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)”

Broth Drinks

These are perfect for times when you’re feeling sick or just need a little boost. I’ve also found that they are great for controlling the urge to snack between meals. They’re only 10 to 16 calories each and take 2 minutes to heat in the microwave. Stir until the bullion cubes dissolve, and if youContinue reading “Broth Drinks”

Beef & Vegetable Stew

4 to 5 lbs beef stew meat 1 large sweet onion, chopped 4 (14.5 oz) cans stewed tomatoes 2 (14.5 oz) cans green beans 2 (14.5 oz) cans corn 2 (14.5 oz) cans red kidney beans 1 lb baby carrots 1 lb frozen okra 1 lb frozen peas 2 tablespoons salt 2 teaspoons black pepperContinue reading “Beef & Vegetable Stew”

No-Knead Bread

3 cups all-purpose or bread flour plus extra 1/4 teaspoon yeast 1 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups very hot water Directions: Add flour, yeast, and salt to large mixing bowl; whisk together. Add water, and fold mixture together with spatula. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Let sit on counter top 3 to 5 hours. UncoverContinue reading “No-Knead Bread”

Fried Chicken

6 lbs chicken, thighs and/or drumsticks 2 to 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup paprika 2 to 3 tablespoons seasoned salt 1 to 2 teaspoons coarse black pepper 2 large eggs 1 to 1-1/2 quarts and 1/4 cup water, separated 3 tablespoons table salt 1/4 cup granulated or brown sugar 2 to 3 quarts cookingContinue reading “Fried Chicken”

Beef in Brown Gravy

3 lbs stew meat or beef tips 2 medium onions (sweet yellow recommended), roughly chopped 2 lbs frozen peas 3 (0.87 oz/24 g) packages McCormick Brown Gravy mix 8 beef bullion cubes 1 to 2 teaspoons coarse black pepper 2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2-1/2 to 3 cups water Directions: Turn Instant Pot toContinue reading “Beef in Brown Gravy”

Perfect Pulled Chicken

4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, trimmed 9 chicken bullion cubes 2 cups water Directions: Turn Instant Pot to Saute. Add water and bullion cubes. Heat until cubes dissolve completely. Add chicken breasts whole in a single layer. Set pressure to high, cook for 35 minutes (after pressurized). Drain 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 cups of juicesContinue reading “Perfect Pulled Chicken”