Month: February 2015

Homemade Oven-Roasted Restaurant Style Salsa ((This is as GOOD as it gets!))

Homemade Oven-Roasted Restaurant Style Salsa ((This is as GOOD as it gets!))

This could totally be one of “those” recipes. You know, one of the recipes that is kept secret — locked up and never shared in it’s entirety?? Good for you – I am bad at keeping a good thing secret! In addition to being the most […]

Extraordinary Green on Green Salad

Extraordinary Green on Green Salad

Okay, I hear you: “Green salad…EXTRAORDINARY??? Really??” Yes! I mean it — it is really extraordinary!

Homemade Green Enchilada Sauce & Cream Cheese Chicken Enchilada Casserole ((It’s a “Two-fer”))

Homemade Green Enchilada Sauce & Cream Cheese Chicken Enchilada Casserole ((It’s a “Two-fer”))

Oh boy! After a week of meals come Friday night, I am ready to call the pizza delivery man! But I forced myself to pull out one more meal. ((Who am I kidding, there is a meal coming for Saturday too!)) I sure am glad I persevered! This one was a total winner. The entire herd larped it up — there was even an elbow jab or two for the last crispy bits.

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How Best to Clean Silver-Plated Flatware ((is this a “Tip of the Week”?!))

How Best to Clean Silver-Plated Flatware ((is this a “Tip of the Week”?!))

Ever since Shep’s appendix rupture, I have seemed to be out of Tip’s of the Week. I don’t know why the two are related, but that is just how it is. I am not planning on bringing back regular installments of “Tip of the Week” […]

Speedy Chili-Mac aka Mexican Goulash ((just like Grandma’s))

Speedy Chili-Mac aka Mexican Goulash ((just like Grandma’s))

One of my favorite ways to stretch our grocery budget is to make my own beans. Not canned, not frozen – but dried beans. If you have been following me over the last year, you know all about my love for dried beans! I also […]

My Kitchen Floor

My Kitchen Floor

Well, folks — all is right in my little world again. After months of wrestling with some flooring issues in my kitchen, the project has come to an end. And it feels good!  (more…)

Bacon & Brown Sugar Coated Oven Roasted Chicken Legs – How to feed the fam tasty food on the cheap!

Bacon & Brown Sugar Coated Oven Roasted Chicken Legs – How to feed the fam tasty food on the cheap!

Yes!! This meal was everything this momma looks for when feeding the herd: Tasty Cheap Easy Pleasing to all

Valentine Mini-Cookie Truffles

Valentine Mini-Cookie Truffles

Happy Valentine’s Day! I bet you have dreams and plans of dinner and flowers! Make a little room to add this treat to you V-day plans. These mini-cookie truffles are a twist on a recipe ((Teenie Cookie Butter Balls)) I recently shared, you can view […]

Birthday Cake Cheesecake with Sweet Almond Buttercream & Sprinkles

Birthday Cake Cheesecake with Sweet Almond Buttercream & Sprinkles

Cheesecake is Shepy Ray’s favorite dessert. So, as his 9th ((wow — seems like he should be 4, sniff)) birthday approached, I started making cheesecake plans. Shepy wanted Sour Cherry Topped Homemade Vanilla Cheesecake. However, I had something more birthday-ish” in mind. Something sprinkl-ey and layered with buttercream. Yes, I went there! I combined the perfect buttercream cake & the perfect cheesecake into one dessert. And I liked it.  (more…)

Cheesy Baked Taco Dip

Cheesy Baked Taco Dip

Time to add a new party food recipe to your bag of tricks! I just love the spicy flavors and gooey cheesiness, serve it with corn chips & suddenly, you have a party on your hands.

Beans & Chicos ((Thank you New Mexico!!))

Beans & Chicos ((Thank you New Mexico!!))

Time for a simple & hearty meal idea: Beans & Chicos! Chicos are a New Mexican style of dried corn – you can read all about chicos HERE. When I purchased the chicos, the herd, hubby & I were enjoying our Spring Break in northern […]

An Okie Girl’s take on Tacos al Pastor

An Okie Girl’s take on Tacos al Pastor

Okay folks, I thought the name of this dish was Tacos “EL” Pastor. Apparently, it isn’t “EL”, it’s “AL”.  That in and of itself is proof I am a “winger”. Not sure what “winger” means in this context?? Well, I am one of those who cooks first, reads second, or tenth — I am a winger. I mean, what mom of four, wife, pet ((times 5)) owner etc. has time to read a recipe before cooking it?? I sure don’t, I wing it every.single.time.

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