Chicken Marinara

Ingredients: 2 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes14 ounces water5 garlic cloves3 tablespoons tomato paste1 tablespoon dried basil1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts2 tablespoons olive oilsalt and pepper1 large yellow onions, sliced (optional)1 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)parmesan cheese (optional)1/4 cup red wine (optional)16 ounces pasta ( spaghetti, angel hair, penne, etc) Directions: Saute garlic in...

Mini’s Green Beans

Ingredients: 4 slices bacon, chopped1 medium onions, chopped2 lbs fresh green beans, cleaned and snapped. ( or two packs pre-cut works too!)1 (1 1/4 ounce) packages Lipton Beef and Onion Soup mixpepper, I use tonsgarlic saltwater Directions: In 5 QT stock pot, Sautee bacon.When bacon begins to brown add onion and cook till onion...

Redneck Club Sandwich

Ingredients: 3 slices Texas toast thick bread or 3 slices bread, of choicelettuce4 fried green tomatoes1 slice American cheese2 -3 slices deli turkey3 slices cooked bacon Directions: Beginning with one piece of bread, add a leaf of lettuce, 3 bacon slices and two of the fried green tomatoes.Top that with another piece of bread,...

Aunt Aileen’s Ratatouille

Ingredients: 4 Italian sausages4 tablespoons olive oil1 large onions, sliced2 garlic cloves, finely chopped1 large green peppers, cubed1 large red peppers, cubed1 medium eggplants, peeled, cut into bite-sized cubes2 medium zucchini, halved, sliced1 bay leaves, crushed1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped1 tablespoon basil1/2 teaspoon thyme2 -3 fresh tomatoes, cut in 1-inch cubesshredded mozzarella cheese...

Wacky Cake

Ingredients: 3 cups flour2 cups sugar6 tablespoons cocoa ( Hershey is best)2 teaspoons baking soda1 teaspoon salt3/4 cup vegetable oil2 tablespoons vinegar2 teaspoons vanilla2 cups tap water Directions: Place all dry ingredients in mixer bowl.Blend slowly.Add rest of ingredients.Mix very slowly to start then mix well.9×13 cake pan.Bake at 350 degrees for 30 mins....

Armenian Stuffed Grape Leaves

Ingredients: 1 cup rice ( I use Carolina for this recipe)4 cups chopped onions1/2 cup olive oil1 tablespoon chopped parsley2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill1 teaspoon mint2 teaspoons salt1 teaspoon paprika1/2 teaspoon allspice1/4 cup dried currants1/4 cup pine nuts50 grape leaves ( jar or fresh)2 lemons Directions: Saute onions in olive oil until soft, not...

Nassau Grits

Ingredients: 1/2 lb bacon, diced1 1/2 cups finely chopped ham2 medium onions, chopped2 small green bell peppers, chopped1 1/2 cups uncooked white grits8 fresh tomatoes, chopped Directions: Fry bacon, drain and set aside.Saute ham in bacon grease about ten minutes. Add onions and peppers to ham, and saute ten more minutes.Cook grits according to...

Brown Rice Pilaf

Ingredients: 4 cups brown rice, cooked1 large onions, chopped1 tablespoon butter Directions: Prepare the brown rice according to package directions.Chop 1 large onion. In medium nonstick skillet cook onion in 1 tablespoon butter until softened. Stir in rice. Servings: 8 Time preparation: 20 min. Time total: 80 min. Favorite...

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs baking potatoes1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil3/4 cup white onions, chopped2 garlic cloves, minced1 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth1 1/2 cups reduced-fat milk1/2 teaspoon coarse salt1 pinch fresh ground black pepper1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream2 slices turkey bacon, cooked and chopped2 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded1/2 cup green onions, sliced Directions:...