Super Bowl Subs for Football Fans!

SuperBowl Subs

What’s better than a sub for Superbowl Sunday? A sandwich that looks like a football! These French rolls are tender and fluffy on the inside, and crisp and flaky on the outside. Don’t worry that they will be too beautiful to eat; they will be inhaled by every football fan in sight. Give yourself a generous 4 hours to make these rolls since … [Read more...]

Ranch Rolls Made from Scratch

Ranch Rolls from scratch

There is nothing better than fresh, baked bread.  I already have a dinner roll recipe that gets rave reviews from my readers but I think these ranch rolls, made from scratch, will beat it! This recipe belongs to a fella who once cooked for a ranch. I'm not sure if it was a hunting ranch or cattle ranch but when he left there (and he was … [Read more...]

Southwest Chopped Salad, Pretzel Sticks, and Premium Steak

I'm always getting the opportunity to try new food items and one of my most recent trips included the three mentioned; Southwest Chopped Salad, Pretzel Sticks, and Premium Steak.  There were many other items as well but these three were my favorites. I'll start with the Marketside Southwest Chopped Salad.  These salads are found in the produce … [Read more...]

French Toast Casserole

French Toast Casserole

French Toast Casserole, a perfect breakfast for our family.  I recently shared the new KitchenAid Recipe Collection Cookbook with you and now want to share one of the recipes.  I truly love love love this cookbook.   There are so many wonderful, easy recipes that I can't seem to decide what to make.   I chose this because a pretty sweet gal I know … [Read more...]

Cheesy Beer Bread with Crispy Ham and Rosemary

Rosemary ham bread

Danielle S submitted this recipe for January's Food Challenge!  Enjoy! INGREDIENTS 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup brown sugar, lightly packed 1 tablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon Kosher salt 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 12 oz. non-dark beer of your choice 1 teaspoon DRY or 1 tablespoon FRESH rosemary 1 large … [Read more...]

Simple Apple Butter Bread

Apple Butter Ingredients

While I prefer apple butter with homemade tortillas, eating apple butter bread is the next best thing. This is a pretty simple recipe and would be great with some morning coffee or milk don't you think?  This bread is MUCH better the next day, after it's had time to settle and completely cool off. If you don't let it cool off enough, it will fall … [Read more...]

Dutch Oven Cooking – King Ranch Camp Bread (Pan de Campo)

Dutch Oven Cooking - King Ranch Camp Bread

When I first followed my husband down to Kingsville, Tx, I had no idea what the King Ranch was, much less how well known it was.  He has family that works there, Ricky and Sammy to name a couple so I was introduced to the history of it all real quick. Anyways, not only do they sell some sorta pricey, beautiful products, they also have some very … [Read more...]

Rosemary Focaccia Bread is Kneadlessly Simple

Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Bread; it’s what brings our family together when the fresh baked smells are filling the air on a Sunday afternoon. It’s what completes our meal. Bread baking can be quite the task, but it doesn’t have to be and that’s where Kneadlessly Simple comes in.  It’s a tasty cookbook of no-knead bread recipes; recipes that are broken down play by play for … [Read more...]

Family Time and 30 Minute Pizzas (psst, giveaway too)

Pepperoni Pizza

Pizza is like the best ever food invention. You can eat it cold, hot, with meats, vegetables, and even as a dessert.  When I was asked if I wanted to try the new Fleischmann's Pizza Crust Yeast,  I was like heck yeah! Any excuse to make pizza!  We were supposed to have family night but there were ranch duties that needed tended too. Luckily, I was … [Read more...]

3 Appetizing Party Food Recipes

Knorr's Spinach Dip

Just because you want to offer healthier snacks for your next party (and maybe the next Super Bowl party) doesn't mean you have to cut ALL the goodness out!  Offering foods that are cooler make a party lighter.    Try these 3 very simple, but tasty food ideas at your next get-together and I bet you're gonna be surprised at how big a hit they'll … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cinnamon Bread

Chocolate Cinnamon Bread

I enjoy making different kinds of quick breads. The flavors you see most often are pumpkin and banana. But have you tried chocolate bread? It's so good - moist and a great combination of chocolate and cinnamon. The other thing I really like about this recipe is that it makes 2 loaves. One for you, and another one! You should try to … [Read more...]

The Best Dinner Rolls – Soft, Sweet Bread!


These dinner rolls are one of the easiest and most delicious bread recipes I have.  I first learned how to make dinner rolls from one of our previous employer's wife, on the Fulton Quien Sabe Ranch.  She was a great cook and made many things from scratch but boy could she make a bread recipe now!  She always had to make double because each cowboy … [Read more...]

Meet Amy from Mom Advice


Amy has a wonderful site,, that includes everything from reviews to wonderful, inexpensive recipes. She's a stay at home mom, like myself, and also happens to be one of the Eleven Moms.  Not only is she a super nice person, she truly does a lot for people and her Big Give during the holidays was a HUGE success.  She was able to bring … [Read more...]

Gluten Free White Bread for Bread Machines


Many requests have been made to add gluten free recipes here and while I don't do that sort of cooking, I am happy to oblige and bring you the first of many.  Since I'm a bread junkie, I found this one for your eating pleasure. This recipe is done in a bread machine but I'd imagine that you could cook this in the oven too just being careful as far … [Read more...]

Lemon Bread with a Little Glaze


Every year my son asks for Lemon cake for his birthday and while I'm more than happy to oblige, I also wanted to make it holiday friendly.  I took a few recipes that I found and did a combo of sorts, making it my own I suppose and finally decided on a loaf recipe.  Lemon Bread.  I made this as a Christmas gift for our boss and they loved it. She … [Read more...]

Easy Focaccia Bread


How about a little Focaccia Bread folks?? Well thanks to my good friend Tara over at Deal Seeking Mom (who has the best coupon deals and more), I have a great recipe for you that you make by hand or in a bread maker! SHE RAWKS! Thanks so much Tara! INGREDIENTS: * 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour * 1 teaspoon table salt * 1 teaspoon white sugar * 1 … [Read more...]

Country Fried Breakfast Sandwich

Country Fried Breakfast Sandwich

Just like grandma used to make!  I'm sure we all have various ways that we make our breakfast sandwiches and I thought it would be fun to show you how we make them.  Since this involves some eggs, I encourage you to join in Christine's Breakfast Challenge by eating an egg a day.  Lots of benefits of eating eggs so go read up on it and take the … [Read more...]

Lori's Quick Rolls


Sometimes I'm running behind in the kitchen and don't have the time to make sourdough rolls, etc but I have this faithful recipe that, with and hour and half, I can have fresh homemade rolls for my crew.  I just made these for the ranch crew here and they seemed to be a hit! INGREDIENTS: 1 pkg. RapidRise Yeast 2 Tbsp. sugar 2 Tbsp. … [Read more...]

Pizza Breadstick Casserole


This republished easy to make recipe came from Lisa over at Lisa Cooking.  She says it's one of her many recipes that is very popular and I assume it's ease of preparation has something to do with it.  Thanks Lisa for submitting it! INGREDIENTS: 1 lb ground beef 1/2 cup diced pepperoni 5 Tbs of diced onions 1 jar chunky tomato pasta sauce 1 … [Read more...]

Banana Nut Bread Mini Loaves Recipe


I just love miniature stuff and Banana Nut Bread is no exception! I mean look at them, how cute are they!! This would make a great little treat to for the kiddos, put in a basket of goodies for a house warming gift, or to gobble up yourself! INGREDIENTS: ¾ cup shortening 1 ½ cups sugar 4 eggs 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose … [Read more...]

Chuckwagon Pecan Bread

This Pecan Bread recipe is over 100 years old.  It used to be served to all the cowhands that worked along the Pecos River!  For those of you who don't read my personal blog, you may not know that I cooked for a ranch once upon a time.  I've also done some dutch oven cookin' too! INGREDIENTS: 3 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated … [Read more...]

Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits and FFOF

cheddar biscuits

Cheddar Bay Biscuits from Red Lobster below:)  I've missed 2 of the FFOF's lately and I wanted to participate this week so here it is! The theme is “dinner out”. 1. When going out to dinner what items do your order? Appetizers, soup, salad, dinner, dessert. We order cheese sticks (appetizers), ceasar salad, dinner, and we never get dessert.  … [Read more...]

The Cornbread Gospels Review and GiveawayTime’s up Folks!

EDIT: The giveaway is over.  Thanks to all who entered!  I'll be getting the winner announced shortly. I had the fortunate opportunity to receive and review this cookbook called, "The Cornbread Gospels".  I must admit, when I first heard the name, I assumed it would be all about cornbread.  Well, I was completely wrong.  There is sooooo much … [Read more...]

Kentucky Biscuits


I love bread so when I get a hold of a bread recipe, I lock it up tight.  These are really good and are one of my favorite type of biscuits.  Note that I said biscuits, not rolls.  There is a difference!  I used to make these for the cowboys all the time and got pretty good "reviews" from them:)  With that said, here we go........ SUPER … [Read more...]

Lori’s Bread Rolls

bread rolls

I have learned many variations of rolls through the years and these are one of favs that I make for the cowboys. 2c. warm water 2 pkg. yeast (rapid rise) 1/3c. oil 1/4c. sugar 1/2tsp. salt 1 egg 6 -7c. flour Dissolve yeast in water and add rest of ingredients. Knead but do not over knead.  Let rise for about an hour.  Make into rolls and … [Read more...]