Slow Cooker Potato Soup

This recipe seems like a lot, but it serves roughly 6 to 8 people (or, as we used it, 4 people twice). We made some homemade bread-maker white bread for the first meal and sweet cornbread for the second, and both went very well with the dish. Everyone (old folks, teenagers, and even my 1-year-oldContinue reading “Slow Cooker Potato Soup”

Green Beans (baby food)

1 can (14.5 ounces) green beans 1 cube chicken bullion 2 to 3 ounces breast milk or formula Optional: 1/8 teaspoon black pepper Directions: Place green beans, bullion, and optional black pepper into a 2-quart pot. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool slightly. Place all ingredients into a blender; blend until smooth.Continue reading “Green Beans (baby food)”

Peanut Butter & Grits

(Being a southerner myself, I know that this just sounds wrong. However, my 1-year-old son has an iron deficiency, and grits and peanut butter are both good sources of iron, so I decided to see what would happen if I combined them. Amazingly, it turned out really good. It tastes like a less-sweet version ofContinue reading “Peanut Butter & Grits”

Air Fryer Cooking Chart

(This is the cooking chart from the Quick Start Guide for the Ninja Foodi 2-Basket Air Fryer.) Food Amount Temp Single Dual Oil? Prep Asparagus 1 bunch 390 F 8-12 min 20-25 min 2 tsp Whole, trimmed Bacon 3 strips 350 F 8-10 min 9-12 min None Cut in half Beets 6-7 small 390 FContinue reading “Air Fryer Cooking Chart”

Peanut Butter Pie

9-inch prepared graham cracker pie crust 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1/3 cup confectioners sugar 8 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed Optional: Chocolate-covered peanut butter cups (broken up into medium-sized pieces) or chocolate chips Directions: In a bowl, add cream cheese, confectioners sugar, and peanut butter; mix well. Fold whippedContinue reading “Peanut Butter Pie”

Cajun Chicken (or Shrimp) Alfredo

2 large chicken breasts (or 1 pound shrimp, peeled and de-veined) 1 to 2 jars (15 ounce) alfredo sauce 1 pound package fettucine noodles 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon and 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning, separated Directions: Cook noodles according to the instructions on the box. (Note: You want theContinue reading “Cajun Chicken (or Shrimp) Alfredo”

Pizza Sticks (Sausage)

1/2 pound bulk sausage 1 can pre-made pizza dough 8 mozzarella sticks (low moisture) 1 egg, scrambled Italian Seasoning dry mix Parmesan cheese Directions: Brown and drain sausage. (When scrambling, the pieces should be pretty small to prevent breaking the dough later. If not using Italian sausage, you may want to also add some ItalianContinue reading “Pizza Sticks (Sausage)”

Pizza Sticks (Pepperoni)

1 small package pepperoni 1 can pre-made pizza dough 8 mozzarella sticks (low moisture) 1 egg, scrambled Italian Seasoning dry mix Parmesan cheese Directions: Remove pizza dough from can, and cut into 8 equal pieces. Place 7 to 10 slices of pepperoni on each piece of pizza dough. For each piece of dough, wrap theContinue reading “Pizza Sticks (Pepperoni)”