Nothing says fall like pumpkin flavored anything. My family can take down a jelly roll pan of these babies in a day or less. Always a hit! Ingredients: 1/2 cup softened butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 1.5 cups canned pumpkin 2 eggs 1.5 tsp vanilla 2 cups flour 1 tsp bakingContinue reading “Pumpkin Bars”
My Mom’s family is 100% Slovak and kept many traditions going especially the food. I don’t know that this Thanksgiving dressing recipe is Slovak per se, but my Baba (the Slovak word for Grandma) made it so it’s Slovak to me. Ingredients: 4 sleeves unsalted saltine crackers, crushed 1/2 lb breakfast sausage, browned and crumbledContinue reading “Baba’s Dressing”
We listen to a lot of Jack Johnson music especially on our family boat. There is a lyric in his island Style song that goes: “Mama’s in the kitchen cooking dinner real nice. Beef stew on the stove…” it inspired me to shift my usual slow cooker beef stew method to stovetop. Is that weird?Continue reading “Stovetop Beef Stew”
We were lucky to have my father in law live with us for a few months before he went into a eldercare facility. One of the symptoms of his illness was an increased appetite. Living with my food-loving husband for nearly 20 years, I had been training for this-haha! And man my father in lawContinue reading “My FIL’s favorite lasagna”
I recently ordered a donut pan. My 8 yr old daughter is guest cooking here about donuts she recently made. Easy and yum!
Transfer to a squirt bottle. Drizzle over any tacos… esp good with fish or shrimp tacos. Yum!
Tacos. Just. A staple. Literally we eat tacos once a week. I first made these just this past Good Friday for a special non-meat dinner during quarantine. We are hooked! They are fast and easy, light, fresh and healthy. This is the third time I made these and have adjusted them slightly each time butContinue reading “Shrimp Tacos TDF (to die for)”
My family LOVES spaghetti! It’s the one thing that pretty much always pleases everyone at my table. But I cant make decent spaghetti sauce from scratch. I have tried and it’s bland and not great. So… I have begun to bedazzle jarred sauce with a few key additions that make me feel like I cooked.Continue reading “Bedazzling Jarred Spaghetti Sauce”
One day, I spotted a tired old dresser. Scratched, stained wood. Dulled, dingy finish. It was quite literally begging for new life. The lines were good. Dovetailed drawers. Wood, not particle board. The hubs was kind enough to cart it home for me (he’s a pickup man!), and there it sat in my garage whileContinue reading “Tired Old Dresser… Redressed”