Category Archive: Recipes

Feb 20

Pork Lo Mein

I am a big fan of Chinese food and pasta of any kind. That makes Lo Mein a perfect food for me. I had never cooked Chinese noodles at home. I thought they were great, a little chewier than regular pasta.e ven my husband who isn’t as big of a fan of pasta liked them. …

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Feb 11

Garlic and Soy Grilled Loin Chops

For the new year are you looking for healthy recipes like I am? I think pork loin is a great alternative to chicken. I don’t like to over season my meat. I enjoy these flavors so I paired them all together to make a marinade/seasoning. It turned out quite scrumptious. You’ll need: 4 boneless pork …

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Feb 02

Honey Hot Wings

The Super Bowl is over, thank goodness. I confess I am not a fan of football. I do enjoy making snacks for my husband who loves to watch most sports. It is estimated that 1.25 billion wings are eaten on Super Bowl Sunday. Yikes, that is 4 chicken wings per person in the US. I …

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Jan 31

Heart Krispie Treats

It’s almost Valentine’s Day. I decided I would whip up some cute heart shaped rice krispie treats with my grand daughter. I wanted to make them pink.  I added food coloring to regular white mini marshmallows. My grand kids are picky they would never try the strawberry flavored. This is a very easy and fun way to …

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Jan 29

Mini Bagel Pizzas

Are you looking for an easy no fuss food for your next get together? I made these Mini Bagel Pizzas for the grand kids. They loved making them as much as eating them. If you are making them for a party you can have them all put together ready to pop in the oven. The …

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Jan 25

Pull Apart Sweet Bread in the Slow Cooker

  If you have not tried Pull Apart Sweet Bread in the Slow Cooker you must make them at least once. They are so easy to make and amazing tasting. They should taste great, they have plenty of sugar and butter on them. I would call these a splurge. Sticky, gooey and sweet. Yum! Pull …

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Jan 22

Loaded Potato Skins

Have you ever made Loaded Potato Skins? I had never made or eaten them. I know that seems hard to believe. I figured it can’t be that difficult to make. I bought a couple nice size Idaho baking potatoes. You can top them with anything you want. Here is what I did. You’ll need: 2 …

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Jan 18

12 Game Day Snacks

There are lots of big games being played. Are you looking for some game day snacks? I’m not a big sports fan but I do love making and eating the snacks. I found 12 recipes that I think look delicious from some of the best bloggers around. You may also like:  Cheesy Brussels Sprout Dip …

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Jan 17

Cheesy Cauliflower Bake

I’m back! So sorry to have been absent lately. I came down with the flu on Christmas eve and haven’t been well since. Today I am happy to say I am feeling great and ready to get this New Year started. I have so many ideas for 2015 so stay tuned! Today I am sharing …

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Jan 05

Skillet Corn Bread

I have to say finding a good cornbread recipe is harder than it sounds. I finally decided to make this recipe I found here. I read the comments on recipes because usually it will include some really important tips and improvements. I read them and decide on how I want to make mine. I think it turned out great. Nice …

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Jan 04

Cheesy Brussels Sprout Dip

Happy 2015 to everyone! I have been busy behind the scenes on my blog. A friend of mine is doing some much needed maintenance. You shouldn’t even notice any changes. I have also been busy educating myself with my new camera. It’s a Canon RebelT5.  I am taking an online course to learn the basics. …

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Dec 05

Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin

I’m sure you’ve had Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin, I had to look up the name to make sure I called my dish by the correct name.  Were your potatoes from a box or homemade? With the boxed it’s so easy and convenient all you do is add water and cook. The may be easier but …

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Dec 02

Christmas Crunch

I decided to take a break from baking today and make this pretty popcorn, pretzel mix that I’m calling Christmas Crunch. I found this recipe on Pinterest. Love Pinterest! This would make a great homemade gift. It’s also super easy so that the kids can make it with help with the melting part. It tastes yummy! …

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Nov 29

30 of the Best Christmas Recipes!

To start off the holiday season I asked some of my blogging friends to share some of their amazing Christmas recipes. Here are 30 of the best Christmas recipes to get you started. All you have to do is scroll down and click on the ones that interest you. Thanks to all my talented friends for …

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Nov 25

Beef Brisket in the Slow Cooker

Have you ever cooked a beef brisket? It’s a less tender cut of meat so many people shy away from cooking it. You can read more about the specifics as to why it’s tougher here. In summer my husband loves to smoke the brisket for many hours in his Weber Smoker. When I told him I was …

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Nov 22

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

If you’ve ever eaten at Red Lobster you know what Cheddar Bay Biscuits are. They recently had their All You Can Eat Shrimp Fest, so we went out to dinner. I had forgotten how good these biscuits are. The very sweet waitress sent me home with half a dozen of these yummy biscuits. I savored …

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Oct 25

Princess Cupcake Dress

My granddaughter turned 6 years old this month. She likes me to make her cake for her birthday party. Last year I made a Princess cake. This year since she is still wild about Princesses so I decided to make a Princess Cupcake Dress. I figured it would be less mess to have cupcakes at …

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Oct 23

Rendering Bacon Grease For Cooking

I believe in trying to use every bit of everything I can. Not waste a thing, especially with the price of food now a days. Every little bit helps. Bacon fat has been used for years in cooking. My mom always saved her bacon grease. We don’t have bacon very often, even thought my husband would …

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Oct 18

Pumpkin Butter

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Pumpkins and more pumpkins! I love pumpkins! My first attempt this year to grow my own pumpkins turned out great. My one plant produced 13 beautiful orange pumpkins of various sizes. All but 2 are still waiting on my sun porch for their time in the oven. I am in pumpkin heaven! Today I want …

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Oct 16

Monster Mashing Chocolate Banana Smoothie with TruMoo

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My grandson loves chocolate milk. It’s all he wants to drink. I try to give my family the best and when I found out TruMoo is hormone free I had to get it for my grandson. …

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Oct 12

Apple Crumble Pie

It’s apple season! I love this time of year and I love apple pie, apple cider, apple crisp, any kind of apple concoctions I can think of.  When I was a child my mom would have us gathering apples from a local tree. If they were free we were gathering them. lol. My mom was a …

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Sep 26

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Icing

It’s pumpkin time around my house and now is my favorite time to bake. I decided to make some pumpkin bars with cream cheese icing. A request made by my friend Debbie who has been staying with us this past week. She is a childhood friend. We have spent so much time talking about the …

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Sep 14

Make the Switch to Whole Grains with #Roman_Meal Bread

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Roman Meal. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.” September is Whole Grains month. Today I am going to help you Make the Switch to Whole Grains with Roman Meal Bread. Plus …

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Aug 26

Give Your Recipes Some Added Flavor with #Texas Pete! #ad

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Texas Pete for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I like to add a little zing in the  foods I make and  Texas Pete Hot Sauces help me do just that. It’s perfect for that added spice you are looking to add to your …

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Aug 25

Easy Made from Scratch Cooking Recipes #newfromhormel #CollectiveBias #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. If you are a regular follower of my blog then you know I’m all about made from scratch cooking. Sometimes it can be time consuming and I work more than one job. Even though I like to make most of …

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Aug 24

Honey Mustard Mozzarella Chicken with Bacon

Found a recipe here and tweaked it a bit. You’ll need: 3 boneless chicken breasts pieces 3/4 cup honey I used some beautiful light colored local honey 1/2 cup mustard I used a spicy brown mustard 3 slices of bacon 1/2  cup shredded mozzarella cheese In a small bowl mix together the honey and mustard. Place your …

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