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Moving…

For the next several days this blog is going to switch focus. As much as I would like to share all of my latest concoctions, instead I am going to be finishing the packing of all the things, and then loading up the suburban and heading out with my Dad and four kids, all seven …

Comfort food – Easy, delicious, fettuccine alfredo

Even though it was a beautiful, sunny, 70-degree, perfect day here in the Pacific Northwest, tonight I needed some comfort food. Oh, its been a few months for the record books, and its all coming to one big stressful peak in the next week. FUN! So I wanted something that I wanted, just because I …

As promised…Very Berry Pie

First I’d like to extend my most sincere gratitude to all of our service members, past and present. Both of my Grandfathers served in WWII, my father-in-law in Vietnam. My own husband, before I met him, served in the Navy. The sacrifice that the armed forces and their families make for our country will never …

Oven roasted creamy tomato soup

This soup was so easy, I almost feel bad posting about it. I can’t believe I’ve never made this before! I had a whole carton of red, ripe tomatoes from Costco sitting on top of my fridge, just on the edge of going south. I had to do something. I’m not a huge fan of …

Guacamole, to complete your next fiesta!

This may not be traditional, and it may not be authentic, but its one of my favorite ways to mash up avocados into something delicious. Most of you who have read this blog know of my shockingly picky eating habits that I used to have. I didn’t even taste an avocado until I was in …

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Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars

      I didn’t know what to think when I was paging through my vintage church cookbook looking for something that a) sounded good and b) I had all the ingredients for. When I came across the recipe for these chocolate oatmeal cookie bars, I thought they would at least be edible, but I didn’t …

Panko Chicken

Panko breaded chicken

I made this as a quick lunch for my kids one day, and had no idea it would turn out as well as it did. I’m so glad you found this recipe, and my site, and I think you will love it. It is quick, easy, and delicious. (The recipe for the cheesy scalloped potatoes …

Spicy Shredded Chicken Soft Tacos

The last few months I’ve been on a big Mexican kick. HUGE. I’ve suddenly developed a taste for spicy foods which I’ve never had before, and I am hooked. I could put Tapatio on almost anything in a tortilla, and I’ve found myself saying, “This isn’t spicy enough!” when Taco John’s MILD sauce used to …

Chicken guacamole tacos

Its almost 1am, and I’m still up. I worked a serving shift tonight, the last few hours of which were crazy busy. I’m always so keyed up after a busy night waiting tables that this is what I’m left with. Can’t watch tv because it’ll disturb Mr. Cooker. Can’t find the headphones so I can’t …

Ovaltine Cupcakes and Frosting

Ovaltine Chocolate Cake and frosting

    I had a sudden craving for chocolate last night. Its a girl thing. So right before bed I whipped up a few dozen of these ovaltine chocolate cake and frosting in cupcake form. Then I ate a couple. I’m going to pretend that they were the minis but we all know they weren’t. …

Garlic Pinot Cream Sauce

      I usually don’t review products on here, but when I saw this Lobster Ravioli in Costco tonight I had to pick some up. We had a sample last year while shopping, but didn’t buy any. By the time we went back to actually pick some up, it was GONE! I’ve been waiting …

Old elementary school lunch, revamped. Italian dunkers, my way.

Italian Dunkers Ring-o-french bread Someday I’m going to have to give you guys my go-to french bread recipe. Bread recipes are hard for me because I don’t ever measure when I’m making bread, and writing out a recipe without any measurements is not the easiest thing in the world to do. I’m not much of …

Blueberry topped cheesecake bars

This is my first attempt at blogging from my droid. If the formatting is off more than normal, you know why! I threw these bars together on Tuesday night to bring to worship practice. I’ve never made blueberry sauce before, and its now one of my new favorites! It quick, easy, and was great on …