Melt one stick margarine in the bottom of a large stock pot.
Cut up one head of cabbage into medium size chunks.
After margarine is melted, pour in cabbage.
Stir and cover, then cook on medium to low heat.
Allow it to cook down, stirring occasionally.
After it cooks down a bit, stir in 1/2 tsp of minced garlic.
The bottom bits will get almost carmelized, so stir often.
I season with salt and Perfect PInch Roasted Garlic/Bell Pepper.
This seasoning is the bomb!! I use it for everything.



2 cups noodles, cooked and drained

1 cup Beyond Meat, browned

1 cup frozen onions/peppers, thawed

1 small can tomato sauce

1 small can green chilies, drained

1/2 can diced tomatoes (flavored style), drained

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce


Mix all ingredients, except meat and noodles.

Add meat and noodles.

Heat until bubbly in large pan.

Sprinkle sugar to taste to cut the acid of the tomatoes.

Top with grated cheese if needed.

Cornbread Dressing

1 stick margarine

2 cups frozen peppers/onions

1 cup chopped celery

2 boiled eggs, chopped

1 can cream of onion or celery soup

1/2 soup can of milk

3 tsps rubbed sage

2 pkgs cornbread, baked and shredded


Saute peppers/onions and celery in melted margarine.

Blend soup and milk.

Stir all ingredients together, mixing well.

Bake at 350 for 60 minutes in 9 X 13 nonstick pan.
Make sure it’s done all the way through.

Deviled Egg Salad

4 eggs, boiled and chopped

1 1/2 heaping large tablespoon mayo

1 1/2 heaping large tablespoon cream cheese

8-10 sweet pickles, chopped fine


Use  largest silverware tablespoon.

Mix all ingredients together.

Add sweet pickle juice, if needed for stronger flavor.

Top with smoky paprika.

Halfsie Hominy Casserole

1/2 cup bell peppers/onions, thawed

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup Beyond Meat, browned

1/2 cup black olives, chopped

1/2 cup pimento cheese (Gouda is wonderful)

1/2 cup green chilies, drained

1/2 cup grated mozzarella

1 can golden hominy, drained

Blend all ingredients and pour into 8 X 8 pan

Top with grated cheese

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Easy Broccoli Rice Casserole

1 pkg of HEB Texas Style Queso Rice

2 cups chopped frozen broccoli, thawed and cooked

1/2 can water chestnuts, minced

1 cup Velveeta shreds

1 small can Hatch minced mild green chilies

Prepare Queso Rice per box instructions.

When cooked, stir in all other ingredients.

If you dont care for spicy, leave out the chilies.

This is a basic recipe. You can add lots of other ingredients.

Mushrooms, shredded carrots, black olives, baked chicken etc

Quick Dumplings

2 qts water
2 TB powdered chicken stock
2 cans butter flavor biscuits
splash of milk
large spoonful of margarine

Bring water and stock to boil.
Add biscuits, after pulling into small pieces.
Lower heat and cook until done.
Add milk and butter, salt if needed.

Sweet Tuna Salad


10 small sweet pickles, chopped
1/2 cup frozen peppers/onions, thawed/chopped
2 heaping TBs mayo
2 heaping TBs cream cheese
3 TBs pickle juice
12 oz tuna ( 9 oz in oil, 3 oz in water)
2 hardboiled eggs, chopped
1/3 cup pecans, chopped
1/3 cup Craisins

Stir together and refrigerate for one hour.
Sub dill pickles and leave out the Craisins if you dont want it sweet.

Homemade Meatballs

1 lb hamburger
1 egg
1/8 cup milk
1/4 cup Panko Japanese Breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp basil
1/4 tsp parsley
1 TB dried shallots
1/4 tsp minced garlic
1/4 cup shredded Italian cheese

Blend well and shape into balls, using ice cream scoop.
Place on rimmed baking sheet.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
Makes 18