Caramel Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Want to take your cinnamon rolls up a notch?  This will do it!  It's hard to beat a warm homemade cinnamon roll, but adding ooey-gooey caramel and pecans does the trick for me. Start with your favorite cinnamon roll recipe.  Mine are Mom's Cinnamon Rolls and Big Batch Cinnamon Rolls. Before you floss your rolls and stick them in the pan, spread the caramel pecan … [Read more...]

Classic Shepherds Pie

What Shepherd's Pie lacks in photo appeal, it more than makes up for in taste and ease of preparation.  I like to put it on the menu a day or two after a big meal that includes mashed potatoes and green beans.  Instead of sticking my leftovers in the fridge, I can cook up some hamburger and throw this meal together in a flash. Classic Shepherd's Pie 1 lb. … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Meal

How about prepping supper in under 5 minutes?  Love it!  This recipe is adapted from one I found in the Once-A-Month Cooking Family Favorites book.  I was afraid that my kids would turn up their noses, but they barely left enough for Daddy to eat! Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Meal 4 chicken breasts (bone-in or boneless -- up to you) seasoned salt 1 cup Italian salad … [Read more...]

Carnation Evaporated Milk

Late yesterday afternoon I let Twitter know how my day was going:  "It's 5:20 and I haven't started supper.  AAACCCKKK!" While I am a bit of a procrastinator (I just work well under pressure) ;-) I usually am on top of things where meal planning and preparation is concerned.  Yesterday, notsomuch. Enter Carnation Evaporated Milk and Ham-It-Up White Bean Soup.  Last week the … [Read more...]

Mom’s Cinnamon Rolls

They just don't get any tastier than this!  Other than nixing the shortening in favor of butter and sneaking in some whole wheat flour, I've pretty much relied fully on my mom's cinnamon roll recipe just the way she made them (often!) while we were growing up.   [print_recipe] Mom's Cinnamon Rolls ½ cup very warm water 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons … [Read more...]