Wednesday, May 20, 2009


1 lb ground beef
2 TBSP fajita seasoning
2 TBSP water
4 TBSP salsa
Scoops chips
lettuce, cheese, salsa and sour cream

Brown and drain beef. Stir in water, fajita seasoning, and salsa. Cook an additional 3 minutes. Place scoops on serving plate. Spoon meat filling into each and top with lettuce, cheese, salsa and sour cream (or toppings of your choice). Enjoy!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Grilled Salmon

Salmon Fillet (I have been enjoying Costco/Sams Club individually frozen fillets)
Mc Cormick Montreal Steak Seasoning
Honey Butter (yes I know not as common outside of Utah)

Preheat Grill (I cook on Geroge Foreman Grill)
Place salmon down apply honey butter & sprinkle seasoning
when ready ... flip over and apply more honey butter and seasoning....
Cook until done

Strawberry Dessert Pizza

(Made this last summer and loved it)

For Crust:
1/2 pound (2 sticks/1 cup/8 oz/226 g) unsalted butter
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

For Topping:
8 oz. package cream cheese
1/4 cup strawberry puree (about 4 fresh very large strawberries pureed in a blender)
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 pints fresh strawberries (medium to large size strawberries)

For Glaze: (optional)
1 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon water

For Garnish: (optional)
Mint Sprigs

For Crust:
Cream together butter and sugar with a mixer until fluffy; add egg, baking powder, salt and vanilla till mixture is smooth; add flour and mix till a smooth dough is formed. Place finished dough in between two sheet of wax paper and refrigerate for about 20 minutes.

Remove from refrigerator and roll the dough out to about a 1/4 inch thickness and in a round shape. Place the dough in a greased 12 inch pizza pan and bake in a preheated 350 degree F (180 C) oven for 25 minutes or until crust is a light brown. Cool completely.

For Topping:
Combine cream cheese, puree, honey, and sugar until smooth. Spread evenly over the cooled cookie crust, leaving a 1/2 inch border uncovered. Place whole strawberries around the outside border and use sliced berries to fill in the middle of the pizza. Garnish with mint sprigs.

To Make Glaze:
Combine honey and water and brush over the top of finished pizza.

Makes 8-10 servings.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Apple Pear Pie

(made this last night and really enjoyed it with ice cream)
(I added in a dash of cinnamon to the filling)
1 pound pears canned or fresh sliced (depending on the size of pan I used about 4 pears)
5 large apples cortland (or other baking apple), sliced (depending on the size of pan I used about 4 apples... I actually didn't even peel them)
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour, all-purpose

1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup flour, all-purpose
1 cup brown sugar
8 tablespoons butter
1 cup nuts chopped

Combine all ingredients and turn into an unbaked pie shell.

TOPPING: Combine and sprinkle over filling.

Bake 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes or until apples are soft.

Cool to room temperature and serve. (I especially love this pie served refrigerated.

Best if made the day before. It will cut beautifully.

Beef Stew

2 lbs. beef cubes ( I often use a lot less and cut up real small)
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 cups beef broth - if you use beef bouillon cubes add water
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 or 2 cloves garlic
1 tsp. paprika
4 carrots, sliced
3 potatoes, diced
2 onions, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 can of tomato soup
1 can mushroom soup

Put meat in crock pot, mix flour, salt & pepper, and pour over meat. Stir to coat meat with flour. Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix well. Cover & cook on Low 10 to 12 hours. Stir thoroughly before serving. You can also cook on stove top for a lot less time. Cook till meat is tender.