Instant Pressure Cooker Boston Baked Beans

This is a no fail recipe from dried navy pea beans.  The beans are not presoaked before cooking in the pressure cooker.  Not everyone has time or remembers to presoak the dried beans or 6 hours to slow roast a pot, but you can still have Boston baked beans in a couple of hours. Normally…

Baked Chicken Breasts and Rice.

Simple baked chicken with rice made using a can of creamed chicken soup.  All ingredients are sealed in foil while baking to make a moist chicken breast and creamy rice.  The clean up easy because the pan is lined with foil.  You can make this with any cut up chicken parts.  It is a busy…

Corn Beef Hash with Eggs

Wonderful breakfast made from left over corn beef, potatoes and carrots.  Chopped into bite size pieces and sautéed with chopped onion and sweet peppers.  When potatoes are just about brown add eggs on top.  Leftovers from New England boiled dinner can be utilized for this dish. Chopped corn beef, potatoes and carrots left over from…

Ranger Cookies

A chewy cookie that is made from crispy rice cereal, coconut, and dried dates or raisins added to a cookie dough.  Quick to make drop cookie.  This recipe has been around for a long time and this version is the original that I brought home from Girl Scouts when I was a little girl.  It…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies From Cake Mix

Easy to make chocolate peanut butter cookies from a cake mix that you have on hand.  Just a few ingredients including 3/4 cup of peanut butter.  So easy to make that you can let your kids make them.  They are a soft cookie that is made from ingredients that you have on hand.  By the…

Authentic Key Lime Pie with Meringue

Easy fast pie made with key lime juice, sweeten condensed milk and egg yokes in a graham cracker pie crust topped with meringue. Traditional and original South Florida pie that has been made since Borden began manufacturing can sweeten condensed milk  in 1853.  Originally the pie was made with a blind baked pie shell but…

Mint Chocolate Chip Shamrock Mini Cakes

Mint chocolate chip cake is made from white cake mix, mint extract, and grated semi sweet chocolate. Mix the cake batter according to the directions on the box add mint extract and the grated chocolate just before pouring baking pans.  A few drops of green food coloring is optional. I have collected many baking mold…

Maryann Cake With Fresh Strawberries (Strawberry Short Cake)

Wonderful luscious cake filled with strawberries  is baked in a Maryann heart shaped pan to hold fruit or custard.  It can also be baked in Duncan Hines tiara dessert pan. The strawberries that fill the cake shell is covered with a sparkling glaze and served with whipped cream or ice cream.  Very easy to make….

Crockpot Express Beef Pot Roast

For Christmas I was given a automatic pressure cooker. It was a Crockpot Express and is very easy to use. It takes the time out of preparing meals.  I prepared my first pot roast in my new pressure cooker.  It turned out wonderful.  I partially cooked the roast first and then add the vegetables to…

Shrimp Scampi (Cooking for 2)

Shrimp Scampi in a elegant lemon garlic butter sauce over pasta, is an easy and quick to prepare in just 30 minutes.  Serve with salad, rolls and white wine to complete the delicious meal for two people.  A few lighted candles and you have a romantic meal in a flash.

Pink Salmon Loaf

The basic baked salmon loaf is made from a 15 ounce can of pink salmon, a less expensive option then red salmon,  bread crumbs, eggs and spices. Salmon loaf is delicious with tartar sauce or white sauce served with it. This is an old recipe for salmon loaf from my childhood.  It was a Lent…

Small Batch Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Cornbread

A simple small batch recipe for broccoli and cheese corn bread that is prefect for size for 2 people.  It is made quickly from self rising cornmeal, with grated cheddar cheese and broccoli florets. I baked this in a 8 inch iron skillet so mine was a little thin.  A small skillet or casserole will…