Salisbury Steak & Sauce

Salisbury steak and Beef Sauce


1.5 lbs good ground beef

1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs

2 tsp dry mustard

A few splashes Worcestershire sauce

A Tbs ketchup

Salt and pepper to taste

Make into 5 oval patties (don’t overwork)

Fry in oil and butter combo til done


After beef is done drain some oil

Leave a little oil and add butter

Put in yellow onion sliced and sauté until soft

Add 6 oz sliced fresh Mushrooms and cook for additional 3 minutes

Then add about 4 cups beef broth

A few splashes of Worcestershire sauce

1-2 Tbs ketchup

Cornstarch with beef broth to thicken – (about 4 tbs, add to sauce)

Splash of heavy cream

Salt and pepper


Simmer until it thickens a little and is glossy then add patties back in and simmer for about 5 minutes.



Creamed Chicken over Biscuits

Creamed chicken

1/3 cup butter

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

2 cups chicken broth

2 cups heavy cream

1 teaspoon garlic salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning

3 cups cooked and shredded chicken (I used pressure cooker chicken)

8-12 Biscuits

Melt butter in a large deep skillet over medium heat. Stir in flour to make a roux. Cook for about a minute constantly stirring, then add broth, cream, poultry seasoning, garlic salt and pepper. Mix together and cook until it starts to thicken. Stir in chicken, taste and season more if needed. Stir in low until all warm and then serve over hot cooked biscuits.

Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

For the meatloaf

2 lb. ground beef (I used an 80% lean ground beef)

1 cup plain breadcrumbs

2 eggs

1/4 cup onion, I used dried onion

2 tsp garlic powder salt

2 tsp dried parsley

1 tsp pepper

1/2 cup bbq sauce or ketchup

For the potatoes

3 lbs yellow potatoes

1 cup chicken broth

1/2 half and half or milk (maybe more if you want them thinner)

Half a stick of butter

Salt and pepper

Cut up the potatoes into cubes and put in the bottom of the instant pot. Pour in the 1 cup of broth. Place the metal steamer rack on top and try to level it out.

Mix the meatloaf ingredients and shape into a circular loaf (that will fit the pot). Put it on heavy duty tin foil and make a boat with it. Make sure the sides are high enough so the oil doesn’t overflow. Then set it on the rack.

Put the lid on and close the vent. Press pressure cook, high pressure, and set to 30 minutes. When it’s done, quick release the vent and open.

Pull the meat out and either let it cool, or stick it on a cookie sheet and put under the broiler for a few minutes while you are making the potatoes and let the top crust a little. Feel free to add any topping, bbq sauce, ketchup or mustard and brown sugar. Whatever you like!

To make the potatoes, just mash directly in the pot and add in all the ingredients, the half and half, butter, salt, and pepper. Top with blue cheese if you want. 🙂

Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies

Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies

For my brother Devon. Who loves these cookies and always asks for the recipe. Love you, little bro. 💙🍪

1 box of yellow cake mix

8 oz cream cheese, room temperature

1/4 cup of butter, room temperature

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream together butter and cream cheese. Add egg and vanilla and mix until well blended. (I used a mixer for this part only because it is easier.)

Stir in cake mix a little at a time with a wooden spoon until it’s all blended.

Spoon onto parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes until edges are brown. Don’t overcook. They are supposed to be soft.


Instant Pot Cream Cheese Spaghetti

2 Pound Lean Ground Beef

Seasonings (Salt, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Italian Seasoning)

1 Pound Spaghetti Noodles (uncooked)

1 (24 Ounce) Jar Spaghetti Sauce

1 cup water

1 (14.5 Ounce) Can Diced Tomatoes

4oz cream cheese

 1. Set the Instant Pot to saute’ and add the ground beef.  Add the seasonings. Cook the meat and seasonings until it’s completely browned.  Turn the Instant Pot off. Drain any extra grease from meat.

2. Break the spaghetti in half and place on top of meat in the Instant Pot. Pour over the spaghetti sauce, diced tomato, and water.  Push the spaghetti down to make sure it is completely covered in liquid. Add the cream cheese on top. (Just set the 4oz cube on top)

3. Seal the instant pot and set it to pressure cook, high pressure, 10 minutes cooking time.  When the time is up, use manual quick release to open the Instant Pot.  Stir the spaghetti well to make sure the cream cheese mixes in.

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

1 can biscuits, cut each in 6 triangle pieces

1.5 cups white sugar

1 stick butter, melted 

3-5 tsp cinnamon


Another stick of butter

1 cup brown sugar 

Mix the cinnamon and sugar together. 

Take each piece of biscuit and dip in the melted butter then toss in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place in a greased bread pan. 

Boil 1 stick of butter and about 1 cup brown sugar together until bubbly. Let cool a bit then add a tsp vanilla extract. Pour over the biscuits in the bread pan. 

Bake at 350° until biscuits are done, about 20 minutes. Let cool then turn out on a plate. 

Optional, doesn’t NEED it but if you want: For a glaze mix powdered sugar with a little milk and vanilla extract and pour over top once it cools a bit. 

Everything Pasta Salad

Everything Pasta Salad

Bacon – 1/2 pack, cooked crisp

Corn – one can drained

Green onions – 3 or 4, sliced

Celery – one stalk, diced

French’s Fried onions – handful

Mayo – to your liking

Plain Greek yogurt- to your liking 

Salt, pepper, natures seasoning and creole

Ham – handful, diced 

Lime juice – just a squirt

Ranch dressing – just a squeeze 

Italian cheese – just a small handful

Dill relish – two spoonfuls

Rigatoni pasta – 1 lb. cooked and rinsed

Combine all ingredients and chill!

Homemade Banana Pudding (Cooked Version)

Homemade banana pudding (cooked version)
2 cups white sugar

4 heaping tbs AP flour

1/2 tsp salt

3 egg yolks

4 cups milk

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 stick of butter

4 bananas

Vanilla Wafers

In a pot combine sugar, flour and salt. Mix with a whisk. Add the egg yolks, vanilla and the milk. Mix together good til u see no chunks of egg. Turn the burner on medium and simmer stirring constantly with the whisk until it’s creamy and warm. Add the stick of butter whole and let it slowly melt. Keep stirring. It will thicken and turn more yellow. It’s done when it coats the back of a wooden spoon and you can draw a line down the spoon with your finger and it stays. 

In whatever dish you prefer, line it with bananas and wafers. Cover with pudding and then add more bananas and wafer. Cover again with pudding and then top with wafers. 🙂 

Cool on the counter for a bit then cover and refrigerate! 

Quick Beef Enchiladas

Beef Enchiladas

1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef

2 cans (10 oz each) Old El Paso enchilada sauce

1 can (4.5 oz) chopped green chiles

1 package flour tortillas for soft tacos

2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Black olives, sliced

Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13×9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a nonstick skillet, cook beef and drain. Stir in 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce, the olives and chiles. Spread 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce evenly in baking dish. Spread 1/4 cup beef mixture down center of each tortilla; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cheese. Wrap tortillas tightly around filling, placing seam side down in baking dish. Top with remaining enchilada sauce. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.