Red Beans and Rice

I have been making Red Beans and Rice since I got married 30+ years ago. It is delicious, economical, and all ages love it. An adaptation of a Cajun classic! Red Beans and Rice Ingredients: 1 pound red kidney beans 4 cups water 4 cups chicken stock 24 ounces (Two 12-ounce packages) Andouille sausage (I use Sam's … Continue reading Red Beans and Rice

(One Pot) Taco Skillet

One-Pan Taco Skillet is a one pot wonder dish that I can make on an evening when I have a pound of hamburger thawed but little else planned for dinner. It's really tasty, and I often get rave reviews from my household of men. Give it a try, it's really good! Taco Skillet (slightly adapted … Continue reading (One Pot) Taco Skillet

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

I have prepared many spaghetti with meat sauce recipes in my 32 years of marriage. This one is my current one and with good reason. It's delicious! Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (Mel's Kitchen Cafe) Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon dried basil … Continue reading Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Pound Cake

This is a recipe from Paula Dean that she named "Mama's Pound Cake". It is delicious by itself and also as a base for strawberry shortcake. So good! Pound Cake (Paula Deen) Ingredients: 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter at room temperature plus more for the pan  1/2 cup vegetable shortening 3 cups sugar 5 eggs 3 … Continue reading Pound Cake