Fry up hamburger meat with 1 clove minced garlic.
Add hamburger meat to your sauce either homemade or jar you choice, reserving 1/4 cup a sauce for the bottom of your baking dish. Set aside
In a bowl beat 1 egg. Add 1 container of ricotta cheese, 1-2 Tbsp of pesto sauce and 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese mix all together until combined. Set aside.
Boil your lasagna noodles or use the no-boil noodles your choice. If using the non- boil noodles make you lasagna a few hours ahead of time and place in fridge.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
In the deepest 9×13 baking dish you have place the 1/4 cup of sauce you reserved on the bottom, then noodles, then ricotta mixture, then meat sauce and last a sprinkle of shredded mozzarella. Continue to layer till at the top of baking dish.
Tent with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Remove foil and bake 10-15 minutes more. Rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.

Easy Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla’s


In a crockpot place 3-4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts add 1 cup of you favorite salsa cook on low 6 hours.
Shred chicken and set aside.
In a pan or on a griddle place 1 tortilla, add your favorite shredded cheese on top. Place your already cooked and shredded chicken atop cheese. Place one tortilla on top. Cook until all cheese is melted.
Slice and serve with guacamole and sour cream.


2 ripe avocado’s mashed
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
A squeeze of lime juice
1/2 small onion diced
1/8 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp red chili flakes
Mash avocado’s add garlic,lime,onion, ground cumin, and chili flakes. Stir until everything is combined. Refrigerate for at least an 1/2 hour before serving.
You can also add diced tomato’s and cilantro if you like!!


Banana Blue Bread


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease loaf pan

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 egg
2 cups flour
2-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
1 cup mashed banana
1 cup blueberries

Mix sugar, butter and egg.
In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt.
Add a little at a time of dry ingredients to sugar, butter and egg until all is combined.
Add milk stir well.
Gently fold in banana’s and berries.
Place in loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. Until toothpick comes out clean.

Chicken Alfredo Potat’O


Bake potato’s at 425 degrees, until tender
Cut up 1-1/2 pounds of chicken breast tenders, cubed.
Place chicken in warm skillet until cooked. Turn to low. Add either a jar of Alfredo sauce or homemade Alfredo sauce.
Alfredo Recipe
1/2 cup butter
1-8 oz cream cheese
2 tsp garlic powder
2 cups milk
6 oz Parmesan cheese
1/8 tsp pepper
Melt butter, add cream cheese and garlic,stir with whisk till smooth, add milk a little at a time. Add Parmesan and pepper. Heat until desired thickness, remove from heat.
Add Alfredo sauce to skillet with chicken. Cook broccoli add to skillet.
Remove potato’s from oven, slice. Stuff with Alfredo mixture and top wit a sprinkle of cheese.

Ice Cream Trifle cups


Fresh fruit sliced. I used strawberries.
Pound cake, sliced
Ice Cream, I used vanilla no sugar added (only 80 calories per scoop)
Chocolate syrup

In ice cream cups or bowls
Slice 1/2 piece pound cake for the bottom of each dish. On top of cake place fresh sliced fruit (strawberries). On top of fruit place a scoop of ice cream. Top with a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

Hub’s Hamburgers


1 pound 85/15 ground beef
1/4 cup KC masterpiece BBQ sauce
1 Tbsp onion flakes
1 Tbsp garlic flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
In a bowl mix all ingredients together. Form burgers (3-4) and let rest in fridge for at least 3 hours.
BBQ until cooked. Top with 1 slice of cheddar cheese and 1 slice pepper jack, melt.
Grill onion buns until lightly toasted.
Top with all you favorite fixings.

Mocha Brownies


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease bottom of 8×8 glass baking dish
1 package fudge brownie mix
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup veggie oil
1-2 eggs depending on what the box of brownie mix calls for, room temperature
2 tsp espresso powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix all ingredients by hand in a mixing bowl, about 50 swipes.:)
Pour into baking dish and bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool completely, slice into squares.

Chicken Gyro’s with a yogurt sauce


Yogurt sauce
1-16oz container Greek yogurt
1 cucumber peeled, chopped
1-1/2 tsp dried dill
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp sumack, optional

In a blender place all ingredients a blend until mixed together well. Set aside in fridge.

Chicken Marinade
In a bowl whisk together,
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 lemon, juiced
2 tsp red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp dried oregano

1-1/4 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breast cubed
Add chicken to marinade and cover place in the fridge for at least an hour.
Broil chicken on a baking sheet for 2-4 minutes on each side until cooked. Transfer to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes.
6 pita’s, warmed in a skillet
1 tomato diced
1/2 head lettuce diced
Place chicken in pita’s, lettuce,tomato and sauce. Roll up.

Baked Veggie Tian


1 Tbsp olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced
1 tsp minced garlic
1 zucchini
1 yellow squash
1 potato
1 tomato
1 tsp dried thyme
Salt & pepper to taste
1 cup reduced fat 4 cheese Italian blend
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 1 loaf pan
In a skillet sautéed onion and garlic in olive oil until tender, about 5 minutes
Slice all veggies really thin. Place onion and garlic on bottom of loaf pan. Line up veggies on top. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and thyme.
Bake covered for 30 minutes. Remove foil and sprinkle cheese on top. Continue to bake for 15 minutes, uncovered.
Recipe adapted from budget bytes!!