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 From the “Quick and Simple” Rss feed…


  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • 4 leftover chicken breasts (or use thick slices of rotisserie chicken)
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat broiler.Heat marinara sauce and chicken in a large ovenproof skillet until warmed through, 5-7 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, melted butter and cheese; sprinkle over chicken and sauce. Place skillet under the broiler and cook until topping is melted and beginning to color, 3-5 minutes. Serve with steamed green beans or broccoli.


Steak Piccata


Another one of Rhonda’s delicious recipes

2 pounds cut up steak



8 oz can tomato sauce

1/4 onion, chopped

6 carrots, chopped

6 potatoes, chopped

1/4 bell pepper, chopped (yellow, red, or a mixture is best)


seasoning to taste*

Season meat.  Fry in oil and butter mixture till browned.  Add tomato sauce, onions, carrots, potatoes, and bell pepper.  Add 2 cups water or enough to cover potatoes.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium, and cook, covered, 25 minutes or until potatoes are soft.  Serve with Spanish rice.

*garlic, cumin, cilantro are good.

Italian Pot Roast


This pot roast comes out so tender and flavorful!!!   You can also brown the pot roast after cutting it in half to ensure a pretty color and extra flavor.  Be sure to deglaze the pan with some water or beef broth to get all the yummy crunchies off the pan!

1 2.5 pound boneless round roast

1 medium onion, sliced

salt and pepper to taste

2 8 oz cans tomato sauce

1 pkg dry Italian dressing mix

Slice roast in half and place in the slow-cooker.  Add onion and remaining ingredients.  Cover and cook on high for 1 hour, then on low for 7 hours.  Slice meat to serve.