Le Creuset Pan with Extras! {Giveaway} #KtchnConvo


I recently had  some kitchen conversations (via web chat) about food trends with Land O'Lakes and some lovely fellow food bloggers.  It was a diverse group of foodies and so interesting to see their food trend picks for 2013.   I have never been trendy in any sense but it always fascinates me to see all the trends of today, especially in … [Read more...]

Garlic Chicken with Potatoes & Green Beans

Garlic Chicken with Potatoes and Green Beans

We have pledged to eat healthier in 2013 so any corners we can cut to do that, we will, but slowly.  I feel like we often set ourselves up for failure when we completely try to overhaul our lives with new foods, entire exercise routines, and cutting out every single thing we love.   We are learning to take it a little slower by substituting various … [Read more...]

Simple Apple Cobbler Using a Cake Mix

apple cobbler

I remember when I first learned how to make this cobbler.  I was cooking for the ranch and the neighboring cook always made this great apple cobbler.  When I asked, she said that she uses a cake mix, 1 or 2 cans of filling, and a can of sprite or butter.  We made it with sprite and it was great but we liked it with butter better, especially for the … [Read more...]

Honey Butter Toasted Pound Cake with Blueberry Glaze

Honey butter toasted pound cake with blueberry glaze

Since this is a MOMent Maker moment, I wanted to include my son's opinions on what I should do with this Sara Lee Pound Cake sitting in my freezer.  Truett's most favorite fruit ever is the blueberry.  We had just bought a bag of frozen blueberries at Walmart so when I asked, "What can we put on top of this pound cake Truett?".  He replied with … [Read more...]

Easy Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce

Eacy Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce

Cooking wines are something that I don't use too often because I've often assumed that they were more on the expensive side but recently, I was introduced to Holland House cooking wines.  Have you guys used them before?  Some of the most obvious cooking wine include sherry but the one that stood out to me the most out of the Holland House … [Read more...]

Healthy Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Muffins


For our family the perfect muffin has to be healthy and also nut free (my daughter’s daycare is nut free), low carb for me and yet still delicious and moist for my husband.   I’m not an expert baker so I wanted something that would be quick and easy to make and relatively foolproof.   After combining a couple of recipes and tweaking a little we … [Read more...]

Easy to Make Blackened Catfish Recipe

Compound Butter with chives and creole

Blackened Catfish has never been easier to make. Seriously if you can't make this then you totally need cooking 101 lessons big time! heehee This is the final piece to complete a delicious dinner. A dinner where all three recipes were 5 ingredients or less per dish.  We had homemade creamed corn, tomato bacon onion gratin, and now blackened … [Read more...]

Rice Krispies for Two

Rice Krispies for Two Ingredients

I get several requests for "cooking for two" recipes and since I have 5, I turned to my Mom!  While most people know how to make rice krispies, I thought it would fun to share it for those who are single and new to cooking up treats or for those couples who forgot about this tasty sweet. I'll be coming to you with more so keep an eye … [Read more...]

The Best Soft and Chewy White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies Ever!


White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies have to be some of the BEST cookies ever.  These cookies are slightly crisp on the outside with a soft and chewy inside, full of chunks of macadamia nuts and white chocolate.  Very drool worthy!  What is your favorite kind of cookie? INGREDIENTS 1 pound (2 cups) butter, room temperature 1 2/3 cup brown … [Read more...]

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

chocolate cheescake pie

During the summer I like to make quick and easy desserts. I also look for desserts that don’t have to be cooked. I don’t want to heat up my oven any more than I have to. This pie recipe is all of the above. It is very good, but also quick and very easy, plus you do not have to bake it. The recipe originally came from Hersey's, so I should have … [Read more...]

Creamy Cajun Shrimp and Chicken Pasta


I've been very overwhelmed lately so I have to give a huge hug and thank you to my mom who stepped in and "submitted" this recipe.  She's actually the real foodie between us and I hope that one day she'll start her own blog! My mom said this is to die for!  It's a little more work than  some recipes but she insists that it's a must try.  I think … [Read more...]

Baked Squash Casserole

Baked Squash Casserole

I'm actually not a fan of squash but everyone I know loves it.  I try to cook it often for my family and for the cowboys but get tired of the same ol' fried squash.  I decided this time around to try some baked squash.  I fed the cowboys today and must have done something right with the recipe because the entire casserole dish was empty!  Makes me … [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...]

Hot Fudge Cake that Melts in Your Mouth

Hot Fudge Cake

And makes your eyes roll back into your head. Yep, this hot fudge cake is that good. Add some Vanilla Bean Ice cream and you're in heaven!  My girl Tara shared this recipe and now I'm passing it on to you.  If you don't know Deal Seeking Mom, you need to.  She's beautiful, smart, and is always smiling & giving off such positive … [Read more...]

A Side of Hashbrown Casserole with Fresh Chives

Side of hashbrown casserole with fresh chives

Sounds slightly fancy but it's actually VERY easy to make and really not fancy at all....lol  Casseroles are making a comeback which is not a surprise with our current economic situation so when I can find a good casserole that is cost friendly and easy, I run with it full speed ahead. This recipe calls for frozen diced hash browns in a bag but … [Read more...]

Soft, Chewy Ginger Cookies


I love any cookies that have molasses in them and these soft, chew ginger cookies are no exception!  I don't know why but I have been craving sweets here lately and what I love about cookies, is that you can just one or two to satisfy that craving instead of a huge piece of cake.  Hey, baby steps you know! INGREDIENTS 1 1/4 cup all purpose … [Read more...]

Super-Easy Cereal Bars


Meet guest poster Dana from The Homesteading Housewife: YOU might know Dana from her appearance on Wife Swap but she also happens to be a great cook! I run our small family farm almost by myself because the Man-of-My-Dreams is working out of state.  There is always something going on.  I have 5 kids.  I have 5 hungry kids!  So I am always thrilled … [Read more...]

Paula Deen’s Crab and Spinach Casserole


Paula Deen's recipes are the best and this one is no exception.  My internet has been down for over a day so hopefully things will get back to normal soon! INGREDIENTS 2 10-oz packages of frozen leaf spinach (thawed and drained) 1/2 cup or 1 stick of butter 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tbsp grated yellow onion 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 3 cups … [Read more...]

Ol' Fashion Peach n Cherry Pie


Do you ever crave a good ol' fashion pie?  I do and this is one of our faves!  If you have never had a Peach & Cherry pie, you don't know what you are missing folks.  This is a cowboy fave as most pies are......oh, and I love pie plates...*ahem* INGREDIENTS: 2 Large ripe peaches, peeled and sliced 3 cups pitted fresh or frozen pie … [Read more...]

The Best Orange Pound Cake Ever


Last week I made Lemon Bread, this week is Orange Pound Cake.  I'm sucker for pound cake anyways but wanted to try adding a little flavor to one. This was a hit to say the least and gone in about 30 seconds.  Would have been sooner but they had to pause and drink some milk with it. p.s. I would love to see you join the new foodie community.  I … [Read more...]

Banana Popsicles


Yes, I realize these Banana Popsicles are more of a summer treat but sometimes you just crave something that is cold!  These are super easy to make and just plain good.  It's one of the few ways my oldest will eat a banana.  Hey, it's better than eating no banana right?  I just grabbed my bananas from the big ol' section that Walmart has and uses … [Read more...]

Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread Cookies

Guest post by Furry Kitchen INGREDIENTS: 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 egg yolk 1 cup icing sugar 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt DIRECTIONS: * Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. * Cream together the butter and egg yolk. * Add the icing sugar and beat until smooth. * Mix the flour and salt together, then add it in three batches to … [Read more...]

Tomato-Saffron Risotto Milanese

Tomato-Saffron Risotto Milanese

Guest Post by Nan Slaughter of Pots and Pins There is a definite chill in the air, and I’m not just talking about the mister opening his checkbook either! Winter is upon us up here in the Great Northwest…no snow yet but when the temperature dips below our average (50 degrees) it’s time to break out the comfort food! And nothing says comfort like … [Read more...]

Easy Buffalo Chips Cookies


BAHAHAHHAHAHAHA...gotcha huh!  Oh....I SO crack myself up. So my SIL read my Hershey's post and was inspired to use some Hershey's chocolate that she had handy in her own pantry!  You know, cookies are really easy to make, each batch usually makes a lot, and they're always hit with everyone! Anyways, this post here was submitted by my ever so … [Read more...]

Chocolate Sheet Cake


This is my grandmother's recipe and I am proud to share it with you.  I make this all the time and you can actually do variations of this with pineapple, strawberry, etc.  It's super good and is a cross between a cake and brownie.  Enjoy! INGREDIENTS: Cake Ingredients 1 stick butter 1/2 c. shortening 1 c. water 4 TBLS cocoa 2 c. sugar 2 c. … [Read more...]

Vanilla Honey Butter

vanilla honey butter

Oh, hey. I'm Corrin. You weren't expecting me, were you? This is my first guest post ever, and I'm super excited because I get to post on a blog that I'm a huge fan of on a topic that I can’t get enough of. Food! I work in food marketing communications, which means that my clients are national food manufacturers, and I coordinate their brochures, … [Read more...]