layered chili relleno casserole

I love casseroles, and I love chili peppers and I especially love cheese. So when we brought in yet another… [more]

layered chili relleno casserole layered chili relleno casserole

seasons of cooking?

In our house usually the oldest daughter at home is the kitchen manager. She is responsible for planning… [more]

seasons of cooking? seasons of cooking?

Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Chimichangas

We moved from Southern California to Tennessee in the late fall of 1993. It was a wonderful new place… [more]

Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Chimichangas Creatively Simple - How to Make Homemade Chimichangas

Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Taquitos

Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Taquitos We moved from Southern California to Tennessee in… [more]

Creatively Simple – How to Make Homemade Taquitos Creatively Simple - How to Make Homemade Taquitos

super simple salsa

We always make homemade salsa and in fact that is half the reason we grow a garden. Here is my super… [more]

super simple salsa super simple salsa

breakfast pie

1 pound bacon 6 eggs 3 tomatoes, diced 1 small onion, diced 16 oz shredded cheese Cook your… [more]

breakfast pie breakfast pie

birthday breakfast

  You know it is somebody’s Birthday when this is served for breakfast.… [more]

birthday breakfast birthday breakfast

chocolate strawberry volcano cake

We did this for Moriah’s birthday and mine. Chocolate cake with choc chips added to the batter. Cooked… [more]

chocolate strawberry volcano cake chocolate strawberry volcano cake

brownie strawberry delight

This was Georgia’s birthday creation the other day. Brownie layer on bottom then soaked strawberries,… [more]

brownie strawberry delight brownie strawberry delight

Brownie – Ice Cream – Banana Split – Chocolate Sunday Cake

      This was my special birthday cake creation for Hannah yesterday. It is a Brownie… [more]

Brownie – Ice Cream – Banana Split – Chocolate Sunday Cake Brownie – Ice Cream – Banana Split – Chocolate Sunday Cake

chili relleno improv

At our house we love Mexican food. I should say LOVE. We are sort of part Mexican, not by heredity but… [more]

chili relleno improv chili relleno improv

southern fried okra

Fried okra is a southern favorite! It is very simple to prepare. approximately 2 dozen pieces… [more]

southern fried okra southern fried okra

budget fajitas

2 pounds ground beef 1 onion cut in strips 1 bell pepper cut in strips 2 jalapeno peppers… [more]

budget fajitas budget fajitas

easy hot summer pasta

I am making this real easy for you. Here are the ingredients, except you need lots more tomatoes. The… [more]

easy hot summer pasta easy hot summer pasta

layered chili relleno casserole

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!I love casseroles, and I love chili peppers and I especially love cheese. So when we brought in yet another bucketful of peppers from the garden I thought I must come up with something a bit new. We had been […]

cheesy baked tomatoes

Rainy rainy day today, I mean KABOOM! rainy, as in flooding in local areas. None here thank goodness, but too rainy to do anything outside. So, we head for the kitchen which tends to be one of our favorite places anyway. Moriah is making several, yes several batches of butter ( we love our Jersey […]

gourmet salad

I love salads, in fact I love salads so much it is hard to get a good salad in a restaurant. To tell you the truth, we cook so good around here it is hard to go out anywhere and order anything better. But let me share with you my favorite salad ideas and then […]

Momma’s amazing dressing

apple cider vinegar extra virgin olive oil crushed red pepper cloves of garlic oregano basil green onions parsley pink himalayan salt peppers This is another recipe idea, you can get creative and you really can’t go wrong as long as it tastes good to you. One great way to find out what works together is […]

seasons of cooking?

In our house usually the oldest daughter at home is the kitchen manager. She is responsible for planning meals, grocery lists, keeping inventory, and keeping the deep freeze, kitchen fridge and pantry in order. I let her pretty much organize the kitchen as she likes.  She is also the supper cook and chief baker. Our […]

mexican pile up

This is a menu idea, it has been one of our favorites this past month or so. cooked rice or refried beans from my Fiesta Basics ground beef cooked with chopped onions, in pan till crunchy brown, crumbled grated fiesta blend cheese diced tomatoes diced peppers, lots, mild or hot or both sour cream crushed […]

comfort food survey

It was 25 degrees out when I got up this morning. We now have both wood stoves going and coffee brewing on the one in the kitchen. I am pondering what are my favorite warm-me-up meals and thought I would ask your opinion. What are some of your favorite winter comfort foods?

smoothie creations

Most mornings I have a smoothie for breakfast, It is quick and easy, yummy and super healthy if you use good ingredients. I thought I would start sharing my different smoothies as we come up with new creations. Today’s smoothie creation in the blender I added 1/2 cup spring water 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt […]

busy, busy, busy

snow snow, snow, this has been the snowiest winter I ever remember, what new recipes would you like to see?

snow cream

this is a famous recipe from a dear friend Thank you Mrs Sisse Pfieffer! Get a big bowl of clean snow In another large bowl mix: 1 to 2 C. sugar 1 to 2 tsp. vanilla flavoring 1 to 2 C. milk 1 to 2 raw eggs (optional) After mixing those real well, taste to […]

fiesta bean dip and chips ~menu idea

Here is another of our great menu ideas. It is frugal, and yummy at the same time, you will get my my Fiesta Basics ebook for the recipes. You will need refried beans grated cheese we like the Mexican blend sour cream guacamole diced onions diced tomatoes or salsa chopped fresh cilantro optional is cooked […]

creamy cheesy potato soup

  When it is cold or windy or rainy, ok I guess anytime except a hot summer day, I love soup!! My ultimate comfort food, well except for some dark chocolate. We have been working an a new soup book for my bookstore, a compilation of yummy soup techniques. This is what we did yesterday. […]

spaghetti feast ~ menu idea

  This is another menu idea rather than an exact recipe. I will try to share our homemade spaghetti sauce in another post. Basically you will need your choice of cooked pasta it doesn’t have to actually be spaghetti your choice of sauce, homemade is better Italian blend grated cheese Parmesan cheese, the grated kind […]

breaded chicken breasts

  Lately Georgia has been doing chicken a bit different. We don’t eat a lot of fried food but when we do it is homemade. I want to know exactly what is in it. She has perfected a chicken breast technique that can be used in lots of ways. These can be used for chicken […]

baked potato feast ~ menu idea

    this is more of a menu idea rather than an exact recipe, start with 1 large baked potato per person then prepare several sides, and toppings, you can even use leftovers butter or ranch dressing or cheese sauce, or even gravy bbq pork or beef or diced cooked chicken vegetables, lots of cooked […]