Chicken Stew

Ingredients: 2 lbs. chicken thighs, boneless, skinless, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp dried oregano sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste about 1/4 teaspoon each 3 cups of chicken broth 12 oz. baby potatoes, halved or quartered (optional) 4 medium carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch pieces 2…

Mimi’s Potato Salad

It’s no secret that Mimi’s potato salad is the best, but unfortunately I never got the recipe from her. Today I think I found it! Part of her secret recipe was ricing the potatoes: INGREDIENTS: 2 lbs. potatoes (5 to 6 medium), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks 1 cup Mayonnaise 2 Tbsp. vinegar 1…

Greek Salad Dressing – V2

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 Tbsps red wine vinegar, or apple cider vinegar 3 fresh garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp dried oregano 1 Tbsp dried basil sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste, about 1/2 teaspoon each

Slow Cooker Pepper Steak

Ingredients: 2 lbs beef sirloin sliced 1-2 inches thick Garlic powder to taste 1 cube beef bouillon 1 cup water 1 onion diced 2 bell peppers diced 1 can stewed or diced fire roasted tomatoes 1/3 cup soy sauce 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar Directions Sprinkle strips of sirloin with garlic powder to taste….

Carrot Tart with Ricotta & Feta

Ingredients 1 (14-ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed 1 pound multicolored carrots, scrubbed and sliced lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick pieces 5 tbsp butter melted Kosher salt and black pepper 8 ounces ricotta 4 ounces feta, crumbled 1 garlic clove, grated Directions Heat oven to 400 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll puff pastry into a…

Tomato Soup

Ingredients 1 tablespoon unsalted butter or margarine 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 2 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes 1 cup water 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 pinch red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon…

Floyd’s Famous Rice (Secret Recipe!)

INGREDIENTS: 2 cups jasmine rice 3 3/4 cups water 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/2 tbsp salt 1 tbsp butter 1/4 tsp pepper DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients in a medium pot.  Stir.  Bring to a boil. Once boiling turn fire as low as possible. Cover and leave alone for 15 minutes. Turn off fire, fluff, cover and…

Salsa Chicken

INGREDIENTS: 2 (14-ounce) cans fire-roasted tomatoes, drained if you like a thicker salsa 3 cloves garlic, peeled 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles 1 cup diced white onion 1 jalapeno, stem removed (and seeded, if you want less heat) 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar (optional) 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 4 boneless,…

Salsa !

2 (14-ounce) cans fire-roasted tomatoes, drained if you like a thicker salsa 3 cloves garlic, peeled 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles 1 bunch (about 2 cups loosely-packed) fresh cilantro leaves 1 cup diced white onion 1 jalapeno, stem removed (and seeded, if you want less heat) 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1…

Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I have found the ultimate grilled cheese combination! 1 slice Provolone 1 thick slice of gruyere 3 small square slices of cheddar 2 tbsp sauteed onions Combine ingredients on your favorite thick white bread and press in the panini press until lightly brown!