Mulligan Stew (over camp stove)

1 white or yellow onion

3 lbs hamburger

1 can Sweet Corn

1 1/2 cups baby carrots

6 Large Red potatoes

1 Family size can Cream of Chicken

Kitchen Bouquet browning and seasoning sauce

Garlic salt

Pepper and Salt


First, go ahead and dice up your onion in nice big chunks!


Throw the onion chunks into a large fry pan with your ground hamburger.


Add a palm full of garlic salt/powder into the fry pan to season the meat.


While that is browning, go ahead and cut your potatoes up!


Throw em in a large pot of bowling water. (About twelve cups of water)

Next add your baby carrots to the bowling water!



Next, add three Cap-fulls of your kitchen bouquet seasoning to the bowling water.



Now go ahead and drain your can of corn and add it to the bowling veggies.


okay, now here is where your soup becomes stew! Add your cream of chicken to the pot! 🙂


Make sure you blend the cream of chicken into the water well. Otherwise you will have chunks of cream, and that’s no fun!

Now, Go ahead and drain your hamburger meat of the grease and fat. Add it to the stew.


Add some salt and pepper to taste and let the stew simmer on medium to low heat for twenty minutes.

Serve yourself up a nice hot bowl of stew and enjoy!!









Dr. Pepper Spicy Pulled Pork

2 onions

1 whole pork butt (pork shoulder roast)

salt and pepper to taste

one 11 ounce can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce

2 twelve ounce can Dr. Pepper

4 tablespoons packed brown sugar

First preheat your oven to 300’f , then, start by chopping your onions into large quarter slices.  Place them in your pot.


next, place your pork on top of the onions and salt and pepper to taste.

Pour the chipotle chiles over the top of the pork…..photo_6

crack open your cans of Dr.pepper and pour it in!


add your brown sugar to the liquid in the pan and gently mix it in.

put a lid on your pot…..photo_2

And cook for six hours. During those six hours, turn the pork about three or four times, this will help keep it nice and moist.

when its done, pull the pork out of the pot and onto a plate. Don’t dump the liquid~!


Once on the plate, take two forks and start separating the pork from itself.  In a separate medium bowl, ladle a cup of juice into the bowl. take your shredded pork and mix it into the juice bowl..


serve with some corn tortillas or a hoagie bun and dinner is served!!


And enjoy!! oh….and you may wanna eat some ice-cream after you eat this 😉


Whiskey-Peach Chicken (drunken chicken)

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons butter

12 chicken legs/ skin on

1 yellow onion / diced

1 1/2 cups whiskey

4 cups of your favorite bbq sauce

1 cup peach preserves

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (i used six tablespoons, never enough of this stuff!)

4 peaches / pitted and sliced

mashed potatoes for serving

Preheat your oven to 300′ F

Heat the olive oil and butter in a large skillet or pot over medium high heat. Cook the chicken pieces until golden brown on all sides. (about 5 minutes) Dont cook the chicken all the way or else it will be dried out when finished!


Set your chicken aside on a plate. do not throw out the grease in your pan!


Place your onions in the pan and cook till they are translucent.


add your whiskey to the onions. Julie (mother in law) and I both shuddered at the smell of the cheap whiskey! haha

Next grab your favorite bottle of BBQ sauce, doesn’t matter what kind…


and pour it into your pan!


Next, pour your peach preserves in. i was lucky enough that my jar came out to one whole cup! 🙂


Before you stir your sauce all together, add your Worcestershire sauce. Now you can whisk it all together! be careful though! I managed to spill some out on the floor…..the dogs were grateful 🙂

Now go ahead and add your chicken pack into the pan.


and this is where your peaches come into play…


Mix them into the sauce so they can soak up the flavor.

Now cover that pan and stick it in the oven. Bake it for 90 minutes.


and wha-la! You got good and drunk chicken! Serve with some taters and you’ve got a wonderful dinner to eat!




Banana Bread……yummy

4 bruised bananas

1/3 cup melted butter

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg, beaten

1 teaspoon baking soda

Pinch of salt

1 1/2 cups flour

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Poor, sad, and bruised bananas are now going to be put to good use!

Start by peeling your bananas and placing them in a mixing bowl.

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Next, add your melted butter to the bananas and mix well!!

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Next, add your sugar……


aaaand your vanilla……..


aaaaand your beaten egg to your bananas. mix well!!


Once your batter is well mixed, add our baking soda, and a pinch of salt. mix well!

Next add your flour in a little bit at a time, making sure to scrape flour off the sides of the bowl as you mix.

Heat your oven to 350’f. grease a small to medium size bread pan and fill it with your banana bread batter.


Bake for an hour. to make sure its done, place a toothpick or a knife in the center of your loaf.  If it comes out clean then your home free! If not, its probably a good idea to bake it an extra ten minutes or so…and when its done…


Whala!!! you will have a beautiful and very moist banana bread!! Enjoy!!


Pico De Gallo

5 Roma tomatoes

3  jalapenos

1 onion

1 batch of clitantro

1 lime


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Pico De Gallo is really easy to make, its just tedious  and you need a very sharp knife. But the finishing result is a deliciously crisp snack to serve up with your tortilla chips on a hot day.

To start with. cut your tomatoes, onion, and jalapenos into small dices squares.

Place them into a large mixing bowl. Add juice from 1 whole lime, or about 1/4 cup of lime juice if you don’t have a lime. set the mix aside.

Place your cilantro on the cutting board and remove the stems at close to the leaves as possible. You don’t have to remove all the stems,  just  close to the leaves is fine. Throw away the stems.  Next, cut your cilantro into very fine pieces. This should take some effort!

Add the cilantro to your tomato mix and mix well.  Add salt to taste. Its a good idea to test it with a chip so you know how much salt to add. Don’t want to go overkill with salt 🙂 . Your end results should be very colorful and fresh looking.

photo_3 (2)       Enjoy!!!


Chicken Fried Steak

3-5 lbs cube steak

2 teaspoons paprika

2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

2 teaspoons black pepper

3 teaspoons seasoning salt

3 cups flour (works with all purpose gluten free flour also!!)

2 large eggs

1 cup milk

1 cup oil for frying

In a large bowl, mix the flour, paprika,seasoning salt, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.


In a separate medium bowl, mix together the eggs and milk


Place your oil into the frying pan and heat on medium


Take one cube steak……photo_3

And dip it into your egg mixture. Make sure that it is coated well!


I added a little extra seasoning salt to my egg mix to help give my steaks a kick!

Next take your cube steak out of the egg mixture and lay it in your flour mix bowl. Coat it well with plenty of flour!!

When your oil is hot enough it should sizzle when you drop water in it.

Place your cube steak into the hot oil and let it sit for 3-5 minutes.


After 5 minutes, flip your cube steak. Let it fry for another 5 minutes. After this point, both sides should be a crispy golden brown. Now just like any other steak, you should cook it to your satisfaction. The family likes there steaks about medium rare. When your steak is all done it should look something like this……


So serve up some mashed potatoes, sweet corn, and gravy and enjoy!!

Oh! One last note! The mashed potatoes were made with unsweetened coconut milk and i can honestly tell you, there was no taste or texture difference! Way to be dairy and gluten free!!


Egg In The Hole (The Pioneer Woman Recipe)

1 egg

1 slice of bread

1 cup or circle cookie cutter

salt and pepper


frying pan


egginthehole1   pioneer woman’s first cook book


Start by placing your slice of bread on a cutting board. Push the rim of your cup into the bread, cutting out a circle.


It should look something like this.

Continue to put a small spoonful of butter into your frying pan and heat until melted. make sure that the butter coats you frying pan all the way around so your egg and bread wont stick.


Place your slice of bread into the frying pan. make sure your heat is on medium so the bread doesn’t burn before your egg is cooked 🙂 Crack your egg into a separate small cup or measuring glass, this make pouring the egg into the circle easier and gives it a nicer and cleaner look. also prevents your yolk from breaking when you pour the egg into the circle.


After pouring your egg into the circle, add salt and pepper to your egg. I have always like to put salt and pepper on while the egg in uncooked because it sticks to the egg.  Salt and pepper never seem to stay on the darn egg when its dry :/


After a few minutes of cooking on one side, flip your egg in the hole. it should look nice a golden like the picture above. pretty huh? 🙂

Now do you remember that hole you cut out of the bread? well its time to put that in the fry pan too!


The reason why we wait so long to put the cut out circle in is because it browns faster than the slice of bread and egg.

An important note: make sure you move your egg in the hole around the pan a bit. This helps to cook egg that the bread has absorbed!

When both sides of the toast are golden brown, serve your egg in the hole on your favorite plate, grab a fork, and enjoy my friends! I know my husband will! 🙂



I think Stephen approves of this recipe! He says “this meal is a 9.” . Seeing as a ten is near impossible (my fried chicken is the exception), I’d say that’s pretty darn good! ……..he proceeded to eat 3 more. 😀






Early morning apple sauce.
I like to use about 8 apple (4 Braeburn/4 jonagold)
Tablespoon of cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
Large boiling pot with 2 cups of water
And a family heirloom apple grinder

First cut your apples into even slices..


Or as even as you can make them, not really an important key to have them Martha Stewart perfect 😉

Place the apples in your pot of water, cover the pot, and bring to a boil.
After boil, bring down to a simmer and let simmer for an hour.


Stephen decides I’m not making it fast enough 🙂


Okay once your apples are nice and soft , dump them into a large bowl, or grinder like I am using.


It’s perfectly fine to leave the peels in your applesauce, it adds color and they are soft enough to blend. Use a potato mashed if you don’t have a grinder.

Add you cinnamon and also add your sugar. Mix well


Your finishing result should look something like this. When it’s all mixed together, put it in a large mason jar and let it sit in the refrigerator for the after. By dinner time you’ve got a great side to add to your meal! Enjoy everyone!


One response »

  1. Omg! Josie, I’m thoroughly surprised at how much you’re cooking! You went from nothing at all, to everything! So proud of you. It all looks delicious. Keep up the good work girl!

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