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Loaded Crustless Quiche

1 Mar

Decided to throw this together today. Tastes pretty yummy… and it’s super easy!


4 slices Bacon, cooked and crumbled

1 c. Frozen Broccoli, thawed

5 Eggs

2/3 c. Milk

1 c. Shredded Cheese

Salt and Pepper

Start Preparing

  1. Preaheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a pie pan with Pam or butter.
  2. Whisk eggs and milk together until combined. Add in crumbled bacon, broccoli, cheese and salt and pepper. Combine.
  3. Pour in pie pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown on top.


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Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Bake

9 Feb

BEWARE: This is very cheesy!! But that’s the way I like everything! 🙂


2 cups Cooked Chicken, diced

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup

1 small brick Velveeta Cheese, diced

16-oz pkg Frozen Broccoli, thawed

1 row Ritz Crackers, crushed

Start Preparing

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×8 casserole dish.
  2. Combine chicken, soup, velveeta and broccoli in bowl and stir. Pour into greased dish.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove and sprinkle ritz crackers on top and bake a remaining 15 minutes.

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BBQ Meatballs

3 Feb

I made these for the first time the other day, and just like I remember from my dad and stepmom making them, they were DELICIOUS!! They also feed a crowd, so if you do not want to feed more than 8 people, then just cut the recipe in half. And dont forget to serve them over buttered egg noodles!



12 oz can Evaporated Milk

1 tsp Pepper

1/2 cup Onion, chopped

2 tsp Salt

2 cups Quick-Cooking Oats

3 lbs Ground Beef

2 Eggs

1/2 tsp Garlic Powder


2 cups Ketchup

2 Tbsp Liquid Smoke

1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

2 cups Brown Sugar

1/2 cup Onion, chopped

Start Preparing

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 13×9 pan with Pam.
  2. Mix together all ingredients for meatballs and combine well (best if you dig in with your hands!).
  3. Shape mixture into walnut-sized balls and place into greased pan. Meatballs can be on top of each other. (At this point you can either prepare sauce now or refrigerate overnight for completion the next day.)
  4. Heat ingredients for sauce on medium heat for about 3 minutes. Pour over meatballs.
  5. Bake for 1 hour.

Serve with buttered egg or stroganoff noodles.

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Spinach and Ham Quiche

27 Jan

This has become my quick, go-to meal. It is not only very simple but also really delicious!


1 9-inch Deep Dish Pie Crust

1 medium Onion, chopped

10 oz frozen Spinach, thawed and drained

3/4 cup Ham, diced (lunch meat ham or leftover ham work great)

1 cup Cheese

4 Eggs

1 cup Milk

Start Preparing

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In bowl, mix onion, spinach, ham and cheese until combined. Pour into deep dish pie crust.
  3. Whisk together eggs and milk and then pour over spinach and ham mixture.
  4. Top with additional cheese if desired.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes.
  6. Let set for 2-5 minutes before cutting and serving.

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Quick Mexican Pasta

5 Nov

I was in the mood for pasta the other night… not very unusual for me considering I LOVE pasta… but wanted to merge it with mexican… because I was also in the mood for that. Not wanting to run to the store, I grabbed a few pantry staples and put this quick and easy pasta dish together. I will add pictures later…


2 cups Pasta (whatever shape you prefer)

3/4 cup Salsa

1/2 cup grated Cheddar Cheese

Start Preparing

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; Drain.
  2. Add salsa and combine well.
  3. Add cheese and stir, on low heat, until cheese melts.
  4. Top with sour cream if desired.

This was a hit in my family. I paired it with some cheese quesadillas and we loved it. A very quick, easy and budget-friendly meal!!

CrockPot Chicken Thighs

11 Sep

This is a very easy and inexpensive meal… but delicious!


4 Chicken Thighs, washed and patted dry

2 cups Baby Carrots

1 large Onion, large chopped

2 cups Boiling Water

2 cubes Chicken Bouillon

dash of Pepper

Start Preparing

  1. Place chicken thighs in crockpot and top with pepper, carrots and onions.
  2. Combine boiling water and chicken bouillon until dessolved; Pour over chicken.
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours.

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(I served this meal alongside mashed potatoes and made a gravy using the broth in the crockpot by removing 1 to 1 1/2 cups chicken broth and adding 1 Tbsp Cornstarch to it. Bring to a boil on stove and let cook for one minute. Add salt and papper if desired.)

Chicken and Dumplings

20 Aug

I don’t know about you but I grew up on home-made chicken and dumplings. It is one of my families favorites, including my little girl’s… who just tried it for the first time tonight and coudn’t get enough of it! So…. here is my families recipe. I have seen and been given numerous other chicken and dumpling recipes but can’t even bring myself to cook them because I am use to this one… and after all, why mess up a good thing?


2 cups Cooked Chicken, cut or broken into bite-sized pieces

1 cup Celery, diced

1 cup carrots, diced (if desired)

1 medium Onion, diced

3 cans Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits

2 cans Chicken Broth

4-6 cups Water

Salt and Pepper, to taste

Start Preparing

  1. In large pot bring chicken soup and water to a boil. Add celery, onions, salt, pepper and carrots and allow to cook for 20 minutes; Add cooked chicken.
  2. Return to a boil and tear each biscuit into fourths and gently drop into pot. Continue this until all biscuits are in water and stir. Simmer for 5 minutes.

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Another good idea for this recipe, add a teaspoon or two of garlic powder for added taste.

This is also the base to my chicken noodle soup. Just omit the biscuits and add noodles and boil for 9 minutes or so.

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