Welcome to my food blog! I am your average home cook and I want to share my love of food with the world. I'll divulge my recipes as often as possible. Feel free to comment or to email me at nodessertpodcast@gmail.com! Don' forget to come by often for new posts... I love having you visit me!

April 25, 2014

Easy Salisbury Steak - Home Cooked Recipe 48

Who doesn't like comfort food?  And who doesn't need a new ground beef recipe?  Well, in this post, you get a little of each.  As always, in searching for new recipes I checked out Pinterest.  I found this recipe, and thought it was perfect for a weeknight meal.  So I made it last night, and my bf and I both agreed, it was delicious!!!  Find the original recipe here.

As a side, instead of noodles or potatoes or rice, I paired it with my famous savory cheese pies!

Easy Salisbury Steak

1 lb ground beef
1 packet onion soup mix (I used Lipton Beefy Onion)
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup cracker crumbs (I used Ritz Garlic Butter flavor)
dash of seasoning salt
lots of fresh ground black pepper
a couple of dashes or Worcestershire sauce
1/4 - 1/2 cup sour cream (I used whatever was left in the container, and mixed the gravy right in the sour cream container so I didn't have to dirty another dish!)
1 packet brown gravy mix (I used the Aldi brand, super cheap and super good)
1 cup water
lots of fresh ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 350. (Luckily, my cheese pies also cook at this temp, for the same amount of time - score!!)
Mix together ground beef, beaten egg, soup mix, cracker crumbs, Worcestershire, and spices.  Form in to 4 oval shaped patties.  Brown in a frying pan on both sides (about 2 minutes a side).  Place in a baking dish.  
Mix together sour cream, gravy mix, and water, then season with black pepper.  Pour over beef patties in baking dish.  Bake for 40 minutes.  Remove from oven, wait five minutes, serve!

April 15, 2014

Cheeseburger Muffins - Home Cooked Recipe 47

Need a new recipe for ground beef?  I am always looking for one, and am glad I found this one.  It is simple, delicious, and is great for dinner OR as a party snack!!!  My boyfriend originally brought me the recipe on the back of a calendar page.  I did some research and found the recipe comes from Betty Crocker and you can find the original here.  I did adjust it a little bit, because the biscuit batter was way too thin.  I also added minced garlic, and a touch of ketchup and dijon mustard to the burger mix.  Delish!

Cheeseburger Muffins

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tbs minced garlic
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 tsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard (or any mustard)
  • 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I used a three cheese cheddar blend)
  • 1 cup biscuit mix
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs

Preheat oven to 375.  Grease muffin tin with cooking spray.
Brown ground beef with onion in pan.  Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute. Turn off heat and remove pan from burner.  Stir in garlic salt, pepper, ketchup, mustard, and Worcestershire. Let cool 5 minutes and stir in cheese.
Mix together biscuit mix, eggs, and milk.
Spoon a small tablespoon of biscuit mixture into each tin.  Top with burger mixture in each tin.  Top burger with 1 tablespoon of biscuit mixture.  Bake for 30 minutes.  I serve mine with a mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, horseradish sauce; use whatever condiments you like on burgers.  

April 9, 2014

We Made Room For Dessert 12 - Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

During Christmas season 2012 I posted a recipe for chocolate chip cookies that my sister in law made for the family (you can find that post here).  In searching for a great chocolate chip cookie recipe, I made some adjustments to the original, plus added some peanut butter chips, and presto, here is the recipe!!!

Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Chip Cookies


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 sticks butter, softened - unsalted butter!
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 bag chocolate chips (I used Hershey's milk chocolate)
  • 1/2 bag peanut butter chips (I used Reese's)

Preheat oven to 350.
Beat together butter, eggs, and both sugars.  Stir in salt and vanilla extract.  Sprinkle baking soda on top.  Add 1/4 cup flour first and mix well.  Add 1 cup flour and mix well. Stir in final cup of flour.  Gently fold in chocolate chips and peanut butter chips.  Spoon teaspoonfuls of batter onto cookie sheets.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Let cool on a cooling rack.

April 3, 2014

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels - Home Cooked Recipe 46

Who doesn't love a pinwheel???  There are so many different versions you can make.  I was recently at a party where they had chicken/ranch pinwheels (super good, making those soon) and it inspired me to have pinwheels for dinner this week.  I perused through Pinterest and found lots of recipes for Buffalo Style Chicken pinwheels, and decided to give those a go.  They are easy to make, and are great for lunch, dinner, a snack, or as a party food.

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (I made mine in the Crock*Pot, but you could also buy a rotisserie chicken and shred it to save time)
1 block cream cheese (8oz), softened
1/2 cup your favorite hot sauce
1/2 bag shredded cheddar (4oz)

scallions, sliced or a small onion, diced finely
2 tbs blue cheese dressing
6 small flour tortillas
Combine dressing, cream cheese, hot sauce, and cheddar.  Fold in chicken and onion, mix well. Divide mixture in to 6 parts and spread on each tortilla.  Roll up tortillas.  Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.  Slice rolled tortillas (4-6 times each).  Presto, pinwheels!  Enjoy!