Saturday, April 20, 2019

Zucchini Potato Skillet

Zucchini and potato skillet is easy and flavored with italian seasoning. Perfect side dish. The zucchini and tomatoes in this recipe was bought from farmers market. 

This recipe will become one of your favorite side dish, so give it a try. Takes less than 30 minutes to cook. Zucchini has become one of my favorite garden vegetables. 

The other day I went to Bradley Farmers Market, bought the zucchini, tomatoes and other vegetables. Go support the farmers if you can. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken and Potatoes

Slow cooker ranch chicken and potatoes is amazing delicious meal. If you have slow cooker, about 20 minutes and few ingredients on hand, you don't need to take the family to a restaurant. Love my slow cooker. Throw your meal into the slow cooker and forget it, go to work, run errands or out on a day trip, come home to a hearty tasty meal. 

Never get tired of chicken and potatoes. The best part, chicken and potatoes are made in one pot, makes for easy clean up. 

Sunday, March 31, 2019

American Macaroni Salad

Classic macaroni salad is easy and budget friendly side dish, you can make the night before your picnic or backyard BBQ. Macaroni salad is popular side dish for anytime of the year. Some people want to go to the grocery store deli and buy macaroni salad for there party. Don't waste your time going to the grocery store, macaroni salad so easy to make, and it will taste a lot better than store bought. 

This recipe is too easy. By the time your pasta has finish cooking, you'll have everything prepared and ready. Just drain pasta, rinse under cold water to cool and toss with the ingredients. Cover tightly and place in refrigerator for the party the next day. 

Macaroni is served kinda like potato salad, cold and perfect for picnics and backyard BBQ. 

Look at the ingredients cheap and filling pasta. A meal stretcher. If you have more people to feed, you can easily double the ingredients. 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Slow Cooker Meatballs with Gravy

Set it and forget it. Slow cooker meatballs is one of my frozen meatballs recipe. If you love beef and gravy, you'll love this recipes. This recipe is budget friendly. For me, slow cooker frozen meatballs are easy and budget recipe. Buy frozen meatballs and safe a headache and extra dishes. I love meatballs, great appetizer or serve as main dish, serve with mash potatoes, green bean or serve over pasta.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Bacon and Potato Hash

Cheesy bacon potato hash for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Delicious and ready about 30 minutes. Your tired from working all day, you want something quick and tasty. This is your go to meal. It's filling and absolutely tasty. You may think this recipe complicated, but its not. Its one of the easy recipes I'm going to cook for you. Oh my goodness, my kitchen smells so good. You must try this recipe. 

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Zucchini and Tomato Skillet

Zucchini is a summer squash. Meaning zucchini harvested while immature. The rind is tender and edible. Botanically zucchini is a fruit. In the culinary world it's treated like a vegetable. It's harvested when it reaches 9 to 10 inches long, it loses taste if it grows longer than 9 to 10 inches. 

Zucchini was developed in Italy in 19 century near Milan. Their name comes for an Italian word, squash ("zucca"). The other name courgette comes from French for this vegetable. Zucchini came to North America in 1920s, may have been brought by Italian immigrants. Good chance is was first cultivation in California. People in USA, Canada and Australia call it the Italian name, Zucchini. In South Africa is called "baby marrow." 

Zucchini like the temperate climate and is easy to cultivate. Farmers try to control production by harvesting the flower, which can be sold at high cost, due to it's consider a delicatessen. They required a great number of bees for pollination. 

Zucchini very healthy, because they contain folate, vitamin A and potassium. As mention, they are harvested when very young for good taste. 

Zucchini can be eaten raw in salad, or grilling, frying, steam, boil and baking. 

Zucchini flowers are stuffed, battered and than deep fried. Tempura, Japanese dish.  

Mexicans like to use zucchini in soup. Quesadillas for a filling. 

Easy way to cook zucchini is slice it with skin on cooked in butter or olive oil with seasonings.

In Bulgarian, they cook zucchini as a snack, serve with dip. 

Egyptians, cook zucchini in tomato sauce with onions and garlic. 

History by Vegetable Facts

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Slow Cooker Family Favorite Chili

This easy chili is a family favorite. Your family will love this chili as much as my family loves it. Perfect for a big crowd. The last thing you want to do is stand over the stove and watch a pot of chili so it doesn't burn. 

Friday, February 1, 2019

Shrimp and Sausage Skillet

Here's a delicious dish that's quick and easy. Love creating easy and delicious meals. Love the cajun sausage. I used a lot of garlic in this recipe, you can use less garlic, if desired. You may add additional veggies, keep it to quick cooking veggies. Great dish to serve over rice. 

Shrimp and sausage go well together. You may use chicken or pork sausage. Perfect dinner for busy weekdays. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Homemade Italian Dressing

After eating a lot at the holidays, people start the New Year wanting to change their diet. I thought about getting some salad in me. I love salad anytime of the year. Making salads is an easy way to get some veggies into your diet. If desire, you could add salami to make it a little more like Italian style salad. I love making my own salad dressing, much better than store bought. 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Baked Pork Tenderloin

We love baked pork tenderloin, nothing like it. It's easy to cook. I feel like it's an easy cut of meat to add any flavor, you desire. Pork tenderloin is really good for your slow cooker. Be careful not to over cook or it can be dry and hard to chew. 

The good thing about baking a pork tenderloin is flavorful on the outside and juicy on the inside. We eat with our eyes first, but when you eat this pork tenderloin you get the best flavor and the juices from the pork. 

I love to use olive oil. For the spices don't go over board, simple is the best. 

I'm sure you will not eat the pork tenderloin alone. Serve with your favorite side dishes, or check the few side dishes I have listed below.

Crusty Roasted Potatoes

Potato Salad with Bacon

Asparagus with Lemon Butter

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Breakfast Tacos Scrambled Eggs with Potatoes

You ain't going to find this breakfast taco at Taco Bell. This is the real deal, like the ones you find in Austin, TX. 

You can top this taco with green onions and Pico De Gallo. 

Lived in Texas nearly 40 years, breakfast tacos is part of Texas cuisine. In other parts of the country, you may not be aware of breakfast tacos, so I wanted to share this breakfast taco with you. Delicious! 

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