Sunday, February 13, 2011


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Okay, so I"m sure we all have a Chili recipe right?! BUT, if you don't and you're looking for a new one, give mine a try! My husband loves it and we've both "tweeked" it to our liking.


What you'll need:

2 lbs. ground sirloin
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 can tomato sauce 

1 cup tomato soup
1 cup water
3 Tbs. chili powder
1 Tbs. salt
1 Tbs. paprika
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne 

1/4 cup masa flour mixed with about 1/2 cup water (this is a mexican flour)
1 can chili with no beans

What to do:

Saute meat in large saucepan. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is soft. Stir in remaining ingredients (except flour and water mixture), cover and simmer 1 hour. Remove lid and simmer until excess moisture evaporates (don't let it get too dry). Add flour and cook until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.

We love serving our chili with fritos and some cheese :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Red Velvet Toffee Trifle

Red Velvet Toffee Trifle
What to get:

1 box red velvet cake
6 heath bars
1 tsp.vanilla
16 oz cool whip
1/4 cup milk
a few drizzles (1/8 cup) heavy whipping cream
4oz cream cheese (softened)
1 stick butter (softened)
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

What to do:
Make cake according to box, and allow to completely cool. Meanwhile, cream together cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and whipping cream; add vanilla. When all thoroughly mixed, add milk. Fold in about 12 ounces of cool whip (I leave a few globs left in the 16oz tub), and stir until all mixed together.

Put heath bars in a gallon zip block bag and pound with meat mallet until broken into crumbs!

Break red velvet cake into chunks and layer some cake at the bottom of a trifle bowl (or other large glass bowl). Pour half of the creamed mixture on top of the cake, then sprinkle with half of the broken toffee. Repeat the layers. Place in fridge for at least 4 hours then serve!

Im not great at taking food pictures; especially when I just use my iphone :)

I'm also linked to:tasty tuesday and tempt my tummy

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Chicken Alfredo Biscuit Casserole

Source here
Sorry; no picture of the actual meal! I'm not good at taking pictures while I"m cooking! I just don't think about it. But doesnt it make you feel better to see a picture?! That's not EXACTLY what it looks like, but hey, I thought there didnt to be some kind of picture here. I will try better to take my own pictures! ha

Chicken Alfredo Biscuit Casserole

What you'll need:

1 Tbl butter
1 Tbl melted butter
1/2 cup minced onions
1 Jar Alfredo pasta sauce
1 can cream of chicken
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1/4 tsp. basil
1 Tbl garlic salt
1 can buttermilk biscuits
pasta- I use ziti or other tubular pasta
some Italian breadcrumbs/panko

What to do:

*Heat your oven to 375, and spray a square baking dish with cooking spray.
*Boil and cook your noodles. Meanwhile, melt 1 Tbl butter in a large/deep skillet or pot, and cook your onion.
*Add onion, Alfredo sauce, cream of chicken, and heavy whipping cream to strained pasta; heat thoroughly. Stir and mix in cubed chicken. Mix in seasoning.
*When all mixed together, pour in casserole pan.
*Open can of biscuits and break each biscuit into fourths. Top casserole with torn biscuit pieces; drizzle with melted butter, then sprinkle with Italian breadcrumbs. (sometimes I also sprinkle with garlic salt for an extra zing! Love me some garlic)
*** my family really likes the pasta with the biscuits, so I make another can and bake them separately, and add more baked biscuit pieces when Im serving the pasta.
This post is linked to Tasty Tuesday and Tempt my tummy

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mega Garlic Spaghetti with gouda sausage

I'm pretty sure I've posted this before, but I've had a few requests for the recipe. Its super easy, simple, and good. There's nothing fancy dancy about it, but its yummy.

Mega Garlic Spaghetti with Gouda Sausage

1. Get your water boiling for the spaghetti. Add 1 chicken bouillion cube and same dashes of galic salt
2. Brown 1 package of Apple Gouda Chicken Sausage (or another flavor you like. Sams has some great sausage)
2. Brown 1/2 an onion and 1 TBL garlic minced
3. Add 1 stick of butter to drained spaghetti. Once melted, add onion and garlic.
4. Get out your garlic salt and go to town. I dont measure this part (sorry!). Start with 1 TBL and go from there. I just pour it in and taste as I go. The more the better
5. Top with sausage and parmesan cheese

Super easy pasta meal! Everyone enjoys it, and its a good switch up from regular spaghetti sometimes!