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Recipes: Pizza Pizza

Untitled-1Ah pizza, honestly… I’ve never really cared for it, lol.  Okay, so I was a very strange child growing up, what can I say.  *shrugs*  However, as time goes by I find it far more tolerable now.  Especially if I can find a really good pizza, usually I can’t, but my partner did find a great pizza joint in Airlie Beach.  Of course that still means money and when you don’t have a lot you try not to spend it.  So I turn to home cooking, after all, I can make a pizza for under $5.  🙂  Now I’m sharing my latest recipe with all of you.  Enjoy!

 

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Recipes: 3rd Generation Lasagna

lasagnaThis recipe has been in my family for three generations.  In fact I think my mum still has the original hand written recipe of my grandma’s.  🙂  I know a lot of people claim the saying “not as good as mum’s” when it comes to eating, but with recipe I have to agree.  Honestly, I have yet to find a lasagna that comes anywhere close to touching this recipe in yumminess.  So far, those who have eaten it agree, or at the very least say it’s one of the best they’ve ever had.  I hope you feel the same way, and really put some love into this “secret” family gem.  😉

 

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Recipe: Spicy Chicken Taco Casserole

21826_456219217781592_1156404701_nI’m sure you’ve guessed by now that I like my food spicy.  😀  The beauty of this recipe is that it is easy to make in mild form if you like.  I really enjoyed this one, and had two helpings of it.  However, I do need to find a way to make the tortillas crispy, and stay that way through the baking process.  I think it would add a lot to the dish if I could.  Any suggestions on how I can do this?

 

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Recipe: Spicy Steak ‘n’ Pasta

_100_5100Admittedly I cheated a little with this recipe.  Some leftovers were reworked, but the result was great.  I’m one of those people that when I have leftovers I don’t like to simply reheat them.  Generally I tend to add them to other things or make a whole new recipe.  It can get confusing later when I want to remember what the H I did, but it’s usually well worth it.
 
Given that this is basically two recipes in one pot I will do my best to get a coherent final recipe for you to try.  😉
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Recipes: Cheesy Beef ‘n’ Pasta Casserole

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I have admit that when I first made this dish I was a little worried.  This dish does have a sauce-like portion to it, but it didn’t look like enough.  I was tempted to add more to it to make it saucier but opted not to.  In the end it was still very good, and I’m glad I didn’t sauce it up more.  If I had, it probably would have been too soupy, and that would have been a whole other issue.  😉  This turned out to be a really good meal.  I ended up having four servings, lol.

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Recipe: Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Veggies

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One thing I must say is that I’ve never really been one for “sweet and spicy” things.  I like sweet, and I like spicy, but never really cared for the two together.  In fact, truth be told I much prefer spicy, salty, and sour far more than sweet to begin with.  *shrugs* (I was one of those weird kids that didn’t like to eat cake and ice cream at birthday parties.)  However, with age I have found a few, grant it still only a few, recipes and foods where I genuinely like the whole “sweet and spicy” thing.

 

As it turns out this recipe came as a fluke really.  It was not my intention to make a “sweet and spicy” dish.  I’m not entirely sure what possessed me to add the sweet to this.  My partner has made honey glazed corn on the cob for me, so maybe that influenced it.  Still not sure, but whatever it was that hit me over the head with the inspiration brink, it worked.  I hope you agree and enjoy this side dish as much as me and my partner have.

 

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Recipes: Spinach Roll-Ups

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The other night my parents invited me and my partner to dinner.  The catch?  I was cooking, lol.  Not that I minded,  I love to cook.  The thing is, though my parents have a nice oven, they have a shitty breaker.  A meal that should have taken me no more than an hour turned into two and half hours.  😦  I don’t know about you, but for me, when a recipe or cooking process is not going very well I feel like punching a wall, lol.  I was worried that the meal wasn’t going to turn out right because of the issues I was having with the breaker.  Imagine cooking noodles, or baking a meal, when the breaker doesn’t stay on long enough for things to get hot.  😛  In the end though, the meal turned out fine, great in fact.  Yet another life lesson (that I seem intent on not remembering); Don’t panic, it’ll be alright.

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Main Dish Recipe: Easy Spicy Nachos

Easy Spicy Nachos

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When I was young it was just my mum and I.  My biological sperm donor had left us when I was 3, with $15 in the bank, shut off notices, and an eviction notice.  What does this have to do with Nachos you may be asking yourself?  Well that’s easy.  This was one of the dishes my mum came up with that was easy, quick, and most importantly… Cheap, because we were poor.
 
 
Since then I have done several variations of her original recipe.  This is one of those variations.  It’s still easy, quick, and cheap.  Best of all, it still tastes good, and fills not only my stomach, but my heart with fond memories.  Thanks mum!  ❤
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Main Dish Recipe: Salsa Pasta w/Cheese

Salsa Pasta w/Cheese

 

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This recipe was actually thought up on the spot.  So I don’t have as many pics as I normally would, lol.  I tend to be one of those cooks that just goes into a kitchen with little thought as to what I am actually going to do.  Then I end up with new meals.  So far I haven’t had a bad one.  Not that I’m bragging or anything.  😉  This recipe went over so well that we didn’t have any left overs.

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