Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Tuesday 4 Meme- Cooking



Welcome to Tuesday 4 which we keep going in memory of our dear friend Toni Taddeo.
This week how about talking about cooking tips and advice? We probably all have some
things to pass along!

1. What is the most valuable kitchen utensil you have or one you use often and
 could not live without?  My Pampered Chef items.  I have a small spatula and a 
stoneware cookie sheet small and a large and they are all amazing.

2. Do you have any fancy gadgets like air fryers, etc in your kitchen? How are they
working out for you?  We use our InstantPot a lot to make our food.  It is fast and 
there are so many good recipes for using it out there.  Karl likes to cook with it, I 
tend to cook the traditional the oven or stovetop.

3. Do you have any step or labor saving ideas that make cooking and meal
preparation easier?  Karl using the InstantPot makes everything go fast.  When
I am cooking, I will make extra and freeze it for another time.  I recently made
lasagne and meatloaf and we froze a second pan for another dinner.

4. What is your favorite recipe of all time? Would you share it with us?  My favorite
 recipes to make are lasagne and cheesy burritos.  They are basic.  I don't really use a
recipe for either.  The lasagne is lasagne noodles, spaghetti sauce and hamburger meat,
mozarella cheese and ricotta cheese...layer and bake.  The cheesy burritos are hamburger
meat with burrito seasoning, velveeta cheese with rotel put the meat in a
burrito soft shell and roll them up. It makes about 6-8, then you pour the velveeta and rotel
...they are mixed together as if you were making rotel dip...pour cheese on top of the burritos
and bake in a dish.

Have a  very Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I am off to get my hair cut and colored tomorrow. 
I am on Spring Break this week.


  1. I love all my Pampered Chef items (I have so many - lol)!!! I'm making burritos tonight for dinner!! Happy Tuesday!

  2. My only Pampered chef item is the mixing bowl with a handle. I love that and use it all the time. Oh, I do have a round plastic thing to roll out pie dough and also their rolling pin, which is very different. I do use that. Your recipe for the cheesy burritos sounds interesting. I would never have thought to make burritos with velveeta cheese. I bet they are good. I usually make burritos once a week. Lasagna is a special meal reserved for birthdays and other special events. We love it.

  3. We freeze things for another meal too.
    Your cheesy burritos sound delicious.
    Enjoy your Spring Break!
    Have a good Tuesday.

  4. I like to cook double and freeze also.
    Have a wonderful spring break!

  5. We also make enough for 2 meals. Your burrito recipe sounds yummy. Hope you have a great spring break

  6. I rarely make the same thing twice the exact same way. Sounds as if you are doing the same with the lasagne and burritos.

    be safe... mae at

  7. I love Pampered Chef too but it has been a long time since I was at a party (or had a party). I need to just buckle down and figure out how to use my two appliances!! Enjoyed your answers!

  8. Lasagna and cheesy Burritos - YUM! I enjoyed reading your answers. I adore my pampered chef tool. I just ordered one of the new mandolines and can't wait to play with it.

  9. Happy St. Patrick's Day, Lori. I'm sure your hair looks awesome :) I was saying to Susan that I'm so out of touch with the blogging community, it's been so long lol.

    I did make a new Blogger (lost login info to original I made years ago) yesterday. Just created new one, nothing 'decorated'. It looks intimidating (lots more to Blogger than many years ago!).

    Hope your day is a really lovely one.

  10. The burritos sound great. I will have to give those a try for sure!!

  11. You're right. I reach for my Pampered Chef items all the time. They make wonderful things. Your recipes sound yummy. We love Velveeta and Rotel!


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