Slow Cooker Cake Mixes

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It is here!  We have a BIG announcement to make today and I must admit I am shaking in my boots.  If you have read our blog for any time at all, you know that we met in the test kitchens at Rival®, the folks who introduced the CrockPot® slow … [Keep reading...]

Make once, eat twice Chicken Pot Pie recipe

Chicken pot pie photo

My daughters will tell you I am not wired to sit on the couch and watch TV. One show, maybe, but after that, no. I laugh when people comment that my empty nest might be calm and that now I have free time. Not so much. I am busy. Constantly busy and … [Keep reading...]

Crescent pastry

Coffee Cake

It happens! Some days I cave and go straight to the easy way out. No, I am not always proud but hey, I am human. Yes, I went to pastry school and yes, I travelled to Paris with Julia Child and have attended more pastry school presentations than I can … [Keep reading...]

Bacon Ranch Chicken Sandwiches

Bacon Rach Chicken Sandwich Photo

Tailgating. Eating outside before the game on a picturesque fall day is packed with fun. The air snaps with a cool breeze, but laughter and cheers chase the chill away. Grills fire up and smoke encircles everyone, friends and fans of the opposing … [Keep reading...]

Microwave Caramel Corn

Microwave Caramel Corn

What a magnificent fall season we are enjoying in the Midwest. It seems necessary to pinch myself over and over again to ensure that I am not living in San Diego. Beautiful orange infused sunrises combined with pink and purple sunsets, cool mornings, … [Keep reading...]

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 … [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 … [Keep reading...]

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

chicken cacciatore photo

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 … [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 … [Keep reading...]