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Easy Taco Loaf

Since my last meatloaf turned out so well, I decided to try something new again. I did this recipe a couple months ago and Peter has requested it every week or two since then. And as always it’s super easy, just get:

1/2 packet taco seasoning

1 egg

1 pound ground turkey

1/2 cup baby oatmeal (if you aren’t trying to get rid of a bunch of baby oatmeal, substitute bread crumbs and you’ll be just fine.)

1/3 cup of salsa

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Then shape into a loaf and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. When 10 minutes remains, pour the salsa on.




Brown Sugar Asparagus

This recipe literally could not be any easier. Or tastier. Sure, it takes a healthy vegetable and makes it… not healthy… but, I’m going to be making it again anyways! All you need is:

About a pound of asparagus

About 2 tbs of butter

About 2 tbs of brown sugar

In a skillet melt the butter with the brown sugar. Then toss in the asparagus (cut off the yucky woody ends first) and sauté them up a couple minutes until they are your desired texture.

The asparagus didn’t soak up all the liquid so I poured it right on top of the asparagus, and the potatoes we happened to be eating that night too. YUM!




Cuban Missile Crisis (Peter’s Drink Invention)

To say things have been crazy around here lately would be a monumental understatement. We have been so busy, but we’ve also been having a lot of fun and getting a lot of work done! As the weather gets nicer I expect life will become even more chaotic, but I truly can’t wait!

Summer time means longer days and sometimes after a long day I need to just have a drink and watch a little Netflix with Peter. Recently Peter made a concoction for me that he hoped would taste similar to a White Russian, one of my favorite drinks. He named it the Cuban Missile Crisis and I was so impressed with it I thought I should share it so that others can enjoy this tasty treat as they unwind.

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  • 1-2 shots of Bacardi
  • 2 shots of Bailey’s
  • 4 shots of whole milk

Shake and pour in a small glass over 3-4 ice cubes. Stir in 2 tsp of chocolate syrup. Enjoy!



Bbq Cheddar Pork Roast

After the success of my other pork loin experiment, I thought I’d try something similar with a totally different flavor. Another easy crock pot success. All you need is:

  • 24 ounce pork loin
  • 10 ounce of baby carrots
  • 4 white potatoes
  • 10.75 ounce cream off cheddar soup
  • 1/4 cup bbq sauce
  • 1/2 tsp of garlic

Cube potatoes then put everything in a crock pot and cook on low about 9 hours. Stir occasionally if you’re home.

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Buffalo Ranch Baked Chicken

Another super easy chicken recipe for you. All you need:

  • 1-1.5 pounds of chicken breast
  • 1/3 cup of ranch dressing
  • 1/2 tablespoon Frank’s red hot
  • 1 tablespoon of breadcrumbs
  • 1/8 cup of shredded cheese (any flavor will do, I used Mexican)

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Mix ranch and hot sauce and spread onto both sides of chicken. Put chicken on baking sheet and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove chicken, sprinkle with cheese and cook for another 7 minutes.



Easy Lemon Garlic Pork Roast

Recently I bought a pre-seasoned Hormel pork loin: lemon garlic flavored and made it into a crock pot roast. It was soooo yummy, I am upset I didn’t buy more while they were on sale. Here’s all you need:

24 oz lemon garlic pork loin

5 white potatoes

8 oz baby carrots

10.75 oz cream of cheddar soup

All you do is dice the potatoes, throw everything in the crock pot and cook on low 9 hours.

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If you can’t find a preseason pork loin, try the above recipe but add a little lemon juice and garlic seasoning.



Easy Italian Chicken Drumsticks

I haven’t been using crock pot much lately and I’ve missed it. So I brought it out and tried something new with chicken drumsticks last night. And I think it was pretty tasty. And, per usual, easy. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4lbs of chicken drumsticks
  • 2/3 cup Italian dressing
  • 1/4 cup miracle whip
  • Italian seasoning
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic salt

In the morning place chicken in crock pot and mix dressing and miracle whip. Pour over the chicken and then sprinkle it with Italian seasoning, black pepper and salt. Refrigerate until 4 hours before dinner. Cook on high for 4 hours.

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Parmesan Perch

My experimentation with seafood continues. This time: perch! I’ve never cooked with perch before and couldn’t remember if I’d ever eaten it. I liked it, but I admit it was fishier than I expected. For a milder fish taste I think this recipe would work equally well with tilapia.

I got my “base recipe” from Betty Crocker, and then made modifications. Here is all I used:

  • 1 pound of perch (divided into 4 pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon of lemon rosemary seasoning
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of melted butter

To make it simply:

  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Mix breadcrumbs, cheese, lemon rosemary seasoning and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Spread the melted butter onto the perch and then cover the perch in breadcrumb mixture.
  4. Put perch on baking sheet and bake for about 15-20 minutes.

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Hope you like it!


BBQ Garlic Salmon

Another easy seafood success, my hubby loved this one. All you need is:

  • 10 oz salmon
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1.5 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of bbq sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic

Preheat the oven to 450. Poke salmon filets with a fork a few times and then lightly salt and pepper them. Mix melted butter with bbq sauce and spread over the salmon. Top with garlic. Bake for about half an hour.

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Meat and Potato Bake

I got this recipe from food.com, and as always made my own modifications. For the original recipe, click here. For my version all you need is:

  • 1 lb turkey burger
  • 2/3 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1/4 cup of ketchup
  • A dash of salt and pepper
  • 14.75 ounce can of creamed corn
  • 2 cups of four cheese mashed potatoes

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the 1st 6 ingredients and pat into a baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes. Top with creamed corn and mashed potatoes. Cook 20 more minutes.