Author: ginasjoys

Crockpot White Chicken Chile

I know this recipe has to be excellente as written, but today I tweaked a few things. I used ingredients I had on hand. In the process I think my version is a tad lighter in calories. Maybe just a tad tho. 😉 Lol Oh well. Here’s the recipe as seen on Pinterest… https://pin.it/vmkjqt5cw7qcnn My way is really good too. Okay, so I only changed… used one can black beans instead of 2 cans white beans. Instead of the cream cheese and half and half I used 1/4 cup heavy cream and 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt. I adjusted the seasonings at the end, added a little garlic powder, a pinch extra dried oregano and a tad more salt. I cooked my soup a total of 3 1/2 hours. Condiments, a must… use store bought salad topping chips, chopped avocado, fresh chopped cilantro and chopped green onions.

Guisado a La Oma

This is a dish my mom made quite often. It’s a meat and potato stew with green beans. I’ve spent years trying to get this recipe just so. I do believe I finally have. It’s so perfect on a cool evening. Ingredients… 1 pound ground turkey 1/2 a medium white onion, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tsp salt divided 1/4 tsp pepper divided 1 large clove garlic, minced 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 6 cups beef broth 1/4 tsp oregano Pinch of comino (ground cumin) 4 potatoes, peeled and diced 1 can green beans, drained Process… Cook the ground turkey, season with 1/2 the salt salt and 1/2 the pepper, drain any fat, set aside In a stock pot heat oil to medium high Add in the onion, cook until translucent Add in the rest of the salt and pepper Add in the garlic, cook an additional 2/3 minutes, stirring often as to not burn the garlic Add in the chopped tomatoes cook another 5 minutes or so Next, add in the beef broth Add …

Lemon Pepper Chicken w/Orzo

Ingredients… 2-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts Cooking spray Lemon pepper for chicken 1 tsp olive oil 2 cloves minced garlic 3 cups chicken broth 1/4 tsp lemon pepper for broth Chopped curly pastsley for garnish Lemon wedges for service Process 1. Spray a skillet with cooking spray 2. Heat to medium high 3. Generously season chicken with lemon pepper, both sies 4. Cook the chicken per side 3-5 minutes 5. Take the chicken out of the skillet and set it aside 6. Add the tsp of olive oil to the pan 7. Add in the garlic, scrape up any chicken crumbs and combine them with the garlic 8. Cook the garlic for a few minutes mixing continuously so as not to burn it 9. Add in the chicken broth 10. Add in the 1/4 tsp lemon pepper 11. Add in the orzo 12. Combine all well 13. Layer in the chicken 14. Bring the mixture to a boil 15. Lower heat and simmer uncovered for 15-18 minutes or until the orzo is tender (al dente) …

Breakfast Casserole

Not going to lie this was a huge hit at a recent family gathering my husband and I hosted. It’s over the top tasty with a touch of decadence. I hope you’ll try it! Cooking spray 30 oz bag hash browns defrosted 1/2 tsp salt divided 2 tablespoons butter (salted) 10 oz pork breakfast sausage 12 eggs, beaten 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 1 cup sharp cheddar 1/4 tsp minced fresh rosemary (optional) Process… 1. Spray a 8 x 11 casserole dish with cooking oil 2. Cook the sausage until done, breaking it up into small pieces, drain and set aside 3. Layer the hash browns into the dish 4. Dot the hash browns with butter 5. Sprinkle the hash brown layer with 1/4 tsp salt 6. Add a dash of pepper 7. Layer the sausage next 8. In a large mixing bowl add the eggs, cheese, cream and 1/4 tsp salt (if using rosemary, add now), mix well 9. Layer the egg mixture now (if using rosemary add it in now) 10. Add another …

Golden Hour

Reality It’s mine alone This golden hour one so true Ideas flowing Ever knowing Reality is mine alone No voices glowing Reality is mine alone Ideas keep flowing Rise up Write down This golden hour It’s all flowing, Borderline mad? I do not know Nor do I care The ideas forever flowing… ©️ Poems by Gina

Dutch Oven Carnitas

Morsels of delicious, somewhat crispy, pork going on here… These are so yummy and easy to make. I used country style pork ribs (very little bone), about 3/4 pounds. Layer ingredients Bake Finished product, well almost Pan fry or toss to crisp up a bit. I used very little oil, just some olive oil cooking spray in this non-stick pan. Finished goodness. Carnitas, Ingredients… 3/4 pounds country style pork ribs 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp dried oregano Pinch of comino (cumin) 2 garlic cloves, peeled, whole Juice of 1 orange plus peel One onion cut in half 1/8 tsp Pepper Process… Preheat oven to 300 Rub the inside of the pot with olive oil Layer the ribs then all other ingredients Cover the pot Bake at 300 for 2 hours Remove the pork from the pot reserving the liquid, liquid will form during the cooking process due to the fat in the ribs Break the pork ribs into bit size pieces using a fork and knife Heat a non stick pan to high Spray the …