Month: May 2015

Simple Mexi-Bowls & the Most Delicious Recipe for Mexi-Style Shredded Beef

Simple Mexi-Bowls & the Most Delicious Recipe for Mexi-Style Shredded Beef

A sign reading: “Necessity is the mother of invention” should be hung in my kitchen for sure — it totally describes my cooking life. It goes a little something like this: “What?!? it is 2:30 already?!? … Oh gosh. What am I going to make…

Little Smokie & Peach-Mango Biscuit Cups ((It’s what’s for Breakfast!))

Little Smokie & Peach-Mango Biscuit Cups ((It’s what’s for Breakfast!))

You may have noticed — I love chopping up Pillsbury products and stuffing them into muffin cups. I have shared quite a few breakfast winners & just when I thought I had tried it all, in flew the great idea of little smokies and peach-mango…

French Onion Dip ((the real deal folks))

French Onion Dip ((the real deal folks))

I am a dip glutton. Wow — that sounds horrid. What I mean is, I love, love, love dip!! But it has to be really good. And when it is REALLY good, I have a hard time walking away. Being a self proclaimed “dip glutton” means I know a really good dip when I taste one. And this, my friends, is a GOOD dip.

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True Confessions :: School’s  Out For Summer

True Confessions :: School’s Out For Summer

I have to admit something about myself and I am sure ((at least I hope)) it will come as a surprise to you. Shoot, it surprised me and I have known myself for a long time.

Mexican Jumping Beans – ((Taco Seasoned No-Peek Bean Soup))

Mexican Jumping Beans – ((Taco Seasoned No-Peek Bean Soup))

There are so many things I love about beans – but I think my favorite is how hearty & healthy they are. Oops, that’s two things – sorry.  I know I have shared a lot of bean recipes on Food for a Year, and this…

Cheesy Bacon Meatball Potato Casserole ((a real crowd pleaser))

Cheesy Bacon Meatball Potato Casserole ((a real crowd pleaser))

There comes a point when it is time for a change — right?? Well, I needed something different for dinner. I did a quick scan of my freezer, fridge and pantry and this is what I created: “Meatball Casserole”.

I normally go down the Italian road ((oh, how I literally went down the Italian road!!)) when using frozen meatballs – but with this recipe, I chose pure-dee comfort. Continue reading Cheesy Bacon Meatball Potato Casserole ((a real crowd pleaser))

We have OPEN eyes!! Oh, the bunny love is bursting over here!

We have OPEN eyes!! Oh, the bunny love is bursting over here!

Just when I thought I was maxed out on bunny cuteness, one the bunnies opened “his” eyes on day 11. Now, I don’t really know if the baby is a he or a she. You may be surprised to know, I am no expert on…

The Perfect Milk Chocolate Buttercream ((6 minute Buttercream))

The Perfect Milk Chocolate Buttercream ((6 minute Buttercream))

Homemade buttercream is on my shortlist of favorite things. I won’t say NEVER, but I cannot imagine myself ever buying canned frosting. Not when the real deal is so easy and magnificently tasty. Another bonus? The ingredient list doesn’t sound like instructions for a chemistry…

Bunnies, Severe Weather & My Garden

Bunnies, Severe Weather & My Garden

I do have a few recipes to share. But tonight, I am bursting to tell you about my Lion Lop bunnies and if I tell you about my Lion Lops, I have to tell you about the severe weather that has consumed half of their little precious lives AND if I tell you about the recent severe weather, I have to tell you about my garden. So — I will share a yummy, superbly perfect chocolate buttercream recipe tomorrowish. Continue reading Bunnies, Severe Weather & My Garden

Miss Colleen’s Perfect Pound Cake ((a time-tested vintage recipe))

Miss Colleen’s Perfect Pound Cake ((a time-tested vintage recipe))

Well over a year ago, I was visiting mom & dad’s church. Actually, I was visiting the church AND the potluck dinner & I tasted this pound cake — buttery, dense, moist with a hint of lemon. I instantly began searching for the baker who…

Super Cheesy Double Meat Baked Spaghetti

Super Cheesy Double Meat Baked Spaghetti

With the first bite of this baked spaghetti, I thought to myself “why has it been so long since I made this for dinner??”. I quickly answered my question — which, as I look back on this convo– makes me realize: not only am I…

We have a special BiRTH announcement! ((and I am not referring to the royal birth))

We have a special BiRTH announcement! ((and I am not referring to the royal birth))

After a 36 day wait, I was beginning to think no babies would be coming to our beloved bunny parents. But we have had…. Continue reading We have a special BiRTH announcement! ((and I am not referring to the royal birth))