My Mama’s Meatloaf

I grew up thinking my mama made the best meatloaf.  She didn’t measure; she just dumped and added ingredients until they looked right.  One day in exasperation, I stood beside her and measured before I allowed her to dump so I could get her recipe.  Some time later, she put her recipe into her hand-written notebook. When hamburger is on sale, I buy it in bulk.  Then I come home and mix up two or … Read more

Homemade Tortillas and Quesadillas

I used to purchase Tortillas in the grocery store.  Not anymore! This recipe is the bomb.  I texted a friend who was visiting friends in Texas.  In a few minutes, she had sent me a recipe. “I don’t usually use a recipe, but this looks like what I make,” she said. The Tortillas It comes from the cookbook Savour Belize and the author is Mrs. Zelah Kropf. There are no directions for this recipe, so I had … Read more

Texas Hash

  You can fix this recipe to suit the size of your crowd and the likes of their palettes.  Some like it spicy, and some don’t. So just adjust the seasonings and the taste to suit yourself and your gang.  This is a one dish meal and you can finish it on top of the stove or let it bake in the oven.  You choose. You’ll need onions, peppers, olive oil, canned tomatoes, uncooked rice, … Read more

Easy Oven Baked Chicken

This dish evolved over the years and I can’t tell you where I got it from originally.   I like this recipe because it goes well with any type of chicken: leg quarters, breasts, thighs, drumsticks, or nugget-sized pieces.  Bone-in or boneless works for me. Melt some butter in the bottom of the casserole dish you will be using – and the size of your dish will depend on how large a crowd you’re feeding. … Read more

Creamy, Cheesy Macaroni

For this recipe, you can use a crock pot or your oven.  Creamy and lots of cheese flavor, this recipe keeps folks coming back for more.  With the cheese and yogurt in this recipe, you have plenty of protein. You can use regular macaroni noodles or some type of shell macaroni.  Cook your macaroni and drain.  Mix your sauce ingredients together, then combine the two. I mixed mine up the evening before and then put … Read more