Our Twelve Favorite Canned Vegetables

Our Twelve Favorite Canned Vegetables

Is anyone wondering why I am publishing a list of our favorite canned vegetables? There’s a good reason. We’ve been talking about building food storage, and one of the topics we discussed was canned foods. So, for today’s post, I thought it might be nice to give a list of our favorite canned vegetables. Some of these vegetables are universally liked by every member of […]

Chicken Taco Casserole

Chicken Taco Casserole

Chicken Taco Casserole is a simple, satisfying meal that’s great for a weeknight. The ingredients list for this recipe includes five different cans, so it’s definitely a pantry recipe. I already had some cream cheese, sour cream and cheese in the refrigerator, so I was able to make this Chicken Taco Casserole without needing to go to the store. If things were different, I might […]

Southwestern Couscous Salad

Southwestern Couscous Salad

Southwestern Couscous Salad was born out the the necessity to create a vegan salad to take to work for lunch.  I realize that traditional southwestern cuisine doesn’t contain couscous, but I made use of what I had on hand.  I had wanted to make a more traditional couscous salad that contained garbanzo beans, and a lemon dressing, but the only recipe that I knew contained […]

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Chicken Enchilada Soup

This is a canned food version of one of my favorite low calorie soups. I love that all I have to do to make a pot of chicken enchilada soup is put everything into a pot and bring it to a boil.  It’s hearty, flavorful, and figure friendly as well as simple to prepare.  Who could ask for more from a soup?

Mexican Corn Casserole

Mexican Style Corn Casserole

I love Mexican style corn on the cob, but it can be messy.  I always seem to end up with the corn toppings on my nose or my cheeks.  Now, I have the perfect solution.  Instead of dressing up a cob of corn, why not mix everything together in a casserole and bake it.  The result is every bit as delicious as the version on […]

grilled corn and potatoes

Fire Roasted Corn and Potatoes

Sometimes, we get so caught up in creating perfect recipes, we forget about the simple things in life.   My mother was famous around here for saying “I like plain food.”    Sometimes, this statement annoyed me, but as I write this, on the anniversary of her birth, I realize that she was right.    Today’s post was supposed to be about grilling corn, but as I began […]

Lemon pepper and chicken foil packet 1.4

Lemon Pepper Chicken and Vegetables Foil Pouch Dinner

Lemon pepper chicken and vegetables cooked in a foil pouch on the grill make a delicious and delightful dinner for a warm summer night.   These pouches are the perfect way to give your family a well balanced meal without heating up the house.Once again, the process of making these foil pouches is  very easy.  All you need to do is arrange halved small red potatoes, […]

Shrimp boil foil packet for the grill

Shrimp Boil Foil Packet

I love Shrimp Boil.  The first time I ever had it, my aunt, who was living in New Orleans at the time, brought shell-on shrimp and seasonings up to my grandmother’s house and made a shrimp boil for the family.  For me, it was love at first bite.  We make shrimp boil at our house from time to time, but this version is much easier.   […]

Southwestern crescent squares out of the oven

Southwestern Crescent Squares

I made this for dinner and had the hardest time coming up with a name for it.  I wanted to call it a pot pie, but in my opinion, a pot pie should have gravy.  There’s no gravy in this recipe.  I considered calling it a pasty, but pasties are supposed to be little half round things that are crimped shut.  It’s sort of a […]

kidney bean and corn salad

Corn and Kidney Bean Salad

This salad was supposed to be made with black beans, but I made a little mistake.  When I was preparing the salad, I inadvertently grabbed and opened a can of kidney beans instead of black beans.  With that one error, this salad changed from what I had imagined to something deliciously different.  I used the techniques from my faux homemade salsa recipe to give the […]