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Kool-aid Pie

🎵I say kool-aid you say pie: kool-aid. .. kool-aid. ..:-D

My family loves this pie. It is so easy. And there’s no baking involved! My mother gave it to me from a newspaper clipping years ago and it’s our go-to pie during the summer. Onward

Kool-aid Pie

  • 1 pk your favorite kool-aid flavor
  • I 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 8oz container of whip cream
  • 1 9-inch graham pie crust

Combine the first 3 ingredients and beat until well blended. Pour into pie crust. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.  Optional topping: fruit, or whipped cream or both!

Enjoy! I hope you give it a whirl and tell me all about it!

Have you made it before? If so, what’s your favorite flavor?

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Have you ever had Baked Tacos?

I’ve been making baked tacos for awhile now it never occurred to me that y’all might not have had baked tacos! While I love all things mexican inspired these my dear are not. Mexican tacos are far from what I’ve grown up eating. I’ve had authentic tacos and they’re delicious! Anywho, back to what I’s sayin’. These baked tacos were given a 2 thumbs up by my pickiest eater. He says theys best tacos he’s ever had. (He’s never eaten tacos before because he doesn’t like his food touching). So, I make these at least once a week or if we deem it a Tuesday for Tacos! Onwards

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Here’s what you need:

  • 12 ct crispy taco shells
  • 1 lb ground turkey or beef
  • 1pkt of taco seasoning
  • 8 oz block of cheese
  • 1 16oz can refried beans
  • 13 x 9 baking dish

In a skillet cook ground meat until done (I don’t drain but you’re welcome to). Meanwhile, shred the cheese. To the meat, add taco seasoning & simmer for about 5 minutes. Add refried beans simmer another 5 minutes.

Divide the meat mixture into the shells and line’em up in the baking dish. Top with the cheese and bake for 10 minutes.

Serve with your choice of toppings: sour cream, avocado, salsa or anything!! Sometimes I make homemade mexican rice to go along with it.

I hope you give’em a try and tell me what you think!

Until next time. . .

P.S. the tacos were getting devoured while I was trying to take a picture 😀

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Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!

I love chicken! Baked, fried, grilled, bar-b-que,  it doesn’t matter how it’s cooked I love chicken!  So I have another recipe fer ya! I love experimenting with food and coming up with some easy but tasty meals. Especially one-pot-meals. My favorite cut of chicken meat has always been the thigh. It’s so flavorful! So without further adieu…

One pot chicken meal

  • 6-8 bone-in, skin on, chicken thighs
  • Small bag of baby carrots
  • 6-8 red potatoes, halved
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup of chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp butter

In a good size pan, melt butter on med high heat. Place chicken thighs in melted butter, cover, and let’em cook on both sides until lightly browned. Once that’s done put in the rest of ingredients. Now, you can do those seasonings to your taste. I usually give the bottles a few shakes each! Bring broth to a boil then put heat on low and simmer until chicken is done and potatoes and carrots are tender, about 35-45 minutes. Voila!

You can do just about anything in a one pot meal. I’ve done enchiladas, on stove top, and in one pan. I don’t like turnin on the oven if I can help it! 😉

Until next time…

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Easiest Homemade Chicken & Rice

I was trying to figure out what to make for supper and as I was looking through my freezer and my cupboard I found some chicken thighs and brown rice so I decided I’d make chicken and rice, which is my boys’ favorite meal. Even my picky eater loves it!

  • 1 cup of brown rice
  • TBSP Butter
  • 1 tsp Salt.(For flavor I used Garlic Salt)
  • 1 tsp of Onion Powder
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs, thawed
  • 2 cans of chicken broth
  • 1 can cream of celery soup

In a big pot put the rice, butter, salt, onion powder, chicken, and broth in the pot. Bring to a boil on med-high heat then put a lid on the pot, turn heat to low and simmer for about 45 – 50 minutes or until rice is cooked. The chicken will cook along with the rice. Once done stir in the soup and simmer for another 5 or so minutes. Serve with your favorite flavors!

I like to add my favorite salsa verde and a little sour cream in my chicken & rice. Of course the boys like theirs just as it is!

If you give it a try let me know what you think and if you changed it up!

Until next time…

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Not Another Tator Tot Casserole!

Yes another one! But this one is special because I made it special for a special guy! Sadly, I have an extremely picky eater. I have no idea why because me or his dad are not. So here ya go, my take on the old go-to

  • 1lb of ground meat (turkey, chicken, pork or beef)
  • 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
  • Small bag of tator tots
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce (I say horsey sauce lol)
  • Whatever seasonings you like

Instructions: Preheat oven 425

Cook meat until done. Drain if you must (I don’t). Add the soup, Worcestershire sauce, and whatever seasonings you like. Simmer for about 3-5 mins.

Place meat mixture in a 9×13 baking dish. Place in single layer the tots. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the tots are cooked how you like. I like mine a bit crispy so I do about 10 more mins. Up to you though.

*Note: sometimes I add fresh mushrooms to the ground meat while it’s cooking. They get small enough that my picky eater doesn’t realize they’re there.

*Note #2: Add vegetables to the mixture while it’s simmering if you like’em

If you do make it let me know if you liked it and what you did to make it your own.

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I have a secret…

I have a secret- a secret salsa! Wait, if I tell you the secret it wouldn’t be a secret anymore ha ha! Na, it’s not really a secret it’s just how I make salsa. I make it different each time so, if you’d like to know more keep on readin!

I mostly eyeball everything so it’s up to you how you want to make this.

2 cans (14oz) of diced tomatoes. Home canned is even better!

Half of a medium white onion chopped

Pickled jalapenos to taste. Fresh is better here as well.

Tablespoon of cumin

Teaspoon of chili powder

Teaspoon of paprika

Teaspoon of garlic powder

Tablespoon or so of dried cilantro (I don’t use fresh enough before it goes bad)

1/2 Teaspoon of Dried Oregano

Black Pepper (I don’t use salt because of the already salty tortilla chips)

In a blender, pour in the tomatoes first then the rest of the ingredients. Pulse 3 -5 times depending on how thin you like your salsa.

Serve in a bowl of your choice along with some tortilla chips or in the words of my husband tortiLLa chips, sounding out the L’s!

If you like this and you make this let me know how you like it. Did you change it up or add or take away to make it your own?