Chicken Tamales

Prep: 2-1/2 hours + soaking Cook: 50 min. Makes20 tamales Ingredients 24 dried corn husks 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up 1 medium onion, quartered 2 teaspoons salt 1 garlic clove, crushed 3 quarts water Dough 1 cup shortening 3 cups masa harina Filling 6 tablespoons canola oil 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour…

Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup

Prep/Total Time: 30 min. Makes 8 servings 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with garlic and onion, undrained 5 cups…

Artichoke and Spinach Chicken Casserole

Don’t be fooled by this recipe—it only looks complicated. I often double or triple this recipe. It is often one of the first casseroles to disappear at any meal. Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. Makes: 8 servings 3 cups uncooked bow tie pasta 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms 1 medium onion,…

Creamy Turkey Casserole

You can easily use chicken or duck in place of the turkey. I often use leftover stuffing in place of the croutons. Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. Makes 12 servings 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted 1 can (10-3/4 ounces)…

Pizza Quinoa Casserole

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min. Makes 6 servings 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed 1 small red onion, sliced 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms 2 cups chicken broth 1 cup quinoa, rinsed 2 cups pizza sauce 1 package (6 ounces) sliced turkey pepperoni 1 medium green pepper, chopped…

Apple and Parsnip Curry Soup

This soup is absolutely delicious, it has a wonderful curried buttery flavor from the parsnips and spice, then a delicate sweet apple flavor followed by spicy ginger at the end. Note: Sweet Potatoes can be substitued fro the parsnips if needed. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 4 pink lady or gala apples, peeled, cored…

Sliders

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is incredibly easy to make and you can do SO many things with pulled pork. The classic cut for pulled pork is a pork shoulder, which you may also see named at the store as pork butt or Boston butt. For a leaner pulled pork, you can get away with using…

BBQ Ribs

Which Ribs are Which? Ribs are one of my favorite go-to meats to make whether it be game day or picnics alike. Family and friends alike tend to enjoy eating them and often check to see if they are “on the menu” for a tailgate party or family picnic. There are four basic cuts to…

Game Day Appetizers

Here are 4 very yummy, easy to make appetizers that are easily eaten with just your fingers. Hope you enjoy them as much as my family and friends do. Buffalo Chicken Deviled Eggs 12 hard boiled eggs 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, divided 2 celery ribs, finely chopped 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup finely chopped…

Grilled Chicken Breast with Honeydew Salsa

1 1/3 cups finely diced peeled seeded honeydew or other melon 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro plus 1/4 cup cilantro leaves 1/4 cup finely diced red onion 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons finely grated lime peel 1 teaspoon finely chopped seeded serrano chile Nonstick vegetable oil spray 4…