Taco seasoning

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

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…

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.

Pork empanadas

These have spicy meat inside of a buttery crust. Because empanadas can be made ahead for a fast and easy meal, they are well worth the effort to prepare.

Sour cream noodle bake

I know that this is a classic midwest dish. My mom made it regularly when we were growing up. It was popular with us before it was even really popular. I changed it slightly to add more flavor in the sauce. I had tried fresh garlic in a few batches but it honestly is not…

Corned beef

Slow oven roasted corned beef for a main dish or sliced for reuben sandwiches.