Graham Streusel Coffee Cake

My father in law came for a visit so we invited all the grandkids who are living near us to come over for dinner.  I made this for dessert and it was a hit and so easy to make. streusel 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup chopped pecans 1 … Continue reading

Zucchini Salsa

I know exactly what you’re thinking – #1 She has gotten way out of control with this zucchini thing and #2 that doesn’t look very appetizing! Let me explain, I found this recipe for zucchini salsa and decided why not since my kitchen is covered in zucchini and so I gave it a try and … Continue reading

Mexican Beef and Pasta

This dinner hit all the buttons for my family, basically it’s taco pasta and it was yummy!! And easy to make!  My two favorite things. 3 cups pasta 1 pound lean ground beef 1 onion, chopped 2 (14 1/2 oz each) diced tomatoes, undrained 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 can … Continue reading

Zesty Hamburger Soup

This is a great dinner for a chilly day and it makes a lot of soup so leftovers! 1 pound hamburger 2 cups sliced celery 1 cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced 4 cups water 2 potatoes, cubed 2 cups frozen corn 1 1/2 cups uncooked elbow maccaroni 4 cups V8 juice … Continue reading

Buttermilk Cake with Caramel Icing

There has to be dessert when company comes so I made this cake for my niece and her kids when they came to visit.  The cake is great but it’s the frosting that makes this so delicious! cake 1 cup butter, softened 2 1/3 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 3 cups flour … Continue reading

Farmer’s Casserole

I’m helping with a neighborhood breakfast with Santa this Saturday and when we were trying to decide what to serve for breakfast, I remembered this casserole that I used to make all the time and so we decided to serve it at the breakfast so I figured I’d better make it again for a test … Continue reading

Maple Cream Pie

I’m not much of a pie maker or a pie eater, if I’m going to consume those calories then I’d rather just have chocolate cake or brownies, you get the idea but this year for Thanksgiving I decided to give a real cream pie a try and this was the result and I have to … Continue reading