Just a few of my faves….


Banana Pudding

This is my Grandma’s Banana Pudding Recipe. It is by far my favorite! Most of the time I am lazy and use instant pudding and it is not nearly as good. Hope you enjoy!


  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 package Vanilla Wafers
  • 1/3 cup flour


  1. In medium saucepan combine flour, salt and sugar. Add eggs and stir well. Slowly stir in milk, and cook over low heat, stirring constantly. When mixture begins to thicken, remove from heat and continue to stir, cooling slightly. Stir in vanilla and butter until smooth.
  2. Layer pudding with bananas and cookies in a serving dish. Chill at least 45 minutes before serving.

Eat up!


Creamy Baked Potato Soup

This is one of my go-to comfort foods regardless of what season it is.


  • 5 large baking potatoes
  • 6 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup of butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 ½ cup shredded cheese
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions/chives
  • ¼ cup diced celery
  • 10 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Poke potatoes several times with a fork; place on a baking sheet. Bake until tender, 65-75 minutes. Cool completely.
  2. Peel and dice potatoes. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook until thickened, approximately 2 minutes. Add in potatoes and celery; heating thoroughly.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream and green onions. Top servings with cheese and bacon.



Carne Guisada

I do love me some Tex-Mex! This is super easy to make.


  • 3 lbs stew meat or beef tips
  • 1 tablespoon oil 
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, diced
  • 3 tablespoons tomato sauce or 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Diced cilantro (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water


  1. In a large pan, brown the stew meat, onions and green pepper over high heat.
  2. Add the tomato sauce (or tomato), garlic, cumin, salt and pepper and stir well.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the meat and mix well. Add the water and mix well so there are no lumps.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover pan and reduce heat to low. Cook for 1 ½ hours, or until meat is tender.

Serve with fresh tortillas..mmm!