Butternut Squash Puree

Butternut Squash Purée

Butternut Squash is a Fall/Winter vegetable that is quite delicious so I wanted to share this purée before we all start that Fall cooking so you'll have a tasty dish to serve up at your gatherings. Butternut squash has a sweet, nutty flavor and will be great at Thanksgiving and really, it's just great all the time.  It's sooo good for you too!  ... Continue Reading


Grilled Asparagus Using Olive Oil

If you don't already know, me and my 16yr old son are starting P90x.  This also means we have to eat healthier and the easiest, best way to eat healthy during the Summer, is to take advantage of the grill (and the man cooking..haha).  It's no secret that Olive Oil is a healthy fat so we do try to use it often on everything from grilled vegetables ... Continue Reading

Watermelon seed sprouts

Seeds of Change: Truett has Watermelon Sprouts!

Truett planted watermelon seeds 9 days ago and as of 3 days ago, he had sprouts so I decided to take photos today.  There's more to the story though......We had this dog, Buzz, who was chewing up everything he could find.  The last straw was when he reached up on my patio table and got ahold of Truett's newly planted seeds.  I was livid and told my ... Continue Reading


Quick and Easy Cream of Chicken Chowder

With school & church functions, I've had minimal time to cook so I'm all about quick & easy meal solutions these days!  I've seen this recipe thrown together by a gal in New Mexico.  It was funny because none of the ranch hands knew that it was this quick of a meal.  They always thought she stewed it for for a VERY long time to give it that ... Continue Reading

home-style potatoes

The Best Time to Make Home-Style Potatoes

Meat and taters....that seems to be the heart of our meals most days so making sure I can make them taste good all the time becomes a challenge.  I've baked them with Ranch dip, mashed them with butter and cheese, and done just about everything else I can think.  One of our most favorite ways to eat taters is to pan fry them. Our secret is to cook ... Continue Reading


Bacon Pan Roasted Brussel Sprouts

This recipe was submitted by Sherri W, into March's Food Challenge where the theme is GREEN! Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs of brussel sprouts 1/4 lb father's tomato blt bacon (bacon of choice) 1 tbsp evoo 1 tsp thyme 3-4 thinly sliced or minced garlic cloves salt and pepper to taste Directions wash and trim brussel sprouts. cut tips off and ... Continue Reading

green bean casserole

Meal Solutions – Green Bean Casserole

It's another round of meal solutions and this time there's not too much to think about because the ingredients reflect two very common dishes, especially for the holidays. Here are the list of ingredients for this week's meal solution: Bruce Cut Yams, 40 oz. – $1.98 Jet Puffed Mini Marshmallows – $.84 Great Value Light Brown Sugar, 2 lbs. – ... Continue Reading

Velveeta Cheesy Chicken Rotini

Spring Brunch with Family and Velveeta Cheesy Chicken Rotini

I don't know about you but Spring and warm weather cannot get here fast enough.  It means cooking out, brunches, and kids playing outside!  I had a glorious Spring brun ch house party planned a couple of weeks ago and due to an unexpected snow storm, it did not happen but I did still make a video of me making a Velveeta recipe and will be ... Continue Reading


Country Collard Greens

Recipe was submitted into February’s Food Challenge (2011) by Sherri W. INGREDIENTS 1 lg. bunch of fresh collards (wash, cut and trimmed) 3 lg. country cured hocks (smoked hocks, smoked turkey wings) 1 lg. chopped onion 6 minced garlic cloves 1-1 1/2 cups of dry white wine 3 tbsp. lard 1 tbsp. red pepper flakes seasoning salt to taste 1 ... Continue Reading

Fried Tater Squash and Okra

Fried Tater, Squash, and Okra Mix

HA HA. I have no clue what to call this but I know there are folks out there who have eaten this and if you haven't, you're missing out on a delicious vegetable meal! We were given a whole bunch of fresh okra and squash and I mean a whole bunch and I knew exactly what to make. My husband used to daywork for other ranches a long time back and I ... Continue Reading