Sunday, March 31, 2013

Chuck Wagon Stew

Here is a quick and easy one that I am told is a kid pleaser. Super filling and tasty. Serve over rice or by itself.

1 1/2 lb. ground beef or turkey
1/2 onion, diced
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 lb. green beans
2 carrots, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
14 oz can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp. onion powder
14 oz can beef or chicken broth

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Old Fashioned Beef Stew

While we patiently wait for spring to finally get here, I have been continuing to cook some good winter comfort food in my house. This stew was a staple in my childhood days.

2 lbs. beef stew meat, cubed
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
3 bay leaves
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp pepper
dash nutmeg
4 cups hot water
6 carrots, peeled and sliced
4 potatoes, sliced
3 tbsp. cornstarch
1/3 c cold water

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Chicken Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo

So... as I was making this I realized that it was very similar to my Spicy Mac with Chicken and Broccoli recipe. I probably should have used another veggie, but I love broccoli sooo much. Anyway, the sauce is different, and both are delicious, so let's just say it's a variation. :)

4 chicken breasts, sliced into small strips
2 heads of broccoli, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 c. butter 
4 oz cream cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced fine
1 1/4 cup milk
4 oz. parmesan, grated
pepper to taste
1 lb. fettucini noodles, cooked according to package instructions

Friday, March 1, 2013

Peanut Butter Nutella Pie

I made a double batch and this yielded two pies, but I am posting the recipe for one pie. This dessert is super rich and decadent, so having 2 pies is dangerous!
This whips up fast and is really easy, with no baking involved, but takes a little while to chill and set.

4 oz cream cheese or neufchatel, softened
3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
8 oz container of cool whip*
1 chocolate crust
1/4 cup nutella
Peanut butter chips and/or chocolate chips for garnish

*If you don't like cool whip, you can substitute 8 oz. of heavy whipping cream, whipped until thick