How to Make Penne Pasta with Italian Sausage Recipe

As Summer begins, our cooking turns from comfort food to quick and easy meals. This Penne Pasta with Italian Sausage goes together in about 20 minutes and can be easily changed to suit your taste. The original recipe from Betty Crocker uses Ham, but since we had some leftover Italian Sausage from the Sausage Potato […]

Cheddar Hush Puppies

Whether sitting down for an evening meal with the family, a camp out with friends, or a shore lunch with buddies after a day on the water fishing (I’m going to assume you caught some fish). Traditionally, these bite-size seasoned Cheddar Hush Puppies would be served with any fish or seafood, but I think they […]

Sweet Potato Fries with Marshmallow Dip

We have this ongoing fight in our house…Doug absolutely despises sweet potatoes. I think it’s pretty funny myself and was quite surprised when he suggested we make some Sweet Potato Fries for the Thanksgiving Leftover Party. Doug really can’t even stand the smell and won’t even touch any dishes that have sweet potatoes in them. […]

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 […]

Wine Bottle Decoration: Gifts from the Kitchen

We have had fun creating frugal gift giving ideas for you. If you are anything like me…I love the thrift stores, especially Goodwill. When I was recently shopping for some winter sweaters to make into stockings, I thought the sleeves would make a perfect Wine Bottle Cover. This Wine Bottle Decoration is quick, easy and […]

Bacon Ranch Chicken Strips and Weekly Menu Plan

Happy Monday! Did you all enjoy your weekend and Father’s Day? Doug had the opportunity to take a few days off and head to southern Indiana for a baseball tournament, and it just happened to be the town near where his Dad and other relatives live. He had a chance to visit with his Dad […]

Fourth of July Main Dishes: All-American Burger

In the coming weeks backyard grills will be sizzling with the sounds and aromas of juicy burgers. What better way to kick off your Fourth of July meal than with an All-American Burger. Starting today and all through next week, we will be sharing recipes to make your Fourth of July Menu sparkle! We are […]

Cooking with Cranberries: Cranberry Relish Recipe

Last week we talked about some great uses for Pumpkin Pie Spice, another ingredient that is perfect to use for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays are Cranberries. Now although I grew up thinking that cranberries at Thanksgiving came from a can, {and I still really like them} cooking with cranberries is easy and can be […]

Holiday Appetizers: Santa and his Reindeer

We had such fun creating the Frankie Appetizers, that we just had to come up with Santa and his Reindeer to share with you. All this week, we are sharing recipes to add to your Holiday Menu. Appetizers are often over looked, but as easy as a cracker and cheese ball or with a little […]

Holiday Menu: Christmas Sangria

So glad to have you back as we continue our Holiday Menu series. We have shared appetizers including the fun Santa and his Reindeer, side dishes with our family favorite, Hashbrown Potato Casserole and main dishes like a glazed ham. Today we will be mixing it up…that is mixing up some drinks, like this recipe for our Christmas Sangria. […]

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