Spinach Mushroom Quesadilla

Easy meals can be fabulous. Easy does not equal boring or bland. This spinach and mushroom quesadilla recipe proves that. This is such a simple meal, it takes one pan, two utensils and four ingredients to prepare. Sounds like something you can make on a weeknight, huh?! The four ingredients are tortillas, spinach, mushrooms and cheese. I’ll bet you have at least two of those in your refrigerator. Three of those ingredients are staples in my kitchen. The pan you’ll need is a skillet. And for utensils, a spatula and a pizza cutter are what I used. If you don’t have a pizza cutter, a knife will do. The pizza cutter makes cutting quesadillas quick and simple. Just roll the cutter over the quesadilla at right angles to cut the tortilla into quarters.  Spinach Mushroom Quesadilla Recipe Ingredients: 4 soft Tortillla 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese 1 cup Spinach 1 cup Mushrooms Directions: Heat a skillet over medium on the stove top. Spray the skillet with non stick spray. Place a tortilla in the skillet and spread a ¼ cup of shredded cheese on it. Add a layer of spinach and then one of mushrooms. Use a ¼ of the cheese … Continue reading →

Taco Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joe sandwiches are a perennial favorite in my family. I should say, they’re better than that, because it seems like we eat them at every other family gathering! When I was very young, my mother used a recipe for Sloppy Joe that centered around an envelope of seasoning that she bought in the spice aisle. Then, when I got to middle school or so, she changed her recipe and used a can of sauce that she bought in the aisle next to the spaghetti sauces. Either way, we made pots full of the sandwich mixture, using up to five pounds of hamburger. When you’re feeding seven people for supper every night, you need a lot of sandwich fixings. I’m sure mom was glad she only had one son during those years. I’ve talked with friends who’s recipe involves raw tomatoes, diced onions and a variety of spices measured out into individual portions. I have to say, that in all the sandwiches I’ve eaten, I have yet to meet a Sloppy Joe that I disliked. This recipe puts a Tex-Mex spin on the classic sandwich. Taco Sloppy Joe Recipe Ingredients: 2 lb. Ground Beef 6 oz. Tomato Paste 1.25 oz. … Continue reading →

Banana & Peanut Butter Stuffed Pancakes

Some dishes have a way of taking us back to our childhood. Other foods easily transport us to a special time or place. We all have foods that we associate with good memories. Pancakes are one of those foods for me. Peanut butter and bananas are another pair of foods that I relate to growing up. In my family, we combine all three of those ingredients into one hearty breakfast. While it’s a dish that has become a family tradition, apparently it’s unknown to most people. Banana & Peanut Butter stuffed pancakes are a weekend staple at my parent’s house. When I was a girl, we ate a lot of peanut butter and a lot of pancakes. I imagine part of the reason was the budget friendly cost of those two items. When you’re trying to feed five children, you have to be budget conscious! I know part of the reason was because all five of us children loved this combination. It’s a favorite meal for all of us to this day. And we’ve passed that appreciation on to our children. The grandkids love going to the Farm for pancakes. In fact, the older ones (able to drive themselves) have … Continue reading →