Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Green Bean with Ham Hocks and Red potatoes


2 ham hocks

3 pounds green beans

2 pounds small red potatoes

1/2 cup sugar

2 Tablespoons seasoned salt

1 teaspoon Rosemary

2 dashes of Thyme


In a large pot, fill with enough water to just cover ham hocks and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 45 minutes. Add beans and sugar and continue cooking 25 minutes. Add potatoes and cook until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes or more. Remove hocks from pot and remove meat from the bone. Add meat back to the pot, add salt and pepper, to taste, and serve.

Prep/ cook time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

The Ham hocks recipe is a little idea for those who have extra ham bones lying around.


Garden Taco Rice


1 pound Ground beef

1 package Taco seasonings

1 zucchini squash thinly sliced

1 can of corn (whole kernal)

1 can of black beans

1 can stewed tomatoes

3 cups of rice (more or less)

Cheese, its optional, but the more cheddar the better!


You are going to need an electric skillet or a big sauce pan and a stove. Take your ground beef and brown it with the taco seasoning, then drain the grease. Take the canned corn, and black beans and after draining all the juice throw it in with the beef. Then the stewed tomatoes not drained. Let it come to a boil and then add the rice and zucchini, then cover.
Then follow the directions on the rice, you are going to need to bring down the heat.

5 min prep/ up to 40 min cook

servings: 4 to 6


Strawberry Pie


3 Tablespoons Cornstarch

1 cup of water

1 lb. Strawberries

1 Cup of Sugar

3 Tablespoons strawberry jello


Mix together Cornstarch and Sugar until there are no clumps. Add 1 cup of water, bring to a boil, add 3 tablespoons jello, stir til dissolved. Remove from heat; let cool somewhat. Add 1 lb. of strawberries sliced.
Pour into Pre-cooked, pre-made frozen pie shell. Put in fridge and let set for 3 hours.

Prep/ cook time:
15 minutes

Serving Size:


Ham and Cheese Quiche


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

2 Red Potatoes cubed

1 Tablespoon dried Rosemary

1 Cup cubed Ham

1 (8 or 9-inch) premade pie shell in foil pan

1 Cup shredded Colby and Monterey jack cheese blend (recommended: Kraft.)

3 eggs

1 Cup heavy whipping cream

1 teaspoon all purpose seasoning (recommended: McCormick.)


Place potatoes and rosemary in a microwavable dish. Cover with a damp paper towel and microwave for 2 minutes, until almost cooked through.
Cover the bottom of the premade pie shell with potatoes, ham, and cheese. Place on a cookie sheet and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and seasoning, and pour into the pie shell. Place quiche into preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until eggs have set.

Prep/ cook time: 15 minutes

Serving size: 6


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Pepper Cheese Steak and Apple Coleslaw

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