potatoes - mash and add light butter and milk - set aside
brown two packages of lean beef, add garlic salt and peppr to taste - drain
add 2 cans of green beans
add 2 cans tomato soup
mix well -
place in large baking dish -
add cheese on top of meat mixture
add potatoes on top - bake at 350 for 45 minutes

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ESLAUGHENHOUP.

Number of Servings: 10

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff *

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff

 Minutes to Prepare and Cook


    1 cup plain fat free yogurt 
    1 can cream of mushroom soup (10.75 oz)
    Dash Salt
    Dash Black pepper


Brown ground beef. Drain fat and rinse. Stir in yogurt and undiluted soup. Add salt and pepper to taste. Simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.

Makes approximatedly 8 1/2-cup servings.

Good over noodles, baked potatoes or mashed potatoes. We like it with wide egg noodles.

Shortcut: I buy ground beef in bulk and boil 5-10# at once. May include chopped onion if desired. Drain. Rinse. Divide into freezer bags for future meals. One pound of cooked ground beef weighs about 12 ounces and measures out to a 2-cup portion. Later, just thaw a package and use for quick spaghetti sauce, taco meat, vegetable beef soups, chilis, or other recipes calling for browned ground beef.

Number of Servings: 8

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 159.4
  • Total Fat: 11.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 34.5 mg
  • Sodium: 262.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 9.9 g

Ground Beef Goulash *

Have not tried yet but sounds really good!! 


    1 pound ground beef
    1 onion, diced
    1 clove garlic
    2 tbsp ketchup 
    1 can (14.5 ounces) petite diced tomatoes 
    1 tsp salt Tobasco to taste 
    1 12 ounce package of ronzoni health harvest wide noodles


Makes 8 - 6.75 ounce servings
Cook noodles to package directions. Meanwhile, brown turkey, onion and garlic together. Drain. Add ketchup, petite diced tomatoes, salt, and tobasco to taste.

Number of Servings: 8

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 258.8
  • Total Fat: 8.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 29.3 mg
  • Sodium: 424.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 13.5 g

Chicken Cacciatore Royale*

I have not tried this one yet but excited to try it!

Chicken Cacciatore Royale


    2 cans stewed tomatoes (cut-up) 
    1/2 onion, thinly sliced
    1/4 cup green pepper, thinly sliced 
    1/2 tsp pepper 
    1 tsp crushed garlic
    1/2 - 1 tbsp oregano


Cook the chicken breasts in a slow cooker on low 8 - 10 hours.
Cool, cut-up in cubes or small strips.
Store in refrigerator (not more than three days) or freezer until ready to make the recipe.
On the morning you plan to serve this - put thawed cooked chicken in slow cooker with the remainder of the ingredients.
Stir once and cook on high for 4 hours (or for supper, cook on low). Serve over rice or potatoes.
This can also be made on stovetop with leftover, cooked chicken breast.

Number of Servings: 6

Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken *

Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

OK this one was great!! I did replace the clove of garlic for garlic powder.
 Minutes to Prepare and Cook


    4 tsp unpacked brown Sugar
    Chicken Breast, 12 ounces
    Garlic, 1 clove 
    2 TBSP Butter, salted
    1 tsp salt
    1 dash Pepper 


This makes four servings, 3 oz per person
1. Melt the butter in a frying pan
2. Brown the garlic in the butter
3. Add chicken breasts to garlic and butter and cook thoroughly, adding salt and pepper as you like it.
4. When chicken is fully cooked add brown sugar on top of each breast
5. Allow the brown sugar to melt into the chicken (about 5 minutes)
6. Serve with your favorite carb, and veggie or salad. We usually have rice or noodles and carrots or green beans.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ALECSANDRA.

Number of Servings: 4

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 156.9
  • Total Fat: 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 64.6 mg
  • Sodium: 678.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 19.7 g