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Recipes I've Shared:

Panfried Redskin Potatoes

One of my childhood favorites made with love by both of my parents

Lemon Meringue Fluff Pudding

My mom always made this dessert as one of my Christmas desserts when I was growing up. I now make it on a healthier version minus the eggs and pie crust

T's Spinach Dip

Healthy version

Broiled Catfish Fillet

Broiled catfish fillets seasoned with Old Bay Seasoning, onion/garlic powder, with a dash of extra virgin olive oil

Tonya's Grogg Nog

This is a seasonal drink for me that is alot healthier than the homemade eggnogg I normally make, it has half the calories

Skillet Breakfast

I like to have this meal right after a good workout in the gym

Tonya's Homemade Balsamic Viniagrette Dressing

I love making my own salad dressings. Usually 2 to 3 tablespoons will make any salad tasty.

Broccoli Casserole

This is a tailgate vegetable casserole passed down by an aunt. You can add any vegetable you like. This is what I had on hand. For this casserole I normally use, broccoli, asparagus, carrots, baby bella mushrooms, corn, and cauliflower. It's really a good side dish for any type of meat, poultry, or fish.

Dad's Beef Oxtail Veggie Soup

This is one of many dishes that my dad made for me, mom and my siblings on a cold Winters night. He would sometimes add chopped cabbage

Marcus & Valencia's One Pot Seafood Pasta Dish, 1 serving = 1 cup

My young adults use to love this meal, I would always have to make a very big pot, because if I hadn't, they would have eaten it all in one day.

Pork Tenderloin Medallions, seared and baked

This recipe reminds me of boneless center cut pork chops, that have a deep fried taste and look, but is actually seared and baked

Homemade granola bars

If you don't like store brought granola bars, this is a must try.........I love these because they are healthy and come in handy when I want to snack

T's Easy Crab Salad

An easy anytime salad that wonderful at lunch or dinner. You can add albacore tuna, sauteed chopped shrimp & red sweet bell pepper, and/or fine chopped tomatoes. Or, you can simply have the crab only, either way......mmm.... mmm
mmm...good

Tonya's Sweet & Salty Trail Mix

I found this mixture to be a good combination for when I want a little sweetness, along with the salt & nut flavors.

Macaroni Salad

A light, refreshing salad to perk up any meal

Peanut Butter, Oat, & Chocolate Protein Drink

Good Protein drink after an intense workout

Tonya's Power Boost Breakfast Fruit Smoothie

This is a drink I have because I workout early and I have my breakfast to kickstart my morning.......you can use just about any fresh fruit...

Easy Egg Foo Yung Patties

I love to make my own chinese food and this is one of my favorites

Willie's Powerful Protein Shake

Have this shake before or after an intense workout.........if you like breakfast shakes, add 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats (dry) to start your day right.

Strawberry Power Boost Protein Drink

This is a good protein breakfast drink or a good protein drink after an intense workout. You can even add 1/4 cup of old fashion oats (dry) for a powerful breakfast drink

Ms. T's Marinara Sauce (homemade) (1 serving = 1 cup/8 ozs)

This sauce is very easy to make and I use it as a spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, and bread dipping sauce. This recipe is freezeable...........Very multi-purpose.......as a single person I usually divide the pot into several uses at a later date (I freeze at least 5 or 6 1 cup/8oz ziplock sandwich bags )

Ms. T's Healthy Sweet Potatoes (1 serving = 3 ozs)

If you like sweet potatoes, these are delicious without extra sugar added, instead add honey and/or agave nectar.


Very Good (1 rating)
Mama Mary's Fried, then Steamed Cabbage, Potatoes & Carrots ( 1 serving = 1 cup)

This was one of my favs that my mom always makes.....she even has the grandkids lovin it...........however, I tweaked it nutritionally......without using fried bacon and bacon grease.

LaTonya's Tropical Fruit Salad

A nice summer fruit salad....good with grilled meats or just eating by itself.

T T's Crab Cakes (1 serving = 2-3 oz cakes or 1-7.5 oz cake)

This recipe is a favorite of mines because it took five different crab cake recipes to make one that my family loves

Tropical Fruit Smoothie

A nice cool, creamy, drink

Tonya46' Healthy Nachos for Two**

Nachos my way without all of the fat and still taste good.... this recipe is for one person can be shared by two..... **however more chips will be needed

T's Quick & Easy Alfredo Sauce

A quick and easy dish, made from jarred sauce with broccoli, sauteed baby bella mushroom, and raw garlic

Lady T's Easy Pizza Lassagna Pasta

A really easy meal to make when you are in a hurry takes no more than 20 minutes if you already have cooked frozen ground beef on hand, if not it will take no more than 35 minutes.

Mama T's Meat & Potatoe Pie

The meat in this one-pot meal can be interchangeable.... you can use ground chuck, hamburger, chicken and or turkey......also I only use corn....have tried with frozen sweet peas....was okay

Daddy's Spinach w/Egg

I always thought my dad made the best spinach.....he would take an egg and beat it and through it on top of the spinach and le it cook until the juice was always gone...... mmmmmmmm

Tonya's Marinara Lasagna with Smoked Sausage & Baby Bella Mushrooms

My homemade Lassagna made with my marinara sauce, ground chuck, smoked turkey sausage and sauteed baby bella mushooms......a healthier version

Skinny Mashed-My Way

Mashed potatoes made without all of the fat......my two children loved this recipe.....only eating for one now I can make this dish as small as I want. This recipe can be made for large groups as well.

Mama Mary's Chicken Salad

This is a cherished recipe that my mother (Ms.Mary) makes for any and all occassions.........this recipe is also one of my biggest catering dishes.......

I have learned to make this dish for one since my children are now on their own.......

Ms. T's Lobster & Shrimp filled Raviolli

A rich, inexpensive delicious seafood dish without the cost and calories.

Tonya's Cheesy Mac

This recipe is a simple macaroni and cheese....I use different types of cheese.....this particular one is made from the cheeses I currently have in my kitchen.....

Depending on who is eating it can serve anywhere from 1 to 3 people

NOTE* I am making this for a single person household

Carver's (my daddy's) Meatloaf Recipe

This recipe is my father's..........I alway thought my dad was the best cook besides my mom.............

The Kid's One Pot Meal

This one pot meal is a favorite of my children when they were much younger (now 20, 25 yrs old) . It can be made in so many different varieties.....I substituted what I had on hand (sweet peas, baby carrots)...when this dish is normally made I use broccoli, corn, and I use fresh carrots that I slice myself...my now young adult children, substitute with ground beef, chicken and/or turkey...you can taylor it to your families likes.

Ms. T's Marinara & Eggplant Casserole

A subtle twist from the Eggplant Parmesan Casserole dish.


Very Good (1 rating)
Tonya's Breakfast Smoothie

This is a 16oz drink, but can be divided into 2

Fluffy Pancakes

Making pancakes for 1 person

Tonya's Chicken Stir Fry

A healthier version of stir-fry from the traditional way

Small Domino's Build-yr-Own Pizza Tonya's Way

Not a recipe----nutritional value for a whole small pizza
*PLEASE NOTE* IN THE FIRST 3 INGREDIENTS IT SHOULD STATE (SM BUILD YOUR OWN PIZZA) AS THE REST OF THE INGREDIENTS STATE.



Recipe Collections I've Shared:

    Ms T's Sweets & Things
    This cookbook has some of my family favorities as well as what I like to cook. I hope you enjoy the recipes. I have also added other members recipes that I have tried and really liked.