Rotisserie Chicken and Dumplings and 30 Minutes!

Rotisserie Chicken and Dumplings

Boy do I love me some chicken & dumplings!  And with the cooler temps approaching, it's a perfect way to warm the soul.   Of course if you're getting off work at 5, it doesn't give you a lot of time to make them, but I have a fix! I try to take advantage of specials when grocery shopping and the Marketside Rotisserie chickens have been … [Read more...]

How to Can Dill Pickles

Canning Dill Pickles

Canning is something I've always wanted to do so I asked my lovely friend, Doris, if she would teach me.  She cans all kinds of goodies and it's always fun to do it with someone else, plus, you get to learn all sorts of tips and tricks that they've used through the years.  Canning dill pickles are one of the easiest things you can do so if you're … [Read more...]

Homemade Cherry-Blueberry Ice Cream

Cherry-blueberry ice cream

I don't know about you guys, but we go through crazy amounts of blueberries around here.  Truett and Toby eat them by the handfuls, along with any other fruit I bring into the house.   I saw a huge container of cherries the other day at walmart and decided to pair them up with the blueberries for a cold, Summer treat.  You know the drill...... I … [Read more...]

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade

With the HOT Texas days coming, I thought starting our Summer off with a cold, fruity drink would be a great way to keep us cool.  Strawberries are in season and lemonade is a second best to sweet tea and who wouldn't wanna sip on some strawberry lemonade while watching their kids jump on the trampoline? This recipe is super easy and you can … [Read more...]

Big Ol’ Heart Cookie for Valentine’s Day

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If you're looking for a last minute, quick & easy Valentine's Day treat to whip up, I've got a nifty idea for you using Nestle's Cookie-Brownie Delight Kit and Valentine Dark Chocolate/Red Morsels.   We thought this would be an extra special treat for his teacher, the post lady, or even the nice women in the community who have watched your kid … [Read more...]

Making Apple Jalapeno Jelly

Apple Jalapeno Jelly

Fall has arrived and apples are in bloom.  I wanted to step outside of my cooking box and make apple jalapeno jelly.   I've never made any kind of jelly, much less canned anything either, but it was a fun learning experience! Before you even begin, you must pick the right apples for the recipe you are making.  If you don't already know, each … [Read more...]