Quick and Easy Lasagna

Quick and Easy Beef Lasagna There’s something about autumn that makes us all want to turn on our ovens and fill our homes with the aroma of baking. Casseroles are the simplest of all dinners and one of our family favorites is a hot and bubbly lasagna. One thing families can agree on, the blend…

Handi-Wipe Reusable Disinfectant Wipes

I came across a “recipe” for these wipes on one of my frequent trips through Pinterest World and I have to say that they are as easy and as wonderful as promised. Handi-Wipe Reusable Disinfectant Wipes Purchase a package of 10 Handi-Wipes.  This will make 2 wide-mouth pint jars of wipes containing 10 wipes each. …

Chow Chow (Edited Post)

Edited: I thoroughly enjoyed the process of making this tasty condiment! During a phone call with my mom in Texas she asked if I was using “my grandmother’s recipe.” Grandma’s recipe was previously unknown to me so she looked through her recipes and shared her recipe with me. Note: Grandma’s recipe follows the one from…

Old Fashioned Goodness

Today I want to share some old, old recipes with you… some are just for fun and others because they remind us of what food was like in the early 19th century. One thing Covid has given me has been time to try new things in the kitchen. This is something I have never enjoyed…

AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD (with variations)

AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD Before starting: Write the dates and directions on a gallon size Ziploc Bag. Do not use metal containers or utensils.  Sourdough is acidic and can dissolve metal.  Use ceramic, glass or plastic only.) It is normal for the batter to rise, bubble and ferment.  If the bag has air in it, simply…

Spicy Game Day Treat

Just in time for college football, I want to share another treat for your game day table. This recipe can be made in small enough batches to prepare and store in the refrigerator for up to a month and will get you half way through football season. Try these along with the fresh guacamole –…

Note to Self: Follow Directions

My Father-in-law had a birthday on Saturday and we zipped down to Texas to celebrate with him. If you have been reading this blog since the beginning and read through the “Easy as Pie” post, you remember that he only likes two kinds of pie: Hot and Cold. So for this birthday, we made a…

Easy as Pie (Crust)

I never understood the phrase “easy as pie” even though I use it often. Pie is not always easy – especially if you are making your own crust. But it can be! I am genetically predisposed to cheapness in some things so it bothers me to pay $4.99 for a box of 2 pie crusts…

Strawberry Pie

I confess, I love pie. My F-I-L says he really only loves two kinds of pie: hot and cold. I agree with him in this. If you ask me my favorite, I do have one, but I try to never turn down a slice of yummy. This pie is a copycat version of a delicacy…

Coconut Almond Granola

This granola is great two ways! Keep reading for both chewy granola bars OR crunchy, yummy granola to sprinkle on any number of things. Ingredients: 1/2 c. honey, maple syrup, or sugar free maple syrup (I used Mrs. Butterworth’s sugar free syrup.) 1/2 c. honey 1/2 c. canola oil 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp….