Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Refried Beans

Homemade Refried Beans:


2 Pounds of pinto beans
Salt and pepper to taste
Garlic to taste
onion powder to taste

1.  Put the beans overnight in the crock pot on low.
2.  Check in the morning, and add water if need be.
3.  Continue to cook on low until you are ready to use.
4.  Split the beans in half.
5.  Mash half of the beans.
6.  Heat oil in a pan, you need to at least make sure the bottom is covered.
7.  Put the un-smashed beans in the pan a scoop at a time.
8.  Once you have added all to the un-smashed beans, add the smashed beans.
9.  Once all of the beans are in the pan, start to add the seasoning.
10.  Cook on low for about 15 minutes.
11.  Serve and enjoy.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Stroganoff Sandwich

Ingredients

1 Loaf of French Bread
1 LB of Hamburger
16 Oz. Light Sour Cream
8 Oz Plain Greek Yogurt
1 Small Onion
6 Mushrooms
2 Bell Peppers
2 Tomatoes
Cheese
Preheat oven at 350 degrees.

Instructions:
1.  Cook hamburger with the onion and mushrooms.  Drain excess grease.
2.  Combine sour cream and yogurt.  Stir until well blended.  Add any spices that you would like.
3.  Add hamburger mixture to the sour cream mixture.
4.  Cut French bread in four sections.
5.  Put the French bread on a cookie sheet that is sprayed with cooking spray.
6.  Add the hamburger mixture onto the the French bread.
7.  Cut the peppers and tomatoes into slices.
8.  Add the pepper and tomatoes on top of the hamburger mixture.
9.  Top with cheese.
10.  Bake for 20-30 minutes.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Meatball Sub Casserole


  • 1 -- Package Philadelphia 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 6oz Cup of Chobani plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 Cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 Cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 TBS. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 1 loaf of Italian Bread
  • 2 TBS. Mayonnaise
  • 1 TSP Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 TSP pepper
  • 2 Cups of Mozzarella cheese divided
  • 1 Jar (28 OZ) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 Cup water
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced.
Directions:

1.  In a bowl combine the onions, crumbs and Parmesan cheese.  Add beef and mix well.  shape into 1 inch balls and place on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan.  Bake a 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until no longer pink.

2.  Meanwhile arrange bread in a single layer in a greased 13 x 9 in baking dish.  Combine cream cheese, yogurt, mayonnaise, Italian Seasoning and pepper.  Spread over the bread and sprinkle with 1/2 Cup of the mozzarella cheese.

3.  Combine the sauce, water and garlic.  Add the meatballs and pour over cheese mixture.  Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese.  Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Makes 8 servings.

WW Points Plus Value per serving.  15

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Ranch Bean Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

1 1/3 C. Shell Pasta Noodles
2/3 C. Peas
1 Ranch Packet
1 6oz Plain Greek Yogurt
4 TBS.  Mayo
2 TBS.  Vegetable Dip Mix
3 TBS.  Bacon Bits
1/4 C. Milk
1 Can Kidney Beans (Drained)
1 Large Tomato sliced
1 C. Cucumber sliced not peeled

Steps:

1.  Combine the pasta and the peas in a small pot.  Add water and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes.
2.  Combine yogurt, mayo, milk and ranch in a bowl.  Stir until smooth.
3.  Add the vegetable dip mix, bacon bits, cucumber and tomato.
4.  Drain and rinse the kidney beans.  Add them to the bowl.
6.  Drain and rinse the noodles and peas.  Add to bowl.
7.  Mix all ingredients together and cover.
8.  Chill in the fridge for one hour or you can serve immediately if you want it hot.

Makes six servings.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving size: 1 Cup.  Calories 256  Fat 9 Carbohydrates 37 Fiber 18.5  Protein 11.7  Sodium 2078.5mg

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Easy Peach Jam

Here is a really easy recipe to make homemade peach jam.

Ingredients:

9 -- Medium Peaches
2 -- Tbs. Lemon Juice
1 -- Box of Pectin
2 -- Cups of Sugar

Steps:

1. Peel the peaches. Easiest way to peel them is to get a pan of water on the stove boiling. Put the peaches in for a couple of minutes, take them out of pan and peel. If the peaches are ripe the peels will just come right off by doing this method.

2. Pit the peaches and cut them into small bites. You can also use the blender to make the peaches smooth if you don't want any lumps in your jam.

3. Add the peaches to a 6 or 8 quart pan with the lemon juice. Slowly add the pectin while stirring constantly. Bring the mixture to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly for about five minutes.

4. Add the sugar half a cup at a time while stirring the whole time. Taste the mixture to make sure it is sweet enough.

5. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil for three minutes while continuing to stir.

6. Pour the mixture into your jars and can.

Orange Marmalade

Here is a super easy recipe for making orange marmalade jam.
Ingredients:

8 -- Oranges
1/2 -- Lemon Juice
2 -- Cups of sugar
1 -- Box of Pectin

Steps:

1. Peel the oranges. You will want to save the rind and cut it into tiny pieces. After all of the oranges have been peeled , put the peels into pan and use about 1 1/2 cups of water into it. Bring it to a boil for about 30 minutes or until the rinds are soft. If you don't like your jam really lumpy put the cooked rinds in the blender.

2. Cut the orange into small pieces, and add to the blender. Blend until almost smooth and add the oranges to the pan of rinds.

3. Add the lemon juice to the pan.

4. Bring to a rolling boil for about 5 minutes, then add the pectin, stirring constantly.

5. Add the sugar a half of a cup at a time, while stirring constantly. Bring back to a rolling boil for about 10 minutes. Taste it to make sure that it is sweet enough.

6. Add the jam to jars and can.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cool Mint Pie

Here is a great tasty treat on a hot summers day.

Ingredients:
1 quart of mint chocolate chip ice cream
1 Chocolate pie crust
Chocolate syrup

Steps:
Make sure that the ice cream is soft.
Fill the pie crust with the ice cream
Swirl chocolate syrup on the top
Freeze for six hours before serving.
 

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