Irish Soda Bread

Happy St Patrick’s Day!  I am proud to have Irish ancestors who came to America during the Potato Famine so we had a big Irish feast here tonight in honor of those ancestors.  I got this recipe from Bob’s mom who as far as I  know is not Irish.  🙂  It is quick, easy, smells … Continue reading

1 Year Anniversary Giveaways!

One week from today, Monday, March 21, will mark the 1 year anniversary of my food blog.  I’ve been thinking about a giveaway to mark the occasion but was having trouble deciding what that giveaway should be.  Finally I decided that rather than trying to give something big away, I would do multiple giveaways instead … Continue reading

Maple Oatmeal Scones

This is a Barefoot Contessa (who is Ina Garten) recipe from the January/February 2010 issue of the Food Network Magazine.  She made these easier to make than other scone recipes that I’ve tried, by making it so that you mix the dough entirely in a mixer.  They are yummy! scones: 3 1/2 cups flour 1 … Continue reading

Cajun Chicken Penne

While googling Mardi Gras dinner ideas yesterday, I actually found 2 that I wanted to try on the Taste of Home’s website so even though Mardi Gras is over, I thought I’d make this for dinner tonight.  Bob said he likes it better than last night’s and even Courtney ate this one because it had … Continue reading

Mardi Gras King Cake

You can’t be making Mardi Gras food and not make a King Cake!  Here’s my attempt, it is delicious!  (It looks like kind of a mess but I googled pictures of King Cakes and this is pretty much how they all look although some are a little nicer mess than mine.)  The recipe came in … Continue reading

Cajun Sausage Pasta

Happy Mardi Gras, food blog friends!  Today being Mardi Gras and all, I thought I’d make the fam a Mardi Gras dinner tonight.  This is a Taste of Home recipe that I found on their website after googling “Mardi Gras dinners”.  It was really good, Bob and Zach in particular really liked it but Courtney … Continue reading

Joy’s Frozen Hot Chocolate

Knowing that Zach and Courtney love Dairy Queen Frozen Hot Chocolates, my mom sent this recipe to me that she found in a magazine so we could try them at home.  They were pretty good! 1/2 cup chocolate syrup 1 cup fat free evaporated milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 3 cups ice cubes garnish:  reduced fat … Continue reading

Corn on the Cob Cupcakes

These were my contribution to the silent auction for the youth fundraiser.  I made 2 trays of corn on the cob cupcakes.  They were not difficult to make but the assembly took a little time.  Both the cupcake recipe and the decorating instructions come from the “Hello, Cupcake!” cookbook by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. … Continue reading

Mini Chocolate Cupcakes

This post will be more story than recipe about these mini chocolate cupcakes, just so ya know!  🙂 Last night we had a huge fundraiser activity at our church to raise money for a big youth activity this summer.  We had a big dinner and an even bigger silent auction with all kinds of donated … Continue reading