Chili Pasta Skillet

It was so cold yesterday and today is even colder, comfort food was in order last night for dinner and this fit the bill, tasty and easy and quick! 1 pound hamburger 1 onion, chopped 1 (15 oz) can red kidney, black or red beans, drained and rinsed 1 (14 1/2 oz) can diced tomatoes, … Continue reading

Homemade Kneaders Caramel Syrup

Yes that is a Death Star waffle.  My son Zach gave me a Star Wars Death Star Waffle Maker for Christmas!  Best son ever!  But we’re not here to talk about that, today we are going to discuss Homemade Kneaders Caramel Syrup which has now replaced maple syrup in my life.  The waffle is a … Continue reading

Turkey Chili

Bob picked out a 20 pound turkey for Thanksgiving and there were 5 of us for dinner!  I don’t even think I need to say it but there was a lot of turkey leftover, like 4 gallon Ziploc bags of it!  So I decided to make chili! 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups chopped onion … 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