Homemade Cherry Pie Filling

Sometimes, after trying a recipe, I think…well, hello, why haven’t I been making this for years! This Homemade Cherry Pie Filling was exactly that way. I’m not a big pie baker, and when I do bake a pie, it’s usually chocolate with meringue, so I guess that might be why I never really made my […]

Chicken Gyros with Fresh Tzatziki

The 2012 Summer Olympics kick off tomorrow with the Opening Ceremonies so we’re highlighting food from the birthplace of the Olympics…Greece. Greek food is charactized by fresh ingredients commonly found in the Mediterranean climates. Along with spice blends that include both sweet and savory tones. Gyros are a staple of Greek food and these Chicken […]

French Crepes with Homemade Syrup and Blueberries

We are continuing our trip around the World, hunting for recipes inspired by the Olympic Games. Crepes have been a favorite of mine ever since I was a little girl. I remember my best friend’s Mom always made the most delicious crepes, and they seemed so difficult to make. But they really are super easy, […]

Homemade Pantry: Red Robin Seasoning

We’re just your typical family, we like to occasionally have a night out with the family. When we do one of our boys favorite haunts is Red Robin Restaurant and their unlimited Red Robin Seasoned Fries. But alas we don’t always have the time or money to get there too often so why not bring the seasoned fries […]

Quick Pizza Sauce

One of the easiest ways to add unique flavors to your meals is to make your own sauces and one of the easiest ones is this Quick Pizza Sauce. We rarely purchase jarred pizza sauce opting instead for some homemade sauce instead. We haven’t had a place to put in a garden the past couple […]

How to make Cream of Mushroom Soup

With the hectic lifestyle we live these days food has sometimes become a matter of convenience but making your own Cream of Mushroom Soup is a great way to ensure that only the best ingredients are used and while it’s savory to eat the most common use around our house is as a base in […]

Old Fashioned Homemade Pancakes

Pancakes…not just for Breakfast anymore! At least a couple times a month we serve breakfast for dinner, and often serve a big brunch on Sunday mornings. With National Pancake Day next week, we thought it was a perfect time to share some delicious recipes for Pancakes! Today we are sharing our recipe for Old Fashioned […]

How to make Chicken Stock

Every opportunity we get to make our own Chicken Stock not only helps to stretch our budget but the flavor that stock adds to the most basic recipes cannot be denied, simply replacing chicken stock for the water in an ordinary recipe can add a little extra to the dish. We will even use it […]

Homemade Croutons for Salads and Soups

Homemade Croutons are some of the simplest pantry items to make. Once you catch the bug and realize the endless favor combinations that can be blended together you won’t be able to stop. I have to have something with some crunch with my Soups and Salads, whether it’s saltine crackers (Liz makes fun of the […]

Red Lobster Cheese Biscuits with Homemade Biscuit Mix

Mmm…Red Lobster! It’s my favorite restaurant ever! And the warm Cheese Biscuits…I could make a meal on them! Many, many years ago I came across this recipe in a local fair cookbook and our family has been enjoying them ever since. We wanted to share the Homemade Biscuit Mix with you, and had actually never […]