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Made Tamale Pie for dinner tonight & it was a hit!

Tamale Pie: 

- 1lb ground beef
- 1 cup olives, sliced (I did 1/2 green & 1/2 black)
- 1 large can whole tomatoes
- pepper & salt to taste
- 1 box of corn muffin mix
- chopped tomatoes, olives, & cilantro for topping (optional)

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2) Brown ground beef in skillet.
3) Drain grease & add olives, tomatoes, & salt and pepper to skillet. Cook on medium until heated through & break up tomatoes.
4) Transfer the mixture to an oven safe casserole dish. (I used 8 x 8 glass dish)
4) Prepare muffin mix according to box directions.
5) Pour muffin mix over beef mixture.
6) Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until corn muffin mix is cooked through & browned.

Made Tamale Pie for dinner tonight & it was a hit!

Tamale Pie:

- 1lb ground beef
- 1 cup olives, sliced (I did 1/2 green & 1/2 black)
- 1 large can whole tomatoes
- pepper & salt to taste
- 1 box of corn muffin mix
- chopped tomatoes, olives, & cilantro for topping (optional)

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2) Brown ground beef in skillet.
3) Drain grease & add olives, tomatoes, & salt and pepper to skillet. Cook on medium until heated through & break up tomatoes.
4) Transfer the mixture to an oven safe casserole dish. (I used 8 x 8 glass dish)
4) Prepare muffin mix according to box directions.
5) Pour muffin mix over beef mixture.
6) Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until corn muffin mix is cooked through & browned.

Just roasted some garlic and my house smells so good!

My current obsession! The lemon flavor is like heaven. 

And, it’s on sale at Giant Eagle this week. I wonder how much a pallet would cost… :)

My current obsession! The lemon flavor is like heaven.

And, it’s on sale at Giant Eagle this week. I wonder how much a pallet would cost… :)

This was the perfect fortune for me today!

This was the perfect fortune for me today!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to sing loud for all to hear!”
— Buddy the Elf

My kitchen is so full of life right now!

Is it crazy that I still get so excited for Christmas morning that I have a hard time sleeping the night before?

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Is it crazy that I still get so excited for Christmas morning that I have a hard time sleeping the night before?

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Christmas eve dinner - the crab Mac & cheese and the smashed potatoes were my favorites.

Christmas eve dinner - the crab Mac & cheese and the smashed potatoes were my favorites.

Cooked a seafood feast for Christmas Eve dinner and it was delish!
Edit: I only set the smoke detector off once, so overall I’m considering the meal a success.

Cooked a seafood feast for Christmas Eve dinner and it was delish!

Edit: I only set the smoke detector off once, so overall I’m considering the meal a success.