Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Lemon Shrimp

I seen this recipe all over pinterest pinned as the "The Best Ever Shrimp", so I decided to give it a try. Let me say, they are not the best ever but they sure are good. My family liked them so much that I had to make them again the same week. Which was good cause the original recipe that I found said to sprinkle the seasoning on the shrimp, I found that putting the shrimp in a bowl and mixing the seasoning in with the shrimp was better, I serves mines with some lemon pasta

The Best Ever Shrimp


  • 3 Lemons
  • Italian Seasoning
  • 2lbs Shrimp


  1. Set oven to 320
  2. Clean all shrimp
  3. Cut each lemon into rounds and layer on a baking sheet lined with foil
  4. in a bowl add the Italian seasoning to the shrimp and mix
  5. Lay the shrimp on top of the lemon slices and then place in the over until done. (I let mine cook for about 15min)

Garlic Hamburger Buns

Today for my Birthday I wanted a Cheeseburger, but I don't eat much beef and I have eliminated a lot of bread from my diet. For my birthday I told myself I was going to eat me a "Momma Burger". For those who don't know what a "Momma Burger" is, it's just a big burger that is made at home. It is thick and juicy and full of flavor, you add tomatoes, onions, mayo, ketchup, mustard, lettuce and for my house bread and butter pickles to a "Momma Burger". They are some of the best burgers that I have ever had. So I am making them for my birthday dinner with my family. Yes I am cooking my own food for my birthday. But the best "Momma Burger" that I have had came from one of my grandmother's. She made her own buns for the burgers. They were big and hearty buns that all you needed was a quarter of the burger and a small plate of chips or fries and you were full. I have changed it a bit by using Garlic mashed potatoes instead of the plain potatoes. If I don't feel like making mashed potatoes I use potato flakes instead, I add that to my flour and mix.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Taco Pasta

So after everyone else was done being sick in the house they all requested that I make a Taco Pasta meal for them yesterday. This is not what I had in mind but it will work. I am feeding five people in my house and my toddler eats like everyone else with this meal.

Taco Pasta

  • 1lb box of Medium Shells
  • 2lbs Ground Turkey
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1cup american cheese ( I make my own and it tastes just like velveeta so velveeta cheese will work just fine)
  • 1/2cup of mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2cup Sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 10oz can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4tbps Taco Seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


You want to cook the pasta according to the directions on the box for al dente pasta. Strain the pasta and set aside.  I tend to cook the pasta while I am cooking the rest of the meal and let it strain until I need it)
Start cooking the ground turkey until it is completely cooked.. Once the turkey is done you will want to drain any fat that has come off of the ground turkey during cooking. Then add the 4tbsp of taco seasoning and salt and pepper to taste. Mix it up well then from that point you will want to add the can of diced tomatoes, mix well. Now you will want to add the 1 can of soup and all the cheese and add the 1/2 cup of milk in slowly until it reaches a thinness or thickness that you like mix it until all the cheese is good and melted. Now you want to add the shells to the meat and cheese sauce and mix them in and then let it rest for about 5 minutes. Now you can serve.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Chicken Noodle Soup Day

Well, while I was all excited about starting a blog I had set out on a venture to make some great meals. Just so happen that life being as unpredictable as it is took over really fast, like the very next day. My house started to come down with the 24hr virus. It hit my second child first early in the day so she never made it to school. Then I got a call from my first child's school that let me know that she needed to come home for her and a few other classmates were sick also. Great is what I am thinking. A bug will now be in my house. I ran to the store to pick up everything to make Chicken Noodle Soup for my girls. No sooner than I made the soup did my third child started feeling sick. Now they are all feeling great and their father is home with the same symptoms, I guess the baby and I are next in this thing.

I was hoping to give a big bang opening of my blog with a recipe but that's not going to happen. So maybe next week once this bug has completely left my home I will post a recipe that I really want to try. It has taken me sometime to pick a recipe that my family will like. Two people in my home will only eat food if it tastes like it came from a box and I have a very picky toddler who likes food mushed up or with extra cheese. So until then, later.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

New Beginnings

Hello all, So I'm Natasha and I have decided that I would do a blog about something that I am into at this moment. I am into feeding my family. I have been cooking and I have fallen in love with taking the time to put what some may call "Real Food" into my family bodies. I cook just about everything from scratch and most of the time I take it old school and not use any big kitchen appliances  I do that cause I what to get a feel for what I am making. I can't feel the dough for my breads if I am using a stand mixer or the bread machine. Plus  it helps with stress when I can use my hands to bang out my anger with a meat tenderizer instead of using the one that I got as a gift that just pokes the meat for me. So join me as I go on this journey of feeding my family and fighting the need for processed foods.