Mug Rug Creations

What’s a mug rug you ask? Well, it’s a quick little project that I can make to use up my scrap stash. My husband is all for that! Basically, a mug rug is a rug or place mat for your coffee mug; or any cup you choose. I used to grab a napkin or paper…

Ringing in the New Year – Fabric Style

My focus this year is my fabric stash and crafting goals. Before the New Year festivities begin, I am running through my fabrics and I have found some really cute items that I have forgotten about! I am imaging some really fun aprons or hot pads. Either way, let the fabric fun begin. Stay tuned…

Soup Kick

I have been on a soup cooking kick this winter season, and have made a family favorite ready to share with you, Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. This is a medley of sauteed veggies and finished off in the crock pot…enjoy this family classic it is delish! Ingredients: 8-10 cups of Chicken Stock 1 cup…

Turkey Leftovers? Try Turkey Tetrazzini!

After Thanksgiving and everyone has had their fill of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and all the other fixings imaginable, what do you do with the leftover turkey…if any survived? I like to make turkey tetrazzini. This is an easy, fast recipe to put together when you’re looking for something quick to make, homemade…

A Perfect Dessert for a Potluck or Holiday Party!

If you like pudding and Cool Whip, have I got a recipe for you to try. This is a classic pudding dessert in my house, and a surprising bite of wonderful flavors for the unsuspecting. I hope you enjoy this tasty treat as much as we do. Crust: 1 c. Flour 1 Stick of Butter…

Squeeze Me a Little Lemon (or Two)

I am going to get a few grumbles over this, but I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of Summer and the 90 + degree weather that accompanies. I enjoy the 75 degree mark, and am a lover of sweater weather. Although, one thing I truly get excited about for Summer are…

For the Cold Days

This is a soup for the cold days that have hopefully left us for awhile. Today it was around the 80 degree mark, but two weeks ago it was snowing and we got about 2 and half inches of snow! Looking for something to make on the cool evenings that warmed the tummy of my…

Brunch Classic – Egg Bake

Nothing says brunch like an egg bake! There are many ways to make an egg bake, some with bread others with hash browns…this one is made with tater tots. Yes, tater tots and it’s delicious! I treat the tater tots just like the hash browns in an egg bake recipe. I let them thaw, and…

The Restaurant Critic’s Wife – A Book Review

I enjoy and love the world of food, and was intrigued by the title of this book. It is written by Elizabeth LaBan, who ironically is a restaurant critic’s wife, but the intrigue soon turned to monotony. I don’t want to say that I am disappointed in the book, but I am feeling that I…

A Family Classic

When we have bananas that are reaching their ripening prime, we make banana bread! This is a classic in our family. The kids like it with chocolate chips. My husband doesn’t like chocolate chips, but likes walnuts. The kids don’t care for walnuts. So, I say what’s wrong with the original…just banana bread. It’s a…

Flour or Oats?

At our house, we have baked apple crisp recipes made with oats; and also recipes made with flour. I don’t know what is preferred in your house, but in mine…flour wins. I guess my family enjoys more of a deconstructed apple pie vs. an oaty (is that a word?) crumble. So, here is one of our…

Brazilian Fish Stew?

I am all about celebrating my successes as well as my failures, and I believe today I am celebrating a half-failure, if that’s possible? In my house, I like to spruce up the menu once in a while. When my children see me looking through my Pinterest recipes and searching the recipe sites; I can…