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Baked Mac and Cheese

Recipe Source: Pampoosh

Cook al dente:
1 pound elbow macaroni
Drain well, set aside

Grate 12 oz. cheese, I used a combination of Gruyere (5) Gouda (5) and Parmesan (2)
Set aside

In a sauce pan make a roux using:
3T butter
3T flour

When slightly turned color, add and bring to a simmer:
1 c broth
1 c milk
1 T paprika
1 t cayenne pepper

Remove from heat and melt cheese into the sauce. Add:
2 – 3 heaping T minced garlic

Combine well with the pasta, place in baking pan and broil until top has browned.

Serve hot with a nice bottle of white wine. MMMM

Tex-Mex Veggie Soup

Recipe Source: Alberta LeBlanc

Prep/Cooking Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


dash olive oil for sauteing
1 onion chopped
1 bell pepper chopped
3 or 4 garlic cloves chopped fine
1 cup frozen corn
1 can garbonza (chick peas) drained and rinsed
1 can Rotel Brand tomatoes or whole tomatoes with 1 small can green chilies
1 large can whole tomatoes juice and all
salt and pepper to taste
chili powder
crushed red pepper flakes (very little)


Saute the onion, bell pepper and garlic in olive oil. Add the seasonings while sauteing, leaving the cumin until last. Saute for about 5 to 6 minutes watching not to burn veggies.

Add the corn and beans and saute another 10 minutes. Add the Rotel and whole tomatoes squishing them a little. Add a can of water and simmer for another 30 minutes or until thicker. Remove from heat and add cumin.

I serve this with fresh lime, sour cream and avocado pieces. Yummy! It’s good for the soul. A nice green salad with spinach greens, sprouts and walnuts go well with this dish.

Jimmy’s Mexican Pizza

Recipe Source: Jimmy Simian /

Prep/Cooking Time: 45 minutes


1/2 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
4 (10 inch) flour tortillas
1/2 cup salsa
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 green onions, chopped
2 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup finely chopped jalapeno peppers
1/4 cup sour cream


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat 2 pie plates with non-stick cooking spray.

Place beef, onion and garlic in a skillet over medium heat. Cook until beef is evenly browned. Drain off grease. Season the meat with chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper.

Lay one tortilla in each pie plate, and cover with a layer of refried beans. Spread half of the seasoned ground beef over each one, and then cover with a second tortilla. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven.

Remove the plates from the oven, and let cool slightly. Spread half of the salsa over each top tortilla. Cover each pizza with half of the Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. Place half of the tomatoes, half of the green onions, and half of the jalapeno slices onto each one.

Return the pizzas to the oven, and bake for 5 to 10 more minutes, until the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven, and let cool slightly before slicing each one into 4 pieces.

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

Recipe Source:

Prep/Cooking Time: Prep Time: 30 Minutes / Ready In: 1 Hour 15 Minutes


1 pound fully cooked smoked sausage link, cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 cups chopped onion
2 cups sliced celery
2 cups chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped jalapeƱo peppers
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes
3 cups water
2 cups cooked, cubed chicken
2 cups cubed ham
1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
1 tablespoon Chicken Flavored Bouillon Granules
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
2 bay leaves
1 pound fresh or frozen raw shrimp, shelled and deveined
Hot pepper sauce


In Dutch oven over medium heat, cook sausage, onion, celery, peppers, and garlic until tender. Add remaining ingredients except shrimp and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Add shrimp. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp turns pink. Remove bay leaves. Serve with hot pepper sauce.

Makes 12 servings.

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