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Ok, this is delicious by itself, or on a sandwich with a bit of pepperjack cheese.  It is best on pizza though, and surprisingly easy!  I’m sorry that there are no pictures, this recipe was not expected to turn out very well.  Surprise, Surprise!!  It was delicious and I didn’t think to take any photos until it was devoured.

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts frozen
  • 1 medium onion sliced into thin strips
  • 4 small peppers or 1 large pepper- sliced and diced
  • oil for cooking
  • BBQ sauce to taste (aka LOTS!)

Directions

  1. Put frozen chicken breasts into a large pot of water and bring to a roiling boil.  Cook until chicken is tender but not thoroughly cooked.
  2. Drain chicken.  With two forks begin to shred chicken apart
  3. MEANWHILE  in a large pan have oil heating up.  Add shredded chicken to pan.
  4. Add finely chopped onion to pan, make sure that there is plenty of oil.  Stir well
  5. Add peppers
  6. saute on medium high heat until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and the onions have carmalized.
  7. Pour into a large bowl and add BBQ sauce.
  8. Top a pizza with it or turn it into a sandwich with some pepperjack cheese and whole wheat bread.  DELICIOUS!

 

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Nothing says Saturday morning like a big home-made breakfast and cartoons.  I have indulged in these super easy hash browns the past two mornings.  The secret is to rinse all the start out of the potatoes and then to dry the potatoes as best you can.  The original recipe called for the hash browns to be fried, but I opted for baking them on my stone ware.  It freed up my hands for other chores, and playing with my daughter, while they cooked.  Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 3 fresh potatoes
  • 1 tbsp onion flakes
  • dash of cayenne
  • dash of paprika
  • Pam

Directions:

  1. Use a cheese grader to shred the potatoes into a large bowl.
  2. Fill bowl with cold water, stir up the potato shreds.
  3. drain, rinse, and repeat.
  4. drain rinse and repeat…again.
  5. Use a strainer to get as much water out of the potatoes, then pat dry with a cloth.
  6. In a dry bowl add onions and seasonings to potatoes.  Get creative and have fun with additional seasonings.  I added bacon bits and they were delicious!
  7. Spray the bottom of your pan with Pam, make sure it is a good coating.  Then spread potatoes out so they cover the entire pan thinly.  Coat top of potatoes with Pam.
  8. Set oven to broil, or 500F, and cook for about 7 minutes.  When they tops begin to brown pull them out and flip.  Make sure that you spray Pam over them again.  Bake for another 10 minutes.
  9. Serve with ketchup and enjoy!


We just arrived back home from the east coast.  There are many things the east coast has that Alaska doesn’t have; i.e. autumn, Victoria’s Secret, crazy fucked up intersections, amazing architecuture, and of course some of our favorite family!   However there is one thing that you can not find, good ol’ fashioned mexican food.  OK OK  there was ONE restraunt.  No joke only one restraunt in this sea of people and stores and eateries.

Now my husband and I eat mexican three or four times a week for dinner.  We had a mexican buffet for our wedding, catered by our favorite mexican restraunt.   We love our onions, peppers, taco meat, enchiladas, cheese, sour cream, tortilla shells….

Naturally when we got home I had to whip up something mexican.  The first thing I made was some Fajitas!  This is a healthy, tasty dinner.  Just don’t over due it on the sour cream and cheese 😉

Fajitas Seasoning:


  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cube chicken boullion, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin

Fajitas:

  • 1 lb beef cut into strips
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 large red pepper
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • tortilla shells
  • cheese, sour cream, and mexican ketchup for toppings

Directions:


  1. In a small bowl mix all the seasonings together, set aside
  2. In a large frying pan heat up oil.  Cook the beef strips until medium rare.
  3. Remove from heat
  4. In a large frying pan cook the onions until soft and some what translucent.  Add peppers.
  5. Once peppers are tender add the meat back to the pan.
  6. Sprinkle with seasoning
  7. Add a little water at a time.  Cook until seasoning is nice and thick
  8. Serve in a tortilla shell with toppings of your choice

ENJOY!


So looking for a super easy summer dinner idea?  Well look no further than Shishka-Bobs!

Ingredients:

You can use anything you would put on the grill.  Here is what I used.

  • Kilbasa
  • Lil Smokies
  • Ham slices
  • Shrimp
  • Steak- marinated
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Onions
  • Potatoes- precook in microwave first
  • Pineapples
  • Mushrooms
  • BBQ Sauce

Directions:

  1. Cut everything up into bite size pieces
  2. Preheat grill
  3. Fill skewer with all the food you’d like
  4. Put on grill, add bbq sauce
  5. Rotate after a few minutes, add more sauce
  6. Eat while warm!

Like I said, Super Easy Dinner!  Great way to get rid of left overs 🙂


Found something to do with those pesky left over spaghetti noodles!  I just made this up in the kitchen tonight.  None of the measurements are exact since i just throw in a dash of this and a sprinkle of that.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup left over spaghetti noodles
  • 2 carrots – peeled
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 stalk of chives
  • 2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp lawyrs seasoning salt
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Directions:

  1. In a large frying pan heat up sesame oil and vegetable oil
  2. Add left over spaghetti.  Season with 1 tsp lemon pepper and 1 tsp garlic powder
  3. Set aside
  4. Cut up chicken breast into cubes about 1″
  5. In a small bowl mix flour, 1 tsp lemon pepper, 1 tsp garlic powder, and 1 tsp seasoning salt.  Mix well
  6. Coat each piece of chicken in flour mixture.  Fry chicken in the pan.
  7. In another bowl mix soy sauce and sugar well.
  8. After chicken is cooked add soy mixture
  9. Add noodles and stir fry
  10. Add peeled carrots and chopped up chives.
  11. serve with egg rolls and enjoy!

My mom used to make these for every family gathering we had, and they were always the first to disappear.  This is perhaps the easiest appetizer I know of.  Now I don’t have photos because I haven’t made them recently, but I have a craving so photos will be in the near future 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg Salami slices
  • 1 pkg softened cream cheese

Directions:

  1. With a butter knife spread the cream cheese onto one side of the salami slice.
  2. Roll up the Salami slice
  3. Eat them up!

This recipe is delicious and super easy!  This recipe came from allrecipes.  Simply throw everything in the crock pot and forget about it!  My recipe is slightly altered, I left out the bay leaf and the cilantro because I didn’t have any on hand.

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, chopped up
  • 2 cloves garlic- minced
  • 1 can (15 oz) tomatoes, sliced tomatoes with green chilis works great
  • 1 can(10 oz) enchilada sauce
  • 1 can(4 oz)  green chili pepper
  • 1 can (10 oz) corn
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • toppings- cheese, sour cream, avocado, chips, or fry up some tortillas

Directions

  1. Put everything in the crock pot
  2. set the crock pot on low for 6-8 hrs OR on high for 3-4hrs
  3. after 2-3 hrs pull chicken out of crock pot.  With two forks shred the chicken, using one to hold it and the other to scrape it.  Put back in crock pot
  4. Serve with desired toppings.  I highly suggest frying up a couple of tortilla shells and cutting them into strips.
  5. ENJOY!!

The next time I make this soup we’re going to crank up the heat a bit by adding 1 tsp of Cayenne pepper and instead of using 2 cups broth (or chicken bullion and water) I will do 1 cup chicken broth and one cup chipotle bullion.


In our house we love tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and just about anything with a Mexican Flair.  I was slapping together a quick meal one night was surprised by how delicious this was.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 a rotisserie chicken- shredded
  • 1 bell pepper- sliced and diced
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 onion, sliced and diced- optional

Directions:

  1. In pan heat up onion if desired and bell pepper on medium
  2. Add shredded chicken
  3. Sprinkle taco seasoning over it and add water
  4. Allow chicken to heat thoroughly
  5. Serve in tacos, burritos, or even taco salad

I love easy and delicious recipes!


This is one of my husbands favorite meals.  It’s especially delicious on cold winter days.  The secret to this simple recipe is to make your own mushroom soup.  I’ve broken it down into to parts, starting with the soup.  Enjoy!

Ingredients :

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • half an onion, sliced and diced
  • 5 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cube chicken bullion
  • 1 cup water

Directions

  1. Saute onions and mushroom in butter
  2. in a different pan bring water to boil, add chicken bullion
  3. add chicken bullion to sauted mushrooms
  4. Set aside

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground meet, beef or moose
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (if you have fresh garlic mince it up and use that!)
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp Lawry’s Seasoning Salt
  • half an onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 5 mushrooms, ends cut off and cut into quarters
  • 2 stalks chives, sliced
  • 1 cup sour cream

Directions

  1. In a large pan brown the meat with onions, garlic powder, lemon pepper, and seasoning salt.
  2. Drain meat
  3. Sprinkle flour on meat, mix in
  4. Add mushroom soup mixture to pan, heat thoroughly, reduce heat
  5. Mix in sour cream
  6. Add mushrooms and chives
  7. serve over egg noodles


Yesterday I decided to use left overs from our beef and broccoli to make stir fry.   Unfortunately I have no pictures of this recipe, but it was so good I HAD to document it!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cold white rice
  • half an onion, sliced and diced
  • 1 tbsp linseed oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 carrot, peeled and shaved
  • 1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken- shredded
  • 2 slices pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 stalks chives, sliced

Directions:

  1. In a large pan heat up oils, add onions and saute
  2. Add rice, carrots, chicken, and any other veggies you like
  3. in a small bowl mix sugar and soy sauce
  4. add soy sauce mixture to rice, continue to saute
  5. Add pineapples and chives
  6. Serve warm with Baked Crab and Cream Cheese Rangoons 🙂

This will definitely be a regular in our house, quick, simple, and tasty!  Imagine the variations you can do to this, like corn or white water chestnuts in the mix.  I’m thinking some peppers would be delicious in there as well!


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