Brutal Pickles – Take 2

Brutal Pickles Instructions for making one jar of Brutal Pickles. This mixture should fill at least 3 small 8oz Pickling Jars and/or at least 2 16 oz pint jars. To fill 3 jars, you will need at least 4 or 5 Medium sized Cucumbers sliced into 1/4″ thick slices or spears. Liquid Solution for Boiling: […]

Let’s Get Busy…

Haven’t said much about my state(s) of mind, so I’ll do some quick summaries of random thoughts bouncing around… a. I’m over worked. I love my job… but I’m over worked. b. I’m over extended… on everything. I eat too much. I spend too much. I work too much… and I don’t work out enough, […]

Bean and Corn Salad with Tomato Dressing

In an effort to cook and eat lighter, I’m trying to form some slightly healthier recipes. Amongst these is adopted from something my friend served at a party once, but made a wee bit manlier… Ingredients: 1 (ONE) 12 oz can of Black Beans, drained and cleaned 1 (ONE) 8 oz can of Corn (Unsalted)5 […]

Tomato Bean Soup

Salt is not an ingredient in this awesome soup. You’ll get plenty of salt from some of the included ingredients… Ingredients: 2 15oz cans of beans (white beans) 2 15 oz cans of diced tomatoes (no salt) 1 15 oz can of Peas or Corn (low/no salt) 1 7 oz can of tomato sauce (no […]

Kick Ass Chicken Wings

I had not tried to make chicken wings before, but the Super Bowl inspired me to do so… what resulted was so good, I have craved it ever since. I made it again this evening, and it’s still a kick in the pants…. which means I should probably share the recipe. The sauce: Texas Pete’s […]

Apple Cranberry Caramel Crunch Pie

This recipe will make 2 whole pies. Your hardware includes: 2 (TWO) ready made pie crusts. 2 LARGE Honeycrisp Apples (or other SWEET red apple) or 3 Medium Red Sweet Apples 2 1/2 cups of Quick Oats (finely chop 2 1/4 cups into Oat Flour. keep 1/4 cup aside.) 2 sticks of butter (not margarine, […]

Brutal Pickles

Instructions for making one jar of Brutal Pickles. This mixture should fill at least 3 small 8oz Pickling Jars and at least 2 16 oz pint jars. To fill 3 jars, you will need at least 4 or 5 Medium sized Cucumbers sliced into 1/4″ thick slices or spears. Liquids for Boiling: 2 cups of […]

Sloppy Joes (Healthy!)

INGREDIENTS: 2 cans of Campbell’s Healthy Request Tomato Soup 1 lb of 99% Fat Free Ground Turkey (Jennie’s or other) 1 small or 1/2 medium onion, diced 1 medium Green or Red Pepper, diced 1/2 to 3/4 cup of diced mushrooms (button mushroom, stem and all) 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Ingredients 1.5 lbs of deboned chicken thighs or 1.5 lbs of CHicken Breast 1 tablespoon of Paprika (smoked or spicy) 1 tablespoon of Chili seasoning 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 (15 to 20 ounce) jar of fresh salsa 1 (4 oz) can of chopped green chiles 1 medium onion, diced 1 (10 oz) bag of […]