August 20, 2014

DIY Homemade Microwave Popcorn (Why Did We Wait?)

Apr12
homemade popcorn

Our Stir Crazy Popcorn popper is a regular appliance on my counter top. We are a huge popcorn eating family. The yummy, homemade and oil kind of popcorn. The kind you just can’t get enough of, and people even ask […]

Elegant Egg Bake (Prep Time Only Five Minutes)

Apr7
Egg bake

Thank me later. No really, I know you will. If you are scrambling for an easy, yet melt in your mouth, egg dish for company, look no further. Once you try this, is won’t be saved for just company, I […]

Easy, yet Elegant, Bavarian Pear Torte

Apr2
Bavarian-pear-torte

No other recipe have I been asked for more than this easy, yet elegant Bavarian Pear Torte. As a young bride, it was that special recipe that fooled others into assuming my culinary skills were much more advanced than they […]

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings – Just Like Mama’s

Mar28
Chicken and Dumplings in Crock pot

What is it that draws us all to go ‘ole comfort food? When our family has bowls of these super easy, Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings in front of us, we do a collective sigh. Well, I do, my teens […]

Easy, Healthy, Homemade Granola Recipe

Mar22
easy homemade granola

One of the very first recipes I posted when I started my blog was homemade granola recipe, but since then, my recipe has evolved, and so has my recipe printable feature. Easy, yet healthy, homemade granola provides an incredibly frugal […]

Homemade Brownie Recipe: Fudgy Brownies

Mar14
fudgy brownies

Last year, I had the opportunity to tour the Good Housekeeping headquarters. My favorite part of that day was spending time in their test kitchen, and the chance to ask questions of their full time bakers & cooks. Not only […]

Praline Icing (Perfect with Fudgy Brownies or Apple Cake)

Mar14
Praline Icing

This decadent Praline Frosting spread or drizzled onto these Homemade Fudgy Brownies make for delicious and ultra-rich Praline-Iced Brownies, but don’t stop there, it’s delicious with Apple cake, Spice Cake, Carrot Cake and so many more baked treats. Use my […]

Rice Krispie Easter Basket: the Best in Easter Basket Treats

Mar8
Easter Basket treat

With Easter right around the corner, people will begin hunting for fun, yet easy, Easter recipes that are a perfect idea for Cooking with the Kids. There’s nothing better to spruce up Easter Basket treats then to make them ourselves, […]

Taco Casserole Recipe (Our Kids’ Favorite Family Casserole)

Mar2
easy taco casserole

This easy Taco Casserole recipe is one of those melt in your mouth goodness recipes that I could make continuously, and my family would never complain. I first shared this recipe a few years ago in my Mexican Freezer Recipes […]

Low Fat Orange Chicken Recipe (in less than 10 Minutes)

Feb29
Orange-Chicken recipe

Over the last year, I’ve slowly been increasing our repertoire of deliciously, simple recipes, which are easy enough that my kids can make. It’s completely a bonus when I’ve tweaked the recipe to where they are low fat as well. […]

Chocolate Oreo Truffles – Three Ingredient Delight

Feb25
Easy Chocolate OReo Truffle

I remember the first time that I popped a Chocolate Oreo Truffle in my mouth. I was awed at the deep rich goodness. When I found out that only three ingredients were involved, my heart did a little pitter-patter. Oreo […]

Quick and Easy Quiche Recipe

Feb16
easy-quiche-recipe

In high school, I can remember the bumper sticker that became popular, “Real Men Eat Quiche.” Well, it’s a good thing I am raising some real men, or they might go awfully hungry. I enjoy cooking up a quick and […]

$2 Dinner for our Whole Family: Crock Pot Turkey

Feb9
crockpot turkey legs

Over the years, I’ve shared many ways that our family saves money on meats without sacrificing taste or my sons’ need to feed their carnivore selves, but one thing I have never implemented outside Thanksgiving week was to purchase turkey […]

Easiest Ever Homemade Tootsie Rolls (so much better than the “real” thing)

Feb2
Easiest Ever Homemade Tootsie Rolls

I know it’s hard to believe, but I have never liked Tootsie Rolls. Does that aline itself as an American travesty? Is that similar to snubbing All American Apple Pie and Baseball?  If it is, then I have found the […]

Egg and Cheese Puff: 5 Minute Delight

Jan29
egg picture

In the past year, I have experimented with dozens of egg recipes, egg casseroles, egg crescents, egg omelets, you get the picture. Eggs are not only a great source of protein, but a budget conscious cook’s dream with endless versatility.  […]