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Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

IMG_6966Here is an easy way to prepare potatoes.  It does not take very many ingredients and is very easy to prepare.

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes

by goodcookbecky

Serves 6-8


  • 1 1/2 lbs small red potatoes, washed and cut into quarters
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder


Preheat the oven to 425 °F.

Line a baking sheet with the quartered potatoes.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Toss to coat.

Bake for 25-35 minutes or until they are golden brown on the sliced edges. Just before serving, season with additional salt if needed.

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Tasty Meat Pie

Tasty Meat Pie

I love this savory Meat Pie.  It is another recipe I originally got early in my marriage.  It is a pie filled with a wonderful blend of vegetables, meat and soups for seasoning that we enjoy (yes, even my children).  Serve with a nice fresh garden salad to round out the meal.  Yum!

Tasty Meat Pie

Serves 6-8

  • 1 lb ground beef, lean
  • 1 small Onion, chopped
  • 1 can Campbells’ Beef with Vegetable and Barley Soup
  • 1 can Campbells’ Golden Mushroom Soup
  • 3 med Potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3 medium Carrots, cut into 1/8 inch slices
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Pepper
  • 1 Pillsbury double Pie Crust


  1. In a large pan, cook the ground beef and chopped onion in a little olive oil, until the ground beef is no longer pink.  Drain off the liquids.
  2. Add the two condensed soups and carrots and potatoes and seasonings to the meat mixture.  Cook covered over medium heat for about 15 minutes.
  3. Line a 9 inch pie dish (deep dish if you have one) with one of the pie crusts.
  4. Pour meat filling into the prepared pie dish.
  5. Cover the pie with second pie crust, cutting slits in the crust to vent.  Crimp the outer edge of the pie to seal.
  6. Bake in preheated oven at 350 for 45-50 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Let stand on a wire rack for 15 minutes before serving.

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Happy Birthday David Breakfast

My husband had his birthday last week.  Today it is Birthday Observed.

It started with my egg skillet breakfast that was inspired by another picture on foodgawker.  I made my own changes.

Egg Skillet Breakfast

Serves 5

  • 4 cups Hash brown potatoes, browned in oil (about 10 minutes)
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 package bacon cut into strips
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 Haas Avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup Colby/Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1-2 eggs per serving

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

I prepared the hash brown potatoes in a non stick skillet over high, turning occasionally.  This process took about 10 minutes.  Depending on your taste it may take longer or shorter. Season them with salt and pepper.  When they are golden brown scoop them into a bowl and set aside.  Use the same skillet to cook up the Onion and bacon pieces over medium heat until they are crisp.  Remove the bacon and onion with a slotted spoon and let them drain on a few paper towels.  Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel and put the chopped tomatoes in to just cook a minute or two.

Spray a ramekin or cast iron skillet with cooking spray.  Layer the bottom with some hash browns.  Just enough to cover the bottom.  Top with bacon and onion, tomatoes, diced avocado, sprinkle with Colby Jack Cheese.  Crack and egg and put on top (you might want to make a little well so the egg does not decide to go to the side).

Place ramekins on a cookie sheet and put in preheated oven.  Bake for 15-20 minutes to desired doneness.  The egg white should be cooked but the yolk still a little runny.  Season with salt and pepper.  Serve. Warn the little ones that the dish is hot.

My husband said it was worthy of a Birthday Breakfast.  That is all I needed to know!

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Onions, chopped, bacon, sliced

Browned Hash Brown Potatoes

Cast Iron mini skillet with Hash Browns

Top with cooked bacon and onion

Top With Tomatoes

Top With Avocado

Sprinkle with Cheese

Top With Eggs

While the Eggs bake watch my son’s toys joust

Now that is a picture of a satisfied customer.