French Vanilla Dream Bars

I’ve signed up on a lot of websites for recipes and coupons and so I get a lot of recipes and coupons.  This website called “Vocal Point” often sends me coupons for free items because they want people to try them and then give feedback so just recently I got a coupon for a free … Continue reading

Blue and Black Flowers Mini Birthday Fondant Cake

It was Cami’s birthday yesterday who is our cute neighbor and a member of my Sunday School class so Cort and I made her a little fondant covered cake.  All the same ingredients (as in cake, frosting and fondant) as the previous entry for Dakota’s friend’s birthday cake, just in miniature!  Happy Birthday Cami!

Blue and Black Striped Birthday Fondant Cake

This is a birthday cake for Courtney’s friend Dakota who wanted it for a friend who is a girl, did you follow that?  That’s all I know!  Cort and I both put on our Facebook status’ that we were looking for opportunities to practice our fondant decorating skills and so if any of our friends … Continue reading

The Deen Brothers’ Baked Hush Puppies

This recipe comes from the Food Network Magazine and yes, that’s Deen as in Paula Deen, these are her sons and this is a recipe from their cookbook “The Deen Bros. Take It Easy”.  I made a pot of chili today (“Family Favorite Chili”) so these went along nicely. 2/3 cup yellow cornmeal 1/3 cup … Continue reading

Santa Fe Chicken Casserole

Some of the other bargains I scored at Smiths this morning were 3 of those new Philadelphia Cooking Cremes in 3 different flavors which were only .75 after the sale price and coupons.  I figured for .75, I would give them a try.  They all came with multiple recipes on each container and this one … Continue reading

Look what I got for FREE!

I know some of you out there will appreciate this and for those of you who live near me and get a Sunday paper then you can get the same stuff for free!  This morning at Smiths grocery store I got 6 bottles of Propel water, 3 boxes of Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta and 3 … Continue reading

Bow-Tie Pasta with Broccoli and Potatoes

This recipe comes from the September 2010 issue of the Food Network Magazine.  I didn’t have all the ingredients called for so I didn’t follow the recipe exactly but I’ll give you the original recipe and my changes.  I thought the potatoes seemed a little odd in the pasta but they were really good as … Continue reading

Pasta Salad with Zippy Dressing

This should be called “I’m in the mood for pasta so let’s see what’s in the fridge that will work” because that’s what I did so this is pasta plus whatever was in the fridge topped with a dressing that sounded good in theory and then actually tasted good when put together. 1 pound pasta … Continue reading

Southwestern Soup

This is a Taste of Home recipe from the October/November 2008 magazine. 3 cups water 4 (8 oz each) cans tomato sauce 2 (16 oz each) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed 2 (14 1/2 oz each) cans chicken broth 2 cups frozen corn 2 cups salsa 2 teaspoons dried minced onion 1 – 2 … Continue reading