August 21, 2014

Speedy Chicken Cacciatore

Apr15
Easy Chicken Cacciatore

As the flower buds begin to bloom and warmer weather peeks through the horizon, my menu plan reflects the change of season. I use the oven less, the grill and stove top more and begin to incorporate more and more […]

Grilled Veggie Pizza – your new grilling “Go To” recipe

Apr13
Grilled veggie pizza - there's just nothing quite so delicious!

Fresh Basil, garden tomatoes, sliced peppers in my stir fry, and the grill cranked all summer. Can you hardly wait? I can almost smell and taste them right now. Our North Carolina ice and snow-mageden is finally over and yesterday’s […]

Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Apr2
5 Minute No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bars

I’ll never forget the first month I sent our 17 year old son to public school. Homeschooled since Kindergarten, but needing to be on a public school football team to receive scholarship offers, it was a whole new world. Now, […]

Very Berry Cheesecake Oat Bars

Mar25
What happens when you combine cheesecake, short bread and fresh berries Sheer delight

What happens when one combines three of their favorite desserts into one bite? Pure bliss, that’s what. Pure over the top, I can’t stop eating them bliss. So I should confess that one bite is a bit of a stretch. […]

What Recipes Should We Know by Heart? (Please add yours to the Top 10 list)

Mar21
cooking with kids

Our family christened an inaugural year, so to speak. Our eldest child turned 18  this year – officially a “man.” Yet, in our household, there are certain responsibilities of manhood that comes as a prerequisite to graduation.  I’ve shared before […]

Fabulous Fruit Pizza

Mar16
Fruit Pizza

Let’s just stop and ponder this photo for a minute. I completely understand that it may not be the best quality photo you’ve ever laid your eyes on since it’s from my i-phone, but the subject matter deserves an award. […]

Simple Blueberry Banana Muffin Recipe

Mar4
Blueberry Banana muffins

I am not a morning person. Never have been, never will. I’ve tried everything to embrace those dark, still moments with joy, like so many of my other friends who think early hours are heaven on earth, but the only […]

Fresh, Homemade Pico de gallo

Feb27
What a wonderful way to garden indoors

As I’ve shared a little about our homestead, with 30 acres, 19 cousins and my siblings, I’ve also shared my attempts at gardening. There’s something about the onset of spring that brings out the Little House on the Prairie feel. […]

Crockpot Angel Chicken (Cook Once, Serve Twice)

Feb24
Angel Hair Chicken made in the crock pot

With basketball season in full gear, the crock pot has been getting an extra workout. It’s always such a challenge to get meals on the table during this time of year because practices and games fall right during the dinner […]

5 Minutes, 5 Super Easy Seasoning and Rub Recipes

Feb18
5 Super Easy Seasoning Mixes and Rub Recipes

Whenever friends watch me in the kitchen, I’m pretty sure I make them nervous. “How do you ever know how much seasoning to put in without measuring?”they always question. “I just taste it and keep adding until it’s right.” At […]

Strawberry Stuffed Crescent Rolls

Feb13
Strawberry Filled Crescent Roll Ring

As you might know by now, I have a teeny tiny love affair with all things crescent rolls. There’s  nothing that can go wrong with those delightful creations and they are nearly impossible to mess up, even when making them […]

Strawberry Snickers Trifle

Feb7
snicker strawberry trifle

I mentioned on the invitation to bring either a side or dessert. No need to RSVP. Who actually responds promptly these days anyhow? Sad, but true. The guests started entering, and our table began to fill with food. Lots and […]

Easy “Love Note” Muffins (Special “Any day” Tradition)

Feb4
Start a special tradition with these Love Muffins. Perfect for any occasion.

Often, in this world of Pinterest perfection, we forget that it’s truly the little things that create the biggest memories. For over five years, I’ve shared my desire to build up a legacy of simple memories and traditions that become […]

Little Smokies Cocktail Sausages Appetizer

Feb1
Little Smokies Appetizer - three variations. All Easy and delicious!

Growing up in Wisconsin, sausage and cheese are staples at the family dinner table. In fact, last week, I came across some little smokies turkey sausages marked down, so I whipped them up with just some bbq sauce and sauteed […]

5 Minute Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix (with Double the Chocolate)

Jan30
Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix with double the chocolate

This polar vortex seeping the country has left many wondering if spring will ever started peeking through. Here in NC, we’ve had a two hour delayed start to school or complete cancellation nearly every day for the last two weeks. […]