Cheesy Cheeseburger Macaroni

This is Cheesy is so many ways. A classic inexpensive dish that everyone loves.

Brown 1 pound of ground beef with a medium chopped onion. Drain.

Stir in a can (14 1/2 oz) of Diced tomatoes with basil, garlic & oregano undrained.

Add 1/4 cup of ketchup & 1 cup cooked macaroni and season. Stir.

Top with 1 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese.

Smoked Beet Salad with Feta & Bacon

My favorite restaurant gave me this receipe. I had never cooked beets before. It’s simple.

Just boil whole beets for about 15 minutes until they are tender & then peel off the skin.

Chop into cubes.

Mix apple cider vinegar with olive oil and whisk. Add in Liquid Smoke (the secret ingredient).

Marinate the beets for a few hours or overnight.

Serve over salad greens & top with Feta Cheese & crumbled bacon.


Grilled Pineapple

This is my new FAVORITE side dish!

It is amazing with Chicken, Ham, Shrimp, Steak, etc…

Just marinade thick sliced pineapple with teriyaki, garlic, ginger, wasabi…anything you want (fresh or bottled) and grill along with your meat.

Perfect Pineapple.

Easy Creamy Fettuccine Alfredo

Cook a 16 oz pkg. of fettuccine pasta as the package directs.

Drain pasta & return to the pan.

Add 2/3 cup of butter to the pasta & mix well.

Add 3/4 cup of half-and-half to the pasta & mix well.

Add 3/4 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese & 3/4 cup more of half-and-half, season & mix well.

Add 3/4 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese again & mix well & serve.

You can top each portion with more Parmesan cheese and seasoning.



Mini Cheddar Loaves

Combine 2-1/2 cups of shredded Cheddar Cheese & 3-1/2 cups of biscuit baking mix.

In a separate bowl, beat together 2 eggs & pour in & mix 1-1/4 cup of milk.

Stir into the cheese mixture & pour into greased loaf pans.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.

Perfect for Parties, Potlucks or Pampering.


Fried Shrimp

This is my favorite seafood dish!

Squeeze some lemon juice & seasoning over fresh peeled & deveined shrimp in a bowl.

In 30 minutes dredge the shrimp in seasoned flour. Wait another 30 minutes.

Dip shrimp in beaten egg & dredge in cracker meal.

Fry in hot oil until golden brown about 4 minutes.

Drain on paper towel & serve with cocktail or tartar sauce.

Caesar Salad

Whisk the juice of 2 lemons with 2/3 cup of mayo.

Add 4 cloves of garlic, chopped and a tbls of Worcestershire sauce.

Place chopped romaine lettuce in a large bowl.

Drizzle with 2/3 cup of olive oil, season & toss to coat.

Drizzle lemon/garlic mixture over salad & toss to coat again.

Sprinkle in 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese & croutons & toss to coat well.

Serve with extra Parmesan cheese on top.