Strawberry Freezer Jam

I used to make this all the time when the kids were little and then just fell out of the habit so this year after much begging from the family I decided to give it a go again.  I forgot how easy it is to make!  Plus a grocery store near me had strawberries on … Continue reading

Sticky Rice with Mango

My friend Joe showed me how to make Sticky Rice, not only that but he bought me all the things required to make the sticky rice AND he said I could share his instructions for making it with you guys!  Woo Hoo!!  Thanks Joe! ingredients Thai sticky rice, Thai sweet rice, or Thai glutinous rice … Continue reading

Mexican Black Beans

This is such a quick and easy way to spice up a can of black beans before you use them in tacos or burritos or tostadas or whatever! 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons freshly pressed garlic 2 teaspoons taco seasoning 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 2 (15.5 oz each) cans black beans, rinsed and drained … Continue reading

Sweet Corn Cake

My friend Ann gave me this recipe that her sister Julie created as a knockoff from the corn balls at El Torito Restaurant.  She did a fantastic job, it is delicious!  I made it to go with our traditional Halloween night chili and everyone loved it! 1 can corn, drained 1 can creamed corn 1 … Continue reading

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