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Pepperoni Basil Tomato Puff Snacks

Hello foodie people.  Today I wanted to make a snack that My Husband I have occasionally. I found this recipe some time ago on Eat Well 101 it’s called Pepperoni Basil Tomato Puff Snacks and is a bite size snack that is delicious and taste great with a salad.

I decided to make this snack as today I’m decorating the house for Christmas and wanted something delicious and fulfilling since it will take me most of the day as I like everything to be perfect. I know your saying its way to early but I love the holiday., They bring family together and that so important anymore. Life is to short so enjoy your family as much as you can.

My daughter and son are coming next week with my grand daughter and I wanted it to be decorated for their visit. We are having an early thanksgiving this year since my daughters vacation starts then. I’m overly excited as its been along time since I have lived so far away from them. Visit are not easy like they used to be.

OK enough about me and on to the recipe. I hope you enjoy this. Don’t forget it taste great with a garden salad.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 1 or 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
  •  Sliced Pepperoni
  • Fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 egg yolk mixed with 1 teaspoon water, for gilding
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat your oven to 360°F (180°C). Roll out the puff pastry and transfer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cut 9 squares (approx. 3-inch/8cm)

2. On each square, arrange a tomato slice, topped with 2 pepperoni slices, parmesan, salt, pepper and chopped basil. Fold to opposite corners of each squares to form little boats.

3. Brush each pastry with the egg yolk, then refrigerate for 10-15 minutes before baking in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until cheese is melted and pastries are puffed and golden. Serve immediately, enjoy!

Double the recipe if you want more.

 

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Yummy Chicken And Cornbread Casserole

Hey everyone its a good day for yummy chicken and cornbread casserole. I just don’t want this day to end as it’s so beautiful here and I know that it will end soon. I been setting outside since around 8;30 this morning. The squirrels have been so fun to watch today. They are finding food and practically walking right by me to hide it. It’s so cute and funny to watch them pat down a hiding place with their feet.

Last night I prepared a chicken cornbread casserole dish that we have from time to time especially in the winter. I found this recipe on another site some time ago and tweaked it to fit our taste. It’s so hearty with all the vegetables and the sweet cornbread topping is to die for. Hop you enjoy!!

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yummy chicken cornbread casserole

Ingredients

  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (cubed 1 inch)
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 large bag frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Small boxes Jiffy  Cornbread  Mix
  • 5 large potatoes (cute into small cubes around 1 inch each)

Directions

  1. In a large pot cook cubed chicken in 2 Tablespoons of oil on medium heat. Cook about 10 minutes. Take chicken out and set aside.
  2. Now melt butter in the large pot keeping it on medium high heat. Add onions cook 2 minutes. Add in bag of frozen vegetables, around 5 minutes
  3. Stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes, stirring continuously.
  4. In a in bowl whisk chicken broth, milk and flour till no there’s lumps. Allow mixture cook for a few minutes to thicken. Stir in cooked chicken and cook for another minute or so until the entire mixture is hot. Remove from heat.
  5. Pour the mixture in to a 9 x 13 baking pan.
  6. Prepared cornbread mix, smoothing the mixture out to cover the top of the baking pan
  7. Bake at 375. for 25 to 30 minutes. Make sure to bake long enough so that the bottom of the cornbread bakes through. Once the bread is done, remove from oven let sit for few minutes.

Mexican Cheeseburgers

Good after noon you all. I’m late getting this out today. Over slept this morning and had to jump up and take care of my morning things so I could hope on here and get this out.

How is everyone. I’m trying to make it through the day. It’s getting ready to rain and I just want to crawl on the couch and sleep. I really don’t want to do anything but be lazy.

I’ve wanted to make some Mexican food today and decided on Mexican Cheeseburgers with homemade french fries. This a Hubby’s favorite meal. He loves homemade french fries and so do I. They go great with this Mexican  Cheeseburgers and I promise your going to love them. My Kids used to love this meal as well when they lived at home. Hope you enjoy it!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Large Yellow Onion
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 2 pound Ground Beef
  • 4 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Package Of Taco Seasoning (mild or hot)
  • 6 Slices Monterrey Jack Or Swiss Cheese
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Banana Peppers
  • 2 Jalapenos Peppers
  1. Cut  onions and Jalapenos lengthwise and saute in butter till tender.
  2. In a large bowl, add the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, and taco seasoning. Mix all the ingredients well and form into 6 burgers and cook in a large skillet to desired wellness. ( I like mine slightly pink inside)
  3. When hamburgers are done place a slice of cheese on them and allow it to melt. Once the cheese has melted, place some of the sauteed onions on top of the burger. 
  4. Place on hamburger buns and add banana peppers and any extra’s you like on your hamburger. Enjoy!!

Southern Grilled Hamburger Steak With Onions and Mushrooms

It’s been all I could do to put out today’s dinner post as I can’t sit still for wanting to work outside it’s so beautiful. This is the kind of  weather I would wish for all the time. I want to grill today and it’s a great day for just that.

Today just perfect for sitting outside having a good cold Carona with Lime and just chatting with my hubby and watching the dogs play..

I’m going to make my famous southern Hamburger Steak and Gravy right on the grill which is so good, you want be able to sit still while you it eat. We haven’t grilled a lot this year like we did last year. Last year we grilled out at least once a week.  Hope you enjoy!!

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Ingredients

Hamburger Steaks

Mushroom gravy

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 8 oz can mushrooms  (baby bella) sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon of flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix together Ground Beef, Worcestershire sauce, Cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, and McCormick Steak seasoning. Form into 6 patties.
  2. Place on the grill and grill till medium done (slightly pink inside).
  3. After they are done grab a large skillet and place on the grill. (be sure to remove your hamburger steak while doing this as to not over cook)
  4. Add 2 tsp olive oil  to the skillet. Add Onions and cook for 5-6 minutes until they are starting to brown,  add  mushrooms and cook an additional 2 or 3 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl mix chicken broth and flour together.
  6. Add chicken broth mixture, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to the onions and mushrooms. Add hamburger steaks back to the pan. Cook 3 minutes till sauce is thick.

Serves 6

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Baked Sheet Pan Nacho’s

nachossalad Hey you all, how’s it going today? I love this day because the temp is wonderful as I’m sitting outside doing my work and enjoying this weather. It want be long when the cold weather will come in and days of sitting outside at my patio table will be gone till next year. I’m enjoying it  while I can. I put out more of fall decorations yesterday evening as I love the fall of the year. Is everyone ready for fall which bring pumpkins and hoodies, bonfires and my favorite Halloween? I made some cute decorations for the front porch out of butternut squash where I found a tutorial and they turned out adorable. OK on to dinner. I’m in the mood for Mexican food tonight and decided to make a taco salad only this is a sheet pan dish that you bake. It’s easy to make and delicious.  Who doesn’t love a good taco salad, right? Be sure to pick up a huge big bag of tortilla chips as you want be able to stop eating it. You can add spoon some refried beans to tortilla chips  as well before you bake if you like. This will be a favorite for your family as it’s one of ours. Hope you enjoy! Be sure to bookmark this site and don’t forget to pin and share with your friends on social media.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 lbs ground beef ( can substitute for  turkey)
  • 2 packets taco seasoning
  • extra large bag of Tortilla chips
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups chopped lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup olives
  • 1/2 cup green onions
  • 1/2 cup jalapeno

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375.Cook ground beef over medium heat in a large skillet until no longer pink.
  2. Drain meat and add taco seasoning cooking  for around 2 o 3 minutes on low heat.
  3. Meanwhile take out a large sheet pan and arrange a layer of Tortilla chips on the pan. Next add some ground beef and then sprinkle some of the cheese on top off the ground beef.
  4. Place in the oven and bake around 4 or 5 mints till cheese is melted.
  5. Take out of oven and let cool for a few minutes
  6. Sprinkle the lettuce, tomato, cheese and olives, green onions, jalapeno all over the hamburger and chips and then  top with spoonfuls of sour cream.  Serve warm and ENJOY!

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Cheesy Sour Cream and Hamburger Casserole

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Hello people.. Did you all have a good weekend? I did, hubby and I went to the October  fest here near St. Louis. We had a good time. Walked around looking at all the crafts and watching the acts sing and dance. My favorite part is looking at the crafts. I’m always looking for something interesting and useful that you don’t see anywhere.

It’s a gloomy day today not suppose to rain but a good day for something comforting and hearty. I just want to go get in my PJ’s  and lay around all day and wait for the new series Manifest to come on tonight. It’s pretty good if you’ve not watched it yet.

Well enough rattling on.. I’m fixing Cheesy Sour Cream and Hamburger Casserole today. It’s really good and goes really good with a good garden salad and some Cheesy garlic bread. Hope you will enjoy it.

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INGREDIENTS
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the hamburger making sure that your breaking it up. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic and salt and cook for 5 minutes until the hamburger is cooked through. Add the pasta sauce and mix well.
  3. In a small bowl, add the cream cheese and microwave for 1 minute.
  4. In a sprayed 9″x 13″ baking dish, add the cooked egg noodles, sour cream, cream cheese and Parmesan. Mix until well combined. Add the hamburger mixture to the pan and stir until everything is loosely combined.
  5. Top with the shredded cheddar and Italian seasoning. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes, until cheese on top is slightly browning.

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Chicken Noodle Casserole

Good Day everyone.  I been waiting all morning for the sun to come out today cause hubby and I are going to the October fest in St. Louis today, but it  just not coming out yet but suppose to. Today really looks like a fall day out side the temp is only 59’F.

I’ve decided to make another casserole again to day  this one with some chicken. I admit though that I didn’t take the time to cook a chicken so had hubby go this morning and pick up a rotisserie as it’s really good in this dish.

This has a lot of veggies as well and very hearty. Your family will enjoy it, trust me. It’s an easy meal to cook and I like the heating up the leftovers the next day for lunch as it taste even better. Please enjoy.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken( I like using rotisserie) 
  • 1 (10 oz.) package frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 (10 oz.) package frozen corn
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (10 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Boil egg noodles according to package directions. Drain water.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine all the other remaining ingredients. Add cooked noodles to mixture. Gently stir to combine everything. Pour into prepared baking dish. Cover with foil.
  4. Bake 30 minutes or until heated through. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Serves 6

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Hamburger Cheese Casserole

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Hey everyone so sorry I didn’t post yesterday morning . I had gone to the Dr. and after getting home just keep getting sicker by the moment. By the afternoon I could barely breath. Went to the emergency room, turns out I’m allergic to the medication I was prescribed. I have never had issues in my life with taking medication. Feel much better this morning though.

I really don’t know what to make to  day..Humm let me think. I laid out hamburger last night …

20 minutes later..ohh I know, I’ll make my famous Hamburger Casserole. I’ve not had that in a while. This recipe was a big winner when my children were little and lived at home. They were like mom you are such a good cook  this is so good and I’d say my babies mom added a special ingredient that’s why it’s so good. They’d say what mom and I’d tell them I sprinkled it with love. This became a regular when I made something  that was extra good to them.  They’d ask if I sprinkled it with love each time and I’d say yes mom did..lol.

This is an easy dish to throw together and put in the oven, You can add another 1/cup of each cheese  than the recipe calls for if you like a lot of cheese. How how perfect to me. I hope you will enjoy the recipe.

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  1.  In a large skillet pour in oil, then put in the diced onions. Add in the ground beef breaking it up. Add salt and pepper to taste, along with the  garlic, paprika ,oregano, and Italian seasonings. Add the tomatoes and bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low and cook for around 10 minutes.
  2. Mean while cook the macaroni according to instructions on the box, After it cooks drain and add it to the cooked hamburger. Turn off heat of hamburger add the cheese mixing it up.
  3. Preheat oven to 350’F and place the cooked hamburger in a large baking dish and add the 1 cup of mixed cheeses to the top cook around 40 minutes at 350″F  degrees.  Be sure to check on it after cooking around 30 minutes as you don’t want to let the top of the cheeses get to brown but slightly as some ovens are hotter than others.
  4. Take out of oven cool a few minutes and Enjoy.

I pick up garlic bread with this. I like the cheesy garlic breads. I also serve with a side garden salad.

Serves 6

 

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