Taco seasoning

This is much better tasting than prepared taco seasoning. It is less expensive and easy to make.

Red lentil sausage soup

Thick and rich Italian flavored soup with creaminess from red lentils and lots of vegetables.

Cottage cheese dill dip

This is a high protein vegetable dip with all of the flavor of the typical mayonnaise and sour cream versions.

Salmon cakes

These freeze so well. Frozen patties make an absolutely easy weeknight dinner. We always buy a half salmon for grilling. We use whatever is left for patties the next day. 1-1.5 cup of cooked salmon makes about 4 patties. I also use any extra bread from the week to make these. The taste varies a…

Easy yellow loaf cake

Seriously, this is a simple way to make those delicious cakes from the bakeries of grocery stores.     1 box yellow cake mix 1 box vanilla instant pudding the ingredients listed on the back of the cake mix   Mix the cake as directed on the back of the box. Add one box of…

Chicken and okra creole

Because my chicken and okra uses leftover or already grilled chicken, this meal cooks in under 30 minutes for a fast weeknight dinner.