Chili Recipe 2.0

INGREDIENTS 1 pound ground beef, chuck preferred 1 small-medium onion, diced 2 large cans diced tomatoes 2 cans dark red kidney beans, drained 1 can condensed tomato soup 1 can green chili peppers (4oz) 2 tsp cumin 1-2 cloves garlic 2 1/2 tablespoons regular chili powder 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 tsp black pepper…

Product Review: EggPod

I eat 2 hard boiled eggs as a snack everyday. Unfortunately, I was never good at timing the boiling of the eggs well. They would always be IMPOSSIBLE to peel, and either over or under cooked. Alas, the EggPod, an infomercial-worthy product, has actually solved all three of these problems for me! I was skeptical…

Turkey Meatballs

I absolutely love turkey meatballs served over cooked zucchini noodles with a little bit of tomato sauce and Parmesan! This recipe will not disappoint! INGREDIENTS: 2 pounds ground turkey 93% lean 1 cup bread crumbs or panko or rolled oats 2/3 cup onion minced 1/2 cup fresh parsley minced 2 large eggs 3 cloves garlic…

Ginger Cashew Chicken (Spicy!)

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup salted, roasted cashews, divided 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 4 teaspoons sambal oelek, divided Kosher salt 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into ½-inch pieces 1 large onion, chopped Freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons finely minced ginger 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 2 cups milk DIRECTIONS: Coarsely chop ½ cup cashews….

Sheet Pan Gnocchi

Ingredients 1 pound fresh, shelf-stable, or frozen potato gnocchi 1 (12-ounce) bag mixed baby bell peppers (or 2 medium bell peppers), cut into 1-inch chunks 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes 1 small red onion, cut into 1-inch chunks 4 cloves garlic, smashed 1 teaspoon coarsely chopped fresh rosemary leaves 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly…

Mimi’s Mac & Cheese

This is a variation on Mimi’s mac and cheese – she used regular spaghetti instead of macaroni noodles and less cheese. Ingredients: 1 pound long macaroni 2 cups whole milk 4 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons A/P flour 32 ounces fiesta cheese grated Kosher salt Fresh ground pepper 4 tablespoons softened butter for pan For pan…

Mimi’s Baked Beans

I loved my mother in laws’ cooking, but when it came to giving me the recipes, her measurements were always a little dicey. Her baked beans were one of my all time favorites, and I still make them the way she instructed. Here it is: 2 Lg Cans Bush’s Honey Beans 1/2 white onion Brown…

Shoulder Roast

My husband and I were grocery shopping and found a incredible deal on a shoulder roast. Neither of us had cooked one before, so we scoured the web to find the perfect recipe. This one was delicious – but a couple of suggestions we would add: Add onions before putting in the onion Cook a…

Perfect Boiled Shrimp

Since Thanksgiving was small this year, we decided to boil some fresh shrimp. This is by far the best combo we have come up with for our boil: (We used a 16 qt pot) 10 lbs of raw shrimp 4 cloves garlic 1 bag small red potatoes 3 cups Pro Boil 1 tbsp shrimp &…

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…