Rachel Adams

I love comfort food don't you? Well the weather in Kansas is never the same, it's always changing. When it does this and the nights get really cold it's time to pull out family favorites. This is one my mom made us when it really cold out and she always seem to have everything on hand.

Beef tips in Gravy

1 pkg. of your favorite beef gravy or a jar of it

1 lb. beef tips

1 pkg. egg noodles

2 drops liquid smoke

1/2 tsp or less garlic pepper salt

Brown the beef tips in a skillet. I like to save the juices to add to the gravy to give it a more beefy flavor. As you are cooking the beef, cook the noodles according to pkg. directions. If you are using the powder gravy mix start cooking the gravy either on the stove or microwave, which ever works for you. Follow the package directions for the gravy mix. Drain the noodles, add the beef and beef juices if you want to use it, add the seasonings, liquid smoke and gravy. Mix well. Serve with cresant rolls or bread sticks.


Rachel Adams

Mmmmm comfort food, gotta love it and made in the crockpot to boot! I used a 4 qrt. crockpot on low and love the smell and fastness of this recipe. Since being pregnant the crockpot is my new friend. My husband seems to like most the recipes I Use too...any who onto the recipe, right?

Tortilla Soup

16-oz. can fat free refried beans

15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained

14-0z. chicken broth, fat free and low sodium

1 1/2 cup frozen corn

3/4 cup chunky salsa

3/4 cup boneless, skinless cooked chicken, cubed ( you can use turkey inplace of chicken)

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon chili powder

2 cloves garlic, minced (if you have garlic powder it's 1/4 tsp. garlic powder=1 clove garlic)

1/4 cup water

2 cup fat free shredded cheese, divided

1 bag baked tortilla chips

Combine all ingredients except cheese and chips. Cook on low 3-4 hours, or until heated through. Add half of cheese. Stir until melted. Crush chips in a bowls. Add soup. Top with sour cream and more crushed chips. Please feel free to try this recipe and tweak it any way you like.

Drop me a line to let me know how it comes out.