Saturday, October 8, 2016

Savory Seasoned Saltines

Every time I take these to something people want the recipe. 


Big 2 quart ziplock bag
I box unsalted saltines
I packet salad dressing - ranch or Italian (or 2 heaping TBSP Onion Chive Dip Mix from Amish Market)
I  1/4 c Canola oil
1 tsp garlic powder
2 - 3 Tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes

Empty saltines into big  ziplock bag
Mix dry ingredients with canola oil 
Pour over crackers
Close bag leaving some air
Turn bag to coat crackers 
Turn every 5 minutes for 30 - 60 minutes
Store in bag overnight
Store in air tight container with paper towels on bottom and in between layers to absorb excess oil


My Old Fashioned Good Brown Stew

Old-Time Beef Stew

From Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook


  1. In a large pot cook all the meat at once in hot oil over medium-high heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until brown, stirring occasionally. Drain off excess fat. Add the 4 cups water, sliced onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, sugar, salt, paprika, pepper, bay leaf, and allspice. Bring just to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in carrots, halved onions, and potatoes. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 30 minutes more or until meat and vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaf.
  3. In a screw-top jar shake together the 1/2 cup cold water and flour until combined. Stir into stew. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook 1 minute more. Season stew to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle each serving with snipped parsley, if desired. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Old-Time Beef Stew)

  • Per serving:
  • 389 kcal cal., 
  • 13 g fat 
  • (4 g sat. fat, 
  • 82 mg chol., 
  • 338 mg sodium, 
  • 37 g carb., 
  • 5 g fiber, 
  • 31 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

German Cucumber Salad

No Time To Cook? Go to Aldi & Pick Up Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad

Put it on crackers, fill pita bread, top a salad... It's surprisingly good! 

I think adding some green onion and more cranberries and celery would also be good.

Eric's Strawberry Shooters


Strawberries, cleaned, tops cut off
Hershey's Chocolate Syrup
Redi-Whip whipped topping

Fill strawberries - layer: amaretto, chocolate syrup, top with whipped cream 

Easiest to fill if strawberries are placed in a clean egg carton.

Dorketos a safe alternative to Doritos

Keto Doritos Safe Cheat-oh ~ Dorketos ~
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Dorketos: An easy and safe cheat recipe for low carbers created by geeky game designers.
Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: American
Serves: 16
  • 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese
  • 1 Tbl. fresh lime juice
  • ½ tsp taco seasoning
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cover large baking sheet in baking parchment.
  3. In a small bowl toss cheese with taco seasoning and lime juice.
  4. Make small mounds of cheese using a tablespoon on baking sheet keeping them about 2" apart. (Mounds will spread as they bake and crisp.)
  5. Bake 10-12 minutes, till Dorketos are golden brown - brown. Do not under cook or they won't be crunchy.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool and 'crisp up'. Slide chips onto a paper towel to absorb the grease on the bottom.
  7. Serve when completely cool.
Microwave instructions. Place mounds on a piece of parchment in the microwave. microwave them in 15 second intervals until they are browned but not burned. Allow to completely before serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 chip Calories: 25 Carbohydrates: 0.4

Kendra's Mixed Fruit Chicken Salad

2 lbs of Chicken cooked with 2 tablespoons of minced garlic and cooled (diced)
4 stalks of celery diced
1 medium purple onion diced
1 small can pineapple tidbits - drained
2 red delicious apples diced
1 cup dried cranberries
1 ½ cup Hellman’s Mayo

Mix everything together and chill for 1 hour.