Thursday, January 31, 2013


*This is my own recipe*


1 red, yellow, orange, green pepper
1 onion
3 Romano tomatoes
1 skirt steak
1 package of fajita marinade
1 package of corn or flour tortilla
Sour Cream
Guacamole (I use wholly brand)

Cook skirt steak on grill or skillet. 
The pepper, onion and tomatoes I put in a pot, and put oil and butter in the pan, and let them cook down.  When the steak is done cooking, slice the steak and add to the peppers.

**This recipe made enough for another meal of my husband and I**

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Corn Beef

I have had some request on the corn beef that I made a few weeks ago. :) Enjoy!

Corn Beef

3 carrots, cut in 3' pieces
3-4 lb corned beef brisket
2-3 medium onions
3/4-1 1/4 cups water
half a small head of cabbage,cut in wedges

1. Layer all ingredients except cabbage in slow cooker.
2. Cover. Cook on low 9-10 hours, or High 5-6
3.  Add cabbage wedges to liquid, pushing down to moisten.  Turn to High and cook an additional 2-3 hours.

To cook more cabbage than slow cooker willl hold, cook separately in skillet. Remove 1 cup broth from slow cooker during last hour of cooking. Pour over cabbage wedges in skillet.  Cover and cook slowly for 20-30 minutes.  (I did this, and it was enough cabbage, and you can use the whole cabbage then)

1. Add 4 medium potatoes, halved, with the onions.
2.  Top individual servings with mixture of sour cream and horseradish.

I added the extra cabbage, and the medium pototoes.  I also used a bag of baby carrots, and I used 3 medium onions, and I used all of the water.  I cooked for 8 hours and it came out perfect!!! Don't forget the Horserdish... :)

Ranck, D. G. (2000). Fix-It and Forget-it Cookbook. Intercourse: Good Books.

Spicy Pork Chops

I made this for dinner last night.  It was really good, and I think I will have to modifiy it a little next time.

Spicy Pork Chops ( I have no idea how it is called SPICY, because it really is SWEET)

5-6 center-cut lion pork chops
3 tbsp. oil
1 onion, sliced
1 green pepper, cut into strips
8 oz. can tomato sauce
3-4 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1-2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1. Brown chops in oil in skillet.  Transfer to slow cooker
2. Add remaining ingredients to cooker
3. Cover. Cook on low 6 hours
4. Serve over rice


**I made this with 4 chops, and I used 15 oz can of tomato sauce**  This was GREAT for 2 people.  So if you have more then two people you will need to double the recipe or even triple.**

Modifications (that I will do next time)

I would add mushrooms, another bell pepper and onion.. :)

Ranck, D. G. (2000). Fix-It and Forget-it Cookbook. Intercourse: Good Books.

Homemade pancakes

I have a seven year old who could eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday.  This child is always running out of pancakes and 10 pancakes are $2.50 a box.  I decided to start making them homemade and freezing them.  I have freezer bags and I usually put 4 small pancakes in a bag.  So, when she is ready to have pancakes, I take out a bag and we have pancakes. :) 

This recipe was the first homemade recipe that I have tried... so, I will continue to look for more.

Homemade Pancakes

1 1/2 cups flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/3 cup milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons melted butter

***This recipe is OK, I felt like it was missing something, so next time I think if I put just alittle bit of vanilla in it, it will make it good.***

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


My menu's are from recipes that I find that are cheap and easy. A full-time student, mother, and wife, I do not have much time to slave in front of the stove.
Tonight's menu was pretty easy.


Makes 10 servings

28-oz jar spaghetti sauce
12 oz. rigatoni, cooked
1-1 1/2 lbs ground beef, cooked
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 lb. pepperoni slices
sliced mushrooms (optional)
sliced onions, optional

1. In slow cooker, layer half of each ingredient in order listed. Repeart
2. Cover. Cook on low 4-5 hours.

The only adjustment I did make was the time. It does not take 4-5 hours for this recipe to cook. 2-3 hours max.


Cite: Ranck, D. G. (2000). Fix-It and Forget-it Cookbook. Intercourse: Good Books.