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Monday, May 13, 2024

Taco Burger Pizza Easy Recipe

 

Home Pizzeria!

Taco Burger Pizza Easy Recipe - (Main Dishes, Beef)

Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef
1 package (1-1/4 ounce) taco seasoning mix
1/2 cup water
2 (8-ounce) cans of refrigerator biscuits
8 ounces can of tomato sauce
1/2 cup (6-ounce) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

Grease a 12" pizza pan. In a large skillet brown the beef and drain. Stir in taco mix and water; simmer while preparing crust. Separate the dough into 20 biscuits. Press over the bottom and upside of the pan. Spoon hot meat over the crust. Spread tomato sauce over meat, and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Thoughts On Taco Burger Pizza:

Making homemade pizza is a fun cooking project to introduce cooking with children. It is quicker to grab a frozen pizza and just throw it in the oven but to make your own pizza at home will taste better too. You can add any toppings you like but most of all, when it comes to involving your children, they will always remember making pizza with you. This easy Taco Burger Pizza recipe is sure to provide memories for a lifetime.

More Information For You:

Taco Pizza is a great meal for pizza lovers if they love tacos. It is the perfect marriage of pizza and tacos. According to Wikipedia the owner of Happy Joe's invented the Taco Pizza. Learn more about Taco Pizza by visiting this link.

A Few Questions For You:

Do you like Taco Pizza? Do you like tacos? Have you tried Taco Pizza? If you haven't tried Taco Pizza I would like to encourage you to give this recipe a try. It has a great taco flavor you will enjoy. Did you miss my last recipe? If you missed it, it's called Heath Bar Cake Easy Recipe. Please let me know what you think of these recipes. I would love to hear from you.

My Thoughts For The Day:

Texas Fajitas - (video below)

It was a good Mother's Day yesterday. We celebrated at El Patron Mexican Grill in Seymour, Missouri. We had Texas Fajitas with queso, corn chips, and guacamole that was made fresh. The Texas Fajitas included chicken, beef, and shrimp. The atmosphere was very nice and they had plenty of decorations inside. The outside of the restaurant had a small decorative water mill. It didn't have water in it but it was very nice to look at. The tree outside next to the entrance had beautiful flowers on it. I created a video of our visit to El Patron on my YouTube channel called El Patron Mexican Grill Seymour Missouri that you can see. Remember to subscribe, like, and leave a comment on my video. I would recommend this Mexican restaurant for you to try.

I love dining out and trying different places. I will leave reviews for you to see. If you have been to El Patron Mexican Grill please feel free to leave your review of the restaurant here.

Keep on cooking!

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Tater Tot Casserole Easy Recipe

 

Get this recipe in the oven!

Tater Tot Casserole Easy Recipe - (Main Dishes, Potato)

Ingredients:

1 pound hamburger (thawed)
Onion flakes
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can peas (drained)
1 package of frozen tater tots (2 lbs)

Directions:

Place the hamburger over the bottom of the baking pan or dish. Sprinkle the onion flakes over the hamburger. Pour cans of soup over the hamburger, then the drained peas. Place the frozen tater tots over the top and then sprinkle shredded cheese over the tater tots. Bake for 1 hour or until done at 350 degrees.

My Thoughts On Tater Tot Casserole:

This is one of the easiest recipes to put together. There are not that many ingredients and it is very easy to put it all together and put it in the oven. If you don't like peas you can replace peas with your favorite vegetable. As a kid, I always enjoyed tater tots and still do from time to time. To me, what makes this recipe so good is the mixture of the cream of mushroom soup and the cream of chicken soup along with the hamburger. It provides and great tasting sauce for the hamburger and potato mix.

More Information For You:

Tater tots came on the American food scene in 1953 and immediately became popular. Ore-Ida invented the "tater tot" name. You can learn more names and information about tater tots by visiting the US Foods website.

Questions For You:

Did you like eating tater tots when you went to school? If you didn't like tater tots, what did you trade them for? Let me know in the comment section below. Do you have a special tater tot casserole recipe you would care to share with me? I would love to see your recipe.

Did you miss my last recipe? If you did, I will share it with you here. It is called Spanish Coffee Cake Easy Recipe. Please let me know what you think of it.

My Thoughts For The Day:

Peacock Dickerson Park Zoo - Springfield, Mo.

This past weekend we took a trip to the local zoo to celebrate my oldest granddaughter's birthday. It was fun to see her enjoy seeing the animals. It was a sunny warm day and there were lots of people there enjoying the zoo. My granddaughter turned four years old and I would think this trip will be a memory for her for the rest of her life. It is interesting how events in life we experience can stay with us throughout our lives. I remember being four years old and getting to go to the zoo. I can't remember the whole day but I definitely remember the zoo and some things about being at the zoo.

I saw a male peacock at the zoo perched on a fence and decided to get a quick picture before he jumped down. Later I saw him raising and shaking his feathers for a female peacock. The female did seem impressed. It was very fun to witness and it was a great day.

Thanks for reading my thoughts on the day. I hope you enjoy the tater tot casserole recipe and remember to stay positive and keep on cooking!

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Cheesy Ham Buns Easy Recipe

Super Easy Cheesy!


Cheesy Ham Buns Easy Recipe - (Main Dishes, Pork)

Ingredients:

2 to 3 cups ground ham
1 cup of cheddar cheese
1 onion
1 package Pillsbury hot roll mix (16 ounces)

Directions:

Grind the ham and cheese together with 1 onion. The onion should yield about 2 cups. You can use more if you like. You can use leftover ham or new ham. Mix up the hot roll mix let it set and rise. Work down and roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut the dough into 6-inch squares. Place a handful of ground ham and onion in the middle of each square. Bring the edges of squares up to cover the ham and shape into buns. Turn all the buns over and place them into a greased pan. Let the buns rise again. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Thoughts On Ham Buns:

This is absolutely one of the easiest recipes for a main dish you will enjoy! The cheese is optional but if you are a cheese lover like myself then you will love this recipe. Not much to it at all but the simplicity makes it a great dish you can prepare for a gathering or for an evening at home. They can also be a grab-and-go recipe to take for your lunch at work and for the kids at school.

More Information For You:

I don't know the origin of the ham bun in America but if you find some information on the recipe please share it with me. I would guess here in the United States it was put together to make an easy meal and one that is very portable. The New York Times wrote an article on ham buns that you might enjoy and they share a recipe with poppy seeds you will find interesting.

Some Questions For You:

Do you have a recipe for ham buns? I would love to see your recipe. Please share it in the comments below. Also, did you see my last recipe? It is called Fast Texas Pete Chicken Wings and I know you will love it too.

Some Thoughts For The Day:

Home Made Sour Dough Bread!

The bread is still coming to our house because my oldest daughter keeps baking it, and it is so good! I can't get enough of it. So far it is free to us and it is a wonderful gift. We slice it and make sandwiches with it or just eat it with our meals. I have even just cut off a slice and dipped it in my favorite sauce for a quick snack.

Food is a wonderful part of life! It unites us and makes us feel good. Cooking and baking is a great hobby and a good stress reliever. Making food can really open up your creativity. To me, there is great joy in creating a good recipe and sharing it with friends and family. To see someone smile when they taste something I've cooked is so rewarding.

Get in the kitchen and keep on cooking! Let me know how it goes!

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Fast Texas Pete Chicken Wings Easy Recipe


So fast and easy these wings fly off the plate!

Fast Texas Pete Chicken Wings Easy Recipe - (Main Dishes, Chicken)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup margarine
1 cup Texas Pete sauce (you can use your favorite sauce but give this one a try)
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 24-count package chicken wings
Oil for deep frying

Directions:

Melt margarine in a small saucepan. Stir in Texas Pete sauce, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Deep-fry chicken wings in hot oil in deep-fryer until wings float to the top and are golden brown. Place the wings in a casserole dish. Add sauce. Cover the casserole dish. Shake until chicken wings are covered with sauce.

Yield: 8 servings

My Thoughts On Super Fast Chicken Wings:

I must say that Texas Pete Hot Sauce is one of my favorite hot sauces I have tried. I have only recently tried Texas Pete and I am a huge fan, to say the least. It has moved to my top three all-time favorites. Tabasco has always been my number one. My wife brought home Texas Pete Hot Sauce and after trying it, I decided to move it to the top of the list. I just love the burn Tabasco gives on my tongue but Texas Pete has a more vinegar taste to it. I think that is why I love it. A little less burn and a lot more vinegar.

This recipe post is supposed to be about chicken wings but what makes this recipe so special is the flavor Texas Pete provides. As mentioned in the recipe, you can use your favorite hot sauce but I beg you to give this recipe a try.

Some Extra Information You Might Enjoy:

Did you know there is a National Chicken Wing Day? Well, there is, and according to National Day Archives, it is on July 29th. I know that is some time away but I thought you would like that fact if you did not know it. You can visit them in the post link here in this post to find out how many chicken wings the average American eats a year, or how many chicken wings Americans eat on just Super Bowl Sunday. You might find it interesting the amount times that many chicken wings will circle a major geographical attraction in the good ole USA.

A Few Questions For You:

Can you guess how many calories a single chicken wing, without sauce, has? How many chicken wings would you think most Americans eat in one sitting? Did you know there was a world record for the most wings eaten in a single sitting in 2015? It will blow your mind how many chicken wings this record was set in just under thirty minutes. Be sure to visit the National Day Archives link in the previous paragraph to find out all this incredible information.

Did you see my last recipe? If you missed it, I would like to share it here. It is called White Chicken Chili Easy Recipe. (Theres a video attached to that post.) My last recipe fits just perfectly with this recipe post simply because it is chicken. I hope you enjoy it.

Here's My Personal Thoughts For The Day:

Do you enjoy funny food memes? Since I blog about food and recipes I enjoy food memes I may find on the Interweb. I came across a good one while scrolling through my Facebook feed. One of my friends shared. Raven Hawk on Facebook shared a meme that I can totally relate to from time past. Check it out below!

Funny Food Meme!

When I was a kid I had one of those windup jack-in-the-box toys that played music when I cranked it. It would always give me a jump when the lid would pop open. When I got older and opened my first can of biquits I had a similar experience. I'm not a big sissy man now and I actually enjoy the pop the can will make while pulling the paper. You might admit that pop of the can is surprising even if it doesn't scare you.

I hope you enjoyed this Fast Texas Pete Chicken Wings Easy Recipe and blog post. Please leave your thoughts below I would love to hear from you.

Keep on cooking!

Friday, October 20, 2023

Tennessee Pride Hash Brown Casserole Easy Recipe

 

Y'all are gonna love this one!


Tennessee Pride Hash Brown Casserole Easy Recipe - (Main Dishes, Pork) Casserole

Ingredients:

2 pounds Tennessee Pride Sausage
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 can cream of Chicken Soup
1 cup sour cream
1 (8 ounces) container French Onion Dip
1 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup each of Red & Green Peppers
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 (30-ounce) Package of Frozen hash brown shredded potatoes thawed.

Directions:

In a skillet cook sausage until browned. Drain well. Combine the cheese, chicken soup, and sour cream in a large mixing bowl. French Onion dip, chopped onion Bell peppers, salt & pepper. Fold in thawed hash browns. Mix well. Spread 1/2 of the mixture over the bottom of a 9x13-greased baking dish. Spread 1/2 of the browned sausage over hash browns. Repeat layering the second 1/2 of the hash brown mixture. Wait to add the rest of the sausage to the top until the last 10 minutes of cooking time. Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes. Spread the remaining sausage on top and bake for 10 minutes more. The casserole should be golden brown.

My Thoughts On Tennessee Pride Hash Brown Casserole:

In 1994 I moved to West Tennessee in the County of Dyer Tennessee. It is a beautiful part of the country. I was used to living in Southwest Missouri where we enjoy the Ozark Mountains and hills. West Tennessee is much different. In Missouri, there are plenty of cattle and hay fields. In West Tennessee, I found lots of land without a fence. It was adorned with cotton and soybean. More flat than hills, the cotton glowed with white buds at harvest time of the year. Such a beautiful place. The people there are even more friendly than I was accustomed to in my part of Missouri where everyone waves and says "Howdy!" upon greeting. Tennessee food is exciting. I experienced red-eye gravy and coleslaw on my barbeque sandwiches in Tennessee. Of course, there is Tennessee Pride Casserole. When you try this recipe you will be filled with pride as you receive compliments on its taste. Make plans to share this experience with your friends and family. They will thank you kindly for it!

Extra Information For You:

Hash browns are the best! I enjoy eating my hash browns with ketchup! I put salt and pepper on my hash browns as well. I like to eat hash browns for breakfast and dinner. Not in the same day of course. The hash brown was originally called "hashed brown potatoes" and the dish has a very interesting history. Maria Parloa shared the recipe in 1887. Even though this recipe is titled "Tennessee Pride" it is said that hash browns were first originated in Minnesota. You can read more about the history of hash browns by visiting the Tennesee State Library And Archives.

A Question Or Two I Must Ask You:

Would you please share a memory you have of hash browns? Maybe you remember your parents, relative, or friend cooking hash browns for you? I would love to hear your story. Let me know in this post. Also, I am wondering if you missed my last recipe? It is called Texas Hash Easy Recipe. It is not Tennessee hash browns but it is Texas Hash! This recipe has pork in it as you have read but hash browns alone are great!

My Personal Thoughts For Today:

I usually post or try to post more than once every week but I have been extremely busy this past week with life. I am sure you can relate. I work full-time as you might know, and I am in the middle of several projects. While working on my wood pellet stove installation, I am doing it for myself, and I am also spending time with my youngest daughter. No doubt homesteading is in my mind or at least the subject of homesteading. I would at least like to be more efficient in my living as far as saving money on heating my home.

Recently, I went through some of my quarters and found a Homestead quarter.

Homestead Quarter - Front Side - 2015

I have a one-gallon glass jug in which I keep my change in and I was pleasantly surprised to find this homestead quarter. Honestly, I didn't even know this type of quarter existed. I am not proud to admit that. I should stay more informed on things like this. Am I being too hard on myself? I'm not for sure. I assume most people already know about this quarter. I looked up the price on these quarters and they are worth more than their minted value. Collectors will pay a good amount for these and apparently, there are quarters with a mistake that are valued in the thousands of dollars.

Homestead Quarter - Back Side - 2015

Do you have any Homestead quarters? If you do, you might find it interesting to find the value of your quarters. If you are lucky, you might have one that is very valuable to a collector and if you wanted to sell it, you might have enough money to start your very own homestead.

You can learn more about the Homestead National Monument of America Quarter by visiting the United States Mint website.

I would like to finish up this post by sharing I am excited to know my oldest daughter and her family are moving back to my area. I am excited to see them and that means I will get to see my two granddaughters. I enjoy getting to see them when I can. They are so cute and remind me of when my own daughters were little. I still consider myself to be somewhat young but I am a fairly new grandparent. I am 50 years old so in reality, that is not too young. I try to stay young at heart and my grandchildren make me feel that way. What a joy!

Thanks for reading this recipe post!

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Texas Hash Easy Recipe

 


Texas Hash Easy Recipe - (Main Dishes, Beef)

Ingredients:

1 pound hamburger
1 large green pepper (chopped)
1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 ounces)
1/2 cup uncooked rice
1-2 tablespoons chili powder
3 large onions (diced)
2 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, stir ground beef until it is light brown. Then drain off the fat. Add the onions, and green peppers, cook, and stir until the onions are tender. Stir in the tomatoes, rice, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Heat thoroughly, and pour into an ungreased 2-quart casserole dish. Cover & bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

My Thoughts On Texas Hash:

When I was a child I lived in East Texas. Longview, Texas to be exact. I lived there for about seven years. I loved it there but I am originally from Missouri. I picked up a little accent while living in East Texas, which was very noticeable when I moved back to Missouri. It is amazing how a person can adapt to a certain geographical area and pick up an accent. One thing that also was picked up was my love for Texan food. I love Texas Hash! If you have never tried this recipe I would encourage you to give it a whirl! There's some Texas talk for you!

Extra Information For You:

Texas Hash is really a Tex-Mex casserole but I logged it under Beef Dishes in this blog because of the love for beef in Texas and originality. This recipe is something that the whole family will love. The recipe originated in 1971 by the one and only Betty Crocker. I'm just kidding! She didn't invent it. She just published it then to share her version with the world. Betty Crocker isn't even a real person. She is a brand. Texas Hash is originally thought to come from the Great Depression era when families needed to conserve food and make ingredients stretch just to survive. You can learn more about its origin by visiting Apron Advisor.

A Question Or Two For Ya:

Do you remember the first time you tried Texas Hash? If you don't remember the first time then maybe you remember the last time. Did you cook it or did someone else? If you make this recipe would you mind sharing your experience with me here? Great! I knew you would. Also, did you see my last recipe? If you missed it, it is called Choco-Holic Ho Ho Cake. Check it out and tell me what you think of it too.

Personal Thoughts For Today: (Wood Pellet Stove Installation Pictures)

It has been a busy week for me as usual and I have been working on my wood pellet stove, as you may know from reading my previous posts. I got the area wall cleaned up and ready to get this thing installed. The nights here have been colder and I appreciate the warmth of wood heat. I am really looking forward to it being warmer and cheaper to heat my home.

Where the propane wall heater hung.

I need to paint over the spots on the wall where the propane heater used to hang. I got the holes filled and then I moved on to the next step in the process. I had to find the flue exhaust pipe hole and drilled in the area where I thought it was until finally I found it. I began by cutting the hole all the way open until it was completely revealed. I think I removed so many bird nests from the flue I filled up a small trash can.

I put putty in the hanging holes. Next, I need to paint.

You can see in the picture above where I placed putty in the wall holes where the propane wall heater used to hang. You can also see the propane line coming in through the floor. I have a cut-off valve on there and was advised to cap it off with a flair cap to be safe. I didn't have to put it under the floor. I decided to keep it there if I wanted to use it in the future for a propane heater. I still have a central air system that has a propane furnace in it but the more options available for heat is the best in my opinion.

6-inch flue hole I gloriously cut out. 

How do you like the tiny drill holes above my flue exhaust hole? I tapped on the sheetrock that covers my flue and listened. I thought I found the hole but as you can tell, I had it wrong. I think it is funny. Well, that is just some more holes I will have to putty over and paint. I plan to run a 3-inch exhaust pipe up through the flue to use for the wood pellet stove instead of using the original flue itself. My home is an old home and I am sure the flue was built to resist heat but by using the exhaust pipe I am being safe.

Stove pipe for the flue I bought at Lowe's.

This weekend my daughter and I visited Lowe's and purchased three 60-inch stove exhaust pipes. I previously measured my flue that when down to the opening inside and it was about 12 feet. That gives me a little extra when I install the topper and cap on top of the house. I also purchased a 3-inch elbow to connect to the pipe on the inside of the flue. At the time of the purchase, these pipes were about $14 each. After-tax, my total was around $50 dollars. It is adding up for sure but it is an investment that will pay for itself in the long run. 

Hole for cold air intake hose.

Since the wood pellet stove has to have cold air from the outside I figured out a great way to get it. I decided to drill a 2 1/4-inch hole in the floor behind where the stove will sit. I can run the intake hose under the house over to a vent on the side of the house. It really worked out perfectly because the vent is in the exact place I need it. I bought a 2 1/4-inch Craftsman drill bit because that is the size of the intake hose that came with my wood pellet stove. I also purchased this drill bit at Lowe's. It was the cheapest option for me and worked great.

I hope you enjoyed my post for today about Texas Hash Easy Recipe and my wood pellet stove installation journey. Please feel free to share this post with a friend and if you have any tips or feedback about this recipe or my wood pellet stove I sure would love to hear from you. I am learning how to install this stove so if you can, please help me out. Thanks so much for reading!

Monday, July 31, 2023

Bierocks Easy Recipe

 


BIEROCKS EASY RECIPE (Main Dishes, Beef)

INGREDIENTS:

1 Package Active Dry Yeast
1/4 Cup Warm Water
1/4 Cup Warm Milk
2 Tablespoons Sugar
3 Tablespoons Butter
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 to 2 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Beaten Egg
1 Pound Ground Beef
1 Onion
1/2 Teaspoon Galic Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Can Saurkraut

Directions:

Soften the yeast in a medium saucepan with warm water. Combine the milk, sugar, butter, and salt in a separate bowl. Heat and stir until the butter melts. Add about 1 cup of flour and beat well. Add the egg and beat well. Stir in the softened yeast. Stir in enough flour to make a stiff dough. Turn out and knead on a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic for about 5 minutes. Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover it. Let the dough rise in a warm place until it doubles for 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Cook the beef, onion, salt, and then drain. Add the sauerkraut. Punch the dough down. Divide the dough. Roll out the dough and put the meat filling in it. Dampen the pastry edges then seal the edges. Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Let the bierocks cool a little while and then serve.

My Thoughts:

The first time I had Bierocks I absolutely fell in love with them. They are so delicious! I was at a family member's house when these wonderful beef pastries first touched my palette. Ok, now I sound like a professional blogger, don't I? I remember eating two or three and then the dough swelled in my belly. I was forced to stretch out on the couch and just moan with fullness. You should have seen me. I am sure that you are glad you didn't. It was such a sight.

If you don't mind hearing about my day I will be glad to share with you here. I cleaned up in the kitchen and worked on some laundry. After I finished those chores I visited my mother at her house. It was her birthday on Friday. I was unable to visit her because I went to the local farmer's market with my daughter. She had about seven different cookies for sale. Her newest item was a strawberry crinkle cookie that sold out very well. One customer, in particular, was very interesting. He was almost seven feet tall by my estimation. He sported a full beard that was speckled with gray hairs. He had bright blue eyes and spoke in the deepest voice I think I have ever heard. He was like a giant and I am 5 foot 11 inches. He softly asked my daughter if he could have two of the strawberry crinkle cookies. He slowly handed my daughter the money and took the cookies in his large hand which resembled a bunch of bananas. He gave my daughter a little smile and said "Thank you" as he walked away.

After visiting my mother at her house, my daughter wanted to go for a drive. We made a large circle on the outer paved roads here in the area. Sometimes a drive is a nice thing to do.

More Information On Bierocks:

Bierocks were commonly consumed by European blue-collar workers as a popular staple. Over time German Russian Mennonites brought the beefy dish to the United States when they immigrated in the 1870s. Eventually, bierocks were found popular among those living in the West. Kansas is the state that is most popular for bierocks. You can read more about Why Bierocks Are A Kansas Staple

Extra:

If you enjoyed this recipe you might like my previous recipe Spiced Tea Easy Recipe Mix. It really is a tasty drink. Try it and let me know what you think.

Quick Question:

Have you ever tried Bierocks? Have you ever cooked Bierocks? Whether you have tried them or cooked them before I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to leave a comment below and share your thoughts with me.


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