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Homemade tortillas


I’ve wanted to make homemade tortillas for years. I just never had the guts to do it. I looked around at many different recipes and decided that i just needed to make my own. I wish I had taken the leap and bought a tortilla press. Since everyone had loved these tortillas I made, I decided to invest in a tortilla press. It’s really hard to roll these bad boys out evenly and thin enough. If it wasn’t for it being flour, you might confuse this with sopes. However, they’re made of corn tortillas, instead. I think I’ve gained the biggest muscles by rolling out these tortillas. Get you a press!!

3 cups All-purpose flour

1 tsp Baking powder

1/2 tsp Salt

1/3 cup Vegetable oil
1 cup Water
Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together. Add the vegetable oil. Add in water, but slowly. Make sure that the dough is sticky, but not so sticky is sticks to things. I usually divide my dough up. Put onto a floured surface and cover with a towel for 30 minutes. Afterwards you can roll or press the dough out.  Then lightly brown both sides. When it bubbles then you know it’s ready.
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Preventing these starving people from overtaking the bowl of food before I get pictures is near impossible. I semi invented this recipe. I got the basic ingredients from my friend Sarah. She’s one of my best friends. I’ve known her for so many years, I almost lost count. You know she’s one of those friends that you can literally tell everything you know to. I have other friends who I share things with, but Sarah has been with me forever and we share many of the same life style patterns. She and I have survived deployments, AT’s, four kids, deaths, and general life challenges together. I care very deeply for her. She’s my rock. I hope she feels the same….

For years and years I was bound and determined to figure out how to make dressing. At Thanksgiving my family would buy from local restaurants. It was always SO expensive. It would end up costing us tons of money. Almost as much as half our meal. It isn’t cheap feeding 20 people. I learned this recipe and ever since, I’m the one who is asked to bring dressing. Ego booster? Yes!


1 cup of roasted chicken, shredded

1 small bag of Pepperidge farm stuffing

1 small, unsweet cornbread, crumbled

2 large celery stalks, diced

1 small onion, diced

1 teaspoon sage

32 oz chicken broth.


Preheat oven to 350. In a frying pan sauté onions and celery until soft, in a little butter. About 5 or 6 tablespoons. Spray a 13×9 baking dish with cooking spray. Mix together breads in a large bowl.  Don’t drain butter. Pour into bread mixture. Add chicken and sage. Mix well. Pour in chicken broth. About 1/2 to start. Stir together. Add 1/4 of remaining if needed, and then the remaining 1/4 if needed. Bread should feel sticky. Bake 45 minutes.

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Cherokee Fry Bread


My family is from all over. I’m literally a mixed mutt. Most of us are these days. My mom’s family are Cherokee. My dad’s family has Cherokee too, but most of it comes from my mom’s side. Most of the time my great grandmother said she was black dutch. This is because most times back in those days, you didn’t want to be associated with being any type of black or native American. Native American’s that lived outside of the reservation usually said they were white if they could get away with it, or if they couldn’t, they’d claim black dutch. It’s better than being an Indian in their minds. People treated you differently. I recently learned to make fry bread. It’s not something I grew up with, unless I was in Cherokee. This recipe is pretty authentic. It could have been changed over the years, but I know not of this. I received it from someone I know on the reservation.

2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup water

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup instant dry milk

2 cups shortening

Add all the dry ingredients. Add water until a soft ball forms. In your deep frying pan heat shortening until flour bubbles. Pull off a palm sized mound of dough. Roll into a ball. Flatten into a disk shape. Cook until brown. Turn with tongs.


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Poor man garlic bread


I know this sounds funny….But I do know all of you have had this experience before. You either have left over hot dog buns, left over hamburger buns, or….you forgot the stupid garlic bread at the store! On this night, I forgot the garlic bread. Husband and I were standing in the kitchen and he goes, Heather, you forgot the garlic bread! I replied “Oh dear husband, have no fear! We have hamburger buns.” He rolled his eyes and went to the living room.

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1/4-1/2 teaspoon Garlic

3 Tablespoons of butter

Parmesan cheese


Mix butter and garlic. Spread on the bread. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and parsley. Bake on 350 until the butter is melted and bread is toasty.



Cinnamon Bread


We used to have this when I was little. This is definitely an inexpensive meal. Usually I’d beg for it all the time, but usually I received this because we were almost out of food. All it requires is such a small amount of things, which all of these things are things we usually always had. It’s still a favorite of mine.

All you need is a few simple ingredients:





First spread butter on your bread. Don’t be too stingy, but don’t over do it either. Next you add sugar. I actually don’t add a lot to mine. Maybe about half a spoonful. Next you sprinkle on some cinnamon. Again I’m not a huge cinnamon fan, so I’m not one to add a ton on there. Next your going to put it in your oven at 350 degrees and you only do this until your butter is melted. Generally, I take mine out when it’s lightly toasted on the bottom, but if you prefer it more toasty, leave it in. It wont hurt nothing.


Banana Bread


My son LOVES banana bread. I never put nuts in mine because I have an allergy. What I usually do is change it up a bit. Sometimes I do put chocolate chips in it. Sometimes I do not. It really depends on what I have on hand.  I have made French toast with it before and the kids loved it. This can be a snack for after school too. My littlest one likes to do that with his. You’ll love this recipe.

2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 ripe bananas

2 eggs

1/3 cup oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup chopped nuts, optional

1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional

Put bananas in a bowl and smash them with a fork. Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla and mix. Separately, add all dry ingredients to a bowl. Add the dry to liquid and mix. Pour into a bread pan and cook in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes until done.

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Cheesy Garlic Bread


I love garlic bread. The smell, the buttery, garlicy goodness. Even the smell is amazing. I really love this recipe and I use it whenever I make pasta. You should give this a try. It’s really good.

One loaf of Italian or French bread


1/2-3/4 cup Butter

2 teaspoons Minced Garlic

2 cups Italian Cheese

Cut bread in half. Mix butter and garlic. Spread mixture onto bread. Spread cheese over bread. Sprinkle with Parsley. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and bread is toasty.