Archive for the 'cooking' Category

Christmas Baking Day Results

We had a successful baking day. We made three different things: chewy gingerbread cookies, caramel puffcorn and peanut blossoms. I kept myself in check and only ate one cookie! It was a gingerbread cookie and it was fabulous! The kids all pitched in to help with the peanut blossoms.   There were yummy things as […]

Christmas Baking Has Begun!

Apparently this is named “Christmas Crack” because it’s addictive and it’s made with crackers. It’s super easy and so yummy. Saltine crackers to line the bottom of your cookie sheet 1 cup butter 1 cup packed light or dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 ½ cups chocolate chips ¾ cup topping (M&M’s or whatever […]

Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken

I tested out a new recipe!

What’s for Dinner (or lunch)?

Some meals that have been “winners” with the family lately: 1) Grilled Cheese. The kids’ favorite is the standard bread cheese and butter. We’ve had some variations that Nathan and I have really liked lately that have been inspired by emeals. A few weeks ago we used cheddar, honey dijon and very thinly sliced apples. […]

Chicken Tacos

I’ve elevated our marriage to a whole new level by making Chicken Tacos. If only I had known long ago that this would be Nathan’s love language, I wouldn’t have waited 8 1/2 years to make it! Ingredients: 1.5 lbs boneless chicken I package of taco seasoning 2 cups of salsa Soft taco shells Your […]

Slow-Cooker Lasagna

This has become a favorite recipe of ours and I thought I would pass it along! Slow Cooker Lasagna Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef 26 oz jar of pasta sauce 12 oz cooked bowtie pasta 12 oz container cottage cheese 16 oz shredded mozzarella cheese Brown the beef and drain. Add pasta sauce to beef. […]

Chicken Spaghetti

We had some friends over and had chicken spaghetti today from my Pioneer Woman cookbook. It was really good and not hard to make. image from Pioneer Woman You can find the recipe by following the link above. I think the secret to the “zip” of this recipe is the tiny bit of cayenne pepper […]

Dinner Party!

We had our friends, Tom and Jen, over tonight and I tried out one of my recipes from my Pioneer Woman cookbook (thanks for the cookbook, Kylene!). Yummy Enchiladas! Isaac loves his friend, Jen! We had so much fun and now we’re tuckered out and ready for bed!

Good Food

Sundays are my usual day for menu planning and grocery shopping. Yesterday, as I was planning out our meals for the week, I decided that I really wanted to plan meals that we can look forward to enjoying together. I know it sounds really obvious, but I’m thinking about food a little bit differently. I […]

Pumpkin Pancakes

What better way to celebrate the change of seasons than with a yummy new recipe! I found this one on allrecipes.com Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 […]