Meal Prep Ideas Using a Pressure Cooker Interested in doing meal prep for a trucker? All it takes is a little planning and a stove or cooking appliance like a pressure cooker. Spring through summer, vegetable and fruit stands are inviting to passersby, but it’s not always convenient for a big rig driver to stop and shop.Read More →

Grilled Hamburgers, Napoleon Style Napoleon Bonaparte ate like the typically busy American does – quickly. Twenty-first-century style demands that you hurry up and don’t keep anyone waiting. Why else is there an abundance of fast-food restaurants where you can order a cheeseburger combo, pay at the window, and take off within five minutes (eating while you drive)? Sound familiar to you? Slow down, stop taking too much on your plate (no pun intended), and stock up on nutritious groceries instead of fatty cheeseburgers for a change (Did you know one regular/small cheeseburger averages 18 fat grams, 374 calories, 873 sodium, and 41 carbohydrates?).Read More →

Five Tips for Grilling the Best Hamburgers Enjoy this Stacked-High Grilled Burger whenever you crave homestyle hamburgers from the grill.  Today is National Cheeseburger Day, and I want to share this great hamburger recipe with you. First, I want to share some tips on how to make the best-grilled hamburger. Tip One: Buy the best beef you can find. Not sure what the best is? Ask your meat market manager. Tip Two: Choose a blend of herbs and spices to enhance the flavor of the meat. Tip Three: If you must have salt, add it to the hamburger just before forming into patties. Or, waitRead More →

A Holiday French Fried Onion Breakfast Recipe You know the holiday season is around the corner when you start thinking of a green bean casserole topped with French’s Crispy Fried Onions. But those crispy onions make good toppings on breakfasts, too. Celebrate Labor Day weekend with French Fried Onion Spinach and Eggs. Great recipe. Easy.Read More →

Egg Free and Dairy Free Omelet Egg lovers, imagine 21 days without an omelet or two fried eggs with toast, butter, and jelly. That’s what you face when you decide to go on a 21-day purification program that only allows vegetables, fruit, and whole food supplements with chicken and fish added the second week. Here’s proof that you can go to a restaurant with a group for breakfast and eat an Egg-less (and cheese-less) Vegetable Omelet! I did it! Order a Veggie Omelet without an Egg at a Restaurant My blogger group planned to meet for breakfast, and I was tempted to cheat at first.Read More →

Pancake Foldover Breakfast Add Protein to Pancakes Add protein from simply adding an egg and/or sausage to pancakes prepared from a box mix. The protein from a pancakes box mix serving amounts to about 4 grams. Add an egg with another 6 grams. Add another 3 grams by including half a sausage patty. The protein in the pancake foldover will then equal approximately 13 grams. One cup of blueberries for the whole recipe only amounts to 1.1 grams. Pancakes and syrup always go together. On the other hand, pancakes satisfy the palate just as great without the syrup. But if the extra dip-in-the-syrup sweetness seemsRead More →

Remember the hot dog recipe I blogged about last time? In case you didn’t see it yet, the special southern style dog includes a vegetable. Trying hard to incorporate veggies for easy family meals that your children won’t roll their eyes at? Make this meal fun for your children or grandchildren by asking them to set the table for you. The older ones can be chopping up the pickles unless you go the easy route with a jar of pickle relish. Speaking of relish, let me tell you about a pickle and ham roll-up snack I convinced my two granddaughters to taste. Grandmas like me dare toRead More →

The debate continues about which hot dog is better, Chicago’s or New York’s. But East Texas style hot dogs taste as good as either of them if not better. Furthermore, a hot dog meal is easy and perfect to prepare as a meal for kids. I’m a grandma (though I’m usually called Grummy by my grands), and I love simple easy-to-fix meals for my hubby and me – and of course, the grandkids when I’m keeping them.Read More →