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Slow Cooker Taco Soup

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This slow cooker taco soup with ground beef is one of my favorite recipes to make in the slow cooker, especially in the fall and winter months. This Slow Cooker Taco Soup recipe was one of my grandma’s favorite easy dinners, and she used to make it all the time. The broth is flavored with ranch […]

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Grilled chicken and friends !

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INGREDIENTS :1/4 c. balsamic vinegar3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil2 tbsp. brown sugar3 cloves garlic, minced1 tsp. dried thyme1 tsp. dried rosemary4 chicken breastsKosher saltFreshly ground black pepperFreshly chopped parsley, for garnish DIRECTIONS :In a medium bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, brown sugar,garlic, and dried herbs, and season generously with salt and pepper. Reserve […]

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Pecan Pie Caramel Cheesecake !

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Ingredients:Crust:3 cups graham cracker crumbs1/2 cup melted butter1/2 cup granulated sugar Filling:3-8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened2 large eggs3/4 cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 cup all purpose flour3/4 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Topping:1 1/2 cups toasted pecan halves2 cups good quality caramel sauce (homemade would be best ) Directions:Crust:     Preheat oven to 325 […]

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LOADED CHICKEN & POTATOES

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Ingredients : 1 lb boneless chicken breasts, cubed (1″)6-8 medium skin on red potatoes, cut in 1/2″ cubes1/3 c olive oil1 1/2 tsp salt1 tsp black pepper1 Tbsp paprika2 Tbsp garlic powder2 Tbsp hot sauce (more if you like it HOT) Topping: 2 c fiesta blend cheese1 c crumbled bacon1 c diced green onion How […]

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BANANA CREAM CHEESECAKE

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INGREDIENTS : Crust :2¼ cups Nilla wafer crumbs10 T. melted butter3 T. sugar Cheesecake :24 ounces soft cream cheese1 cup of sugar3 T. flour¼ cup sour cream1 cup pureed bananas (I used a food processor)3 eggs Bavarian Cream :1 tsp powdered gelatin2 T. whole milk2 egg yolks½ cup heavy cream2 T. sugar¾ tsp vanilla⅔ cup […]

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ONE-POT TACO SPAGHETTI

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Ingredients : for 4 servings 1 tablespoon olive oil1 lb ground beef½ cup yellow onion, diced4 ½ tablespoons taco seasoning, or 1 package1 tablespoon tomato paste10 oz tomato, diced, 1 can8 oz spaghetti3 cups water½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded1 roma tomato, diced2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped Preparation : Heat olive oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add ground beef, yellow onions, and taco […]

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OLD FASHIONED APPLE DUMPLINGS

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INGREDIENTS : 1 recipe pastry for double-crust pie6 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored½ cup butter¾ cup brown sugar1 teaspoon ground cinnamon½ teaspoon ground nutmeg3 cups of water2 cups white sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract INSTRUCTIONS : Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 200 degrees C or 400 degrees F. Step 2: Brush […]

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Braised short ribs !

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Ingredients : 9 short ribsBacon grease1 cup chopped leeks1/2 med red, green pepper1 stalk celery3 cups beef broth1 Tbsp tomato paste1 cups water1 sprig thyme/rosemary3 Tablespoons minced garlicCajun seasoningSalt PepperFlour1/2 cup Red wine1 cut up potato Directions :1.Lightly season short ribs with all purpose seasoning2.In a large heavy pot, heat bacon grease to med high3.Sear […]

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Easy fresh strawberry pie !

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Easy fresh strawberry pie1 cup water1 cup sugar3 tab cornstarch1 small box strawberry jello3 cups strawberries quartered1 baked pie crust or one graham cracker crust1 12 oz cool whip or 1 cup heavy cream and 1/4 cup sugar whipped Put water sugar and cornstarch in pan and cook till thick. Remove from heat and add […]