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The 3 Secrets You Need To Know To Make The Best Baked Potatoes

Don’t settle for dense, uninspiring, or downright bland baked potatoes! Today I’m sharing the 3 simple secrets you need to know to make perfect baked potatoes every time!

How To Cook A Pumpkin In Your Crockpot

You may recall that I recently posted about the great things you can do with canned pumpkin. There’s no denying that it’s the easiest way to use pumpkin in any recipe. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t at least try cooking up your own pumpkin! In fact, I think it’s a skill worth learning, even if you don’t … Read more

Quick Pickled Red Onions

I’ve recently become a bit obsessed with pickled red onions! If I see a dish on a restaurant menu that includes pickled onions, I almost always order it, regardless of what the dish is. Pickled red onions make just about everything taste more delicious. I can’t get enough of them! I decided to try my … Read more

Finger Caesar Salad with Easy Homemade Dressing

Caesar salad is my favorite salad…but about the only time I’d ever eat it was at a restaurant because it always seemed like a lot of work to replicate at home. I’ve tried the store-bought Caesar dressings (and I’m not a fan) and making it from scratch wasn’t too appealing. Anchovies? I don’t think so! Plus, … Read more

One Of Our Favorite Family Dinners – Chicken Casserole & Creamed Corn

It’s your lucky day! Your reward for stopping by today is not ONE….but TWO delicious recipes! Well, at least WE think they are delicious! As a matter of fact…they are two of our family’s FAVORITE dishes! In honor of my mother-in-law Dorothy…I’m sharing HER recipe for Chicken Casserole. I’ve been meaning to post this for … Read more

Surprising Ways Avocados Benefit You Inside and Out!

If I had to choose one food to eat for the rest of my life it might just be avocados! Between their health benefits, beauty benefits, and the fact that they are delicious all by themselves and in a vast variety of dishes…avocados are simply the perfect food! Apparently the “alligator pear” (another name for … Read more

Healthy “Mock Mashed Potatoes” Made With Roasted Cauliflower

Creamy mashed potatoes may be considered “comfort food” for your taste buds, but not necessarily for your waistline. Today we’re sharing a recipe for mashed cauliflower that will have you wondering how potatoes got the comfort food distinction in the first place! Not only is cauliflower much lower in calories (25 calories for 1 cup … Read more

My Sister-In-Law’s Southwest Salsa

I have a real treat for you today! I love when I get to share “super secret” family recipes for the first time with the whole world. 🙂 Last week my sister-in-law Denise decided to finally give up her special salsa recipe that has been tantalizing tastebuds for years. I know she’s had loads of … Read more

Raspberry Pretzel Jello Salad – A Holiday Tradition

I’m very thankful this time of year….for a lot of things!  Not the least of which is this website! It fills a creative need, helps support my family, AND serves as my personal recipe “book” for all my family favorites! 🙂  Last week as I was making food assignments to my family for Thanksgiving dinner, it occurred to … Read more

Foolproof Oven-Baked Brown Rice

Lately I have posted a couple of recipes that had rice as either an ingredient or as a side dish and I was surprised at the number of people who mentioned BROWN RICE as being the kind of rice they eat most often. I have to say that for ME, it’s the opposite. BROWN RICE … Read more

“Homegrown” Green Onions and Mom’s Cheese Bread

Did you know you can “re-grow” green onions!? Indeed you can! Here are my green onion “leftovers” from making “Those (Funeral) Potatoes” that I stuck in 3 small mason jars a couple of weeks ago. They’re fun to watch grow (they will grow about an inch in just a few days), they look so nice on my … Read more

Mississippi Comeback Sauce…the southern cousin to Fry Sauce!

Quick! What’s your favorite condiment!?!? For me it would have to be MUSTARD…followed VERY closely by a Utah tradition…..Fry Sauce. Here in Utah, when it comes to sauce….it’s all about the Fry Sauce!  But in Mississippi…..apparently Comeback Sauce is the queen mother of condiments! It’s supposedly a lot like the Bloomin’ Onion sauce at Outback and goes … Read more

Crash Hot Potatoes….crash and burn!

I’ve been having a pretty good run lately. I guess I was due for a FAIL! In the interest of “keeping it real”…I’m going to share with you a “One NOT SO Good Thing” from my week. Today I attempted to make “Crash Hot Potatoes”…a seemingly “simple” side dish I saw on The Pioneer Woman. … Read more

Creamy Coleslaw…A Great Summertime Side!

Went to The Cheesecake Factory for lunch today!  Ahhhh-mazing food!!!  And wow! The portions they serve you could feed a family of four!  Oh, and don’t get me started on the Red Velvet Cheesecake!!!  Of course by the time you’re done attempting to eat your entree…there is no WAY you can eat dessert! But it’s … Read more