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Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread

Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread - Moist and cheesy with a spicy kick! Perfect for soup season.

Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread     Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread is moist and cheesy with a spicy kick.  It goes perfectly with any soup, stew or chili. Skip the box mix and make your own cornbread from scratch. It just as easy as the mix to prepare. Add some cheese and peppers and you won’t be able to resist this cornbread. Prep your ingredients. Mix just until combined and bake.  It’s pretty straight forward and simple. Do not over mix. Pour into a greased 8×8 baking pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes, slice and serve. Cheesy, spicy cornbread is sure to please! Cheddar...

Honey Mustard Pretzels

Honey Mustard Pretzels - A prefect salty, sweet and crunchy snack. You have been warned these are ADDICTIVE!

Honey Mustard Pretzels     Honey mustard pretzels are an easy homemade snack.  Slightly sweet, a little salty with a nice tang from the mustard.  These pretzels would be great for an after school snack or any party. Make a double batch because they won’t last long. You will be lucky if there is any left for you to enjoy. At least that’s what happened at my house. We tried a few recipes with regular yellow mustard and they just weren’t tangy enough. So we switched to dijon mustard and added more ground mustard. That’s the ticket! They couldn’t be simpler to make.  In a large bowl combine the pretzels...

Broccoli Alfredo Lasagna Roll-Ups

Broccoli Alfredo Lasagna Roll-Ups - Easy, meat free and packed with flavor!

Broccoli Alfredo Lasagna Roll-Ups     Broccoli alfredo lasagna roll-ups make the perfect meatless meal.  Easy to prepare and loaded with flavor.  This meal received loads of praise in my house.  You can’t go wrong, even the meat lovers in your home will love this dish. Boil the lasagna noodles according to the package instructions, lay on paper towels to dry. Prepare the alfredo sauce. Steam the broccoli and chop into small pieces, set aside. Combine ricotta, broccoli, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.  Lay noodles on a cutting board in a single layer. Spread 2 tablespoons of alfredo sauce on each noodle then spread another 2 tablespoons of the broccoli ricotta...

Oven Baked Chicken Wings

Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Wings - The trick to extra crispy oven baked wings! No more deep frying.

Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Wings     Oven baked chicken wings can be extra crispy just like fried!  As you know, I don’t like to fry foods very often. We have always baked or grilled our chicken wings.  I came across this blog post and it has changed the way we bake them forever.  Toss the wings with BAKING POWDER! Who knew, right? The baking powder mixed with salt dries out the skin leaving it crispy and crunchy. I’m all in! Just look at these crispy wings! This technique is really simple.  Toss the dry wings with baking powder and salt. Place them skin-side up on a rack placed on a...

Vegetarian Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup - Better than take out! Fast, simple and packed with flavor.

Vegetarian Hot and Sour Soup   Hot and sour soup is our favorite when we go out for Chinese.   It’s one of the easiest soups to make ever! This soup can be tailored it to fit your taste.  My daughter has been a pescatarian for over a year now.  Much to my dismay. She was suffering from a head cold and requested Hot and Sour Soup. If you use dried shiitake mushrooms be sure to soak them according to the package directions.  We can never find fresh shiitakes in our area and very rarely dried.  I finally found them at Sprout’s and snagged a few packages. The most time-consuming part of...

Uncle G’s Famous Waffles

Uncle G's Famous Waffles - Buttery, crispy outside, soft, tender inside! The most amazing waffle you have ever eaten!

Uncle G’s Famous Waffles   Uncle G’s famous waffle recipe transformed me into a waffle lover!  If you aren’t a fan of waffles, like me, you will absolutely fall in love with this recipe.  This recipe is from my brother-in-law and is quite famous in our family circle. They were dubbed Uncle G’s by my daughter when she asked me to make them for her one day.  They are crispy, light, tender and ever so delightful! I didn’t even own a waffle maker, that’s how much I disliked waffles. I had to purchase one when my daughter made her request. It was worth it. I promise you will never eat any...

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs - All the flavors of chicken parmesan rolled in a neat little package. These make perfect game day party food!

Baked Chicken Parmesan Meatballs   Chicken parmesan meatballs are the perfect party finger food.  These meatballs are full of all the flavors you find in regular chicken parmesan but are so much easier to make.  Who doesn’t like finger food?  In our house, we are all about appetizer finger foods.  We like to choose a movie and chow down on single bite goodies. So simple you can make these for a game day gathering or just a night in with the family.  Mix all ingredients, roll into to golf ball size balls and bake. That’s it! Little nuggets chock full of Italian flavors.  Just heat a jar of store bought...

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs - 3 Ingredient deviled eggs. This is our favorite deviled egg recipe, it's always requested!

3 Ingredient Deviled Eggs   Deviled eggs are always present at our cookouts, holidays and family gatherings.  This recipe is a must have in your repertoire.  Deviled eggs are a hit at any party or gathering.  We grew up with them at every family gathering no matter what time of the year.  And only 3 ingredients. Well, five if you count the salt and pepper, which I don’t. They are so simple and scrumptious. It’s hard not to just pop one in your mouth while you are making them.  Ok, I admit after countless years of making these I now boil an extra egg for the sole purpose of eating...

White Cake

White Cake - Looking for the perfect bakery style white cake? This is IT! You MUST TRY this recipe!

From Scratch Bakery Style White Cake   White cake made from scratch? Tastes like it came from a bakery? Yes, you can do it yourself ! This is the best white cake recipe I have ever tasted. It’s perfect, I tell you! This cake is light and fluffy not dense and heavy. And the flavor is spot on. It’s so easy to make that you will never order another birthday cake from a bakery again.  Whip up the dry ingredients one bowl, then the wet in another and mix together. Divide equally amongst 2 round cake pans and bake. Let the cakes cool completely and frost it with your favorite...

Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies - Thick, soft, chunky and absolutely our favorite recipe!

Thick and Chunky Monster Cookies   Monster cookies have become a favorite in our house these days.  There is always discussions about how many someone ate and how many are remaining. These cookies really are a wonderful treat.  Loaded with M&M’s, chocolate chips, peanut butter, butterscotch and oats.  The oats make them healthy, right? Well, I’m going with “yes”. These Monster cookies are not your average size cookie.  They are large and oh so thick! See! Look at that baby! So amazing! We use the mini M&M’s because we prefer the smaller crunch but if you prefer the regular size go for it. I don’t mind. 5.0 from 2 reviews...