All during my pregnancy I craved a fresh sandwich with loads of ham and turkey. The problem? You can’t have ham and turkey while pregnant unless you want to scorch it first and make it like a weird piece of leather. No thanks, I’ll pass. Since we had about a million camping trips planned this summer, I needed to come up with a lunch meal that would be easy, fast and something that would pack in the cooler well. Enter… Read more »

I am so happy to say that I have that dish. The one that is my go-to for volunteering what to make for the Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving/Christmas/New Years feasts. Green bean casserole is a staple dish at these gatherings, but this recipe kicks it up a notch, and even those that claim to hate mushrooms, somehow don’t even realize that this recipe is packed with them! Here it is! Ingredients: 1/3 stick butter (or I use 4 Tbsp. Smart Balance Omega-3 Buttery Spread) 2… Read more »

Everyone loves a really late post….riiiiight?! I completely failed to post prior to, or near, the 4th of July! {Hey, at least it still is July!} The 4th of July is my husbands favorite holiday and is definitely one of mine as well. There is just something about the general spirit of the day, the community, the food, the colors of the red, white and blue, family and fireworks. Can’t do without the fireworks. We went to my father-in-laws like… Read more »

It’s that time of year again for appetizers {or is it always time for appetizers?} with the big NFL game coming up, ya know, Super Bowl?! I have a few appetizer recipes that I like to make because; a.) They are simple, b.) They are quick, and c.) They are of course delicious and always crowd pleasers. My absolute favorite thing to make are Pretzel Turtle’s. Or so I have named them. Quick, easy, addicting. {Ingredients} Square pretzels Rolos Pecans… Read more »

I looooove me some mashed potatoes! For some reason, my holiday “bring to the potluck dish” has been mashed potatoes. I’m starting to think that folks don’t have much faith in my cooking…either way, I show them by bringing some delicious mashed potatoes, that aren’t just the typical milk and butter. So HA! I went to Costco and bought a HUGE bag of Yukon Gold potatoes because I think these are the best potatoes {besides red} to use. Yukon Gold… Read more »