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Ramen noodles are a staple at our house. We eat them a LOT. They are cheap and really good. But, they get old. So, we have a little trick at our house for making them fancier. Here’s what you need: Ramen Noodles (2 packs) frozen peas (about 1/2 cup) leftover meat of some kind (we used pork and salmon) eggs So, cook your noodles, but don’t put the seasoning in. While they are boiling, fry up your meat in a frying pan. Add your peas in after the meat is browned a little bit. Crack about 4 eggs in a bowl and mix...

My husband’s grandma is a wonderful cook. She loves to cook for people, and she is pretty darn good at it. She is always coming up with some kind of fabulous food. I have learned a lot from watching her at work. This is one of my favorite recipes of hers. It is easy and delicious and can be made with as little as three ingredients. Those ingredients are: elbow macaroni milk cheese When she makes this, she uses cheddar. I ran out of cheddar, so I used some Swiss too, and it was amazing. She also puts tomatoes and polish dogs on...

Get the nutritional information for this recipe by clicking the magic button   This is one of the first recipes that I figured out on my own without following a recipe. Andre asked me one time to make potato soup, so I cut up some potatoes, put them in water and chicken broth, and added some spices. It was delicious. And at the time, we didn’t have much money, so it became one of my go-to meals at the end of the month. It can be dressed up quite a bit, as the recipe I am going to share with you is. One of my favorite things...

This is something I have fond memories of making with my dad. It is an easy breakfast-for-dinner meal, or I suppose you could have it for breakfast, too. All you need is: eggs bread  butter salt & pepper I cook these on a griddle turned to about 350 F, but I’m sure a frying pan would be just fine.  First, butter your toast. When your toast is sufficiently buttered, use some kind of a circle shape to cut out a circle. The mouth of a small mouthed mason jar works well.  Place your buttered toast on your heated griddle.  Crack...

This recipe is kind of my own invention. It started out as one thing and ended up as something completely different. I love it because it a whole meal in one dish (thus the word casserole, right?) I also really like that I can do most of the prep before dinner time (nap time cooking anyone?) and just stick it in the oven 30 minutes before we want to eat. The other thing I like about this (and any kind of enchilada type recipe) is that it is super easy to customize to your liking. I usually make it with chicken, but we had chicken yesterday...

So I got the idea for this recipe from Our Best Bites. I really love their cook book. A lot of the recipes seem like they are going to be hard, but end up being super easy. Anyway, in their cookbook, there is a recipe called Coconut Chicken Fingers. I modified that a little to make these. These were easy and quick and they taste awesome. They took less than 30 minutes to make and then they cooked for 20. My husband is always trying to get me to deep fry breaded chicken, something I am not a huge fan of (mostly because I ALWAYS get burned)....

So a little while ago, I discovered Quinoa. I may be one of the last people to discover this gem, but it has changed my life. Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic, but it is really good. I’m not exactly sure what it is… I believe it is some sort of a grain? I guess I could do a little research but that takes time. All I know is that it is good for you and really easy and yummy. And, it is NOT pronounced kee-no-ah. The grocery store guy made sure that I knew that it is keen-wa. I guess it is possible to cook it in a rice...

I am setting off to embark on an adventure of cooking. Right now, I am your run of the mill, standard house wife cook. I cook so that my family can eat. I want to do so much more than that. I want to cook so my family can enjoy. I want to cook so my family can be healthy. And I want to do those things without breaking the bank. So, today I start. I made Spinach Manicotti today. I really liked it. However, my husband was not a fan. But, he is pretty picky, especially when it comes to veggies. I had never used manicotti noodles and I have...

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