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Black Eyed Pea Casserole

I have found a great new (at least to me) site, it’s called Eat Better America

What you need:

1/12 lbs extra lean ground beef

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium green bell pepper chopped

1 small jalapeno chile

2/3 cup chopped onion

2 cans black eyed peas drained and rinsed

2 cans fire roasted diced tomoatoes

1 1/4 tsp gound cumin

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp pepper

1 cup Bisquick Heart Smart mix

1 cup yellow cornmeal

1 cup fat free milk

  1. Heat oven to 375
  2. In 12 inch skillet cook beef over medium heat drain in colander
  3. in same skillet heat oil in medium heat add bell pepper, jalapeno, and onions cook stirring occasionally
  4. stir in beef peas, tomatoes, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, and pepper bring to boil, then let simmer for 3 to 5 minutes
  5. spoon ingredients into baking dish
  6. stir together remaining ingredients and then spoon over beef mixture

**** if I were to make this again I would substitute the bisquick, milk, and cornmeal for cornbread we didn’t like the taste of this ****

  1. bake 30 to 35 minutes

Meat pies and chocolate pudding

I made these yesterday for dinner, both are from Food Network Magazine.

British Meat Pies

What you need

  • 1/2 pound Sausage, I used the link dinner sausage
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 piece of celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mashed potatoes
  • salt, pepper
  • can of biscuit dough
  • egg
  1. Cook sausage, onion, celery, and carrot in skillet then mix in mashed potatoes
  2. roll out dough and cut into 3 inch circles
  3. spoon mixture into dough and pinch the edges together
  4. brush with a beaten egg
  5. cook at 350 for about 15 minutes

If I make this again, I’ll use 2 cans of biscuit dough or a bigger can (or a puff pastry which you can find in the freezer section). I used a smaller 10 oz can and it wasn’t enough.¬† I also think you could substitute eggs and it would make a really good breakfast, especially if you are needing to eat on the run.

Chocolate Pudding

What you need

  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 5 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chopped
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  1. whisk the yolks, sugar and cornstarch
  2. in saucepan over medium heat melt chocolate with milk and salt
  3. when chocolate is completely melted pour over egg mixture, whisk constantly then pour back into saucepan and stir until thick, about 12-15 minutes
  4. remove from the hear and stir in vanilla then divide into dessert cups, cover in plastic wrap, and put in fridge for about 2 hours

If I make this again I will use a much sweeter chocolate and less vanilla. The vanilla seemed really strong and sort of overpowered the chocolate.

Chicken and Dumplings

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cans cream of chicken
  • some onion
  • 2 cans of biscuit dough
  • some frozen veggies (I used a mixed bag of carrots, corn, and green beans)
  1. put everything  in except the biscuits and veggies cook on high for 5 to 6 hours (I normally switch to low after 3 or 4 hours)
  2. about 45 minutes to an hour before serving rip up the biscuits and throw them and the veggies in the crock pot

Sheperd's Pie

1lb ground beef

1 packet brown gravy

about 4 cups frozen mixed veggies (I use green beans, carrots, and corn and don’t measure the veggies)

potatoes (I use 2 medium sized ones you want enough to make about 2 cups)


shredded cheddar cheese



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. brown meat, cook veggies as directed on bag/box, and boil potatoes
  3. mix beef, veggies, and gravy together
  4. mash potatoes with milk, butter, and cheese then put on top of beef and veggies
  5. sprinkle cheese on top of mashed potatoes then put in oven for 20 minutes