Thursday, December 31, 2009

Cinnamon Rolls


We just finished eating these for breakfast, and they are to die for! The most amazing cinnamon rolls, EVER! These cost about $0.40 a roll to make, and they are pretty easy (but, take a little time). I mixed the ingredients before making dinner, and let it rise while I was cooking and cleaning up. By then, it was time for the step. The second rising was done in the refrigerator overnight, so they would be ready for breakfast the next day.

1 Tbl yeast (I used rapid rise, but you could use active dry)
1 c milk
1/3 c white sugar
1/2 c melted butter
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
4 c flour
Filling:
1/4 c butter, softened
1 c brown sugar
3 Tbl cinnamon
Icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
milk or water 
  • Warm milk in microwave for 1 minute. Dissolve yeast and 1 Tbl of the white sugar in warm milk.
  • Mix the rest of the sugar, butter, salt, eggs, and flour.
  • Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture and mix well.
  • Knead into a ball. Let rise until double in size.
  • Roll out to a big rectangle about 1/4 inch thick
  • Spread with filling: spread butter on dough, sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture
  • Roll up and slice into 1 inch slices-I rolled starting at a short end of the rectangle-so we had 8 fat cinnamon rolls. If you want a lot of smaller cinnamon rolls you could roll from the long end.
  • Place in a greased 9x13 pan. Cover loosely with clear plastic wrap.
  • Let rise overnight in refrigerator (or rise until doubled, if you do it all in one day).

  • The next morning...Bake @ 400 for 10 minutes (or until lightly browned)
  • For icing, mix 1 c powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla in a small bowl. Add milk or water 1 tsp at a time until you get the right consistency for icing. Drizzle on warm rolls.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Simple Mashed Potatoes


We eat mashed potatoes about once a week. Potatoes are so cheap and versitile. They are a starchy vegetable, however, so we usually have another green vegetable to make up for it.
makes enough for 5-6 servings
6 small/medium potatoes
2 Tbl butter
milk
salt and pepper to taste
  • Peel and cube potatoes. Boil in water 30 minutes.
  • Drain and put in mixing bowl.
  • Add butter and start mixing. Gradually add milk until fluffy. It doesn't take much!
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Sometimes, I don't mix this in, but rather sit it on the table for diners to add it for themselves

Saucy Meatloaf


This is the best meatloaf we've tried. If my husband eats it, you know it's good. Sometimes, I add a couple slices of turkey bacon for a different flavor. For added nutrition, sometimes I add pureed vegetables (carrots are good). I have to puree them so my husband can't see them! adapted from "Wholesome Sugarfree Cooking" cookbook

1 egg, slightly beaten
2 Tbl ketchup
1 3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp chili powder
dash pepper
a few shakes of dried chopped onion or onion powder
1/2 c milk
1 c oats
1 lb ground turkey (or beef)
Topping:
1/4 c ketchup
1/2 Tbl honey
1/2 tsp mustard or spicy brown mustard
  • Mix all ingredients.
  • Bake @ 350 for 40 minutes
  • Add topping. 
  • Bake for 15 more minutes.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Deep Dish Spaghetti

This is my all time favorite dish! My aunt used to make it when I would spend the night at her house, so when I was younger it was something special. Now, I get cravings for it, and since I'm an adult I can make it myself. It makes enough for the two of us to have two helpings each for dinner and two helpings each for lunch the next day. One helping is probably enough, but we love it so much, we just keep eating. It costs about $5 to make. The only thing you can't buy at Aldi is the Kraft Spaghetti Mix.


1 box Kraft Tangy Italian Spaghetti Mix
 1 lb ground turkey (or beef)
2-8 oz cans tomato sauce
2 cups shredded cheese (mozzarella or co-jack)
pepperoni
  • Cook spaghetti from Kraft box as directed on box.
  • Brown meat
  • Drain meat and add tomato sauce, seasoning and parmesan cheese packets (from Kraft box), simmer
  • Drain spaghetti and add to meat mixture.
  • Layer half of the spaghetti mixture, pepperoni, and half of the cheese in a baking dish.
  • Repeat layers.
  • Bake at 350 until the cheese is melted.
Spaghetti on FoodistaSpaghetti

    Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

    This is one of our favorite breakfast meals! We eat it at least once a week. It is so easy, delicious, and costs only about a dollar for two servings! If we don't have bagels on hand, we use english muffins or toast.

    for 2 sandwiches
    3 eggs
    milk
    seasoned salt
    2 slices of cheese or shredded cheese
    2 slices turkey bacon, bacon, or sausage
    2 bagels, english muffins, or bread
    • Grease (we  have a spray bottle with canola oil in it, but you could use cooking spray) a medium sized skillet  and place over medium heat.
    • In a bowl, whisk the eggs with a little bit of milk and seasoned salt
    • Pour eggs into the skillet and cook until set. Don't scramble the eggs.
    • Meanwhile, toast bagels and cook bacon.
    • When eggs are set, use a spatula to make a line down the middle of the skillet. Fold each egg section in half (like an omelet) and slide onto the bagels. 
    • Top with cheese, bacon, and the other part of the bagel.

    Egg on FoodistaEgg

      Baked Mac N' Cheese (with Ham)

      I was trying to think of a way to use that 7lb ham that we bought last week, and who doesn't like Mac N' Cheese? This recipe adapted from a Taste of Home cookbook turned out to be delicious, but it did make a lot of food. We ended up saving half of it in the freezer for a time when I don't feel like cooking. I'm sure you could make a half recipe in a smaller pan.
      I think this cost about $5 for all the ingredients (at Aldi), but it made 4 meals (dinner and leftovers for lunch, twice) so it would be $1.25 for each meal. Two people definitely couldn't eat out for that little!


      4 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
      dried chopped onion (to taste)
      3/4 c butter, divided
      6 Tbl flour
      4 1/2 c milk
      4 c shredded sharp cheddar (or white cheddar)
      1 tsp mustard
      1 1/2 tsp salt
      1/4 tsp pepper
      3/4 c cracker crumbs
      optional: chopped ham
      • Cook macaroni
      • Meanwhile, saute onion in 1/2 c butter. Add flour, whisk until blended. Add milk. Bring to boil; cook and stir 2 minutes  or until thickened. Stir in cheese, mustard, salt, and pepper until smooth.
      • Drain macaroni and add to sauce. Add ham. Stir until coated. 
      • Transfer to greased 13x9 dish. Melt remaining 1/4 c butter and toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle over macaroni mixture.
      • Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 30 minutes or until heated through

      Monday, December 28, 2009

      Shopping List/2 weeks

      I went grocery shopping today and bought food for the next two weeks. I thought it might be easier than trying to go on January 2! I like to avoid crowds when possible so I can take my time. My goal each week is to spend $50 or less on groceries. I spent $88 for the two weeks' supplies and that includes a couple of things for our New Year's party later this week.
      Here is a list of foods I plan on making over the next couple of weeks. Check back in on the blog to see recipes and how they turn out.



      Homemade Mac N Cheese with Ham (from our frozen stash) and salad
      Deep Dish Spaghetti and salad
      Meatloaf and salad
      Homemade Noodles with Beef and salad
      Chicken Casserole and salad
      Chili and Cornbread
      Fried Rice
      Burgers with boxed Mac N Cheese and green beans
      Homemade Pepperoni Pizza
      Black Bean Tamale Pie and corn
      Ham (from our frozen stash), Broccoli, and frozen homemade rolls
      Baked chicken and broccoli
      Hashbrown Casserole
      Peanut Butter Fudge

      Sunday, December 27, 2009

      Caramel Bars...or Caramel Pecan Bars

      Tonight we really wanted a sweet snack, but we hadn't been to the store because of all the Christmas festivities. I found this recipe that used ingredients that we had on hand. I also got a new brownie pan that I wanted to try out (it works!). They turned out to be amazing. My husband kept eating them each time he walked by the plate....I think he kept walking by so he could eat them!
      The original recipe was for Caramel Pecan Bars, but my husband doesn't like nuts. I figured you can't go wrong with caramel, so I just left them out!

      1/2 cup butter (could use imitation)
      1 cup plus 2 Tbl brown sugar
      1 egg
      1 tsp vanilla (I used imitation)
      3/4 cup flour
      1 tsp baking powder
      Optional: 1 cup chopped pecans, powdered sugar
      • Over medium heat, heat butter and brown sugar until sugar dissolves
      • In bowl, combine eggs, vanilla, and butter mixture.
      • Combine flour and baking powder, add gradually to butter mixture.
      • Stir in pecans if desired---I didn't use these
      • Spread into 8x8 pan (or special brownie pan, if you have one)
      • Bake @350 for 20-25 minutes or until tooth pick in center comes out with moist crumbs and edges are crisp. 
      • Cool on wire rack.
      • Dust with powdered sugar if desired---I didn't do this

        Tuesday, December 22, 2009

        Chicken Burritos

        This is a recipe I have been meaning to make for a while now, and I am so glad I finally did. I saw the recipe in a Biggest Loser cookbook, but adapted it a little to suit my needs. 
        You can buy most of these spices at Aldi...all except maybe cumin. I also bought a 3.5lb bag of frozen chicken thighs for $5.99. I used 4 thighs to make this recipe. The tortilllas were $0.99 at Aldi, too!


        1-lb boneless chicken (thighs or breasts), cubed
        2 tsp canola oil
        2 tsp paprika
        1/2 tsp onion powder
        1/2 tsp garlic powder
        1/4 tsp ground cumin
        1/4 tsp salt
        1/4 tsp pepper
        flour tortillas
        optional toppings: sour cream, shredded cheese, lettuce, chopped tomato, taco sauce, salsa, guacamole
        • In large bowl, combine chicken and the next 7 ingredients
        • Toss to coat chicken. 
        • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 10 minutes.
        • Heat medium skillet over medium-high heat.
        • Cook chicken until lightly browned and no longer pink.
        • Keep warm
        • Warm tortilla in skillet (30 seconds each side) or microwave (30 seconds total)
        • Place tortilla on plate. Add chicken and toppings of your choice.
        • Fold tortilla sides over filling and then fold up the bottom.

        Monday, December 21, 2009

        Tacos...well, they were made at home

        So for dinner this time, I made store tacos. Homemade of course...well, I made them at home anyway, just not from scratch.  Sometimes, I just want something fast, cheap, and easy. This fit the bill. I bought all the supplies at Aldi, of course. Here is the breakdown...
        1-lb ground turkey ($1.19) or beef
        taco seasoning ($0.33)
        taco shells ($0.98)
        refried beans ($0.69)
        shredded cheese
        salsa
        $3.19 (this doesn't include the cost of shredded cheese or salsa, which I consider to be staples around the house all the time....shredded cheese at Aldi is $2.29 which is about $0.20/ounce and salsa is $1.99-I think)

        Wednesday, December 16, 2009

        The Ham...Dinner Bagels and Oven Fries

        Sometimes we buy ham steaks for dinner. I like them because they are so simple. Cook and eat. No need to season.
        Last weekend when I went to Aldi, I looked at the ham steaks and noticed they were $3-5 depending on weight. I hate to spend that much on meat that I will just use for one meal! So, I had an idea...in the special purchase freezer, they had spiral hams (half a ham) for $1.29/lb,so I bought a seven pound ham! I knew we couldn't possibly eat this in once sitting, so I baked it according to package directions, and froze portions in meal size freezer bags. We ended up with eight bags! Not bad for $9.95 ($1.24/meal)! I've never cooked ham before, but it tastes amazing and it was really easy.
        For dinner tonight we had some of this ham, oatmeal dinner rolls, and oven fries. The oatmeal dinner rolls did not turn out as expected. I think I could have thrown they through the cold winter window, they were so dense.The taste was great, but the texture... I like my dinner rolls to be light and fluffy. These things were more like bagels disguised as dinner rolls! We ate them anyway, because I'm that cheap.
        The great thing about the oven fries, besides the taste, is the cost! I got a 10 pound bag of potatoes for $1.39.  So, if you imagine these potatoes will last for about 10 meals, that's only $0.14 a meal!
        Here's the recipe for the oven fries:

        4 potatoes
        3 Tbl canola oil
        1 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
        Optional seasonings: garlic/paremsan
        • Wash the potatoes and cut into fat french fries
        • Toss with oil and seasonings
        • Place in single layer on baking sheet
        • Bake @ 350 until tender (40 minutes?)

        Basil Pesto Spaghetti

        This is one of my favorites! A lot of flavor, not a lot of cash...

        12 oz spaghetti ($1.59/32oz box Aldi)
        3 Tbl dried basil
        3-4 cloves garlic, minced
        salt to taste
        pepper to taste
        1/3 cup canola oil
        parmesan cheese
        optional: cooked cubed chicken, mushrooms, pine nuts

        • Boil spaghetti, drain, place in serving bowl
        • Blend basil, garlic, salt, pepper, and oil
        • Toss the pasta with pesto. Add chicken or mushrooms if desired. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese
        Spaghetti

          Mock Red Lobster biscuits

          Mock Red-Lobster Biscuits 


          As close as you can get to the real thing without paying $40!

          1 3/4 cup flour
          3 tsp baking powder
          1 tsp salt
          1/3 cup vegetable shortening
          2/3 cup milk
          1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
          1/4 cup butter, melted
          1/4 tsp garlic powder
          Parsley (optional)
          • Combine the first four ingredients until it looks like fine crumbs
          • Add milk and cheese
          • Beat 30 seconds
          • Spoon onto cookie sheet
          • Bake @ 450 for 8-10 minutes until just golden
          • Combine melted butter and garlic
          • Brush onto hot biscuits
          • Sprinkle with parsley

          Now serving...Chili

          Chili - $2.28

          This chili is so easy and super cheap!
          Adapted from Bush's bean can recipe


          1-lb ground turkey (or beef) ($1.19 Aldi)
          1 can chili beans ($0.59 Aldi)
          2-8oz cans tomato sauce (or 1-15oz can) ($0.50 Aldi)
          chili powder
          optional: onion, cheese, black beans, seasoned salt, cinnamon, etc
          • Brown meat (with chopped onion if desired)
          • Drain, Add beans and tomato sauce
          • Add chili powder to taste
          • Cover and simmer until the rest of dinner is ready

          Tuesday, December 15, 2009

          What is this?

          I am new to blogging, but I'm not new to Internet searching. I have been searching for a while now for blogs or articles about saving money, particularly in regards to cooking, and I just haven't found exactly what I am looking for. I want to save money on groceries, but eat well. I don't have time to search for sales, clip coupons, combine sales and coupons, or shop at three or more stores a week just to get the best deal.
          So, here I am. I'm writing about the budget-friendly menus my family enjoys throughout the week. I'm writing to share the recipes that are family favorites. I'm writing about my experiences with trying new recipes...and ordering pizza when they don't work out the way I had planned. And, mostly I'm writing to keep myself accountable to staying on a budget while being a "gourmet" cook.
          If you are curious, I try to keep our budget to $200 or less for our family of 3. Most of the recipes/meals I make include leftovers, so we don't have to buy extras to make lunches. Most meals would feed 4-5 people, so if your family is a little bigger than ours, you could still have enough food.
          I do most of our shopping at Aldi, but there are few things that cannot be purchased there, or that are cheaper at other stores. Primarly, my second choice is Meijer, but I realize there is not a store in every city. Wal-Mart has similar prices to Meijer, but I try to avoid that place like the plague...Just a personal preference.

          Thursday, August 27, 2009

          2 Crust Pie Pastry


          This recipe can be used for two crust pies (like apple pie or chicken pot pie). It can also be used to make 2 single pie crusts.

          2 cup flour
          1 tsp salt
          3/4 cup shortening
          5-6 Tbl cold water
          • Lightly stir flour and salt.
          • Blend in shortening until resembles coarse crumbs.
          • Sprinkle in cold water until pastry just holds together.
          • Shape into a ball.
          • For a 2 crust pie, divide pastry into 2 pieces-one slightly larger than the other and shape each piece into a ball.
          • On a lightly floured surface, roll larger ball into 1/8 inch thick circle 2 inches bigger all around than the pie plate.
          • Transfer to pie plate. Fill as recipe directs.
          • For top crust, roll smaller ball as for bottom crust. Cut a few slashes or a design into the center of circle. Center over filling in the bottom crust.
          • With scissors, trim the pastry edges, leaving a 1 inch overhang all around the pie plate rim.
          • Bake as recipe directs.
          • For 2 piecrusts Prepare as directed above. When dividing ball, divide evenly in half. Roll on a floured surface to circles 2 inches bigger than each pie pan. Bake as recipe directs.

          Sunday, January 25, 2009

          Recipes A-Z

          Almost Pizza Hut Breadsticks
          Amish Friendship Bread: Breaking the Chain 
          Amish Friendship Bread:Pancakes
          Amish Friendship Bread: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Icing
          Any  Noodle Lasagna
          Appetizers
               Meatballs
               PF Changs Lettuce Wraps
               Party Pizzas 
               Roast Beef Cream Cheese Wraps
               Spicy chicken Stromboli 
               Texas CAviar 
          Apple Cinnamon Babka
          Apple Dumplings with Mtn Dew 
          Apple Pie Muffins
          Apple Pie Oatmeal
          Asian Spiced Pork Chops
          Aztec Chicken 
          Babka, Apple Cinnamon
          Baby Food
               Pumpkin
          Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Muffins
          Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich 
          Baked Chicken
          Baked Macaroni and Cheese (with Ham)
          Baked Oatmeal 
          banana bread
          Bars
               Blueberry Blondies
               Blueberry/Lemon Bars
               Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting 
               Caramel Bars (Caramel Pecan Bars) 
               CoCo Wheats Brownies 
               Nutella Spiked Brownies 
          Basil Pesto Spaghetti
          BBQ Chicken and Bacon Cups
          BBQ Chicken Pizza 
          BBQ Chicken Topped Baked Potatoes
          BBQ Pork Chops
          Beans
               Beefy Shells and Cheese
               Black Bean Tamale Pie
               Chili Con Turkey
               Creole Black Beans and Rice
               Red Beans and Rice 
               Taco Salad
               Texas Caviar
               Tex Mex Casserole
               Three bean stew
               White Bean Chicken Chili 
          Beef
               Fajitas
               Grilled Cheese Burger 
               Pot Roast 
               Pot Roast, Beer, Pepperoncini
               Roast Beef Cream Cheese Wraps 
               Roast Beef Melts
          Beefy Shells and Cheese
          Beer Batter Pizza Dough 
          Beer, Pepperoncini Pot Roast 
          Best Ever Mac N' Cheese
          Best Ever Pancakes 
          Best Punch Ever 
          Better than Pound Cake
          BLT Wrap
          Blueberry Blondies 
          Blueberry Cheesecake Pancakes
          Blueberry Lemon Bars 
          Blueberry Muffins 
          Blueberry Muffins 2
          Blueberry Pancakes 
          Bowtie Pasta with Creamy Parmesan Sauce
          Braided Herb Bread 
          Brazilian Chicken
          Breakfast Pizza Pie
          Breakfast Scramble
          Breaking the Chain of Amish Friendship Bread

          Bread
               Almost Pizza Hut Breadsticks 
               Amish Friendship Bread: Breaking the chain 
               Amish Friendship Bread: Pancakes
               Amish Friendship Bread: Pumpkin Cupcakes w/Pumpkin Cream Cheese Icing
               Apple Cinnamon Babka
               Apple Pie Muffins 
               Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Muffins
               Banana Bread
               BBQ Chicken Pizza
               Beer Batter Pizza Dough 
               Best Ever Pancakes
               Blueberry Muffins 
               Blueberry Muffins 2
               Braided Herb Bread 
               Chicago Style Pizza Dough
               Chocolate Cinnamon Babka
               Cinnamon Rolls
               Crescent Rolls
               Corn Muffins or Bread
               Dinner Knots
               Foccacia 
               Lemon Blueberry Muffins
               Mock Red Lobster Biscuits
               Monkey Muffins
               Oatmeal Dinner Rolls 
               Oatmeal Waffles
               Oprah Biscuits
               Pancakes, blueberry
               Pancakes, blueberry cheesecake
               Pancakes, best ever
               Pancakes, cornmeal 
               Pancakes, OOPS! 
               Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins
               Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls 
               Pumpkin Nutella Muffins
               Pumpkin Steusel Muffins
               Strawberry Muffins
               Sweet Potato Quick Bread
               Waffles
               Waffles, healthier w/ Berry Syrup
               Waffles, Plain 
               Whole Wheat Bread
               Zucchini Banana Craisin Bread
               Zucchini Bread
          Broccoli Chicken Casserole 
          Broccoli, Chicken, and Rice
          Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting 
          Caramel Bars (Caramel Pecan Bars)
          Burrito Nachos
          Cake
               Amish Friendship Bread: Pumpkin Cupcakes w/Pumpkin Cream Cheese Icing
               Better than Pound Cake
               Chocolate peanut butter trifle
               Perfect Party Cake
               Pumpkin Dump Cake
          Caprese Salad 
          Captain Crunch Chicken Nuggets
          Chicago Style Pizza
          Chicken
               Aztec Chicken
               Baked Chicken
               Basil Pesto Spaghetti 
               BBQ Chicken and Bacon Cups
               BBQ Chicken Pizza 
               BBQ Chicken Topped Baked Potatoes 
               Brazilian Chicken
               Broccoli Chicken Casserole 
               Broccoli, chicken, and Rice
               Captain Crunch Chicken Nuggets 
               Chicken Alfredo Pizza with Bacon, Spinach and Sundried Tomato
               Chicken Burritos
               Chicken Capri     
               Chicken Casserole
               Chicken Curry 
               Chicken, Feta, Mandarin Spinach Salad 
               Chicken Flatbread Pizza
               Chicken Marsala
               Chicken Pot Pie 
               chicken rice nachos
               Chicken Soft Corn Taco
               Chicken Soft Corn taco-Revised 
               Chicken Veggie Stir Fry 
               Crock Pot Chicken Surprise
               Enchilada Chicken 
               Ginger Chicken
               Grilled Chicken Parmesan
               Jerk Chicken on Foccacia 
               Lasagna 
               Maple Mustard Chicken
               Mongolian Chicken 
               Pasta w/Veggie Sauce
               Pesto Chicken 
               Quesadillas
               Queso Chicken
               Simple Italian Chicken 
               Spice Rubbed Chicken Fingers
               Spicy Chicken Stromboli 
               White Bean Chicken Chili
          Chicken Burritos 
          Chicken Capri 
          Chicken Casserole
          Chicken Curry 
          Chicken Flatbread Pizza
          Chicken Marsala 
          Chicken Parmesan
          Chicken Pot Pie 
          Chicken Rice Nachos
          Chicken Soft Corn Taco
          Chicken soft corn taco-revised
          Chicken Veggie Stir Fry
          Chili
          Chocolate
               Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting     
                Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies 
               Chocolate Chubbies 
               Chocolate Cinnamon Babka
               Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle 
               Chocolate Pudding Pops
               CoCo Wheats Brownies 
               Nutella Spiked Brownies 
               Pumpkin Nutella Muffins
          Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
          Chocolate Chubbies 
          Chocolate Pudding Pops
          Chop Salad
          Cinnamon Rolls
          Coconut Cream Pie
          CoCo Wheats Brownies
          Cookies
               Blueberry Blondies
               Blueberry Lemon Bars
                Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting 
               Caramel Bars (Caramel Pecan Bars)
               Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies 
               Chocolate Chubbies

               CoCo Wheats Brownies
               Dracula Eyes/Buckeyes
               Kicked Up Oatmeal Cookies 
               Minnie's Cookies
               Molasses Soft Cookies
               Nutella No Bake Cookies 
               Nutella Spiked Brownies
               Scotchilla Cookies
               Shortbread Cookies 
               Simple Sugar cookies 
               Snickerdoodle Swirls
               Sour Cream Cookies 
               Spiced Apple Cinnamon Butterscotch Chip Cookies
          Cornmeal Pancakes 
          Corn Muffins 
          Creole Black Beans and Rice
          Crescent Rolls 
          Crock Pot Black Beans and Rice
          Crock Pot Chicken Surprise 
          Crock Pot Turkey 
          Crock Pot Spaghetti 
          Crock Pot Ribs
          Deep Dish Spaghetti 
          Desserts
               Apple Pie Muffins
               Apple Cinnamon Babka 
               Apple Dumplings with Mtn Dew 
               Banana Bread 
               Better than Pound Cake
               Blueberry Muffins 
               Blueberry Muffins 2
               Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting 
               Coconut Cream Pie 
               Chocolate Cinnamon Babka
               Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle 
               Chocolate Pudding Pops
               Homemade French Vanilla Ice Cream 
               Lemon Blueberry Muffins
               Low Fat Strawberry Dessert   
               nutella Spiked Brownies
               Peach Cobbler/Pudding 
               Peanut butter and Jelly muffins
               Persimmon Pudding
               Pie Crust 
               Pie-lettes

               Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
              Pumpkin Cupcakes w/ Cream cheese icing
               Pumpkin Dump Cake 
               Pumpkin Nutella Muffins
               Strawberry Glaze Pie
               Strawberry Muffins 
               Zucchini Banana Craisin Bread
          Dinner Knots
          Donna's Pasta Salad 
          Dressings
               Simple Vinaigrette Dressing 
          Drinks
               Best Punch Ever 
          Eggs
               Bacon Egg and Cheese Muffins

               Bacon, Eggs, and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich
               Breakfast Pizza Pie
               Breakfast Scramble 
               Egg Roll-up
               Omelet
          Egg Roll-up
          Enchilada Chicken 
          Endless Possibilities Trail Mix
          English Muffin Pizzas
          Fajitas 
          French Vanilla Ice Cream
          Fresh Vegetable Skillet


          Fried Rice
          Fruit
               Apple Cinnamon Babka
               Apple dumpling with Mtn Dew 
               Apple Pie Muffins
               Apple Pie Oatmeal 
               Baked Oatmeal
               Banana Bread
               Blueberry Muffins 
               Blueberry Muffins 2 
               Chicken, Feta, Mandarin Spinach Salad
               Endless Possibilities Trail Mix 
               Lemon Blueberry Muffins
               Low Fat Strawberry Dessert 
               Peach Cobbler/Pudding 
               Peanut Butter Apple Wraps 
               Peanut Butter Banana Split
               Persimmon Pudding 
               Pie-lettes 
               Smoothies
               Strawberry Glaze Pie 
               Strawberry Muffins 
               Summer Salad
               Zucchini Banana Craisin Bread
          Garlic and Soy Pork Chops
          Ginger Chicken
          Grilled Cheese Burgers
          Ground Turkey (or Beef)
               Beefy Shells and Cheese
               Burrito Nachos 
               Black Bean Tamale Pie 
               Chili 
               Chili Con Turkey
               Crock Pot Spaghetti
               Deep Dish Spaghetti
               Grilled Cheese Burger 
               Lasagna
               Manicotti 
               Meatballs
               Meatballs with Hidden Veggies
               Nacho Pie
               Party Pizzas 
               Pepper Jack Enchilada
               PF Changs Lettuce Wraps
               Pizza Roll Ups
               Saucy Meatloaf
               Skillet Enchiladas
               Sloppy Joe 
               Sloppy Joe, Healthier 
               Sloppy Joe Meatloaf
               Southwest Lasagna 
               Spaghetti Squash with Sauce
               Spaghetti with homemade sauce
               Stroganoff
               Taco Casserole
               Tacos 
               Taco Salad
               Taco Soup 
               Tex Mex Casserole
          Ham
               Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Ham 
               Best Ever Mac N Cheese

               Bowtie Pasta with Prosciutto in a Creamy Parmesan Sauce
               Macaroni and Cheese 
          Healthier Joe Pasta
          Homemade French Vanilla Ice Cream
          Jerk Chicken on Foccacia 
          Kicked Up Oatmeal Cookies
          Lasagna 
          Lemon Blueberry Muffins
          Lettuce Wraps 
          Low Fat Strawberry Dessert 

          Macaroni and Cheese 
          Macaroni and Cheese, Best Ever
          Mahogony Pork and Vegetables with Oven Polenta 
          Maple Mustard Pork
          Meatballs
          Molasses Soft Cookies
          Mammaw's Hashbrown Casserole
          Manicotti
          Meatballs w/Hidden Veggies 
          Minnie's Cookies
          Mock Red Lobster Biscuits
          Mom's Noodles
          Mongolian Chicken
          Monkey Muffins
          Muffins
               Apple Pie Muffins
               Bacon Egg and Cheese Muffins
               Banana Bread
               Blueberry Muffins
               Blueberry Muffins 2

               Corn Muffins  
               Fudge Swirl Peanut Butter Muffins
               Lemon Blueberry Muffins 
               Monkey Muffins 
               Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins
               Pumpkin Amish bread Muffins w/Icing 
               Pumpkin Nutella Muffins
               Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
               Strawberry Muffins 
               Zucchini Banana Craisin Muffins
          Nacho Pie 
          Nutella Crackers 
          Nutella No Bake Cookies 
          Nutella Spiked Brownies
          Oatmeal 
          Oatmeal Dinner Rolls 
          Oatmeal Waffles
          Omelet

          OOPS! Pancakes 
          Oprah Biscuits 
          Oven Fries Party Pizzas 
          Oven Polenta 
          Parmesan Chicken
          Pasta
               Baked Macaroni and Cheese (with Ham)
               Baked Mac and Cheese with Hidden Veggies 
               Basil Pesto Spaghetti
               Beefy Shells and Cheese
               Bowtie Pasta with Creamy Parmesan Sauce 
               Crock Pot Spaghetti
               Deep Dish Spaghetti
               Donna's Pasta Salad
               Fried Rice
               Lasagna
               Macaroni and Cheese 
               Macaroni and Cheese, Best Ever
               Manicotti
               Mom's Noodles
               Pasta w/Veggie Sauce
               Red Beans and Rice
               Spaghetti w/ homemade sauce
               Stroganoff 
          Pasta w/Veggie Sauce 
          Peach Cobbler/Pudding 
          Peanut Butter
               Banana Bread

               Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
               Chocolate peanut butter trifle
               Dracula Eyes/Buckeyes 
               Minnie's Cookies 
               Peanut butter and Jelly muffins
               Peanut Butter Apple Wraps 
               Peanut Butter Banana Split
               Peanut Butter Fudge 
               Smoothies
          Peanut Butter Apple Wraps
          Peanut Butter Banana Split
          Peanut Butter Fudge
          Pepper Jack Enchilada
          Persimmon Pudding
          Perfect Party Cake
          Pesto Chicken
          PF Changs Lettuce Wraps
          PF Changs Mongolian Chicken
          Pie Crust 
          Pie-lettes
          Pizza Roll Ups 
          Polenta
          Pork
               Asian Spiced Pork Chops
               BBQ Pork Chops
               Breakfast Pizza Pie
               Crock Pot Ribs
               Garlic and Soy Pork Chops 
               Mahogony Pork w/Veggies and Oven Polenta
               Maple Mustard Pork
               Pork Tacos with Homemade Tortillas
               Pulled Pork 
               Scarborough Pork
               Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops (or Tenderloin)
          Portobello Pizzas
          Potatoes
               Breakfast Pizza Pie
               Mammaw's Hashbrown Casserole 
               Oven Fries 
               Potatoes AuGratin 
               Potato Rounds/Baked Potato
               Roasted Garlic Potatoes
               Simple Mashed Potatoes
               Spicy Oven Fries
               Sweet Potato Fries
          Potatoes AuGratin 
          Pot Roast 
          Pulled Pork 
          Pumpkin Amish Muffins w/Icing
          Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls 
          Pumpkin Dump Cake 
          Pumpkin Nutella Muffins
          Pumpkin Puree
          Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
          Punch, Best Ever 
          Quesadillas
          Queso Chicken
          Quick Breads
               Banana Bread

               Oprah Biscuits
               Sweet Potato Quick Bread 
               Zucchini Banana Craisin Bread

               Zucchini Bread 
          Red Beans and Rice 
          Roast Beef Cream Cheese Wraps
          Roast Beef Melt 
          Roasted Garlic Potatoes
          Sauce
               Creamy Parmesan Sauce 
               Simple Vinaigrette Dressing
               Spaghetti Sauce 
          Saucy Meatloaf 
          Sausage
               Breakfast Pizza Pie
               Lasagna 
               Pizza Roll Ups
               Portobello Pizza
               Spaghetti Squash with Sauce 
               Spaghetti with Homemade Sauce 
          Scarborough Pork
          Scotchilla Cookies
          Shortbread Cookies
          Simple Italian ChickenSimple Mashed Potatoes
          Simple Sugar cookies
          Simple Vinaigrette Dressing  
          Skillet Enchiladas
          Sloppy Joe
          Sloppy Joe Meatloaf
          Snacks
               Chop Salad

               Endless Possibilities Trail Mix  
               Nutella Crackers 
               Peanut Butter Apple Wraps 
               Smoothies
               Spiced Corn Chips 
               Texas Caviar
          Snickerdoodle Swirls 
          Soup
               Chili
               Taco Soup
               Three bean stew
               White Bean Chicken Chili
          Sour cream Cookies
          Southwest Lasagna
          Smoothies
          Spaghetti Squash with Sauce 
          Spaghetti, Crock Pot
          Spaghetti with Homemade Sauce
          Spice Rubbed Chicken Fingers
          Spiced Apple Cinnamon Butterscotch Chip Cookies 
          Spiced Corn Chips 
          Spicy Chicken Stromboli 
          Spicy Oven Fries
          Strawberry Dessert-Low Fat 
          Strawberry Glaze Pie 
          Strawberry Muffins
          Stroganoff
          Sugar Cookies
          Summer Salad
          Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops
          Sweet Potato Fries
          Sweet Potato Quick Bread 
          Taco Casserole
          Tacos 
          Tacos-Chicken Soft Corn Tortilla
          tacos- chicken soft corn tortilla-revised
          Taco Salad
          Taco Soup
          Texas Caviar
          Tex Mex Casserole
          Three bean stew
          Trail Mix 
          Turkey, Crock Pot
          Vegetables
               BBQ Chicken Topped Baked Potatoes
               Broccoli Chicken Casserole
               Caprese Salad 
               Chicken, Feta, Mandarin Spinach Salad
               Chicken Veggie Stir Fry 
               Chili Con Turkey
               Chop Salad 
               (corn) Chicken Rice Nachos
               Fresh Vegetable Skillet
               Lettuce Wraps (PF Changs) 
               Mammaw's Hashbrown Casserole 
               Mahogony Pork with Veggies and Oven Polenta 
               Oven Fries 
               Peanut Butter Apple Wraps
               Portobello Pizza
               Potatoes AuGratin 
               Potato Rounds/Baked Potato

               Pumpkin Amish Cupcakes w/Pumpkin Icing
               Pumpkin Dump Cake 
               Pumpkin Nutella Muffins 
               Pumpkin Puree
               Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
               Roasted Garlic Potatoes 
               Simple Mashed Potatoes
               Spaghetti Squash with Sauce 
               Sweet Potato Fries
               Sweet Potato Quick Bread 
               Texas Caviar
               TexMex Casserole
               Zucchini Au Gratin 
               Zucchini Banana Craisin Bread
               Zucchini Bread
          Waffles
          Waffles, Healthier w/ Berry Syrup
          Waffles, Oatmeal
          Waffles, Plain
           White Bean Chicken Chili 
          Whole Wheat Bread
          Zucchini Au Gratin 
          Zucchini Banana Craisin Bread
          Zucchini Bread

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