Money Saving Meals

If you haven’t noticed, I’m a bit of a Food Network junkie. It is my #1 guilty pleasure – I tivo my favorites, and then speed through skipping commercials, and anything that I know I will never make (i.e. anything seafood since I am allergic to it). And while Sandra Lee is sometimes a little […]

Stuffed Chicken Thighs

This recipe combines all of my favorite flavors in a nice little roll.  I use boneless, skinless chicken breasts that I butterfly into two thinner pieces. I pounded them out the same way you would the thighs the recipe calls for. They have a little hint of sweetness, but not too much, and are really […]

S’mores Cookies

When I was a little girl we did a lot of camping, and I mean a lot! Not that you would guess it if you knew me now, but I always loved it. Especially the campfires! And for the few years I was my daughter’s Girl Scout leader, I really enjoyed being outdoors with the […]

Scallion and Red Pepper Cream Cheese

When my husband and I first met (what we lovingly refer to as B.C. – before children) we always had a LONG work week. We were both in the Navy, and there were days when we had to be on base by 5:00 a.m. for PT. By the time we finished up, got home and […]

Real Old-Fashioned Lemonade

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This might just be the best lemonade on the planet! It was sour, but not too sour, just the right amount of sweetness…for me and the kids, and if that isn’t a miracle I don’t know what is! I’m glad it made a lot! Real Old-Fashioned Lemonade 6 lemons – 1 c. juice 3/4 c. […]

Fresh Fruit Dip

I am a magazine collector. I’m convinced that somewhere there is a self-help group for this. I’ll save a magazine FOREVER if there’s a good recipe in it. I have all these good intentions of going back and making it, but I never flip through a magazine looking for recipes to make (unless it’s a […]

Boo Bites

These were like a bite size peanut butter, chocolate Rice Krispies treat! The kids loved them… Boo Bitesfrom Best Recipes Halloween, Food, Fun and Crafts, October 31, 2006 1/4 c. butter30 large marshmallows or 3 c. miniature marshmallows1/4 c. light corn syrup1/2 c. creamy peanut butter1/3 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips4 1/2 c. crisp rice cereal […]

Quick Strawberry Jam

This is my favorite jam recipe of all time. Closely seconded by my friend Denise’s recipe for Apple Pie Jam which tastes just like apple pie on a spoon. This really is quick and easy. And you can just put it in jars or seal it so it will last longer. It’s as good warm […]

Ominous Flaky Owls

One of my favorite parts about the Holidays are all the kitchy foods you can make – the Ghoulade, the Mummy Dogs. It really doesn’t take much to amuse me! And I honestly don’t know what the heck I’m going to do when the kids move out someday. I’ll have to go and borrow some […]

Spritz Pumpkins

This is not by any means a new recipe! This one actually comes from one of my mom’s cookbooks that went with the old fashioned cookie press she had when I was growing up. It is my all time favorite cookie recipe, hands down. The entire batch usually lasts about 24 hours in our house! […]