How to Cook a Steak

Sprinkle a generous amount of salt, garlic powder, onion powder and white pepper over your steaks 1 hour prior to cook-‘em-up time. Get your cast iron skillet and drop a tablespoon of butter in the bottom. Place on oven at high – make the butter steam types of high! Drop steaks in. Cook 90 seconds... Continue Reading →

Spice for the Soul

Taco Soup2 lbs of ground beef1 package of taco seasoning1 package of ranch seasoning2 cans of black beans, undrained1 28oz can of diced tomatoes1 can of RoTel (any heat level)1 can of corn1 onion, diced1 green pepper diced Brown ground beef with onion and peppers until cooked through. Add remaining ingredients. Heat through. Serve with... Continue Reading →

My Sick Soup

Pho Tai (as this American girl knows it)In a greased pie plate, half a yellow onion (skin and all), half a red onion (skin and all), slice a 4 inch piece of ginger length wise) - place in oven for 45 - 60 minutes at 400 until the onion and ginger are charred.Meanwhile, boil 2... Continue Reading →

Versatility Heaven!

Rice Salad1 avocado, sliced1 cup white rice, cooked1 cup shredded lettuce1 can of black beans, drained1 can of RoTel rained1/2 cup of cilantro, chopped1 rotisserie chicken, shreddedMix all ingredients and serve.This is an extremely good dish for leftover chicken or a 2nd stab at taco night. Very simple items. I've added some light sour cream,... Continue Reading →

Why do we call it Swiss?

Swiss Steak1 lb of thin round steak1 onion sliced thin2 green peppers, sliced into strips1 bottle of chili sauceFry steaks in a pan. Add onion and green pepper. Cook until vegetables are soft. Add chili sauce and add water to thin out. This is another Mom recipe. It must, MUST, be served with canned peas... Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Chili

Halloween Chili1 can Garbanzo beans1 can corn1 can ripe olives1 can pinto beans w/Jalapeno1 can green chilies(drain all above)1/2 tsp cumin1/2 tsp salt1 tsp chili powder2 1/2 lb ground turkey (I use 1 lb)1 - 6 oz can tomato paste1 can stewed tomato1 tsp oreganoMix together. Place in large cleaned pumpkin. Bake at 325 F... Continue Reading →


Pastitsio1 package (16 ounces) elbow macaroni1 pound ground beef1 large onion, chopped1 garlic clove, minced1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce1/2 cup water1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/4 teaspoon pepper1 egg, lightly beaten1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheeseSAUCE:1 cup butter1/4 cup all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon3 cups milk2 eggs, lightly beaten1/3 cup grated Parmesan... Continue Reading →

You Taste It. You Like it Eh?

Beef Stroganoff1 lb round steak, cubed1/2 stick of butter1 onion, chopped1 package of wide egg noodles, cooked1 can of mushroom stems and pieces 4oz16oz sour creamSaute onion and steak until cooked through. Add remaining ingredients - stir to combine.This is another Mom recipe. I can't remember the sides for this though. It varied. I remember... Continue Reading →

Fill Your Boots

Calves Liver and Onion and Bacon8-12 rashers rindless, dry-cured streaky bacon700g calves’ or lambs’ liver, thinly sliced25g plain flour, seasoned (1/5 of a cup)2 tbsp sunflower oilFor the onion gravy: 25g unsalted butter (2 Tbsp)2 large onions, halved and thinly sliced½ tsp sugar1 tbsp plain flour600ml home-made or fresh beef stock (2 1/3 Cups)1 tbsp... Continue Reading →

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