Creamy Chicken and Noodles

Just one pound of chicken breasts and 12 ounces of wide noodles is the base for this family meal.  A sauce is made from 1 can of condensed cream of chicken soup, chopped onions, chopped celery, spices, chopped cooked chicken, frozen peas and carrots also butter milk that  Easy family style meal that is budget…

Backpack Cookies

These cookies are loaded with special treats such as,  crispy rice cereal, oatmeal, candy coated chocolate pieces (M&Ms), peanuts, coconut, raisins and white chocolate chips. A wonderful chewy cookie that is great for packing in lunches or taking to a family gathering.  You can choose other combinations of dried fruit, nuts and candy pieces.  This…

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…

Poka Dot Bunt Cake

Easy to make poka dot bunt cake made from 2 cake mixes using cake pop pans for the poka dots.  The colorful dot are from a white cake batter divided between small bowls and dyed with different food colors.  Then baked pops are added to the bundt cake and baked inside the cake.  It makes…

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…