Sunday, November 21, 2021

Sausage Egg Bake

1 pound package pork breakfast sausage

1 (8-ounce) tube refrigerated crescent rolls

1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

6 large eggs

1 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a 9x13 pan.

Cook sausage in a pan, crumbling it with a wooden spoon. Drain.

Unroll crescent roll dough into pan, spinch all of the seams.

Sprinkle the cooked sausage and cheeses onto the crescent roll. Make sure to get even coverage so that each bite has all ingredients! 

Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour over sausage and cheese.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.

I like to serve with a quick fresh fruit salad for breakfast.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Mel's Sloppy Joes


1 and 1/2 lbs Ground Beef
1 stalk Celery, chopped
1 medium White Onion, chopped
1 cup Ketchup
1 Tbsp Yellow Mustard
2-3 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
Brown Sugar to taste
1 cup water
Hamburger Buns

Saute onions and celery until onions are clear.

Add ground beef. Cook until brown.

Add ketchup, mustard and worcestershire sauce and stir. Once incorporated, sample and add brown sugar as needed for desired sweetness.

Add 1 cup of water and stir. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Add a scoop or two of meat to a bun, I like to add a little shredded cheese to mine, and of course flip over and eat!

Lazy Enchiladas



1 box Taquitos Chicken or Beef
2 cans of Green Enchilada Sauce (if chicken) or Red Enchilada Sauce (if beef)
Cooking spray
Measure the following with your heart:
Mexican Shredded Cheese
Shredded Luttuce 
Diced Tomatoes 

Spray 9x13 glass or metal baking dish. Add taquitos to pan and spray top of taquitos. Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.

Meanwhile, chop toppings: luttuce,  tomatoes, cilantro and set aside.

Once 15 minutes has passed, add enchilada sauce. Then shredded cheese. Bake additional 15 minutes. 

Once the additional baking time is up plate and enjoy (and maybe forget to take a photo of the finish untouched recipe!)

I added luttuce and then ended up making my favorite pico (recipe here) for toppings! Helps when you get fresh jalapeƱos from your neighbors' grandson! <3

Monday, January 20, 2020

Pork Egg Rolls

3 lbs ground pork
Vermicelli noodles (all packs within pink netting)
2 bunches of cilantro
6 green onions
Won Ton Instant Soup Mix 2pkts or 3.5 tsps
5 eggs, 1 separated
Oyster Sauce to taste
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Egg Roll wraps 2 packs of 25 or 50 wrappers 

In a large bowl add ground pork, salt and pepper.  Meanwhile in a stock pot boil water for Vermicelli noodles.

Remove leaves of cilantro from stems and chop.  I use a pizza cutter to finely chop - super easy!  Also slice green onions.  Add to pork.

Add 4 whole eggs along with oyster sauce and won ton soup mix to meat mixture.

Mix white of the last egg in a small bowl.  Add the yolk to the meat mixture.

Once water has come to a boil add all packs of noodles to the boiling water, boiling for 2 - 3 minuets.  Remove from heat and drain.

Cool noodles with cold water and use a kitchen scissors to chop the noodles into short pieces.  Once chopped add to meat mixture.

Mix the meat and noodle mixture by hand until everything is well incorporated with each other.

Separate wraps - be careful to try to not rip the wraps.  Depending on how large you make your egg rolls you may have wraps leftover so put the ones that broke in a pile an use those if you need to at the end.

Add a portion of the meat mixture to the wrap.  Roll the bottom of the wrap over the mixture, then tuck left and right sides over.  Add egg wash to the top corner and roll.

Heat oil in large pan.  Add a few egg rolls to oil and fry until golden brown.

Drain egg rolls in a larger bowl with paper towel, standing them up on end.

 Enjoy once they have cooled down a bit.  These freeze well, I pack about 4 or 6 in smaller Ziploc bag and then add a few of those smaller bags into a gallon size Ziploc.

Makes 50 egg rolls give or take depending on how much mixture you roll.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Melba's Pizza Burgers

1 pack of Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage links
1 15 oz can of Contadina Pizza Sauce (regular not cheese or pepperoni)
English Muffins
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Cut a split in each sausage link casing.  Remove the meat from the casing and brown in a frying pan.

  • Add pizza sauce to meat and heat.

  • Split 5-6 English muffins in half.  Place a scoop (large Pampered Chef scoop is PERFECT) of the meat sauce on each untoasted muffin.

  • Sprinkle mozzarella over the top.  Bake at 350 for about 15 minuets.

  • EAT!  I like to add mushrooms to the meat too.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sour Cream Almond Pound Cake

1 cup butter
3 cups sugar
6 eggs - separated
1 teaspoon Almond Extract
3 cups flour
1 cup sour cream

Preheat oven 325 degrees.

Cream butter and sugar.

Separate egg yolks from whites.  I suggest getting a LARGE bowl for the egg whites.  This one ended up being too small.

Add in egg yolks and almond extract to the butter mixture.

Add in 1 cup of flour to butter mixture. Then incorporate 1/2 cup of sour cream. Repeat with another cup of flour and the 2nd half of the full cup of sour cream, finishing with another cup of flour.

In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until they are stiff peaks.  Here's a video from YouTube if you've never had to do this before that helped me out:

Ha... my egg whites got duck lips!

Fold the egg whites carefully into the batter.

Pour batter into a floured and greased angel food cake pan, the kind with the high straight sides with the cone in the middle.

Bake for one hour and twenty minuets.

Cool in pan for 5 minuets.