Spring 2019 

Recipes & Such

Stuffed Bell Peppers

-By Megan Yagelsky, HOA Secretary


  • 6 whole bell peppers any color
  • 3/4 to 1-pound lean ground beef
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees F. Lightly grease a 9×13 pan.
  2. Trim the tops off each bell pepper and remove seeds and membrane from inside. Place the bell peppers into the prepared pan. (Option: trim the bottom to allow the pepper to stay upright)
  3. In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook ground beef and onion until browned. Drain any excess fat or liquids. Add in garlic and cook 1 minute more.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in tomatoes, cooked rice, corn, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and 1 cup pepper jack cheese.
  5. Spoon mixture into bell peppers until full. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.
  6. Bake in the preheated 350-degree oven for 30 minutes until cheese is bubbling and browned.

Feel free to change ingredients as needed.  Swap out the beef for ground turkey for a healthier option, black beans are a great addition as well.  

Fire Station Banana Pudding

-By Marty Jones, HOA Board member


  • 1 lb. bananas
  • 1 large Instant Pudding; vanilla or banana
  • 1 lb. Cool Whip or, if unavailable, 2, 8-ounce tubs of Cool Whip; plan early by setting out to thaw.
  • 1 can of Eagle Brand; don’t recommend sugar/fat free for this
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 box of Nilla Wafers; uses most of the box.


  1. Blend sliced bananas, pudding (including the milk for the pudding recipe), Eagle Brand milk, cinnamon and 8 ounces of the Cool Whip together.
  2. Line bottom of a 9” X 13” X 3” pan with wafers.
  3. Pour mix over layered wafers, top with wafers and then with a layer of the remaining 8 ounces of Cool Whip.
  4. Let sit in frig one hour.

“Sugar free and fat free products can be used, but not for firefighters.” 

                         ─ Leftwich Jones, Deputy Chief, Dallas Fire-Rescue, 2012

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