Saturday, April 27, 2013



  • 3 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 8 wedges
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley leaves
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish
  • Salt


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with the melted butter, olive oil, seasoned salt, cayenne, parsley, and 3 tablespoons of the Parmesan.
Arrange in a single layer on 2 sheet trays. Bake until golden brown and crisp, about 45 minutes. Turn the potatoes halfway through the cooking with flat spatula.
Remove from oven and taste for seasoning. Add some kosher salt to taste and transfer to a serving platter. Garnish with more Parmesan and serve.

Homemade Ketchup

Simple and Cheap and hubby LOVES the stuff, he does NOT want to go back to storebought :)

Homemade KETCHUP

 instead of the store bought containing tons of high fructose corn syrup

6 oz can tomato paste

1/4 cup honey (or agave)

1/2 cup white vinegar 

1/4 cup water 

1 tsp sugar 

3/4 tsp salt 

1/4 tsp onion powder 

1/8 tsp garlic powder

whisk together and serve, store in the refrigerator    

Friday, April 26, 2013

This recipe can be found at the link below

I found that they didnt need to be baked for as long as the recipe calls for, the rolls werent as soft as I would have liked but they are still delicous, hubby ate most of them lol

Big Batch Cheeseburger Bake

not the prettiest dish ever but it sure hits the spot when you need some comfort food

Big Batch Cheeseburger Bake
Original recipe here 

1 1/2 lb (at least 80%) ground beef
1 1/4 cups chopped onions (about 2 large)
1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed Cheddar cheese soup
1 1/4 cups Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers™ frozen mixed vegetables (I used one can of drained green beans)
1/2 cup milk
2 1/3 cups Original Bisquick® mix
2/3 cup water
1 1/3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (about 5 oz)
1. Heat oven to 375°F. Generously spray bottom and sides of 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray. In 12-inch skillet, cook beef and onions over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in soup, vegetables and milk.
2. In large bowl, stir Bisquick mix and water until moistened. Spread evenly in pan. Spread beef mixture over batter. Sprinkle with cheese.
3. Bake uncovered 35 minutes.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Do not add cheese before 
baking. Bake 35 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; bake about 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Make Your Own Bisquick

I was making dinner when I realized that I was out of Bisquick, I panicked for a second but then decided to try to find a recipe to make my own, Well here is the recipe I used... Worked PERFECTLY!!

All-Purpose Mix
4 ½ c sifted flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp + 1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 c shortening
½ tsp salt
2/3 c powdered milk
Stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Sift together 2-3 times in a large bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or two knives until the mixture is similar to cornmeal. Add dry milk. Use in recipes that call for Bisquick or all-purpose mix.

I have mine stored in jars in the refrigerator

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

I got this recipe here

it works great, the only fault I found is that all the kernels dont pop so there are some wasted but if you are desperate for popcorn DO IT  
:)  Cheap and Easy too