Corn, Ham and Potato Scallop

My friend Patty (who I’ve been cooking for today) requested Scalloped Potatoes with Ham and I remembered that I had this easy version that you can do in the crock pot (can’t remember where it came from, probably because I’ve had it for so long).  I like it because it uses real potatoes. 6 cups … Continue reading

Black Bean Taco Salad

This recipe comes from Betty Crocker.  The combo of black beans and lime juice is so good! 2 (15 oz each) cans black beans, drained and rinsed 1 (2.25 oz) can sliced ripe olives, drained (I left these out) 2 medium tomatoes, chopped (1 1/2 cups) 4 medium green onions, chopped (1/4 cup) 1/3 cup … Continue reading

Epcot Center’s Corn Muffins

This recipe comes from “Mickey’s Gourmet Cookbook The Most Popular Recipes from Walt Disney World and Disneyland”.  It’s kind of old (published in 1994) so perhaps these aren’t the most popular recipes anymore but there are still some good ones.  It says this recipe was served in the Farmer’s Market at Epcot Center.  I am … Continue reading

Pampered Chef Fall Colors Prize Pack Giveaway!

It’s time for another Pampered Chef giveaway!  Here’s what I’m giving away to one lucky winner: Microfiber Towel in Pumpkin Microfiber Towel in Eggplant Twizit! Clip Combo Pack in Pumpkin, Eggplant and Sage I-Slice in Eggplant Handy Scraper in Eggplant Quikut Paring Knives in Eggplant, Pumpkin and Sage I will also give the winner a … Continue reading

Late Summer Vegetable Soup

I love it when it’s soup weather!  I don’t much care for the cold weather but I do love to make homemade soup.  This is a good one but I can’t remember where the recipe came from. 4 ears corn, husks and silks removed (I cheated and used a can of corn, undrained) 2 tablespoons … Continue reading

Cucumber Tuna Salad Pitas

Here is a quick, easy and tasty lunch idea for you from Betty Crocker again, “the 300 calorie cookbook”.  What do you guys do for lunch?  I’m always hoping that there are leftovers because if I’m the only one home, it’s a pain to make something just for me and pb & j gets old … Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

This recipe comes from Wendy Paul’s brand new cookbook, “101 Gourmet Cookies for Everyone”, which I just ordered from Amazon.  And when she says for everyone, she means for everyone; there are recipes for dieters, gluten free-ers and even vegans.  Zach was late to work and if you’re late, you have to bring doughnuts but … Continue reading

“Healthified” Mexican Pasta Skillet

This recipe came in an email today from Eat Better America (General Mills) and looked good which it was!  Highly recommend and will definitely make again! 1 pound extra lean (at least 93%) ground beef 1 jar (16 oz) mild salsa 1 cup tomato sauce 1 1/2 cups water 2 cups uncooked regular or multigrain … Continue reading

Chunky Artichoke Salsa

Tonight my friend LaRobyn and I are hosting a Ladies Night Out at her house.  There will be a lady doing glitter toes, a lady doing eyebrow and lip waxes, there will be purses and jewelry for sale (by LaRobyn) as well as Dove Chocolate Discoveries and Pampered Chef products for sale (by yours truly).  … Continue reading

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

So on our quest to a healthier lifestyle (by the way, Bob has lost 25 pounds and I have lost 8!  woo hoo!), I decided that I need to try some healthier baked goods for Bob and me (kids, neighbors and friends will still get the full sugar versions) so last night I googled “low … Continue reading