Hello friends and happy summer! Considering the wonderful abundance of fresh produce available during this wonderful warm season, I’ve put together a fun recipe roundup for you today, highlighting my favorite Canning and Preserving Recipes. There are several jam recipes, a killer salsa recipe, a
This recipe was developed by MyHandsomeHusband. He is a wiz with all kinds of sauces and gravy’s. I am often calling him into the kitchen to help me season up all kinds of things. Just another one of his talents. How does one guy end up with so many?
Just lucky, I guess.
The recipe I am sharing today has been living in my archives for many years now. I know many of you adore it, dream about and use it for special occasions. I wanted to bring it to the top of the pile today so that those who haven’t had a chance to try it, co
Would you believe me, dear reader…if I told you I have made and photographed this guacamole recipe no less than 4 times over the past 6 years in hopes of sharing this wonderful recipe with you all. Today is actually the only time I have ever ended up posting it. Guacamole is not a naturally beauti
This is the fabulous dressing that goes hand in hand with my Cilantro Lime Rice and Sweet Cafe Rio Pork. This recipe comes from my dear friend Julie. She is one amazing chic! I have only changed the recipe one tiny bit by adding 1 T of sugar. I can’t get enough of the stuff. Sugar and I go way
The deliciousness of this Cinnamon Syrup is truly beyond words. It would beat Mrs. Butterworths in a syrup boxing match…like in the first round. This is not a joke. The flavors of cinnamon and sugar are combined into a silky syrup that would knock these Wonderful Waffles, Oatmeal Pancakes or App
I’ve been on somewhat of a Homemade Syrup kick lately. Anyone remember the Cinnamon Syrup I posted a few months ago? The stuff is like sweet dream pie, I tell you. I feel like kissing it when I make it, truly. Excepting that kissing syrup would be pretty weird and would end up giving my children ju
Today, before we talk about salad dressing, dear readers, I wanted to send my deepest sympathies to those who have been affected by the shooting in Colorado. It’s at times like these one has to shake her head and wonder what kind of person could cause such horror and grief to so many. My thought
My parents gave me a fondue pot for Christmas. (Nice, aren’t they!) I’ve been having a great time trying out recipes for it, and have been through several versions of chocolate fondue in my search for something with just the right consistency and sweetness. I am happy to report that the recipe I bro
Do I have a fabulous morsel, strait from heaven for you today. This is seriously the best thing that ever happened to a cake mix. Seriously. So seriously! This chocolate sauce is made from very basic ingredients, is inexpensive and quite easy to put together. You are going to be praising me…pra
There is an Easy Homemade Chocolate Sauce recipe living and breathing in my archives, that I have loved and used for years and years. It’s wonderful, to be sure. However, this Fabulous Homemade Hot Fudge I brought to share with you today is a stiff competitor to the old archived recipe. It has a ric
I have been on a little adventure.
Just me, myself and I.
Just trying a bunch of pizza crust recipes.
Trying to find one that is wonderful.
Crispy on the outside with a fluffy, chewy goodness on the inside.
I have been trying these recipes out on my family for a good number of years now, my
Last weekend I was able to get my hands on a bushel of fresh peaches, and man did I feel happy about it. Giddy, really. (Yes, I have a problem). We have been enjoying fresh peaches in our oatmeal, with cream, and just plain. It’s been fun to use them to try out some new recipes for you all as well.
Happy Thanksgiving Week everyone. I hope you all have marvelous plans that include the people that you love and food that is fabulous. I thought I would post some tips today for gravy making. There are also some links to recipes you might like to include in your Holiday Feast. Happy Cooking, and may
A few weeks ago while visiting at my Mom’s house, I noticed a lovely bowl of apricots on her kitchen counter. “Wherever did you get those!” is what I asked her. I had been on the hunt for apricots to make jam with for several weeks previously. And when I say hunt, I mean it man. I’d called a cou
To say this Homemade Caramel Sauce is fabulous would be The Great Understatement of The Universe. It honestly would. It’s hands down the best Caramel Sauce I have ever made. It’s rich, thick and creamy! Just what I love in a Caramel Sauce. It reminds me a lot of the Caramel Sauce they serve at a loc
I love making skillet fajitas. They are so easy and quick. I often use a packaged fajita mix, and keep a large stash of them in my food storage. However, for the past few months my stash has been depleted and for some reason (lady with five kids here, diminishing brain cells is part of the experien
Wow, it’s hot outside. I mean, it’s not like 120 degrees here in my home state but when the temperature dances around with triple digits a girl can melt right down to a pile of nothing. Which is my diet plan for the summer, though it hasn’t actually resulted in any weight loss as of yet. Still hav
One of the things I love most about summer is the glorious fresh fruit that’s available. Juicy peaches, sweet blueberries, cold slices of watermelon at a backyard barbecue. I love it! I found some beautiful raspberries on sale last week, they were just $12.99 for a case of 6 (12 ounce) packages! Can
This past weekend MyHandsomeHusband and I got to work and canned Homemade Salsa. We haven’t engaged in this kind of activity for a few years now and Homemade Salsa was calling my man’s name. He loves the stuff and puts it on just about everything. Considering his love for it, you’d think I would m
I have been on a hunt for a great Strawberry Syrup recipe, my friends. Something that would be great over pancakes, waffles or as an ice cream topping. A recipe that I could make and preserve in nice little jars to use throughout the summer, fall and winter. ‘Tis the season for strawberries, after
Homemade jam has to be one of my all time favorite things to make. I love the way my house smells when I make it. I love the beautiful bright color of the jam. I love stacking jars and jars of it in my pantry. And most of all…baby. I love the taste. There really is no comparison between homemade j
Great news, everyone! My cookbook, 30 Minute Dinner Recipes, will be available for purchase on TUESDAY October 13, which is tomorrow! Woo Hoo! Watch for a fun giveaway post coming tomorrow which will include details on how and where you can purchase the book. I’m super excited about it and hope
I love lemon. It’s such a bright cheerful ingredient, wouldn’t you say? Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t get a kick out of sucking on lemon slices or anything like that…but pair a splash or two of fresh lemon juice with Beach Street Lemon Chicken, or this fantastic White Chocolate Lemon Dessert and
If you are a regular blog follower, you may be thinking to yourself “wow this girl has a thing for lemon and poppyseeds lately!”, which would be true and something I can not deny, nor would I actually want to. Click HERE to see the Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles with Lemon Butter Syrup I posted a few week
This is the real stuff guys. Nothing low-cat, low-fat about this delectable delight.
Put a dollop on the Holiday Crescent Rolls I posted yesterday, and you’ll think you have died and gone to HEAVEN, and I’m not even kidding. You’ll want to be sure and start with softened butter, and give yourself
This time of year, pumpkin is my most favorite ingredient to bake with. I luv-huv it, man. There are so many great pumpkin recipes out there, many of which call for Pumpkin Pie Spice…as I’m sure many of you have taken note of and have conveniently purchased a jar to use for all of your fall baking
This wonderful Raspberry Honey Butter is a twist on a Lion House Classic. Those of you who have read this blog for a while now know that I worked at the good old Lion House for many years while I was going to college. I learned a lot about food preparation, hosting large events, and how to ga
There is a recipe for Raspberry Honey Butter that has been living in my archives for almost 6 years now. I know many of you have made it and love it! It is a family favorite of ours as well. I made a batch this past weekend to go a long with a formal dinner I served to my teenage daughter and her te
A simple salad dressing recipe for you today, dear reader.
Raspberry Poppy Seed Vinaigrette…to be exact and precise. Everyone needs a recipe like this tucked away in their back pocket, wouldn’t you agree? A great warm weather standard. Put it on any salad of your c
If I could do anything in my power to convince you to make this heavenly Sweet and Sour Sauce, I would do it! It’s a perfect combination of silky sweetness and tangy sour. It’s wonderful over chicken, veggies, pork, noodles or even just plain rice. You should be made aware that it is super simple
I love teriyaki sauce.
Love teriyaki sauce on vegetables..
over a really fabulous bowl of ingredients I will be revealing to you on this very blog…
But for today?
Let’s make the sauce, ladies and gentlemen!