So the other morning I realized I had no idea what I was going to make for dinner, which is actually pretty good because I usually don’t realize that until about 5:00. However, I had an easy meal waiting to be cooked, thanks to my crock pot. (And the fact I thought about dinner at […]
The Circle Sandwich. My family’s preferred way to use up leftovers.
Refrigerated crescent roll dough makes a great sandwich. We call it The Circle Sandwich and it is one of my family’s favorite meals. (Shhh. Don’t tell them, but it’s a great way to use up leftovers.)
Freezing tomato paste: Use what you need and save the rest.
I cook a lot, and I often have recipes that call for a tablespoon or two of Tomato Paste. A tablespoon is about .5 ounces… the smallest can of tomato paste I have ever seen is 6 ounces. What’s a frugal cook to do? Freeze it in portions, of course. Freezing tomato paste is easy […]
A Green Smoothie. (It actually tastes good…. who’d a thunk?.)
Many of you know that I don’t like veggies, but I am happy to report that I’ve been managing to get a little more of them these days. (Does anyone else find it mildly hilarious that one of my most popular posts is on how to store fresh fruits and veggies…?) This green smoothie is […]
The easiest make ahead chicken, ever.
I am trying to eat more protein these days. Handsome Hubby eats chicken and salsa almost every morning for breakfast. The boys are eating more and more and more…. everything. What’s a girl to do? Well, one of the things is to make sure there’s plenty of chicken on hand and ready to eat. This […]
The secret to melt in your mouth steaks… (Make cheap-o cuts taste like prime.)
The secret to making melt-in-your-mouth steak. No matter what the cut, this method is fool proof for tender, juicy steak every time.
Chocolate hazelnut butter toffee brittle. Yum!
I make this around Christmas time each year and give it out to friends and neighbors. It is a big hit! Easy to make, yummy to eat, and hazelnuts make it extra special.
Mocha Brownie Tart – yummy in my tummy.
Today I want to share one of my favorite recipes: Mocha Brownie Tart. This is super easy and is one of my family’s favorites. It combines some of my favorite things… brownies, coffee and hazelnuts. (I am a sucker for hazelnuts!) This is really yummy. For the past 2 years, Mitch has requested this for […]
Fool-proof, roasted chicken. The secret? Brine it.
I love an easy, fool proof recipe. Here’s another one of my “Go-To” favorites. (This is also what we do for our Thanksgiving Turkey each year and It. Is. Awesome.) Have you ever used a brine for chicken or turkey? No? Well, it’s about time that you gave it a try, don’t you think? I […]
Chicken Chili: My favorite easy, yummy “go-to” meal.
I am looking forward to fall for several reasons, but one of them is that I just feel more in the mood to cook in the fall. Hearty soups, stews and one pot meals just make life a bit easier. I want to share one of our very favorites with you today: Chicken Chili. My kids […]