Hamburger Quesadillas

Simple snack or main dish.



In a skillet, brown the hamburger with all ingredients except cheese.

Once done, in a clean skillet sprayed lightly with oil, heat skillet before adding tortillas.

Place one tortilla in the heated pan, sprinkle a little cheese then the meat, then more cheese.  Place another tortilla on top.  If you have a pot or anything heavy with a ten inch base, clean it well and set it on top to press for about 2 minutes, this is to help hold the heat in to help melt the cheese and make thinner.  The weight is only required on the first side cooked.

Remove the weight and with large spatula flip over to brown the other side, about 2 minutes.  Cook just long enough to melt the cheese and slightly brown the tortillas.

Serve with guacamole/sour cream and salsa.

Rice and Mushroom Thing

Named by my husband, a dish with an unlikely combination of ingredients, but was very good.

No Picture, it tastes better than it looks.. 😀



Start Rice cooking before starting anything else, if not using instant rice.  If using instant rice, adding half the water the rice requires and the rice to pot once mixture has started boiling, can cut back on needing to use an extra pan. (do not add regular rice to the mix, it takes forever to cook that way.  regular rice cooks best by it’s self)

In a pot, cook your pork, when almost done add all other ingredients except the rice.  Stir together and bring juices to a boil.

Reduce heat, cover and simmer till rice is done, or if rice is done simmer for about 10 minutes.  Then add rice, the rice will most likely absorb any excess juice once added.  Let stand for 2-3 minutes before serving.

Baked Salmon

Don’t like fish? Don’t worry this recipe could change your mind. Makes great left overs, is better the second day.



Sprinkle onto salmon – garlic powder, dill, ground pepper.

Thinly slice onion and peppers and layer onto fillet.

In a small bowl, combine cilantro, capers, mandarin sauce, dried mustard, tarragon, basil.  Stir carefully not to mush the capers.  When well blended pour over fillet and peppers.

Pour 1/2 c. lemon juice around sides, not on top so that you don’t wash off the mandarin mix.

Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes.  Remove and serve with rice pilaf.  Makes great left overs, is better the second day.