Cranberry Turnovers

Thanksgiving Leftovers – Cranberry Turnovers Recipe

I can almost guarantee that, like us, you always have cranberry sauce leftover from your Thanksgiving feast!  These Cranberry Turnovers are the perfect way to use what's left of your cranberry sauce after Thanksgiving or for any other time of the year! I used crescent rolls but you could use any puff pastry or even canned biscuits!  I just ... Continue Reading

Progresso Creamy Chicken and Mushrooms

Quick & Easy Creamy Chicken and Mushrooms

Another school function means another dollar (or $10) out of our pockets.  We need to save money but eating at home so that means I have one hour to get dinner done and eaten before we head out the door.   I have a few 'go-to' meals for nights like this, do you? I always keep those bags of Tyson chicken on hand and instead of taking the time ... Continue Reading


Grandma’s Homemade Banana Pudding

Grandma's Banana Pudding from scratch....there just aint' nothin' like this out there that tastes so good!  This is the most requested food dish that family members ask me to bring to holiday get-togethers and any other time I can.  My grandmother made some of the best treats ever and this ranks #1 on my list.  I'm republishing this due to it's ... Continue Reading

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Healthy Cranberry Oatmeal Clusters

In my goal to be fit, not only am I working out to the Your Shape Wii Game, I'm also eating things healthier when I can.  Trying to find healthy substitutions to replace the easy accessible junk food can prove to be difficult at times.  I realized that trying to find prepackaged healthy food was the real problem. I needed to discover ways to create ... Continue Reading

Corn Cobs

Homemade Creamed Corn, Just Like Your Grandma Used to Eat

Do you know what real creamed corn is?  I'm sure you've eaten it from the can but making creamed corn from scratch, well, it's just better.  I thought it was interesting to learn that the cream is actually inside the kernels so in order for you to get it out, you have to put a little work into creaming that corn.  The only drawback to making it ... Continue Reading


Addressing the Reader Feedback from Survey

Well, I must say that I should have put on my big girl panties before reading the feedback.  I knew there was going to be criticism and all but geez.  There were a lot of great compliments too and I appreciate all of it, just wasn't quite prepared to hear some of it I guess.  I know that this is MY blog and it needs to make me happy first but since ... Continue Reading

The Velveeta Challenge Recipe that is Under $20

I actually had a great recipe that I was going to post but after getting my pictures onto the computer, I realized that I forgot to take the final picture!! Gah! What was I thinking.  So now I'm gonna talk about my process for the recipe I created and the cost of it for the Velveeta Challenge. As I mentioned before, when I think of casserole ... Continue Reading


Easy Key Lime Pie

Make this super easy & cool Key Lime Pie for summer and let it melt in your mouth!  This recipe actually calls for 6 miniature graham cracker pie shells but since I didn't have those, I just used a regular single graham cracker shell.  It worked out the same so no biggie. INGREDIENTS: 2 Key Limes 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, ... Continue Reading

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 ... Continue Reading


Mexi Meal Casserole

This is about a 30 minute meal and I LOVE fast! I'm always making casserole type dishes because I have a family of 5 to feed and meals like this make it a breeze. The first ingredient you'll notice is the crescent rolls. I also used these in my Cream Cheese Danish the other day and have found many more uses for them!! I did have to make some ... Continue Reading