Monday, October 23, 2023

Ways to Use Canned Crescent Rolls


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Saturday, October 8, 2022

Chicken Pot Pie Recipes


Chicken Pot Pie is one of our favorite meals, so I decided to compile a variety of recipes to make it easy to find the one that best suits your needs.  I will add more as I find them.  Keep checking back for new additions.

Easy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Homemade Spice, Seasoning and Gravy Mixes


The cost of everything is getting out of hand.  As a family on a fixed income we are coming up with different things to keep costs down to a minimum.  I don't think we are alone!

A great start is using our own spice, seasoning and gravy mixes.  I'll add to the list as I find articles and videos for a wide variety.

One Good Thing by Jillee has an excellent article.  Click here to go there.

Homemade seasoning mixes/taco, fiesta, onion soup mix 

10 Homemade Pantry Staples That Save Money

More to come!

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Grilled Pizza with Hot Sausage, Grilled Peppers and Onions and Oregano Ricotta


Since we subscribed to Discovery Plus, which I highly recommend, I have watched nothing but my favorite cooking shows.  I'm not fond of what the Food Network has become with all its games, challenges and silly shows . . . but with Discovery Plus, I can enjoy my cooking shows again.

In this episode, Chef Bobby Flay cooks an Italian feast for a group of firemen from the FDNY. He shops and cooks up some hot firehouse favorites, including this grilled pizza.






Basil Vinaigrette:


  1. Preheat a grill.
  2. Grill the sausage on both sides until golden brown and cooked through, about 10 minutes per side. Brush onions and peppers with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the onions and peppers until soft, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove the sausage from the grill and slice into 1/4-inch thick slices. Remove the onions, separate into rings, and roughly chop. Remove the peppers and slice into 1/8-inch thick slices.
  3. Heat grill to high. Brush dough with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and grill for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Turn over and grill for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the grill and place on a flat surface.
  4. Divide the fontina cheese among the 4 pizza rounds. Divide the sausage, onions and peppers over the cheese. Place the pizza on the grill, close the cover and grill until the cheese has melted, about 3 to 4 minutes. To finish in the oven, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Place the pizza on sheet pans and bake until the cheese has melted, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Mix together the ricotta, extra-virgin olive oil, and oregano in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Remove the pizzas from the oven and drizzle with Basil Vinaigrette. Top with dollops of the ricotta cheese mixture and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice and serve.

Basil Vinaigrette:

  1. Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, to taste.

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