Chicken Marinade for the BBQ

As I am sure you’ve gathered… in this house, they LOVE BBQ season… lol! Whether it be steaks, burgers or whatever, according to Chris everything tastes better cooked on the grill. Chicken is no different and using marinades can up your taste game like nothing else.

Here is a recipe for a quick to whip up marinade that tastes awesome… even when used in to cook the chicken in the oven… but is always better on the grill!


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Ham, Potato and Green Bean Casserole – Crock Pot Dinner

As I mentioned in my last post, I cut the lawn on Wednesday and it is a long process so I wanted to get some ready to cook in the crock pot so that when dinner came along all I had to do was to dish it out.

This is a very easy recipe to make and is full of flavour. It is also a great alternative for using leftover ham!


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5 Minute Cheese Sauce 

With yesterday being Cinco de Mayo we had a big Mexican feast for dinner. I forgot to buy any cheese sauce for the Nachos so I used the recipe below as a base for my own Nacho Cheese sauce.  I added about 2 tbsp. of taco seasoning and 1 cup of salsa and we had a delicious cheese sauce to enjoy with our dinner!

When I was at the grocery store, they had some beautiful cauliflower.  I couldn’t help myself, I had to buy one for Chris and I for dinner.  It of course needed cheese sauce!


I started out with milk, flour, salt, margarine, parmesan and grated cheese, of course.

I melted the margarine in my microwave, in my large measuring cup then added the flour and salt and mixed it into a paste.

The milk was next.  I whisked it until smooth.

I microwaved this for 3 minutes on high heat,  in one minute increments until it started to thicken.

I added the grated cheese and the parmesan and mixed it up.

Then I microwaved it again on high heat for one more minute, until the cheese melted and it was smooth.

Now all I had to do was pour it over the prepared cauliflower!

Note: Because I had lots left over,  I’m thinking about adding some taco seasoning and salsa and making some nacho cheese for a snack!


5 Minute Cheese Sauce 

Preparation time : 2 minutes Cooking Time : 5 minutes


  • 2 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups grated cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan


  1. Melt margarine in microwave in a large measuring cup on high heat.
  2. Add flour and salt and whisk into a paste.
  3. Pour milk in measuring cup and whisk until smooth.
  4. Microwave on high heat for 3 minutes,  stirring every minute until it starts to thicken.
  5. Add both cheeses and mix.
  6. Microwave 1 additional minute until smooth and cheese is melted.


Cubed Steak in Cajun Butter Sauce

Let me start by saying that Chris LOVES steak lol… and I mean love! We don’t have our BBQ set up yet for this year because we haven’t decided if we are going to replace it or not. Until then, Chris has been craving steak. This seemed the perfect way to at least take the edge off of these cravings… at least for a little bit lol!

I personally think this always looks like high end dog food lol, but one, they love it and two, any sort of beef/meat looks like dog food to me because I can’t eat it!


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Crock Pot (Quick and Easy) Pork Tenderloin

There is nothing like throwing a few things in the crock pot and then going back hours later to a delicious meal. When I cook this, I almost wish I ate pork because it smells SO good when it’s cooking!

This recipe is quick and easy to prepare and tastes delicious covered in the sauce/gravy made while cooking!


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Rolled Cheesy Pepper Stuffed Meatloaf

This meatloaf was an experiment.  I make bread using the same basic concept and thought I would transfer the idea to meatloaf.  While the outcome was delicious, next time I won’t make the meat part of the meatloaf so thin when flattening it out.  Because I made it too thin, the top of the meatloaf split while cooking but it certainly didn’t affect the taste any!


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Crock Pot Chicken Stew

Yesterday we had a nasty winter storm forecasted.  While we did get the storm it wasn’t as bad as they originally called for. Not to say we didn’t get a sh*tload of snow and very windy conditions, we didn’t get the almost foot of snow they said we would… thankfully.  It is still a mess outside but at least we missed most of it.

With a storm coming, it seemed the perfect day for a pot of stew and a loaf of freshly baked bread. I prepared everything first thing in the morning…. just in case we ended up losing power.  I figured it would be very easy to just switch the plug on the crock pot to the generator if needed and still be able to serve a nice hot, storm worthy dinner!

For a bit of a twist, I added a can of cheddar cheese soup to the stew to add a little bit of cheese flavour to the thick and hearty stew.


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