Better Corn on the Cob

We had corn on the cob as part of Bob’s Father’s Day dinner yesterday and I tried out this trick I’d heard about and it made amazing corn on the cob!  All you do is add 1 cup milk and 1 stick of butter to the boiling water before you add the corn.  Let the … Continue reading

Easy Maple Cranberry Sauce

I tried out this new cranberry sauce recipe this year and it was really good, a nice mix of tart and sweet. 1 orange 12 oz fresh or frozen cranberries 1 cup real maple syrup 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar Optional Variations Cinnamon Apple – 2 Granny Smith apples, diced (about 2 cups) and 1/4 … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Spring Rice Pilaf

My friend Alisha and I are still attempting to get our catering business off the ground but it’s been a slow go since I’ve been working on a tv series but we did manage to squeeze in a little gig catering a ring ceremony luncheon for a dear friend of mine and this is one … Continue reading

Cheater Baked Beans

Don’t let the name fool you, these cheat in ease of preparation only, definitely not in flavor! 1 pound bacon 2 (28 ounce each) cans Bush’s Original Baked Beans 2/3 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup ketchup 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1 small onion, chopped 1  Preheat oven to 350. 2  Cut bacon into bite size … Continue reading

The Famous KFC Coleslaw Recipe

KFC is not my fav but I do love their coleslaw and biscuits, this tasted pretty close to me.  It was easy to make too! 1/2 tablespoon dried onion 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 1/4 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup milk 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt … Continue reading

Garlic Parmesan Broccoli

Here’s a quick and easy side dish which kicks broccoli up a notch.  Everyone here loves broccoli so it’s a win! 24 oz broccoli 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced 1 pinch salt 1/4 – 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan 1  Preheat oven to 425.  Brush baking sheet with olive oil. 2  … Continue reading

Yummy Potatoes AKA Funeral Potatoes

Yesterday we had a big late birthday dinner for my son in law Jaren.  It was also kind of a Christmas dinner because we never did that either.  We had ham and I decided to give a new funeral potatoes recipe a try.  It made a 9 x 13″ pan and there was hardly anything … Continue reading