Sunday, February 26, 2006

Swiss Steak

1 onion
1 bell pepper
Beef cube steak
Large can diced tomatoes (plain or use your favorite flavored variety)

(I prepare this meal in an electric skillet.)

Chop onion and bell pepper, set aside.

Salt and pepper desired amount of beef cube steak. Flour and brown in a few tablespoons of hot grease. Do not cook until done. Remove from skillet and set aside.

Remove all but 1 Tblsp. of grease (approx.). Just enough grease to saute onion and bell pepper until tender.
Add steak back into skillet.
Pour can tomatoes over everything. Reduce heat to low/simmer setting, cover, cook for 20 minutes. Turning steaks once or twice. (Gently...they tend to be so tender they fall apart.)

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Enchilada Casserole

1 lb hamburger
1 onion chopped
8 oz cheddar cheese grated (I prefer shredded Mexican blend in the bag)
1 can mild enchilada sauce
1 can cream mushroom soup
corn tortillas

Brown hamburger and onion. Drain.
Add chilies, sauce, soup. Heat til bubbly. Set aside.
Layer in 8x8 baking dish:
~meat sauce
Repeat until everything has been used. I only have enough for 2 layers of each. (But I also use a 9x13 dish.)
Bake at 375 until cheese is melted and dish is bubbly. Remove and let set for 15 minutes.

This recipe can easily be spiced up to suit hotter taste buds.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Recipe from February 13, 2006

This week I'm sharing a homemade spaghetti sauce recipe. It is super easy and soooo good. This recipe makes enough for us to have spaghetti the first nite, and use the rest for a lasagna the next.

Spaghetti Sauce

1-2 lbs hamburger, browned and drained
1 12oz can tomato paste
3 16oz cans tomato sauce
5 Tbsp parsley
5 tsp basil
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp oregano
2 Tbsp onion flakes
2 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar

Simmer ingredients together in large pot for 15 minutes.

Recipe from February 05, 2006

Easy Chicken Alfredo

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper chicken. Flour and brown in about 4 Tblsp of oil. When they are golden brown, place in a baking dish.

3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped very fine
1 Tblsp finely chopped onion
After you remove chicken from skillet, saute garlic and onion for about 2 minutes on med-high heat.

Add to the sauteed stuff:
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1/3 cup parmesian cheese
1/2 tsp coarse black pepper

Stir this mixture like gravy, until it starts to thicken a bit. Pour mixture over chicken.

Place in 350 preheated oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked thoroughly.

(I serve mine with egg noodles and a veggie. Very yummy!)

Monday, February 13, 2006


I have come full circle. I wish I still had my first blogger blog. That was...probably 6 years ago I guess. It would make for interesting reading! Boy...6 years ago. And here I am again. Hmph!

I decided to start this blog as a nice home for Recipe Swap Sunday. In time it might evolve into more diverse content. For craft obsessions. :) But for now I'm thinking it will be recipes. I'll move the xanga posts over here later.

I still want to make a list of recipe swappers in the sidebar. To make for easy surfing and swapping. So please leave a comment w/your URL if you'd like to be listed. Thanks!