Thursday, February 22, 2018

Table to Table

Good morning.  I am going to share a couple simple recipes from my kitchen.  I hope you enjoy them.
These are super easy and very frugal to make. 

No sense having to run to the store if you don't have sauce on hand.  This is super easy and it is very tasty! (all I use now)
1- 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1/2 - 3/4 Tbsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning (or mix up some oregano and basil)
(can add a couple tablespoons of finely chopped green pepper if desired - I usually don't)
Mix together well, and let it set for 15 - 20 minutes before using (flavors meld together)

This is enough for 4 enchiladas - you can double if you make more enchiladas. 
We really enjoy this and I always have everything on hand - no buying special sauce any more.

3 cups self-rising flour
3 Tbsp. sugar
1 - 12 oz. beer
Preheat oven to 350.  Coat a 9 x 5 pan with baking spray.  Add a long piece of parchment to cover bottom and skinny ends - (makes for easy removal)
Mix all ingredients together until well blended.  Pour into pan.
Bake 30 minutes until risen. Reduce temperature to 325 and bake 15 minutes longer. (tent with foil if it appears to be browning to quickly)
Cool 10 minutes before removing fro pan.

YUMMY!  This is a courser  bread than white sandwich bread.  It does make good sandwiches - but it makes wonderful toast!
No reason to ever be out of bread.  **Keep a 6 pack of beer in pantry just for this!

No campfire needed - quick and easy treat.
Graham crackers
Mini marshmallows
Mini chocolate bars
I break a full cracker in half.  Place 2 mini candies on one piece.  Add 6 mini marshmallows and top with other half of cracker.  Microwave for 30 - 35 seconds.  Let it cool slightly before eating so as not to burn your mouth.
Sooooooo good!
I have been using Halloween clearance candy and clearance crackers. 

1 1/2 c olive oil
3/4 C balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. mixed up seasoning (something like Krazy mixed up salt - salt, pepper, seasoning mixture)
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
2 Tbsp. prepared yellow mustard
3 small packets of sweetener (we use Truvia)
Pour into a bottle and shake vigorously to mix.
Shake before using.  *NOTE - we have never refrigerated this

I hope this gives you a few easy-peasy recipes to use in your kitchen and serve at your table.
Maybe these will save you a trip to the store or at least save you a couple dollars!



  1. Thanks for the recipes! I love homemade enchilada sauce! Will have to try your salad dressing too. And I'm going to have to try reeces on my smores.

    1. Oh yum on Reece's on the Smores! Hope you enjoy.

  2. Thank you!!!! I have been looking for a good recipe for enchilada sauce. :)

  3. Just in time with the enchilada sauce! I've had it with the canned stuff. Thanks so much.

    1. YAY! glad to be of help. Hope you like it. You can adjust the chili powder depending on how spicy you like it.

  4. The microwave makes amazing smores! Even better than a campfire. LOL

    1. I know - the marshmallows puff so well and the chocolate just starts to get gooey! MMMmmmmmm - comfort!