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)”

Fish Taco Sauce

4 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup Mayonnaise (Duke’s preferred) 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons dill pickle juice 1 tablespoon sriracha 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin Directions: Stir all ingredients together with a whisk or fork. If time allows, refrigerate forContinue reading “Fish Taco Sauce”

Italian Herb Pizza Dough (Bread Machine)

2-1/4 teaspoons (1 package) dried yeast 3 cups bread flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning (or 1 tablespoon oregano and 1 tablespoon basil) 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup and 2 tablespoons luke-warm water Directions: In a small mixing bowl, whisk togetherContinue reading “Italian Herb Pizza Dough (Bread Machine)”

Sausage & Potato Soup

2 lbs Tennessee Pride Hot Country Sausage 5 lbs red potatoes, cut into roughly 1-inch chunks 2 large sweet onions, chopped 3 quarts (12 cups) water 1 quart (4 cups) whole milk 1 lb sharp cheddar cheese 12 chicken bullion cubes 3 tablespoons dried chives 3 tablespoons dried celery flakes 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoonContinue reading “Sausage & Potato Soup”

Savory Baked Chicken Breasts

3 to 4 chicken breasts, trimmed and pounded to approximately 3/4 inch thick Kinder’s Buttery Steakhouse Rub (2 to 3 tablespoons) Chili Powder or Paprika or Ground Cheyenne Pepper (1 to 2 teaspoons) Cooking Oil, high smoke-point Directions: Preheat oven to 450 deg F. Pour oil evenly in 9×13 inch casserole dish. Place chicken inContinue reading “Savory Baked Chicken Breasts”

Breakfast Croissants

3 cans croissant dough (8 per can; 24 total) 24 small breakfast sausage links, frozen 12 eggs, scrambled 4 ounces Colby Jack cheese, grated 3 slices American cheese, halved 2 tablespoons dried chives, chopped 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons butter, melted Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F. Place sausages evenly (inContinue reading “Breakfast Croissants”

Jambalaya

2 chicken breasts, beaten (tenderized) & cubed 14 ounces (1 package) smoked sausage, sliced into 1/4 inch thick pieces 28 ounces salad shrimp (pre-cooked, frozen; do not thaw) 1 onion, diced 4 teaspoons garlic, minced 1 can (14.5 ounces) tomato, crushed 1/2 pound green peas, frozen 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoonContinue reading “Jambalaya”

Green Peas

1 can (14.5 oz) green peas 3/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon butter or margarine If you have it (#1): 1/2 small onion Another 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vegetable oil If you have it (#2): 1/2 can (4 ounce can; using 2 ounces) mushroom pieces and stems Another 1/8 teaspoon saltContinue reading “Green Peas”