Brown Bag Burritos

Keeping my freezer stocked with quick fixin's for lunch or an emergency "what are we going to eat" supper definitely works for me, and this is one of my favorite recipes to use for just that purpose.  It's versatile... add and subtract ingredients and spices to your tastes. The name Brown Bag Burritos comes from the days when everyone actually carried a brown bag for … [Read more...]

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

I'm not one to pass up a good deal, but until a couple weeks ago I was almost afraid to pick up the manager's special mushrooms tempting me in the produce aisle.  I wasn't sure if I could use them all before they go to waste.  At a fantastic $1.67 for 1 pound of mushrooms, though, I had to try. After using some for our Valentine's Aussie Chicken, and some more for breakfast … [Read more...]

Homemade Maple-Flavored Pancake Syrup

Living 15 miles from the nearest grocery store has taught me the value of "make do, or do without."  And in learning that, I've found that some of my "make do" experiments turn out to be a much preferred item in our home. The first time we ever ran out of syrup on a pancake or waffle day, I found the following recipe in my hometown church cookbook.  It's fast and easy to … [Read more...]

Breakfast Burritos

Although I strive to get up and around at 6:00 in the morning, that sometimes isn't early enough to get my husband out the door with a hot breakfast.  Go ahead and roll your eyes, but it's important to me that I feed him right!  These breakfast burritos are a favorite at our house because they can be made up ahead of time.  When he has to leave early, he can grab one out of the … [Read more...]

Red Hot Applesauce Salad

If you're craving something rich and sinful for Valentine's Day, look no further than my Chocolate Chip Cheesecake.  If, on the other hand, you need a little something festive to brighten up your Valentine's Day supper, a nice red salad will do the trick.  One of our favorites is Strawberry Pretzel Salad.  The other is this tasty, simple salad made special with the combination … [Read more...]