Triple Chocolate To Live For Muffins

Another request for my friend Sandy at work.  I made these muffins for a meeting at work and she requested the recipe so here it is.  They really do live up to their name.  The recipe comes from the Cake Mix Doctor. PS  I love requests! 1 devil’s food cake mix 1 small box instant … Continue reading

Blue Ribbon Zucchini Bread

The first time I made this zucchini bread, I was a teenager spending a couple of weeks with my Grandma and Grandpa Hanson in Massachusetts during summer break.  Grandma gave me her recipe and we used zucchini from Grandpa’s huge garden.  The Hardwick Fair (Hardwick is the town they lived in) was happening during my stay … Continue reading

Karin’s Rice Krispie Treats

I take requests and this is the first one for my friend Natalya!  Every Friday at work I have a team meeting and since I am in charge I try to bring treats every week.  I made these last week for the team meeting and Natalya asked for the recipe.  I call them Karin’s Rice … Continue reading

Perfect Winter Beef Stew

Almost every Sunday in the winter, I make a big crock pot of soup or stew so that Bob and I have something to take to work for lunch.  This is a new recipe from Kraft so we’ll see how everyone likes it. 3/4 cup Italian dressing (I like Kraft Zesty Italian) 2 pounds beef for … Continue reading

Cheesy Ranch Potatoes

This is a combination of two different recipes – another Courtney favorite requested for her birthday along with the steak. Spray a large piece of heavy duty aluminum foil (or a double layer of regular foil) with cooking spray.  Pour a 32 ounce bag of frozen Southern Style Hash Browns (chunky kind not shredded) out on … Continue reading

Southern Style Salsa

This is a Pampered Chef recipe, it looks a little different because there are no tomatoes in it but it tastes delicious! Courtney wouldn’t even try it for a long time but now loves it and requested it for her birthday dinner. 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper (I just use entire pepper) 1/2 cup … Continue reading

Sour Cream (or Yogurt) Coffeecake

One of Courtney’s all time favorites!  She and my niece Heidi once snuck home from church and ate the entire coffee cake (or what was left of it which was way more than half) and then headed back to church.  Everyone came home ready for more coffeecake and it was gone!  I pulled this recipe … Continue reading

Hello world!

I love to cook and bake and people are always asking for me recipes so I thought I would start blogging about what I’m making by posting recipes and pictures.  My daughter Courtney’s 18th birthday is tomorrow and we celebrated today with some foods that she loves so today seemed like the perfect day to … Continue reading