Philly Cheese Steak Pizza September 18, 2015

     Here is a quick & simple tasty dinner idea for you.  I’m always looking for ways to make quick dinners that have great leftovers that my husband can reheat for his work lunches.  This is perfect for that!  It tastes amazing, and you can make it so many different ways.  Be creative!  You can change the type of meat your are using, add all sorts of vegetables etc.  It’s a great way to make something hot & tasty.

Philly Cheese Steak Pizza

You will need:

Pizza Crust –  I used Pillsbury, but you can use your favorite
1 lb roast beef  – I used meat from the deli, and cut it into bite size pieces
1 lb sliced provolone cheese
bottle of your favorite Alfredo sauce
1 lg onion chopped
1 green pepper cut into strips
8 oz can of mushrooms

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Press your pizza dough in a 9×13 pan.  I baked my crust for 10 minutes before putting on the toppings.  While you are waiting for your crust, sautee your onions, green peppers & mushrooms in a bit of olive oil for about 10 minutes.  Take your crust out of the oven & layer it up.  First layer is your alfredo sauce, 2nd layer is your meat, 3rd layer is your onions, green peppers & mushrooms, and then top it off by laying your provolone cheese slices over the top.  I sprinkled a light dusting of oregano across the top. Bake for approximately 20 minutes.   Cut into squares and serve.  Enjoy!


Buttered Shrimp & Broccoli (Quick & Easy!) August 23, 2015

     Here’s another simple dinner that’s quick to prepare, but it just seems so fancy!  YES…  You can afford shrimp.  When you prepare it in a meal, it really doesn’t cost any more than other meats.  We eat shrimp all the time.  It’s low in calories & fat too.  I hope you enjoy this meal!

Broccoli & Shrimp


All you need is:

1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 clove garlic diced or 1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 stick butter
1 cup water
2 lbs de-veined shrimp
1/4 cup fresh cilantro or parsley
2 cups frozen broccoli florets

2 cups uncooked rice
**While preparing the rest of your meal, cook rice according to package directions. This can also be done in your microwave for 15 minutes on high.

**Add olive oil, butter & all spices to a large frying pan. Add 1 cup of water. When the mixture is melted together & hot, add 3 tbsp flour slowly to the mixture to make a rue. Add small amounts of water until your mixture is gravy consistency. Next, toss in your shrimp, cilantro or parsley, & fresh or frozen broccoli. Mix well and cook covered on medium heat for about 15-20 minutes. Serve piping hot over cooked cooked rice. Enjoy!


Oven Roasted Spare Ribs June 13, 2015

    I love doing spare ribs on the grill, but my master griller was in the garage working on his wood shop.  A quick & simple way to make them, is to slow roast them in the oven.  The ribs come out so tender you can pull the meat off with a fork, and the flavor is divine.  I added baby red potatoes, and placed them under the racks of ribs.  Sprinkle the ribs with garlic powder & black pepper.  Cover with foil, and bake at 325 degrees for approximately 2  hours or until the meat is tender.  Remove the pan from the oven, and brush the ribs with BBQ Sauce.  Put them back in the oven uncovered to seal in that BBQ flavor for another 15 minutes. Doing your potatoes right in the same pan seasons them to perfection, and makes it a quick “all in one pan” dinner. The ribs create their own tasty BBQ type gravy too.  Enjoy!