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How to Cook Brown Rice


Good Sunday morning everyone! I hope this week is dawning with wonderful possibilities for you all. I have to admit I am enjoying January.  Minus the fact that my little 3 year old twin boys are about to fly the coup, they are so desperate to get outside and run around. To little guys cooped up inside […]


Slim Down Saturday #2


Happy weekend everyone! If you are new to this blog let me make you aware that Saturday is my day to post some great healthy, filling, get-me-something-to-eat-before-I-swallow-a-cheesecake-whole kind of  food. These food items are great for those of you who are trying to shed a few pounds. Myself included.  If you are looking for some fabulous […]


Baked Oatmeal with berries


This is a super weekend breakfast recipe. I found it in a great Taste of Home cookbook. It tastes quite a lot like warm oatmeal cookies. You heard me….warm oatmeal cookies for breakfast. My kids were thrilled!  You simply mix up the batter, spread it evenly on a sprayed cookie sheet and bake for about 25 […]


Carrot Cake


This is the carrot cake recipe to end all carrot cake recipes. It’s from the Lion House cookbook, and I have been making it for years. Several of my family members request it each year for their birthday. I made this one a couple of weeks ago when my Mom turned 59. Don’t be overwhelmed […]


Sweet Cafe Rio Pork


This yummy sweet pork shows it’s lovely face at our dinner table quite frequently. This is one of those great recipes that is put in the crock pot in the morning, and ready to eat in the afternoon. You do need to be available to take the meat out after 4 hours of cooking, shred […]


***GIVEAWAY**and a cookbook review!


Today I am reviewing this great cookbook. You can purchase the book at Amazon.com at this link. Jane Dorian, the author is also giving away a copy to one of you! I have really enjoyed reading it and trying some of the recipes! Jane gives wonderful tips for freezing, storing and making portions of recipes in advance, so when you […]


Slim Down Saturday


Welcome to my first Slim Down Saturday post. If you are new to this blog, beware. This is not a health food site, nor a “let’s all be on a diet” site. This blog is all about GOOD FOOD. In many shapes and forms. There are a variety of recipes in my archives, ranging from “delicious […]


Homemade White Bread


This recipe has been revamped with new pictures and instructions. You can find the new post HERE.   


Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup


 This is a great kid lovin’, adult pleasin’ recipe I got from my dear friend Kristine. I have changed it somewhat to incorporate more of the ingredients I keep on hand. It should only take about 60 minutes from start to finish and is delicious with my   Quick and Easy Breadsticks. Creamy Chicken and […]


Chicken Soup


If you need a little something to warm up your spirits today, this is the soup for you. This soup tastes best if the chicken is allowed to simmer slowly for about 2 hours. It smells like heaven while it’s cooking away….it’s a great meal to make on a day you are hanging out at home cleaning out […]