Last Friday afternoon, UPS dropped off a box at my house. I wasn’t expecting anything and had no idea what it would be. This beautiful purple box is what I found when I opened the packing box. There was no card and I didn’t recognize the name on the packing slip. [Read more...]
I completely forgot to take a picture of these before we ate them all. They are slightly adapted from Pioneer Woman’s recipe. She uses homemade potatoes, but I decided to take a short cut and use the O’brien potatoes from the store. I also used Italian sausage, which I’d already cooked and frozen. I couldn’t find any regular sausage in my freezer.
I made about half the amount that PW makes and still ended up with about 12 burritos, using the fajita-sized tortillas. [Read more...]
I found this recipe in a Rachel Ray cookbook. She talks about eating these sandwiches in Paris. That sounds nice. I just ate mine in the kitchen.
I adapted her recipe a little bit. She says to use Gruyere cheese, but I couldn’t find any so I used Swiss. My kids called these “inside out sandwiches”, because the cheese is on the outside of the bread. When you grill them, it toasts to a flavorful crust. [Read more...]
My mom used to make this when I was little. The cake is moist and sweet. Anything with cherries is a favorite of mine, but you can use any flavor of pie filling that you like. What makes this dessert even better and easier is the fact that it uses a yellow cake mix. Here’s what you’ll need: [Read more...]
At the end of January I posted 19 Soup Recipes to Warm You Up. I asked for your favorite recipes and several of you passed on good ones. This recipe was shared by Connie. It caught my eye for two reasons. 1) It uses Italian sausage and I have a freezer full of the stuff from my niece’s 4-H project. 2) It’s fast and easy.
The soup was delicious. I admit to being skeptical when I poured in the can of butter beans. I wasn’t too sure it looked good and I didn’t think my kids would eat it. I was wrong. The soup was wonderful and the kids loved it (except my child who hates all things sausage). My youngest, very picky son even loved the butter beans. The wonders never cease. [Read more...]
Grilled cheese is a classic, a staple of lunches everywhere. I had never heard of putting tomato on them until we lived near Philadelphia. A diner there served them with tomato on their lunch menu. Yum! [Read more...]
It’s Friday. Time to have some fun. The kids loved making these brownie sundae’s, inspired by the Dad’s Sundaes served at the 50s Prime Time Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Grab the fixings from the store and sweeten up your Friday night. Here’s what you’ll need: [Read more...]
So, I made up a new soup recipe. I wanted a beef vegetable soup that I could just throw the ingredients in the crockpot and let it all cook together. Most of the beef vegetable soups I’ve seen involve cooking the beef first and then adding it to the soup. I was feeling too lazy for that. Here’s what I came up with. Substitute as needed. [Read more...]