Thanksgiving Leftovers – Cranberry Turnovers Recipe

Cranberry Turnovers

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 … [Read more...]

Quick & Easy Creamy Chicken and Mushrooms

Progresso 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 … [Read more...]

Grandma’s Homemade Banana Pudding

Grandma's 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 … [Read more...]

Healthy Cranberry Oatmeal Clusters

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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 … [Read more...]

Homemade Creamed Corn, Just Like Your Grandma Used to Eat

Corn Cobs

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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, … [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...]

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 … [Read more...]

5-Minute Chocolate Trifle


This Chocolate Trifle is to die for!!!  SOOOOOOO, delicious and such an easy recipe!  5 minutes with 5-ingredients! INGREDIENTS: 1/2 store-bought chocolate cake 1/2 cup Kahlua (or any strong coffee) 2-3 (4-pack) packages snack size chocolate pudding 1 (12-ounce) carton frozen whipped topping, thawed 1/2 (8-ounce) package Heath toffee … [Read more...]

Mexican Wedding Cakes or Cookies


I don't know anyone that doesn't love these! They are yummy to the tummmy folks and it makes a good sized batch;) INGREDIENTS: 2/3 cup toasted nuts (pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts) 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1/4 cup confectioners sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon … [Read more...]

Cream Cheese Danish


The winner of "The Cornbread Gospels" is SHANNA!! WOOHOO:)  She doesn't have a blog so if you're reading this Shanna, be sure to check your email and claim your cookbook.  If for any reason Shanna does NOT claim her prize, I will redraw.  There's nothing like cooking up a special breakfast for guest or even your family!  How about a homemade cream … [Read more...]

Rachel Ray and EVOO

Okay, raise your hands if you're a Rachel Ray fan......**raising mine**.  Sometimes she can be a little annoying but I think she's great and she has super easy recipes and almost always uses ingredients that I can get my hands on.  She has some funny little sayings like, "Yummo!" and "Add a little EVOO".  For those of you who don't have a clue what … [Read more...]

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed with Cream Cheese Jalapenos

jalapeno poppers

These are super easy to make and I'm sure you've seen them everywhere but what the heck, I'm gonna put mine up here too!  For those of you who are new to my blog, I'm a Sure Fine gal.  If you want fancy looking food with name brand products, then you're at the wrong place.  While their are certain things that I prefer to be name brand, the majority … [Read more...]

Lori's NO WAY! Cake

This is NOT my cake recipe, this is another Lori:)  Thank you for your submission!  This looks soooooo yummy.  If I had all the fixins', I'd make it right now!  By the way, winner of the $25 announced soon! INGREDIENTS: 1 yellow cake mix, preferably WITH pudding in the mix 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk 1 box sugar-free butterscotch pudding 1 … [Read more...]

Baked Rigatoni


INGREDIENTS: 8 oz. Rigatoni 1 lb. ground beef 1/2 c. chopped onion 2 cans (8oz each) Tomato sauce 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. Oregano leaves 1/4 tsp. Basil leaves 1/4 tsp. Ground Black pepper  1/2 lb. Velveeta Cheese, cut up DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350'.  Lightly coat 2-quart rectangular baking dish with nonstick cooking … [Read more...]