Freezer Meals

Freezing Bell Peppers

Freezing Bell Peppers

You don’t have to make full freezer meals all the time in order to still save time and money in the kitchen.  There are many ingredients that go into meals that can be prepped and frozen ahead of time.  Bell peppers are one of those […]

Amazing Honey Wheat Bread

Amazing Honey Wheat Bread

So, I’ve been on a quest to learn how to make bread for…well, forever.  Seriously, I started when I was about 10.  For about twenty years, it was just failure after failure after failure.  I really thought there was something genetically wrong with me, and […]

Freezer Salsa

Freezer Salsa

Tomato season is almost upon us, especially if you’ve planted Early Girls in your garden this year, and the inevitable question always comes up, “What do I do with all these tomatoes?” (Actually, I’ve never gotten to ask that question. My cherry tomatoes went gangbusters […]

Sesame Orange Chicken

Sesame Orange Chicken

Just a quick dish for you today.  This is my Sesame Orange Chicken, or as my 5-yr-old calls it, “Orange Says Me Chicken”! It’s a fast “dump-and-freeze” meal with very little prep.  And it cooks all day in the slow cooker, so it is basically […]

Easy Peanut Butter Granola

Easy Peanut Butter Granola

Easy Peanut Butter Granola My kids are in love with breakfast cereal. And not the healthy kind, either. They LOVE their sugar-filled boxed cereal! My problem is that it is about as filling as cotton candy…They eat bowls and bowls of cereal, and then 10 […]

Lemonade Chicken

Lemonade Chicken

In my family we have a pretty wide range of culinary abilities, and our “family recipes” tend to reflect that.  We have some family recipes that are winners, and some that fall a little short of the mark. It’s not always the recipe’s fault. Take […]

Easy Breakfast Pastries

Easy Breakfast Pastries

Just so you don’t get the wrong idea, we don’t eat breakfasts like this very often. I’m sure my kids wish we did! But I’m too practical to feed my kids dessert for breakfast every morning. It’s really more about self-preservation as a mom, you […]

Pizza Puff Pockets

Pizza Puff Pockets

So, I may, or may not, be on a puff pastry kick here.  I know that admitting it is half the battle, but I’m not sure I’m ready to do that yet.  So until then, you may just have to read through a few posts […]

Ham & Swiss Puff Pockets

Ham & Swiss Puff Pockets

I’m afraid I can’t lay any claim to fame on this one… I’m not even sure I can say that I’ve ever eaten the “original” commercial item that these little hot pockets are based one, so I am entirely unable to tell you whether these […]

So long, and thanks for all the strawberries…

So long, and thanks for all the strawberries…

Sometimes I just can’t help it when a Douglas Adams reference slips into a post on strawberries…it has been that kind of day… Since strawberry season is now coming to a close, I was able to get a good deal on a flat of strawberries this […]

Cranberry Catalina Chicken

Cranberry Catalina Chicken

You know how some days you just want dinner to magically appear on the table, without you having to actually cook anything? Yeah, I have a lot of those days. Like today… It has been a whirlwind day with lots of crazy stuff going on, […]

Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish

Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish

I am notorious for hating mornings.  Hate!  Sometimes just the thought of getting out of bed is enough to exhaust me and send me back under the covers.  Every once in a while I can be lured out before 8 a.m., but that’s pretty darn […]