Category: Recipes

Simple Banana Muffins

Banana muffins are an easy and tasty way to use up bananas that are getting a little too ripe, and a great alternative to other sweet treats for kids. This simple recipe is based off this one, with some essential changes and additions that make all the difference when it comes to flavor. Makes ~12 Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup brown sugar … Read More Simple Banana Muffins

Bistec Ranchero

Steak and peppers in a tomato based sauce. Thanks to Cavernario for the recipe. Ingredients: A steak Four cloves of garlic Ground black pepper Salt Thinly sliced onion Sliced poblano peppers Sliced red bell peppers Diced jalapeno Sliced roma tomatoes A lager beer Directions: Season the steak with salt and pepper, sear it, and set it aside for now. Make a paste of the … Read More Bistec Ranchero

Super Easy Marinara Sauce

What you’ll need: 10 Roma Tomatoes 2 Carrots, diced 1 yellow Onion, diced 2 Stalks of Celery, diced 1 Cup of Broth (or less) 1 TBS Butter 1 TBS Olive Oil 5 Cloves of Garlic Seasonings (see directions, and alter based on your tastes) Directions: Blanch the tomatoes, core them/remove all seeds, and set them aside. In a large pot, heat the butter and … Read More Super Easy Marinara Sauce

Kombucha: A Step by Step Guide

What is kombucha? It’s essentially sweetened tea fermented and made fizzy by what’s called a SCOBY, which is a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. The SCOBY feeds off of the tea and sugar to create the kombucha. Just Google “kombucha health benefits” and you’ll find plenty of articles on why you should try this drink. It’s probiotic, contains antioxidants, and is an effective … Read More Kombucha: A Step by Step Guide

Grandma’s Gulash

This recipe may frustrate some of you. Once I learn how to cook something, with the exception of baked goods of course, I start making it from memory and all exact measurements go out the window. It’s more fun that way. Baking is chemistry and you must have everything exactly right, but cooking is art. This is also why I rarely type up my … Read More Grandma’s Gulash


Crispy Pan-seared Salmon with Corn, Tomato, and Poblano Salad

My good friend Helen Tate made this dish when I saw her this summer and it was so delicious I had to try to recreate it at home. Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are associated with cardiovascular health, and have even been shown to prevent depression and boost your mood. Here we have crispy salmon served over an end-of-summer … Read More Crispy Pan-seared Salmon with Corn, Tomato, and Poblano Salad


Julia’s Slow Cooker Pot Roast

This is the best pot roast I’ve ever made. I created this recipe after looking at a few others and combining them so I could use only ingredients I already had on hand. I thought I should share it with ya’ll. Ingredients: A beef roast around 2-4lbs of any type Two Tbs olive oil Five cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed Salt and pepper … Read More Julia’s Slow Cooker Pot Roast


Chicken Good

A step by step guide to creating a delicious Summer fresh vegetable, Chicken and Pasta dinner!

Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Dish

I wish I could remember where I found this recipe, several years ago. I’ve been making it from memory since then. This is one of my best pasta dishes. It’s simple, cooked using only one pan, and takes only thirty minutes to make. I do not recommend this for those who are limiting their carbs, sodium, or calories. Ingredients: Olive oil Salt and pepper … Read More Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Dish


White Girl Fried Rice

A step by step guide on making fried rice, complete with pictures!


‘Taters Precious

A step by step guide to making delicious Breakfast Potatoes!


Jan Bar’s Kolacki Recipe

First, and most importantly, the Kolacki will turn out much better if you play Polka music while baking. I believe that the Polka King, Li’l Wally’s Polish music will do just fine while baking Kolacki >>> “Nasza Marysia” Ingredients: 1 lb. Flour 1 lb. Butter 1 lb. Cream Cheese Confectioner Sugar Fillings: We use 1 to 1 ½ lb. of Lekvar Apricot Jelly … Read More Jan Bar’s Kolacki Recipe