Yummy Chicken Marinade

As I was cooking this chicken, the Wee One walked into the kitchen.  He asked me what smelled so good.  I showed him the chicken that was already cooked.  The Wee One wanted to eat the chicken right then and there.

Once I told him dinner was ready to be eaten, he began to eat one of the pieces of chicken as he was loading up his plate.  He ended up eating two pieces of chicken.  For him, that is a big deal.  He has a small appetite.

The Wee One kept talking about how delicious the chicken tasted.  I think that means this marinade is a keeper. Continue reading “Yummy Chicken Marinade”

Beef Hash

Food Memories

As long as I can remember, my father-in-law made roast. The next day, he would make hash from the left over roast, potatoes, onions, and carrots.  I do the same thing with our leftover roast.  However, there is some differences between my hash and his hash.

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Hawaiian Flatbread (WDW Copycat Recipe)

One of my favorite quick service restaurant meal at Walt Disney World is from the Polynesian’s Captain Cook’s Restaurant.  I enjoy eating the Hawaiian flatbread with a cup of Dole Whip.

I’ve never stayed at the Polynesian.  It’s on my Walt Disney World bucket list though.  It’s a beautiful resort.

I decided to recreate my favorite meal.  It was absolutely yum!  When I made the flatbread, I drank a Dole Whip Smoothie with it.

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Pizza Sauce

I originally posted this recipe back in July 2010.  I decided to repost the recipe with a couple slight changes to the recipe.

pizza sauce

Pizza Sauce

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1 (6 oz.) can of tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 c. water
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 Tbsp. dried parsley

Steps:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a microwavable bowl.  (Start with 1/4 c. of water.  Gradually add more until it’s the thickness you want.)
  2. Microwave for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Stir once out of the microwave.
  4. Use on your favorite pizza crust.

Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza Crust

Happy eating,
Traci

 

“Almond Joy” Apple Bites

Quick and Easy

Apple bites are quick to put together.  All you need to do is slice up the apple, spread the apple slices with a nut butter, and then top the apple slices.  Yum!  Such a healthy snack depending on what you put on top of the apple slices.

These apple slices were topped with almond butter, coconut shreds, and cacao powder. Continue reading ““Almond Joy” Apple Bites”

No Bake Turtle Walnut Brownies (Gluten Free, Vegan) – Secret Recipe Club

#secretrecipe club

This is my second secret recipe club post this month.  I volunteered to take over for another member of the secret recipe club was unable to post since her site was going to be down.  I was assigned to Simple and Savory.

Anne is a holistic food coach.  She loves to cook and eat healthy foods.  I was excited to look through her blog.  Even though I don’t always eat healthy, I do love eating healthier foods.  I just wish my husband was more on board with healthier eating.

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Porcupine Balls with Gravy (Pressure Cooking)

Happy 6 year anniversary of this blog!

Hubby’s Favorite

My mother-in-law used to make Hubby porcupine balls when he was growing up.  So these are his favorite meal.  Continue reading “Porcupine Balls with Gravy (Pressure Cooking)”

Brown sugar carrots

This post was originally posted in July 2010.  I have been going through my previous posts to see which ones need to have a photograph added or the photograph updated.  This post need the picture to be updated.  When we had this side dish for dinner last night, I decided to snap a new picture of the dish.

Brown Sugar Carrots

Original post:

My mom gave us various vegetable seeds last April. My hubby decided to plant some of them.  One of the vegetables was carrots.  Last night, I harvested some of the carrots.  I decided to make brown sugar carrots for dinner.

This recipe is so simple, but the taste is superb.

Brown Sugar Carrots

Stars of the Recipe:

  • carrots cut into circles (about 2 cups)
  • 2 Tbsp. of butter or margarine
  • 3 Tbsp. of brown sugar (You can add more if you want it sweeter.)
  • 2 tsp. of ground cinnamon

Steps:

  1. Cut up the carrots.  Put in a microwaveable bowl.
  2. Put the rest of the ingredients in the bowl.
  3. Place the bowl in the microwave and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.  You want them tender crisp not mushy.
  4. After they are finished, take the bowl out of the microwave and then stir the syrup up.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

This recipe is linked to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace.

Catalina Dressing – Secret Recipe Club

Secret Recipe Club

This is the third time I’ve participated in the Secret Recipe Club.  Each month, we are assigned a different blog.  We look check out the blog and find a recipe to make, photograph, and then share.

This month I was assigned Morsels of Life.  CJ likes recipes that are quick and easy which is good for me.  I love quick and easy recipes also.
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Snickerdoodle Waffles

It was a lazy Saturday.  The boys had gone from place to place the day before so I told them they could sleep in.  The first one up was the Imaginative One.  So I asked him what he wanted for breakfast – waffles or pancakes.  He decided waffles sounded delicious.

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Meaty Spaghetti Sauce (Wee One’s Sauce)

The other day I had to change our menu because we changed our plans for the week.  I had gone through our pantry and noticed we had a lot of spaghetti noodles.  So instead of barbecue chicken legs, I decided to have spaghetti.

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Orange Chicken

This post was originally posted in February 2011.  There was no photograph of the dish so I remedied that when we ate the meal last night.

The Wee One decided to help me make the dish.  I’m so happy that he is willing to help with the cooking of dinner.  I helped him with getting the popcorn chicken out of the oven and the temperature and time on the oven.  He helped with the majority of the rest of the dinner.  The Wee One was so proud of himself once the dinner was finished cooking.  He wanted everyone to try his rice. Continue reading “Orange Chicken”

Mom, What’s For Dinner? – June 2016

Welcome to my menu:

I’m going to do something different this month.  I’ve planned a menu for the rest of the month so we can concentrate on our summer fun instead of trying to decide what to do with dinner.

I’ve chosen meals from my blog to cook this month so I can revisit old favorites.  Each week. I’ll post a dessert for the week.

To view each menu:

Week 1 – page 2

Week 2 – page 3

Week 3 – page 4

Week 4 – page 5

Books I’ve read this month – page 6

Quick Strawberry Lemonade

My boys and I love a tall glass of lemonade.  My favorite lemonades are from Chick-Fil-A and Wendy’s.  When I order a lemonade from my Wendy’s I usually order the strawberry lemonade.  This is at home version of the strawberry lemonade from Wendy’s. Continue reading “Quick Strawberry Lemonade”

Simple Peach Crisp – Foodie Extravaganza

I’ve been loving peaches lately.  When I had to decide on a midsummer treat, I thought peach crisp would be a great treat especially with homemade whipped cream.

This peach crisp is delicious!  And simple to put together.

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