Chicken and Black Beans

Quick and easy dinner which can be served several different ways depending on your taste or mood, can’t remember where I got this recipe from. 3 – 4 boneless chicken breast halves, cut in strips (I used 5 breasts but they were frozen so I didn’t cut them into strips, I just put them into … Continue reading

Marie Calendar Corn Bread

AKA The Best Corn Bread You Will Ever Eat!  Seriously!  I got this recipe from my friend Pam and it is like eating corn bread cake with your dinner.  Goes perfect with chili.  Enjoy! 2 cups Bisquick 4 – 6 tablespoons cornmeal 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1/2 cup melted butter Mix … Continue reading

Zesty Minestrone

Second soup choice for dinner with the fam, recipe from Kraft. 1/4 cup zesty Italian dressing 1 cup chopped onions (about 1 medium) 1/2 cup chopped celery (about 1 stalk) 1/2 cup chopped carrots (about 1 medium) 1 (14 1/2 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained 1 (19 oz) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed … Continue reading

Family Favorite Chili

Bob’s sister Laurie and kids are here visiting tonight from California.  Made this Betty Crocker chili and another soup for dinner and some tasty cornbread (recipe for other soup and cornbread to follow soon).  Good snow day dinner! 2 pounds ground beef 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, pressed 1 (28 oz) can diced … Continue reading

Halloween Cinnamon and Sugar Chips

These are already on the blog called Sugar Chips under Appetizers and Desserts along with a recipe for Fruit Salsa from my friend Tesla but I was thinking how cute they would be in Halloween shapes for my Glitter Toes Party so I experimented and the experiment went pretty well.  Here’s how to do it! … Continue reading

Quick Bean Soup

Another “Cooking Light” recipe.  It was a little spicey for me and Courtney but Bob and Zach were ok with it.  I think next time I’ll used mild salsa instead of medium. 2 teaspoons canola oil 2 cups prechopped onion (didn’t have any onions so used 4 tablespoons dried onion) 3/4 cup prechopped green bell … Continue reading

Waffle Iron Brownies

I’m telling you right now – make a double batch!  One batch will not be enough!  In fact, I’ve given you a single batch ingredient list and a double batch ingredient list to make it easier for you.  These go fast at our house.  I made these for my Glitter Toes Party tonight and had … Continue reading

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cupcakes for the Sunday School class.  Recipe from “Real Simple”, they send me emails with recipes and stuff.  These were so cute!  And even the teenagers who didn’t like pumpkin ate them! 1 (18.5 oz) box yellow cake mix (plus ingredients to make cupcakes) 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree … Continue reading