Kathy’s Enchiladas

More food for Patty and Raymond!  The recipe as listed below made the above two pans of enchiladas.  The instructions said you could make them soft or crispy, so I did a pan of each (soft on left, crispy on right). 2 pounds ground beef 1 small can diced ortega chilis (left these out for … Continue reading

Apricot Chicken Bake

Another dinner for Patty.  I mixed the sauce ingredients together and decided that it didn’t look like quite enough so I doubled it and then I ended up doubling that again and then it looked like enough!  🙂 1 chicken, cut up or your favorite pieces (I used 5 chicken breasts) 1/4 cup Russian dressing … Continue reading

Crispy Jello Salad

Also requested by Patty.  I thought I had a jello mold around here somewhere but couldn’t find it so couldn’t make her a fancy jello salad, bummer!  This is a picture of the bottom of the jello as I didn’t want to take it out of the mold before delivering it to her, too hard … Continue reading

Patty’s Beef Stew

Dinner #2 for Patty as requested, Beef Stew. 2 pounds stew beef or a cut up chuck roast (I went with the stew meat) 1 onion, diced 4 – 5 large potatoes, peeled and quartered 4 – 5 carrots, peeled and cut into slices 3 quarts hot water 3 – 4 tablespoons Kitchen Bouquet (couldn’t … Continue reading

Salmon Loaf

I spent today cooking for my friends Patty and Raymond again.  Patty gave me a copy of her cookbook called “Patty’s Cakes and Things” so that I could make some of her favorite foods for her.  She requested salmon patties but the recipe said you could also make a salmon loaf so I opted for … Continue reading

Hearty Stuffed Shells

Here is one of Bob’s all time favorites so I made it for Valentine’s Day dinner.  It’s not hard to make, just a little time consuming but it’s really tasty in fact Bob has been known to sneak down in the middle of the night and eat it cold!  This is another one of those … Continue reading

Triple Cheese Flatbread

I made a big dinner for Valentine’s Day – Hearty Stuffed Shells (Bob’s favorite, will be the next post), Green Beans with Garlic Butter and Walnuts (everyone loves these, they are already on the blog) and this Triple Cheese Flatbread which I got in an email from Bisquick.  It is pretty easy to make and … Continue reading

Basic Cake Pops

Bob got me Bakerella’s cookbook “Cake Pops” for Christmas and I’ve been waiting for a chance to try it out and so I decided that since I’m always making things for other people that for Valentine’s Day I would make Cake Pops for my family.  They came out pretty good although I did have a … Continue reading

Valentine’s Lunch at La Jolla Groves

Bob and I went out to lunch today for an early Valentine’s celebration at La Jolla Groves, a new restaurant located in the Riverwoods.  It was awesome!  Delicious food and an inviting atmosphere which made you feel like you were dining outside in a lemon grove.   I grew up in Southern California and have been … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Lover’s Pizza

  And one last recipe for Chelsea, hopefully she likes one of these but if not just let me know Chelsea and I’ll post more.  Not sure where this recipe came from, had it too long to remember! 1 yellow or chocolate cake mix 1 egg 1/2 cup butter, melted 1/2 cup flour 1 small … Continue reading