Ultimate Pizza Meatloaf

 
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Ultimate Pizza Meatloaf
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees, F.
  2. Mix ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, and 1/2 cup pizza sauce until blended.
  3. Place meat mixture into an even layer in an 8 inch round baking pan or pie pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. Bake 20 minutes, remove from oven, top with remaining pizza sauce, cheese, peppers, bacon, and black olives. Return to oven and bake additional 10-15 minutes until done (160 degrees, F)
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

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Dec 222014
 

This is my own recipe which I came up with when I was probably about 12 or so. Everyone always raves about them and they do taste pretty good, even if I do say so myself. I would have to say that my recipe card looks a little rough though. LOL!
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Ingredients all ready to go. SAM_3112

Everything but the flour, salt and baking soda are ready to be mixed together. SAM_3113

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Adding the flour a little bit at a time.SAM_3115

Time for the chocolate chips. I use 2 whole bags but you can use less if you want more cookie and less chips. SAM_3116

All ready to be made into cookies!SAM_3118First tray in the oven! Can’t wait!SAM_3117

Nothing like the smell of home made cookies to fill the house.SAM_3119

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Mia’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 1/2c vegetable shortening
1c 2T brown sugar
1c 2T granulated sugar
1 1/2t vanilla
3/4t water
3 eggs
3c unsifted flour
1 1/2t baking soda
1 1/2t salt
2 or 3c chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Cream shortening, sugars, vanilla, water, & eggs until light and fluffy.

Mix flour, soda, & salt in a bowl and blend into creamed mixture.

Stir in chocolate chips.

Using a teaspoon, drop cookies 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet.

Bake 8-10 minutes.
Enjoy!!

 Posted by at 7:53 PM
Jan 202012
 

I came across a recipe for stuffed pepper soup the other day and decided to try it out for myself. Well, of course, I had to tweak it to my taste. Here is my version.

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Stuffed Pepper Soup

3 c cooked rice (brown or white)
1 lbs lean ground meat (beef, turkey, deer, or ground meat of your choice)
1 T cooking oil/shortening
1 chopped green bell peppers
1 chopped red bell pepper
1 medium onion-diced
3 cloves of garlic-diced
2 cans of diced tomatoes
1 1/2 c tomato sauce
2 c chicken broth
1 can corn
1 can green beans
salt and pepper to taste

Brown the ground meat, drain. In a large frying pan, add the cooking oil/shortening and saute the bell peppers, onion and garlic until tender. Add the the cooked peppers, onions, and garlic to the meat in a large stockpot. Add the remaining ingredients (except the rice) and cook over medium/low heat for about 30 minutes. Serve the soup over rice. (I used sliced sweet peppers for garnish)

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Jan 102012
 

These are some of the best oatmeal cookies I have ever tried. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

3/4 c unsalted butter
1 c packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 t pure vanilla extract
3/4 c all-purpose flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 t ground cinnamon
3 c whole-grain rolled oats
1 c chocolate chips or raisins (optional)
1 c walnuts or pecans, toasted and chopped (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, line two baking sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease the baking sheets.

In a large mixing bowl, add the butter and sugar. Beat with mixer until creamy and smooth (usually about 2 – 3 minutes). Add egg and vanilla extract. Beat until combined. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon. Add the flour mixture slowly to the creamed mixture until well mixed. Stir in the oatmeal, optional nuts, raisins, and/or chocolate chips.

Using a spoon or scoop, place cookies about 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Wet your hand and flatten the cookies slightly until the cookies are about 1/2 inch thick. Bake the cookies for about 12 – 15 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges but still soft in the centers. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before removing them to cool completely.

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Dec 282011
 

This is a simple recipe and tastes absolutely yummy!

1 Head of Cauliflower (or a bag of frozen cauliflower)

1 Bunch of Broccoli (or a bag of frozen broccoli)

Several Potatoes, diced ( I use about 6 medium potatoes)

Diced Onion, Celery, and Garlic (I use 1 medium onion, 3 stalks of celery and a clove of garlic)

1 cup of dried potatoes (or a pouch of potatoes)

1/4 lb Velveeta

Salt and Pepper to taste.

Cut up all of the vegetables and add enough water to cover in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Cook on medium until all of the vegetables are tender. Add the dried potatoes, cheese, salt and pepper. Cook until cheese is melted. Serve and enjoy.

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Oct 112011
 

Looking for some good squash and pumpkin recipes that your kids will love? Look no further! Below are some tasty treats that are easy to make and fun to eat.

Squash Pizza

Cut the squash (either yellow or zucchini) into slices, saute in olive oil and minced garlic for 3 minutes. Top prepared pizza crust with sauce, cheese, squash, and whatever else you might want to add. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 12 minutes.

To make it fun, you can use cookie cutters or a knife to make shapes out of the squash is the circles are big enough.

Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t ground nutmeg
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 c granulated sugar
1/2 c butter (1 stick), softened
1 c canned pumpkin
1 large egg
1 t vanilla extract
Glaze (recipe below)

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease baking sheets.
COMBINE the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl. Beat the sugar and butter in a large mixer bowl until well blended. Add in the pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Slowly add the flour mixture until blended. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets.

BAKE cookies for 15 to 18 minutes or until the edges are firm. Cool on baking sheets for about 2 minutes then move to wire racks to cool completely. Drizzle the glaze over cookies.

GLAZE:
COMBINE 2 cups of sifted powdered sugar, 3 T milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter and 1 T vanilla extract in small bowl until smooth.

Mia’s Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Aug 292011
 

This is my own recipe which I came up with when I was probably about 12 or so.

1 1/2c vegetable shortening
1c 2T brown sugar
1c 2T granulated sugar
1 1/2t vanilla
3/4t water
3 eggs
3c unsifted flour
1 1/2t baking soda
1 1/2t salt
2 or 3c chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Cream shortening, sugars, vanilla, water, & eggs until light and fluffy.

Mix flour, soda, & salt in a bowl and blend into creamed mixture.

Stir in chocolate chips.

Using a teaspoon, drop cookies 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet.

Bake 10 minutes. (I always have to check mine at about 8 minutes, depends on the oven)

Enjoy!!

Aug 222011
 

This is what is on the menu for tomorrow night. Trying to come up with some sides-what do you suggest??

4 beef tenderloin steaks (approx 8 ounces each)
1 stick butter, divided
2 T olive oil
2 c merlot
2 T heavy whipping cream
1/4 t salt

In a skillet (I use my big electric skillet), cook steaks in 2T butter and oil over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired done-ness. Remove and keep warm.
Add wine to the skillet and loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil and cook until liquid is reduced to about 1/2 cup. Add the cream, salt and remaining butter; bring mixture to a boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until slightly thickened and butter is melted.

Aug 202011
 

I cooked these pork chops for dinner the other night. We had creamed cabbage and corn-on-the-cob with it. They turned out perfect!

4 bone-in pork loin chops, 1 inch thick

2t brown sugar

1 1/2t coarse salt (I used kosher salt)

1/2 t ground allspice

1/4t dried thyme

Mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl, then rub the seasoning on both sides of the pork chops. Let the seasoned pork chops stand for 30 minutes.

Grill over direct medium-hot fire for 4-5 minutes each side until internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F.

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Mia’s Homemade Enchiladas

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Aug 072011
 

I hardly ever use a recipe for my enchiladas. I just go from memory and they always turn out really good. These are really easy to make. Try them and let me know how you like them.

ENCHILADAS

3lbs ground beef

2pkgs taco seasoning

1 medium/large onion-chopped

1 canned diced tomatoes with green chiles

1 can refried beans

2pkgs of enchilada sauce mix prepared (or 3 cans enchilada sauce)

24-36ct package of corn tortillas

1lb grated cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Place ground beef and onion in a pan and cook until beef is browned and onions are cooked.
  2. Add taco seasoning as directed on package, 1/2 can diced tomatoes with green chiles, and refried beans.
  3. Heat to boiling and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Prepare enchilada sauce as per directions on package and add remaining half can of diced tomatoes with green chiles (or heat canned enchilada sauce with the remaining tomatoes)
  5. Put 1/2 cup enchilada sauce in bottom of 13×9 pan.
  6. Heat tortillas by wrapping 5 at a time in a paper towel and microwave them for about 30 seconds (time may vary depending on microwave).
  7. Spoon meat into tortillas, roll, and place in the pan.
  8. If there is any meat left over, mix it with the remaining sauce and then pour the sauce over the enchiladas.
  9. Cover the enchiladas with grated cheddar cheese and heat in a 350 degree oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  10. ENJOY!!

I usually end up with 2 of the 13×9 inch pans full of enchiladas. Yours may vary depending on how much meat your put in each tortilla. I have also added extra onion to make them more oniony (is that a word?).