Archive for the ‘Yummy stuff’ Category

Big cook – nesting edition

For the past six weeks or so, I have had to put one of nature’s strongest instincts on hold for the holidays.  My mind was furiously making lists of things needed to do to make things just right to welcome a new baby, but I simply had to wait until I made it through everything that goes with having lots of kids at Christmas. There were plays and baking, shopping, wrapping, company and parties and as I look back, I’m not sure how I made it 😉  It was a grand time though! Continue reading


Chicken Riddle Soup

This recipe is from the Pampered Chef “Kids in the Kitchen” cookbook. We double it. Continue reading

Brownie Trifle

Note: This and all my other posted recipes are now conveniently located in the Recipe Box.

Seems like every Christmas season I pick a dessert and make it for every gathering I need to bring something to.  This year has been no different.  Going to the family get together- brownie trifle, having people over – brownie trifle, church Christmas party – brownie trifle.  It really simplifies things for me in that it requires little brain power from me at this point.

It’s easy to make and there are many variations, but here is my favorite: Continue reading

Company Salad

I love salads – pasta, fruit, taco and good old house.  At a restaurant we enjoy, they have a salad called the Company Salad.  I usually don’t pick ranch for my dressing, but this comes with it and it’s yummy. I have recreated this at home – you can, too, since it’s super simple. Continue reading

A Kid Favorite – recipe for homemade chicken nuggets

We don’t fry a lot of food at our house. We don’t even own a fry-daddy, because if we did we would probably fry everything. One of the things that I make an exception for is Golden Chicken Nuggets. Everyone at the house loves these (except me, the non-chicken-eater). Combined with homemade mac & cheese and broccoli, you’ve got a winning dinner. Continue reading

Taco Salad Recipe

Last night I brought a taco salad to the ladies bible study at Kim’s. I promised a couple of the women that I would post the recipe.  I love taco salad and this is a favorite version that has a little twist.  It has been a favorite of mine since I was in girl scouts and Pam, who co-lead our troop with my mom, used to bring it.  It’s easy and it’s great for summer because the only thing you have to cook is the taco meat.  You could do that early in the day and leave it in the fridge until you’re ready to put it all together.  Continue reading

Fruitilicious Smoothies

It just occurred to me that I have never posted a recipe. So I decided to start with my two favorite smoothie recipes.  You can make these in your blender or you can make them in your magic bullet.  I am not one to buy something I’ve seen on an infomercial , but several months ago, after I had the baby and was too uncomfortable to sleep anymore, I turned on the tv, hoping it would lull me back to sleep and caught the magic bullet spot.  The things they did with this thing were amazing 🙂  I didn’t buy it then, but I did mention a couple of times in Bill’s presence.  He must of thought I wanted it or something because he got it for me for mother’s day (from Kohl’s for less $$).  By far my favorite things to make in it are smoothies.  It came with four cups that you can put your ingredients in and blend them up, then you screw on a collar and drink from them.   The collars are color-coded, too, which makes it great for the kids.

Like I said, these are my two favorite flavors.  The amounts are approximate.  This is one of those things that I make by just throwing stuff in.  You can play with it to suit your taste.  Add more ice to make it crunchier or more yogurt to make it smoother – you get the idea 🙂 Continue reading