Monthly Archives March 2011

Rice & Tuna

If I had to choose one last meal; it would be my famous Rice & Tuna. I started making this in high school. It’s cheap, easy to make, and delicious! Thank you to the Martinez family who taught me this delicious concoction.


1 can of Chicken of the Sea tuna in water (refrigerate overnight)
1/2 can of peas or defrosted frozen peas
1 cup of white rice
1/2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp...

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Jam-Packed Pastries

A take on traditional rugelach, these cookies can be made with countless combinations of jam and nuts – apricot and walnuts, strawberry and almonds, whatever’s in your cupboard. My Mother-in-Law and I made these with Raspberry jam and gave them to Neighbor’s along with other baked goods for Christmas platters.

Active time: 15 mins.
Total time: 55 mins
Servings: 20 pinwheels


2 tablespoons granulated sugar

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Neighbor Chick’s Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes
Calories: 315 per bell pepper with beef, Less than 225 per bell pepper with turkey

  • 6 bell peppers, any color
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 4 Tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Tomato, diced or a can of ROTEL
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 lb...
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Cranberry Orange Scones

I buy these cranberry orange scones by Immaculate Baking from SPROUTS. Bake for 20 minutes on 350. Add butter, honey, or jelly if you want. They taste perfect plain as well. One pack makes 8 scones.
Thank you Andrea Gosnell for introducing me to these fabulous scones! Great for Sunday brunch.

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Mimosa Sunday’s

                     Wiens Family Cellars Amour De L’Orange & fresh squeezed orange juice

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Bull’s Eye Breakfast in Bed

You can add ham…

Some Grandma’s named these Bull’s Eye, some called them Cowboy Eggs, and others called them Toad in the Hole. This is one breakfast anyone would enjoy. You don’t have to make hearts in the middle. Most usually make a circle. Unless I’m traveling for work, my husband gets breakfast in bed on the weekends. Even while camping. Here’s one of his favorites from when he was a kid...

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Just Because….

If you can’t think of a thoughtful gift, try making your own gift basket. One of my dear friends had a family member pass away. In those sad times, you barely eat. I went to the local grocery store and loaded up a basket with fresh grapes, oranges, apples, bananas, granola bars, bottled water, a bottle of wine, and a small indoor plant. I hand delivered the basket with a card...

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Favorites – Smucker’s Orchard’s Finest

Sometimes we just find things that make our day! When I was visiting my parents in Ohio last month, my Mom brought this jar of Smucker’s out so I could make James a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The next day I decided to try it on my toast and went to heaven! Smucker’s is one of their customers at work and that’s how she got the jar...

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