Rice Broccoli Pot Pie

I adapted this recipe from my all time favorite dish my Grandmother has always made. Lately with spring rainy weather and some colds in the house I needed , hearty, warm comfort foods. This Rice broccoli casserole usually is topped with crackers, but I topped it off with a pie pastry to make a “pot pie” version and added in chicken pieces. My kids loved it!

 

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Ingredients

2 packages frozen broccoli ( each 10 ounces each)

2 cups shredded cooked chicken

1 stick of butter

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 large onion

1 cup mushrooms

1 /2 cup milk
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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

For those really busy days or when you just can’t decide on what to make barbecued chicken in the slow cooker should hit the spot! Easy, and little fuss all you have to do is come up with a few side dishes and dinner is complete. I didn’t use a broiler chicken, so it doesn’t matter what kind you have on hand, just adjust your slow cooker to the size. Smaller sizes obviously cook quicker. You can also do this in the oven , again adjust the cooking time it will be anywhere from 40 minutes to an [Read more…]

Lemon Peppered Tilapia

Here’s the set up, you have rowdy kids, no time to make a fantastic big meal but all the kids are starving and driving you insane. We’ve all been there, I’ve been there lately day by day. It’s been nuts! When things get like this, there are a few dinner I keep on hand to handle the chaos, one is fish. This recipe is simple, and it doesn’t seem like much but it has fed my family numerous of times in under thirty minutes. All you really need to do is find a side dish and that can be something as simple and quick like a salad, or steam green beans, or even asparagus. Simple, quick and healthy.

Keep in mind that measurements are not well..not measured at all this time. Why? Because [Read more…]

Fitting the Flavors of Fall into Your Dog’s Treats

Sometimes the only way to get your dog to behave is old-fashioned bribery. When it comes to teaching
an old dog new tricks, or getting a new dog to learn any tricks, positive reinforcement using praise and
treats is the best way to quickly teach your pup what you want from them. Sure, you can use store-
bought treats to reward your dog, but there are also some simple homemade treats that are sure you
keep your pet’s tail wagging this fall. Looking for some cooking inspiration? Here are some recipes for
tasty, healthy treats you can make for your dog.


Apple Treats

Fall is a great time for us two-legged folks to go apple picking, so why not use some of those fresh apples
and create some homemade, gourmet treats? Made from whole wheat flour, cornmeal, apples, eggs,
vegetable oil, brown sugar, and water, this apple dog treat recipe will be good enough for humans and
dogs alike.

Bacon-flavored Biscuits

Does your dog have a preference for meat instead of fall fruits and veggies? For those carnivorous
canines, consider serving up some bacon-flavored dog biscuits. This is a perfect treat to create after
serving up a big breakfast for those human members of your family. First, preheat your oven to 350
degrees and lightly grease a cookie sheet. Next, combine two eggs, 1 cup milk, a half cup water, teaspoon
salt, and 10 tablespoons of bacon fat into a large bowl. Gradually stir in 5 cups of whole wheat flour,
creating a stiff dough. Pinch off pieces of dough to roll into 2-inch balls. [Read more…]

Spinach Quiche Recipe

This is a very versatile recipe. You can add pretty much any vegetable you want and it will come out great. My favorite thing to do is use up left over vegetables, this way I’m not wasting any food but we’re also not eating the same old thing. I cook this in a cast iron skillet but you can transfer the mixture into a pie pan or even a baking dish.

Spinach Quiche
Ingredients

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup spinach
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup chopped onion
6 egg whites
3 eggs
2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil
1/3 cup shredded cheese of choice
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 350F.

*if using a pie pan or baking dish grease it

In a skillet heat the oil. Add onions and cook till just see through. Add mushrooms and spinach. Cook till spinach is wilted, it should only be five minutes tops if that at [Read more…]