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Cheeseburger Wrap

I want to try something... I am going to ask you a question and I want you to say the first thing that comes in your mind. WHATS THE MEAT YOU USE THE MOST?? I know my answer is ground beef. But if your like me you get burnt out on ground beef recipes...tacos, spaghetti, meatloaf, chili, etc. I am always looking for ground beef recipes. When I first seen the recipe the name didn't entice me HOWEVER the picture did. I had everything on hand and didn't need to go to the store for anything. I was nervous when I presented it to "the judges" aka the family. The replies were wonderful and some even asked for more. I took my first bite hesitantly but it was really good and it was so easy.

1 lb ground beef
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon mustard
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste
5 flour tortillas
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese
additional hamburger toppings you like (tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, ketchup, mustard, etc)

In a large skillet, brown hamburger until no longer pink. Add ketchup, mustard, onion, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper and cook for about 2 minutes, until all combined.
Take a tortilla and line the middle with a small amount of cheddar cheese. Add some cooked hamburger beef and then top with your favorite hamburger toppings. I added pickles, tomatoes, and peppercinis. Roll the tortilla up and tuck in the ends (like a burrito). You can either eat as is or throw on a grill (or even an indoor grill- like a George Foreman grill) for 3-5 minutes (just until you see grill marks).

This made 4 wraps so I doubled it for my family and had enough leftovers for my husband for work.


Strawberry Lemon Cups

My sister made these the other day for a family get together. Then she brought some to me (her favorite sister lol) They were a big hit. They were so refreshing in this heat. My little 8 year old came running in from outside and asked if he could have one. She said sure have all you want. Well he took her literally and ate all the rest of them...about 8 of them :/ Yep they were that good!!

Strawberry Lemon Cups
1 Box white cake mix
2/3 Cup Flour
4 oz Cream Cheese
8 Tbsp Butter melted

Mix then put in greased mini muffin tins on 350* for 11-13 minutes I did 11 minutes then pushed them down with a tart press & put them back in for 2 min.

2 1/2 Cups Whipped Topping
1 1/2 Cups Lemon Curd (recipe below, make sure it is cooled)
12 small Strawberries (quartered)

Whip up cool whip & lemon curd together put in tarts. Top with cut up strawberries.

Microwave Lemon Curd

1 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1 cup fresh lemon juice
3 lemons, zested
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

In a microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs until smooth. Stir in lemon juice, lemon zest and butter. Cook in the microwave for one minute intervals, stirring after each minute until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the microwave, and pour into small sterile jars. Store for up to three weeks in the refrigerator


Chocolate Pancakes

Growing up we lived over an hour away from most of my moms side of the family. My mom came from a large sized family and it was always a good time when we got together. It was such a treat to get to go see them and play with all cousins that we didn't see very often. Once in awhile we were fortunate enough to get to stay at our cousins house and when we would stay with my Aunt Helen she would spoil us by making us chocolate pancakes for breakfast. WHAT A TREAT!!! This is one of those recipes that when you make it could bring back special memories like it does for us. Thanks Aunt Helen we love you thank you for sharing.

1 1/4 c milk
1 egg
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
3 Tbsp. cocoa
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda

Mix dry ingredients together. Add wet ingredients until well combined. Cook. Serve hot. Can be garnished many ways: powdered sugar, fresh fruit, cool whip, butter, syrup etc.


Baked beans

What's not to love about baked beans? They are a summer staple for cookouts, camping, potluck, etc. I made my pulled pork sandwich the other night in the crock pot and then served it with these and olives and chips. It was such a great meal for these hot summer nights.

2 (15 ounce) cans baked beans with pork (aka pork & beans)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
2 slices bacon (we always have to add extra bacon)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a 9x9 inch baking dish, combine the pork and beans, brown sugar, onion, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with the bacon slices.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until sauce is thickened and bacon is cooked.