Friday, June 29, 2012

Yummy Homemade Pepperoni Pizza


3 cups Flour

1 tsp salt
1 pkg yeast
Vegetable oil
Pizza Sauce (I prefer Contadina)
Mozzarella (I prefer the Kraft mozzarella with Philadelphia)
Shredded Parmesan


Preheat oven to 425 and oil a cookie sheet or two round pizza pans
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Follow instructions on package
Combine salt and flour
Add yeast 
Add water should be around 1 cup.  Add slowly and just enough to form a nice bowl of dough. 
Put into a lightly oil bowl with vegetable oil and cover with a tea towel.
Let it rise one it has spread dough in cookie sheet or 2 round pizza pans
Cover and let rise again
When it has risen add pizza sauce (add to your taste)
Sprinkle top of sauce with Basil and Oregano
Cover with mozzarella cheese
Then add pepperoni
Sprinkle top with Shredded Parmesan
Bake for about 20 minutes or until bottom crust is golden brown

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Brown Sugar and Spice Rubbed Grilled Chicken!


4 Tbs Brown Sugar

2 Tbs Paprika
4 Tsp Onion Powder
1 1/2 tsp Seasoned Salt
1 1/2 tsp Salt
2 Tsp Chili Powder
2 Tsp Black Pepper
6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast


 Preheat grill
Mix brown sugar and seasoning in a resealable plastic bag
Place one chicken breast at a time and shake to coat
Spray both sides with cooking spray
Grill chicken turning often to avoid burning brown sugar
Grill until chicken reaches internal temperature of 170 degrees F

Savory Herb and Garlic Shrimp


1 stick of butter

1 lemon or lime sliced
1 packet of Good Season herb and garlic 
16 oz Fresh Shrimp cleaned and deveined


Preheat oven to 400 F
Melt a stick of butter
Place sliced lime layered on top of butter
Then place fresh shrimp on top
Then sprinkle one packet of  Good Season herb and garlic 
Bake for 12 minutes

Cake Batter Cookies


1 (18.25 oz.) box cake mix

1 tsp. baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped Macadamia Nuts
1 tsp Vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 F spray bottom of cookie sheets with baking spray (Baker's Joy or your favorite)
In a medium bowl mix together the cake mix and baking powder
Add eggs and vegetable oil, mix well
Stir in chocolate chips and macadamia nuts
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet
Bake for 9-10 minutes
Allow cookies to cool for about 5 minutes before transferring to cooling racks

Tasty Chicken Tacos


5-7 Servings

1 Whole Chicken
2 tbsp Knorr's Chicken Bullion
Fajita Seasoning
1 pkg Corn Tortillas
Vegetable Oil
1 pkg Colby or Monterrey Jack Shredded Cheese
Sour Cream

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Put chicken in stock pot with water.  Use enough water to cover the chicken  
  3. Bring to a boil and add Knorr's 
  4. Cook until cooked thoroughly 
  5. Shred chicken.  Discarding fat, skin, and bones
  6. Heat about 1/2 cup of vegetable oil over medium heat
  7. Drop one drop of water to make sure it is hot enough to fry
  8. Carefully add tortilla folded in taco shape.  Use tongs to hold up the other half while you fry flip over and cook until golden.  Make sure you use tong to hold up the end not in the oil every time
  9. Set on paper towels to drain wipe off excess oil in tortilla with paper towel
  10. After completing tortillas add 2 tbsp of vegetable oil to skillet
  11. When heated add chicken and fajita seasoning (season to taste) and 2 tbsp of chicken stock 
  12. Stuff tortillas with chicken and cheese
  13. Place on baking sheet cook just long enough to melt the cheese
  14. Add lettuce, tomato, sour cream, guacamole

Strawberry JELL-O Cake


Yellow or White Cake Mix

Vegetable Oil
3 oz Strawberry Jello
Instant Vanilla Pudding


Make the cake in a 13x9 glass cake pan.  Follow the directions for the cake.

Cool the cake in the pan 
Bring 1 cup of water to boil  
Take off heat add the jello mix and stir until completely dissolved
Add 3-4 ice cubes and continue to stir until melted
Cool jello until about room temperature
Use the end of wooden spoon to make holes in the cake in an even pattern with space in between holes 
Pour the Jello over the cake evenly
Place in fridge to cool completely
Make the instant pudding following the directions
Spread the pudding over the top of cake and refrigerate for a minimum of a couple hours before serving

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Marie's Easy Pasta Salad


3/4 cup whole Green Olives
1 6 oz can black olives 
1 box of your favorite trio Italiano pasta 
1/2 cup cubed Cheddar cheese or crumbled Feta cheese  
3/4 cup cubed Italian Dry Salami
3/4 to 1 cup of greek or Italian dressing
20 slices of Pepperoni 
Shredded Parmesan 

Cook Pasta according to directions
Then drain pasta and put in cold water 
After pasta is cooled drain pasta again
Then drain olives
Cube salami and cheese
Mix all ingredients 
Slowly add dressing while mixing careful not to drown the pasta.
Finally top with shredded Parmesan

Pepperoni Stuffed Chicken


6 Boneless Skinless chicken breast.

2 Eggs
1 cup Flour
1 box Panko Italian flavored bread crumbs
6 slices of provolone or Cheddar Cheese 
1 package of pepperoni or ham
Vegetable Oil


Preheat oven to 350

Rinse and drain the chicken, then beat with mallet.
Place 6-7 slices of pepperoni and 1 slice of provolone on the chicken.  Then Fold the chicken over and we use a toothpick to hold together.
Set up 3 pie dishes or bowls in a row.  One with flour seasoned with salt and pepper, the next having two beaten eggs and the third with the panko bread crumbs. 
Dip the chicken in the seasoned flour, shaking off the excess flour,  then dip in the egg, and finally dip in the panko bread crumbs.
Heat oil then place chicken in oil and continue to fast fry until golden brown.  Once golden brown flip over so both sides are nice and golden brown.
Then place on a racked pan.  Cook for about 20 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.
You can eat as is or you can top with your favorite spaghetti sauce.  

Monday, June 25, 2012

Heavenly Banana Nut Bread!


2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Salt
2 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 cup (2 sticks) Butter room temperature
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Light Brown Sugar
4 Bananas
4 Eggs beaten
1 cup Pecans
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
2 tsp Sour Cream
2 tsp Cinnamon
Baking Spray

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9x5 loaf pans with Bakers Joy (or your favorite baking spray) 

Sift the flour, salt and baking soda into a large bowl. In another bowl, mix together the room temperature butter and sugar until smooth. Stir in the bananas, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla, sour cream and pecans until well blended. Then slowly stir in dry ingredients and stir just until blended. Divide the batter evenly between the two loaf pans. 

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the crown of the loaf comes out clean. Let the loaves cool in the pans for 5 minutes, then put loaves onto a cooling rack, and cool completely. Wrap in aluminum foil this will help keep in the moisture. Refrigerate the loaves for a couple hours before serving.

Rhondy's Quick And Easy Double Decker Tacos With Spanish Rice

For The Tacos

Makes about 7-8 tacos.

1.5lbs Ground Beef- Season your beef with your favorite seasoning or a taco packet seasoning, I always use a seasoning called Fajita Seasoning ( I love it on almost everything).

Shredded Cheese - Your preferred kind, We used Colby.
Taco Shells - Any kind , I used the Stand and Stuff ones.
Flour Tortillas- I used Sarita's
1 can of Refried Beans- I like Bush's Refried Beans
Lettuce - Chopped
Tomato- Diced
Sour Cream
For the Rice
Makes about 4-6 servings of rice.

Long Grain Rice - 1 cup or less, just spread it out enough to cover the pan

1 1/2 tablespoons tomato & chicken bouillon (Knorr brand, "Caldo de Tomato con Sabor de Pollo
2 cups of water
Any kind of oil - 2 tsp I used vegetable oil
Garlic Powder - 2 tsp or to taste
Onion Powder - 1 tsp to taste
Comino/Cumin Seasoning - Just a little Sprinkle

Preheat oven to 400 Degrees.

In a large skillet , you would brown the ground beef and season as you are browning it with your preferred seasoning.

While that is browning you would start the rice, you would put the Oil in the pan that is at a medium to high heat. Wait until the oil is warmed and put in your rice and you would stir the rice until it is a light golden brown. Then you would add most of your water, leave about a 1/2 cup remaining. Put in your seasonings for the rice and stir. Cook uncovered on medium heat until water is evaporated, stir the rice. Put the rest of the water and turn heat down to low to medium heat. After the water has evaporated again stir the rice and turn off the heat and put on a cool burner and put a lid to keep warm.

After the beef has finished browning you would leave the oils from the meat and put your can of refried beans in there and put salt to your taste and cook that until it is fully heated.

While the rice is still cooking and the beans are almost done, Heat up your flour tortillas by doing them one by on in a pan or you can put them in a pan and stick them in the oven for 4-5 minutes.

While those are in the oven you would put the beef and cheese in the taco shells, then take out the flour tortillas and then put the tacos in the oven until the cheese is melted. While you are waiting for the cheese to melt, spread the beans in the flour tortillas all around the flour tortilla. Then take out the tacos out of the oven and combine the flour tortilla by sticking the taco in the middle of the flour tortilla and pushing them together. Then you would fix your tacos with your preferred toppings. Then it is ready to serve, hope you enjoy!