Delicious Creamed Corn

I’m trying dishes that will be featured on Turkey day. And we have a winner here: stove top creamed corn. 

First, start by cooking up some corn…

After the corn is done, drain and set aside.

For the “creamed” sauce add 6 ounces of creamed cheese, a half a cup of milk, a stick of butter, 1 Tbs sugar, 1 tsp of salt, and a half tsp of pepper to a saucepan.

Cook over a medium heat. Whisking all the while.

Once it’s nice and smooth, add the corn back in.

Stir and you are done…

Delicious, right?

Serve it along with some steak and potatoes. 

Simply delicious.

Till next time…


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Delicious Tater Tot Casserole

Today’s recipe is incredibly simple and delicious. I know, I know… You’re saying,  John, it’s tater tot casserole ave my reply is, “yep. I know. Meat, cheese, potatoes. What’s not to love?” 

Let’s get started on this one…

First, I brown up a pound and a half of ground meat and a half pound of sweet sausage and put it in a baking dish.

Next, in a bowl combine a pint of sour cream and a can of cream of mushroom soup, then layer it on the meat.

Add a cup and a half of your favorite cheese. I used colby Jack.

Then a bag of frozen tots.

Pop that in a preheated 350° oven. 

The kids DEVOURED this.

Serve with a tomato aoli.

Lol. I mean ketchup. 🙂 add salt and pepper, if you will.

Simple and delicious.



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Chicken Flautas with Green Enchiladas Sauce

I think I shared in a previous post our penchant for Mexican food. WE LOVE IT!!! Today’s recipe that I’m sharing is a chicken flauta. Traditionally, they are baked with no sauce ave the shells crisp up. I added the green enchilada sauce to bring a little spice to the dish and a little moisture. 🙂

I start with a chicken in the crock pot.

I threw on some garlic pepper seasoning. Brings great flavor to slow cooking dishes.

I cooked it on the 6 hour setting. It breaks down the chicken and shreds really nicely.

While that was cooking, I prepared our salsa. I used a can of diced tomatoes and a quarter cup of simply salsa.

Mix those together about an hour before you put this dish together.

So, let’s assemble this dish.

Get two cups of the shredded chicken in a bowl.

Add to it a cup of sour cream.

Next, add a cup of colby Jack cheese along with the prepared salsa.

 add some same and pepper.

Mix together

Now, green enchilada sauce time… Layer some sauce on the bottom of a baking dish.

We are going to assemble our flautas. For these, I used soft taco sized shells. In them, you will need to add about a spoon and a half of mixture.

Spread the mix lengthwise.

And roll them up.

Layer them in the pan.

Put a layer of sauce on them and bake them in the oven at 350° for 25 minutes.

Yum, right! I know. 

Plate those bad boys up with some rice and sour cream and you’ve got a great dish!

I hope you enjoy!

Till next time. 🙂


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Crabby Crab Cakes…

Yum! I love seafood but don’t cook enough of it. Not real sure why that is. One of my favorite seafood dishes is crab cakes. Yummy! Now, I will tell you, I don’t like the crab cakes that are filled with stuffing. I prefer more crab than filling. 🙂

Ave that’s what I’m going to share with you today. A crab cake that is loosely put together, almost all crab, and simply delicious.

Let’s start with a pound of crab meat. No imitation stuff here. Go to the seafood department at your grocery and get a pound. You’ll thank me later. 

Add a cup of panko breadcrumbs.

One beaten egg.

Use your favorite seafood spice but I use Tastefully Simple’s version. So delicious. One Tbs.

One Tbs. Mayo.

One tsp honey Dijon.

One tsp Worcestershire.

Mix and form into six patties.

Melt two Tbs butter in a pan and cook your crab cakes, four minutes a side.

While those are coming, get your sauce together. For that, we are going to use our lemon dill seasoning. Fast becoming a favorite.

In a bowl, add one packet of seasoning, a quarter cup chopped pickles, and one cup of mayo.

Mix and set aside.

Flip your crab cakes.

Look at that deliciousness…

Once done, plate up and serve with your lemon dill mayo.

Simply delicious!!!


To your abundance, my friends.


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Bacon glazed Meatloaf

I know… I had you at bacon…

It’s what you add to a dish to put it over the top. You add it to a dish to make it a no-fail dish. You add it to a dish just to make it yummy! Today, we are going to explore one of our new fall products: Bacon Pepper Jam. 

This is such a wonderfully delicious product. It has bacon, sweet peppers, a little jalapeno… Delicious in a jar.

So, let’s get started.

Take about a pound and a half of ground meat and place in a bowl.

Add an egg.

Add one Tbs garlic pepper seasoning.

Half cup of panko bread crumbs.

A half cup of parmesan.

A third cup of a honey Dijon

And a third cup of bacon pepper jam. 🙂 this warms my heart. Lol.

Mix all of this together.

Put in a loaf pan and cook at 350° for 50 minutes.

Next, take 2 Tbs of the bacon jam and 2 Tbs. Of the honey Dijon. And mix in a bowl.

After the meatloaf has cooked for 50 minutes, pour the sauce on top.

Cook for 10 more minutes.

Slice up and serve.

Now, doesn’t that look delicious???

Well, it was.

One of the things I LOVE about our meal collections is that they have GREAT twists on some old classics. They give you the ability to put something delicious on the dinner table without ask that much fuss. 🙂

Give them a try, you just might like them.

Till next time…


The Tastefully Simple guy

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Bruschetta Chicken Bake

Chicken is probably the most used protein in dinners across the country. Coming up with delicious versions of chicken dishes is the challenge. Today, I’m going to share a chicken dish pulled from our meal collections that I know you all will love. Provided you like chicken. Lol.

Bruschetta Chicken Bake.

This is a really simple dish to put together that’s filled with flavor and isn’t that what we really want?

Let’s get started. First, when you get our meal collections, you get recipe cards. I am such a visual person and if it looks good here, I want to try it.

Start with 3 Tbs of oil in a pan. I used our Avocado oil.

Next, cut up some chicken and season with salt and pepper. I cut up about a pound and a half.

Put it in your baking dish and then cover with about a cup of cheese. I used an Italian blend.

In a bowl, put one can diced tomatoes. I threw in a capful of our dried tomato and basil seasoning but you can use basil and oregano, 2 tsp each.

Mix in a bag of seasoned stuffing. I used stove top acc a cup of water.

Mix well.

Place on your chicken.

Bake in a 350° oven for 25 minutes.

Plate up and serve.

There was some awfully good flavor here. I think that’s what I LOVE about our collections. I get to pick the proteins and produce add tastefully simple brings the flavor. 

I hope you give it a try.

To your abundance, my friends!


The Tastefully Simple guy

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Macaroni Salad

Aaaahhh… A summertime favorite of mine, macaroni salad. A balance between pasta, dressing, crunchiness… It is one of my favorite salads and there are plenty of variations of this picnic staple. Today, I am going to share with you a pretty simple and standard version. 🙂

Let’s get started. Cook your favorite pasta to al dente which means a little bite. You don’t want mushy pasta EVER! Lol. Rinse and cool down. Throw into a big bowl. 

Next, chop up some green pepper. About a half cup.

Chop up two stalks of celery.

Add to your bowl.

Next, we are going to add some GREAT onion flavor with our Onion Onion. One capful.

Add mayo. One cup.

Mustard, about a Tbs.

Salt and pepper to taste. Here it’s about a tsp and then after all its mixed, I taste and re-season, if necessary.

Now, when I was cooking the pasta, I cooked 6 hard boiled eggs. Chop up and mix.

Now that is a no miss macaroni salad! 



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