Monday, March 23, 2015

New Improved Taco Soup

What do you do on a cold icy day? Make soup, and that's just what I did.

This recipe will make 10 servings for some families. I will not promise ten because we ate big bowls and didn't get ten out of it.

New Improved Taco Soup

1 lb. ground venison or beef
1 sm sweet onion
2 - 14.5 oz cans Petite Diced Tomatoes
1 - 10 oz. Original Rotel Tomatoes
1 - 4.5 oz. can Green Chilies Mild
1 - 15 oz. can Red Kidney Beans
1 - 15 oz. can Black Beans
2 - TBLS Ranch Dressing Mix
1 1/2 TBLS Taco Seasoning

Brown ground meat and onion in a large pot until meat is cooked well and onion is transparent.

Mix all other ingredients and cook for one hour or all day.

We like ours over Tortilla chips and topped with shredded cheese and sour cream.


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Friday, March 13, 2015

Gluten Free Bisquick Biscuits or Rolls

Honey loves sausage gravy and I've always made it full of gluten but while shopping at Kroger I ran across Pioneer Gluten Free Country Gravy, 2.75 Ounce (Pack of 12)  and I couldn't wait to try it. Last weekend I decided to not only make sausage gravy but to make easy Gluten Free Bisquick Biscuits or some people use them as rolls either way they are wonderful.

These biscuits have only four ingredients and can be made from start to finish in only thirty minutes.

Bisquick Biscuits or Rolls

Yields 12 servings


2 cups Gluten Free Bisquick
1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup 7 Up soda
1/4 cup Butter


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place butter in a baking pan or iron skillet and let melt while oven is heating. When butter is melted take pan out and set to the side.

Cut yogurt into Bisquick then add 7 Up and mix forming a soft dough.

Sprinkle parchment paper with a little Bisquick mix then add dough and pat it out to about 1/2" thick.

Cut biscuits up and arrange them in pan on top of melted butter.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

These biscuits are wonderful soft inside with a buttery slightly crunchy outside. We loved them with the sausage gravy but I can see how they would be the perfect compliment to any meal!

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mini Apple Pie

Honey's favorite dessert is homemade apple pie. We've been trying to eat healthier so I have not made one in a while. When planning something special for Valentines I decided that I wanted to make him a treat instead of buying one, so much better for you. I didn't want to make it gluten free because after all it was to be Honey's treat and not mine. So what better treat than his own personal Apple pie.

So after dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant Honey had Apple pie. I had one happy man for Valentines. 

He also made brownie points by buying me a piece of my favorite pottery by Etta B.

By the way you could easily make it gf, just used a gf pie crust and substitute corn starch for the flour.

Here's what I did:

Mini Apple Pie

1 Pkg Pillsbury Prepared Pie Crust
2 Granny Smith Apples, quartered, peeled and thinly sliced
1 TBLS Lemon Juice
1/4 Cup Splenda
1/2 TBLS Flour
1/2 TBLS Cinnamon 
1/4 TSP Nutmeg
1 TBLS Salted Butter

Preheat oven to 375.
Cut pie crust to fit small plate. I used a pottery bowl. After placing in plate cut a few slits and pre-bake for about 5 minutes. Set to the side.
Peel and cut apples into small thin slices.
Place in a bowl and toss with lemon juice.
Combine spices and toss with apples.
Place in pie shell.
Slice butter thin and place over Apple mixture.
Either roll out left over pie crust or cut in strips and place over top of pie.
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. 

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Deer Steak and Gravy

Today I've had a headache day, I wanted to use some of my deer tenderloin but didn't feel that I could make Bambi Bites. We decided to make some type of steak and gravy to eat over rice but I didn't have a lot of time by the time we made up our minds.

I made this gluten free by using all gluten free ingredients. 

Here's what I did and it turned out great.

Deer Steak and Gravy


1 pound of tenderized deer tenderloins
2 TBLS Olive Oil
1 Med Sweet Onion, sliced
1 can Progresso Cream of Mushroom sou[
1 to 2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 TBLS granulated Ham soup stock
3 TBLS Brown Gravy Mix
1/2 cup water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the soup, brown gravy mix, ham granulas and water well. Set aside.

Heat a cast iron skillet with Olive Oil until very hot and sear each side of the deer steak in small batches. Lay on a plate and sprinkle lightly with cayenne pepper. Repeat procedure until all deer is brown.

Return deer to skillet, layer onion over the top and pour soup mixture over all. Place in the preheated oven and bake covered if possible for 1 hour, watching closely and adding more liquid if needed.

Eat over rice or egg noodles.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Banana Mug Cake

Ok I admit it I am failing at this dieting thing. I eat and then think if I could just have ONE DESSERT this diet wouldn't be so bad.

So tonight after our great supper of Deer Steak in Gravy Over Rice, which will be featured in another blog, I noticed in my fruit bowl a banana that was really ripe and needed to be eaten or thrown out. A light bulb went off in my head, I could make a mug cake. YUM Maybe this dieting thing isn't so bad after all.

This only takes five minutes y'all and it is soo worth it.

Honey could not believe it only took 1 minute and 30 seconds to cook and it was gluten free to boot!  I plan to try some different types in the near future.

A easy perfect dessert with a cup of  coffee. If you're cutting back as we are share it and it's not bad at all.

Here's what I did and it was very flavorful and moist.

Gluten Free Banana Mug Cake


4 tbsp. Gluten Free Bisquick Baking Mix or regular would work too.
4 tbsp. (packed) pure dark brown cane sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 large egg
3 Tbsp. milk of your choice
2 Tbsp. mashed banana
1 Tbsp. coconut oil (warmed past room temp to get liquid state)
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract


Grease inside of large microwaveable mug and mix all ingredients very well with a fork. Microwave 1 minute and 30 seconds. (It will look like it it is overflowing but if you use a large mug it shouldn't. It will shrink back once cooling.) Let cool several minutes and devour!

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