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24 November, 2013

Nachos

Nachos
Posted in : Dinner, Entertaining on by : Pamela Reynoso

  Tortilla Chips Enchilada Sause Refried Bean Cooked Taco Meat black olives Shreaded Cheese Cheddar Cheese Soup Jalapeños   I like to start with enchilada sauce. I drizzle it over the chips and them put them in the oven for about 10 minutes ate 375 degrees.  This dries them out a little so they aren’t
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24 November, 2013

Garlic Aioil

Garlic Aioil
Posted in : The Basics on by : Pamela Reynoso

.         Aioli is flavored mayo.  I have made my own mayo from scratch before but found that I could just add crushed galic to store bought and have the same yummy flavor with out all the fuss. What you need: 1 cup mayo 3-5 crushed garlic cloves. The amount of garlic
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24 November, 2013

Sliders

Sliders
Posted in : Dinner, Entertaining on by : Pamela Reynoso

.     There are so many different things that you can add to the basic hamburger mix to jazz it up.  Instead of topping off my burgers I like to add it to the mix. I find that it is less messy all around.  When adding cheese I cube it up and place it
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24 November, 2013

Sausages

Sausages
Posted in : Entertaining, Party Ideas on by : Pamela Reynoso

  . Recently we had a party at my mother’s house.  I didn’t want to put her out so I made all the food at my place. The problem, how to store it in my already stuffed fridge. Plastic bags! I precut all the ingredients and put them in plastic bags.  They took up very
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24 November, 2013

Flower Vases

Flower Vases
Posted in : Decorations, Entertaining on by : Pamela Reynoso

.     Sometimes when I entertain I don’t have enough vases for every table.  I saw this idea somewhere a long time ago and have used it every once in a while.  It is cheap and I can throw the cans away after if I want so I don’t have to fine storage for them.  
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23 November, 2013

Egg Cups

Egg Cups
Posted in : Breakfast, Entertaining on by : Pamela Reynoso

I saw a picture of this on the internet and was so excited and then so sad because there was no recipe or description.  Just the yummy picture, so once again my poor husband became the guinea pig.  I decided to use prosciutto, the picture I saw was ham I believe, but I didn’t have any
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23 November, 2013

Glazed Carrots

Glazed Carrots
Posted in : Dinner, Holidays, Side Dish on by : Pamela Reynoso

  . Glazed Carrots 3 cups sliced carrots water (enough to cover the carrots) 2 tablespoons butter 2-3 tablespoons sugar  I like to do these in a pan.  Place carrots in pan and just cover with water.  Boil until water is almost gone.  The carrots should be soft at this point, if they are not
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23 November, 2013

Southwestern Egg Rolls

Southwestern Egg Rolls
Posted in : Appetizers, Dinner on by : Pamela Reynoso

.     What You need: 1 can black beans 1 can black beans 1 can corn Cajun Seasoning Tortillas Shredded cheese Oil for frying Cut chicken onto chunks and cook. Add drained can of corn and black beans to pan and heat through.  Season with a Cajun seasoning to taste. Warm flour tortillas between
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19 November, 2013

Stuffing

Stuffing
Posted in : Dinner, Side Dish on by : Pamela Reynoso

. Stuffing.  It is a fairly straight forward thing to make.  I like to use a fancy box stuffing.  I cut up and sauté the  onions and celery a few days ahead to save time. On the day that I want to use them I heat up my homemade chicken stock and mix everything together
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17 November, 2013

Corn Bread Soufflé

Posted in : Dinner on by : Pamela Reynoso

This soufflé came to me from my friend Jill, who does not cook at all.  It is really simple and yummy. So …. What you Need: Corn Bread Mix 1 tub sour cream 1 can creamed corn 1 stick melted butter So….  totally ignore the box directions.  Mix all the ingredients together. Put in an
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17 November, 2013

Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti Sauce
Posted in : The Basics on by : Pamela Reynoso

.   I have yet to find a spaghetti sauce that I like.  They are either to sweet or have to much sodium in them.  My homemade sauce it easy to make and freezes nicely.  I store 1 cup servings in zip lock backs for easy use. 1 cup servings work for us because it
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17 November, 2013

Chicken Stock

Chicken Stock
Posted in : Freezer Friendly, The Basics on by : Pamela Reynoso

.     Chicken stock is a basic  staple in my freezer. My mother and grandmother got me hooked on homemade stock.  There is really nothing like it.  Once you make this you wont go back to store bought. There are many different ways to start. I have seen chefs use whole chickens, which I
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16 November, 2013

Roasted Garlic Salad Dressing

Roasted Garlic Salad Dressing
Posted in : Make Ahead on by : Pamela Reynoso

Roasted Garlic has a lot of uses at my house.  I like to use it in mashed potatoes, crushed on toast as an appetizer, and in salad dressings. It can be used in soups, gravy, in grilled cheese, on pizza, mixed in veggies, stirred into butter, or added to salads Basically, anywhere that you would use
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15 November, 2013

Onions

Onions
Posted in : Make Ahead, Party Ideas, The Basics on by : Pamela Reynoso

I really love onions. Unfortunately, my husband does not.  I really feel that they add a lot of flavor and depth to my dishes. My husband, while he can tolerate them  when they are cooked in dishes and I leave then in big enough pieces so he can pick them out, he has a hard
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13 November, 2013

Ham and Broccoli Quiche

Ham and Broccoli Quiche
Posted in : Breakfast, Dinner on by : Pamela Reynoso

This is so yummy and easy.  The pictures do not do it justice.  This is another of my recipes that I prep ahead.  Sometime I wonder how I would make it through the day without  prep aheads.  Now don’t get me wrong, I am not all the organized, but for some reason I can usually
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