Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe

Sticky Toffee Pudding photo

It is fall baking season. Cooler days draw me into the kitchen. The oven is on, warming the kitchen and filling the kitchen with wonderful aromas.

My new current baking passion is Sticky Toffee Pudding. I kept stumbling across it on menus in restaurants, some close by and some as I traveled. Each was little different, but each was wonderful. I had to make it. I was thrilled when I found this recipe. [Keep reading...]

Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy

Food and the memories it conjures up is priceless, isn’t it? Growing up I was blessed with a mother who loved to cook and she is a fabulous cook. We spent many a weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks at our lake home. It was a precious time filled with happy moments. Cooking and tradition run strong but seemed to be etched forever in those lake meals. Every Sunday morning we enjoyed Biscuits and Sausage Gravy. How awesome is that?
It was my dad’s favorite. He would rise early, go fishing by himself and know that when he returned my mom would have biscuits and gravy along side a hot, steaming cup of coffee waiting for him. It was perhaps one of my favorite times of the week.

While my dad recently passed away and our family is in the midst of deep grief, it is comforting to know that I can return to all those warm, wonderful memories with the stir of a spoon in the thickened gravy. That gravy will become a glorious crown for the warm country biscuits. Enough said. [Keep reading...]

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

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Who doesn’t need a quick, easy dinnertime recipe? You know, something the whole family will enjoy but is just a bit different from the same ole thing. Slow cooker to the rescue and this wonderful Easy Chicken Cacciatore.

All of us turn to boneless, skinless chicken breasts for everyday family meals. Quick cooking and lean, they are great served in so many different dishes. Yet, cooking them in a slow cooker is a little tricky for they overcook too quickly and end up tasting dry or tough. [Keep reading...]

BBQ Pork Steak

BBQ Pork Steak

There are still plenty of days left before the ice and snow hit hard to enjoy the thrill of the grill. Midwesterners grill pork steak and that is something that other parts of the country typically do not enjoy. It is time to join the bandwagon. Pork steak is inexpensive, no, let me say cheap! Remember the holidays are just around the corner so the time to start counting pennies is now. Why not enjoy enjoy a scrumptious meal and tuck the extra $ away for the months ahead? [Keep reading...]

Italian Sausage Soup

Italian Sausage Soup

Finally cold air swooshed in and all is well in my world. A dip in the temperature indicating Fall is almost here, taking our yearly trek to Dunn’s for apple donuts and yes, the arrival of soup on our family menu. The cool temps are perfect for … [Keep reading...]

Bourbon Glazed Salmon for a super quick dinner

Bourbon Glazed Salmon photo

Weeknights mean rushing. You know the drill--after work, after school and then it is time to get to a meeting or pick the kids up. So much to do and so little time. How are you supposed to get dinner on the table? … [Keep reading...]

Tomato Herb Cobbler

Tomato Cobbler Photo

I start each Saturday morning at the local farmers’ market. I love the fresh produce, but I also love looking to see what is there and talking to the farmers about what they just harvested. Each week, from spring to fall, the seasons are revealed. … [Keep reading...]

Slow Cooker Chicken and Pasta

Slow Cooker Chicken and Pasta

Everyone knows that life has its ups and downs, so does the answer to what’s for dinner tonight. The heat is stifling at best and the humidity is off the charts. I just couldn’t bare the thought of my dear husband grilling one more day in the … [Keep reading...]

Whipped Honey Goat Cheese Spread Recipe

Whipped Honey Goat Cheese Spread photo

Dinnertime seems to be on a constant racetrack. What’s for dinner? When? How long before dinner—or do we need to rush out after dinner? No time to sit and savor and no time to really talk to your family. It is time to slow down and serve an … [Keep reading...]