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For St. Patty’s Day, an Irish Pasty Recipe
I like to make different foods to keep the dinner table interesting for my family. This is a great meat and potato recipe and in time for a St. Patricks Day celebration! You could serve this up with b...
3/11/14 at 3:45 PM Italian Sandwich Rolls 2/24/14 at 11:35 AM
Soup reminds me of Justin Timberlake 2/5/14 at 1:53 PM
(Almost)Guiltless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars!
It's been a few years since I posted my black bean brownie recipe, so I thought I would finally get around to testing out another idea I had. What if I used pinto or white beans to make a delicious ba...
3/8/14 at 9:22 PM Pizza Potato Skins 3/1/14 at 4:30 PM
Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli with Diavolo Sauce 2/14/14 at 4:44 PM
A 'to-die-for" favorite
I think just about every family has one that go-to dessert that is used to celebrate special occasions. In my post-holiday email correspondence with Barb Atchison about the recipes she submitted to m...
2/27/14 at 12:46 PM Still timely recipes 2/18/14 at 1:31 PM
The recipe file runneth over 2/6/14 at 1:22 PM
Lots to talk about! (Meaning, it's a LONG post!)
Warning: This post is going to be filled with LOTS of pictures! First things firstI RAN! It was slow, but I didn't even care. IT. WAS. AWESOME! This was my first run since January 28 - nearly o...
2/22/14 at 11:06 AM 10-miler, medical tent, misc stuff and LOTS of food! 10/28/13 at 11:05 PM
Week 9 - no races, long run, feeling GOOD! 9/16/13 at 9:20 PM
Superbowl Kids' Snack: Gio's Easy Faux Escargots
Click on the play button to watch Gio's video. If the video box doesn't appear on your screen, you may need to refresh your browser for the page to reload. Enjoy! Our son, Giovanni, had to present a...
1/31/14 at 7:46 PM A Year of Food...In Review 12/31/13 at 5:30 PM
Thanksgiving Prep: Our Top 8 Things To Do THIS Weekend... 11/23/13 at 4:31 PM
Top Ten Favorite Holiday Dishes for Easy Entertaining- Part One
During the holidays, most of my days are filled with making cookies by the thousands. By the time the weekend comes, I want to entertain and have my friends over, but I am pretty tired at the end of m...
12/13/13 at 11:40 AM Holiday Baking Marathon- Recipe for Cajun Cocoons 12/2/13 at 4:53 PM
Invisible Chef Saves the Day- Mama Siena's Tex Mex Chicken Hotdish and other Delights 3/28/13 at 7:41 AM
#GivingTuesday The holidays have become an endless marketing ploy to increase sales: GreyThursday, BlackFriday, Small BusinessSaturday, CyberMondayand now Giving Tuesday. While we all have our own ide...
12/3/13 at 8:50 AM Top 5 - Recipes 11/18/13 at 9:52 PM
Cookies Pinterest Board
One of my goals for August is to share a Pinterest board each day of the month. Today's board is on cookie recipes. It includes cookie recipes and also tips and recipes to freezing cookie dough. If...
8/8/13 at 6:46 AM Superbowl Recipes 1/27/13 at 9:31 AM
Pumpkin Recipes 10/1/12 at 6:29 PM
Natural Sunscreen that isn't toxic:
The Trouble With Sunscreen Chemicals Sunscreen chemicals should be engineered with great care. They are used in products intended for repeated application to large portions of the body. To offer eff...
6/27/13 at 8:08 AM Natural Whipped Body Butter 6/12/13 at 8:58 AM
The Oilfield Cafe: Bacon Ranch Foil Packet Potatoes
(Photo credit: Unknown) I don't know about y'all, but summer means grilling season in our household. Hubby is a master with a charcoal grill and I'm always looking for yummy sides to pair with his ...
6/26/13 at 2:43 PM The Oilfield Cafe: Mustard-BBQ Sandwiches 5/14/13 at 8:02 AM
The Oilfield Cafe: Pineapple Chicken 3/29/13 at 11:01 AM
Easy Summer Freezer Meals
I have a confession to make: our family has been eating out way too much. Sometimes it is easier with all of us on different schedules to meet somewhere for dinner than it is for me to think about w...
6/14/13 at 9:03 AM Steak Salad 7/31/11 at 12:28 PM
Fun Easter Ideas
Here are some Easter ideas from FamilyFun Magazine and MCT. After dyeing and decorating your Easter eggs, turn them into sweet-faced critters. Just peel off the shells to begin. Also be sure and che...
3/28/13 at 4:09 PM
Soup Off Winners 2013
The Faith Baptist Church Youth Groups Annual Soup-Off fundraiser and competition was held on Wednesday night. Over 20 soups were entered. The top three vote recipients received the coveted winning spo...
3/15/13 at 7:29 AM Knoephla–Yum! 3/7/12 at 6:30 AM
3's Meat(less) Balls - A Vegetarian Recipe
As promised in my 'Vegetarian' blog, here's one of our FAVORITE vegetarian recipes. You'd be hard pressed to tell there isn't meat in these filling little beauties. Not even kidding. These cooked ball...
2/28/13 at 12:06 PM
Chipotle Black Bean Chili
Have you every wondered why black beans have become so popular in the United States in recent years? They've long been a staple in our south-of-the-border neighbor, Mexico, where they're called frijol...
2/8/13 at 2:31 PM Chicken Paprikash 2/7/13 at 2:55 PM
Tater Tot Hotdish 2/5/13 at 1:53 PM