Sweet Saturday: Salted Carmel Pretzel Brownies

Today I’m gearing up for Nacho Night. More on that in a separate blog. I had some boxes of Hershey’s Triple Chocolate Brownie mix that have been calling to me. Judge me if you must but if you’ve not tried this mix, found at Sam’s Club, you are missing out. They’re super easy and every… Continue reading Sweet Saturday: Salted Carmel Pretzel Brownies

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Sweet Sunday: Easy Banana Bread

Today I had a few very ripe bananas and decided to make a little tasty treat for the family. My Grammy mailed this recipe to me when I was in college, along with $5 to buy a pound of butter and a loaf pan. Great memories and pretty great recipe too. It seems like we never end… Continue reading Sweet Sunday: Easy Banana Bread

Repurposing Food: Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle 

This is another repurposing recipe. When I say recipe, I really mean more like guidelines for making something you need to get rid of look good. See another post for another similar trifle.  I had some leftover pound cake in the freezer and wanted to fix something with it and incorporate cheesecake....because who doesn't like… Continue reading Repurposing Food: Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle 

Cilantro Ranch Chicken

 This is another one of my thrown-together "using what I've got" recipes. I had a Sam's club size container of sour cream. Usually, I only use sour cream with chicken in casseroles or crockpot dishes, so I was really going out on limb here deciding to grill it.  I even broke one of my cardinal… Continue reading Cilantro Ranch Chicken

Cooking with Kids: Ham and Cheese Croissants 

Every Saturday that we are home lunch sneaks up on us and I've forgotten to plan anything. When this happens, I often think of the options of food we have leftover to be used or eaten. Imagine me standing in front of the fridge looking at my leftovers.  Yesterday the kids were leaving to go… Continue reading Cooking with Kids: Ham and Cheese Croissants 

Repurposing Food: Berry Shortcake Parfait

Last night I made strawberry shortcake for dessert.  And when I say I made strawberry shortcake, I mean Sam's Club bakery made fresh pound cakes, which I sliced and served with fresh sliced strawberries, raspberries, and cool whip. Ok, I know it was lazy but it was still tasty and (best of all) easy.  I digress. I… Continue reading Repurposing Food: Berry Shortcake Parfait

Cilantro-Lime Fruit Salad

This salad was supposed to be a mojito fruit salad but Kroger was out of mint. Soooo... I decided to try it with cilantro since I had some from the BBQ Pineapple Ham Sauté that I made.    I used fruit that was cut up and left over from my mother-in-law's fabulous retirement party.  Ingredients: About… Continue reading Cilantro-Lime Fruit Salad