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Simple Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

Marie Calendars cornbread has been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl.  I remember our family going to the restaurant for my mom’s birthday and ordering a portion for the table.  Now, the cornbread is complementary, and you can make it at home.  Improving the their recipe is next to impossible, but modifying […]

Taco Boat

Depending on your preference, a taco boat can be a crunchy chili salad or more like chili nachos.   I like mine with lots of lettuce and when the corn chips become slightly soft from the chili’s juices.   Ingredients ½ c corn chips such as Fritos 1 cup shredded lettuce 1 cup prepared chili Shredded […]

Baked Potato with Chili

I often forget how well a potato accompanies chili and usually have cornbread or chips as a side.  Potatoes do take a little pre-thought because of the time required to bake them.   But the effort is well worth the wait.  The potato is much more filling and a much healthier option to corn chips. […]

Ham and Cheese Wraps

Delicious wrap that makes a quick, healthy, light lunch.  These can be made ahead of time, wrapped in plastic wrap and brought to work.  Your coworkers will ask where you got them.   Ingredients Tortilla 1 T onion and chive cream cheese 1 slice of ham 1 leaf of green leafy lettuce Marinated carrots* Marinated […]

Baked Chicken Flautas

A much healthier version of restaurant fried flautas.  The baked flautas are crispy and filling. I have become addicted to these.  I could have them every night.   Ingredients: 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 c prepared salsa 1 c sour cream 1 c cilantro, chopped 1/2 sweet onion chopped 1/2 c pepper jack cheese shredded […]

Spicy Turkey Pasta

Ingredients Rotini pasta 2 cups cooked turkey, cubed 1/2 c cottage cheese 1 jar Spicy Arrabiatta pasta sauce 1 1/2 c spinach 1/2 c parmesan cheese     Cook pasta as directed. In a separate pot, combine turkey, cottage cheese, arrabiatta sauce, and spinach.  Heat sauce until bubbling and reduce heat to low until noodles […]

Turkey and Lentils

If you are fortunate enough to have turkey leftover from Thanksgiving, this is a great recipe to use some of those leftovers. Of course, you may also use chicken as a substitute. The lightness of the lentils and flavors of curry bring a pleasant change to a rich and heavy winter diet. Ingredients 1 cup […]

Simple Delicious Peach Cobbler

This is a deliciously easy dessert to impress your guests.  The cake mix absorbs the peach syrup to make a gooey filling that is crispy on top. Ingredients 3 – 29oz cans yellow peaches in heavy syrup 2 boxes yellow cake mix 1cup (2 sticks) butter, chilled Cinnamon   Preheat oven to 375 degrees.   Pour […]

Potluck Chili

Cooking for a crowd- Buffet style When cooking for a crowd, it is best to play it safe and error on the side of low salt and spice (hotness).  You never know which of your guests may have health issues or heat aversions; salt and hot sauces can easily be added later by the guests themselves. […]

Roast Turkey Bagel Sandwich

Ingredients Bagel (flavored optional) 2 T cream cheese (flavored optional) 3 oz. roasted turkey lettuce Lightly toast the bagel.  Spread cream cheese on both halves of the bagel.  Layer turkey on top of the cream cheese and the lettuce on top of the turkey.  Close the sandwich and enjoy.   Flavor options: pumpkin bagel with […]