Got Tomatoes? Got Zuchinni? Make this Chicken Dinner.

Ok.  Alright.  How many of you have got garden produce a plenty? It’s about this time of year that we sometimes start thinking.. “What in the world possessed me to plant this garden, I must have been delusional.  What is a person to DO with this much zucchini and tomatoes?!?!?!” Well, IF you like Italian […]

Herriman Machine Gun Fire..up close.

Many of you have heard about the terrible wild fire that broke out this past Sunday night in Herriman, Utah. Many of you watched with me as the fire came speeding down the mountain towards our homes! It was one of those terrible and amazing things that you just couldn’t peel your eyes away from. Thousands of homes in Herriman […]

Zucchini Cake with Sour Cream Frosting

Hello to you! It is time. Time to search your garden for some zucchini. Some of you might be thinking…. “Search?!?!?! I’ve got the blasted things coming out of my ears!” Others might be thinking…. “If only they would have grown.” Or, you just might have one precious zucchini left to your name, and you […]

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

If you are looking for  EASY TASTY FABULOUS SMELL FROM THE OVEN MELT IN YOUR MOUTH BITE OF HEAVEN… then just go ahead and make a batch. You deserve it!   Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Time: 45 minutes Yield: about 30 bars Recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe PRINT RECIPE 2 1/8 C flour 1/2 […]

Do you like Botulism?

One of my blogging friends sent me a little email tip this morning about canning and cornstarch…. If you have already read my post called  Home-Canned Spaghetti Sauce  and are planning to make it…please make note. THE SAUCE IS ONLY SAFE FROM BOTULISM WHEN FROZEN. Last year when MyHandsomeHusband and I made the sauce, we […]

Garden Fresh Spaghetti Sauce

Allrighty then. Finally, as promised! The recipe for some knock your socks off Garden Fresh Spaghetti Sauce!  It has been made known to me that this recipe IS NOT SAFE to can. Neither a Water Bath Canner, nor a Pressure Cooker can do the job.  There is cornstarch added to the recipe,  making the only […]

Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips

Here comes the weekend! Woo Hoo! I’ve got a whole day of canning spaghetti sauce planned for tomorrow. I’m hoping to have that recipe post up on Monday morning for you all.  But for today. Oh today! The most delicious Pumpkin Bread recipe this side of Texas. Most likely the best Pumpkin Bread recipe  THAT […]

Roasted Red Potatoes with Cheese

Well. There might be some of you who  put up a fuss about this…. but get ready. Get set. There are only 6 ingredients used to make these tasty  Roasted Red Potatoes with Cheese.  (And two of them are Salt and Pepper.) I know. I know.  Some of you like to spend hours in the […]

Sloppy Joes! Flavorful. Fabulous.

Sometimes do you feel like just being sloppy? You know the kind of sloppy I’m talking about.  Leaving your clothes on the floor for a day or two (or ten). Ignoring the pile of the dishes while you read a book. Eating a big fat chocolate chip cookie instead of going to the gym. You […]

Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Hello, hello! I little bit of Rosemary Focaccia Bread on the roster for today. There is really something magical about homemade bread. If I had to choose my favorite thing to make…. it would be bread. You already knew that?  I guess I didn’t keep it a secret very well, now did I. I needed […]