Recipe Box, Home School Treats aka Pantry Candy Bars

  Home School started at our house this week         I know many people are finding themselves in a new roll as a teacher         I am really proud of HHjr, he is taking his new role very seriously… I’m now calling him “the Principal” He is tough!   … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Diner Style Onion Burgers

  I have to admit, I am really not suffering during this time of social distancing… First of all, I love to be at home doing my favorite things Reading, writing, cooking, creating…       I also have a resident chef, who has boundless energy and loves to cook!         He … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Asparagus Alfredo Ravioli Bake

  There are so many wonderful fresh pastas widely available now         Grab one that appeals to you, add a prepared sauce, a fresh vegetable, and perhaps cooked bacon or other flavorful protein, and dinner is ready         I used fresh asparagus, alfredo sauce and bacon with Trader Joe’s … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Saving Time Salad

  If your part of the world is on Daylight Saving Time, you no doubt are looking for that hour you lost when you Sprung Forward today!         I am calling this salad Saving Time Salad because it includes Chick-Fila chicken nuggets Using take-out chicken certainly is a time saver! This is … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Lucky Leprechaun Snack Mix

  My family loves Chex based snacks When I spotted Peanut Butter Chex I had to try it I decided to make a St. Patrick’s Day version         I grabbed some “Irish” potato sticks GOLDfish, and “treasure coins” aka peanut M & Ms         Combine the Chex, Goldfish, and … Continue reading

Party Panache, Asparagus Parmesan Aioli Fries

  There are a lot of recipes floating around for “asparagus fries”         I put my own twist on these by using mayonnaise in the wet batter       Mix the Parmesan and bread crumbs for the dry batter         Mix the mayonnaise with eggs for the wet … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Honey Mustard Coconut Chicken

  This recipe really is easier and better than take out Chicken tenders baked in a luscious honey mustard sauce and sprinkled with shredded coconut           A hit with children and adults!         You can have this prepped and ready for baking in literally 5 minutes     … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, French Onion Soup Potato Boats

  You’ve probably had soup in a bread bowl, or perhaps a bread bowl filled with party dip… How about soup in a potato boat!           French Onion Soup, yum Caramelized Onions, beefy broth, melted Gruyère cheese…         With just a few modest ingredients the preparation is simple… … Continue reading

Party Panache, Strawberry Pot Server with Ranch Garden Veggie Dip

  When we had a Super Bowl gathering last weekend, I wanted to serve something on the healthy side to balance out the pork fest we were having {pigs in a blanket, BBQ pulled pork and baby back ribs} 🐷         I decided fresh vegetables and an easy cold dip was the … Continue reading

Party Panache, Holiday Cookie Bars for any Occasion

  You know how sprinkles make everything better? Those happy little bits of color that brighten your day and say “hey, it’s party time!”       We had friends over to watch the Super Bowl Instead of a football theme I decided to decorate the buffet for 2 February holidays Valentines and Mardi Gras … Continue reading

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