Crowd Pleasing Cavatini

Crowd-Pleasing Cavatini was one of the very first recipes I published here, in September of 2008! It's still one of our favorite meals, easily feeds a dozen or more adults, and deserves a bit of a revival. [pinit count="horizontal"] Cavatini is a great recipe to "cook once, eat twice." It makes a lot (even for my tribe!) and freezes beautifully. I prepare it almost … [Read more...]

Pizza Braid Recipe

Homemade pizza is all the rage these days. We enjoy it, too, but this pizza braid fits the bill for a change up; it's tasty, easy to prepare, and beautiful!  Serve slices with a salad and you have a lovely, fun meal for company or for family fun night. [pinit count="horizontal"] [print_recipe] Pizza Braid Dough: 1 tablespoon yeast 1 cup very warm water 2 … [Read more...]

Menu Plan, Week of June 19

Another wheat harvest is in the books.  Add that to football camps being finished, and coach getting the week off from 6-9 a.m. weights, and I believe we may all be home all week long (minus a couple trips to town for kids' ballgames)!  Yipee!  It's so much easier and more motivating for me to cook for my family when my husband's around.  Otherwise, we tend to subsist on … [Read more...]

Menu Plan, Week of June 12

I'm back!  (Did you know I was gone?)  I stopped menu planning here each week a few months ago because it seemed kind of boring and redundant to me.  "Who cares what I'm eating?" was my rationale. Well, apparently, some of you do!  Actually, I don't think you care so much what I'm eating, but you do care about what your own family is eating, and if my menu plans are helpful … [Read more...]

Deals and Meals, 2/6

This Week's Deals Why yes, that is 20 cans of Rotel.  More on how and why I purchased all of those for 19¢ each later this week.  In the meantime, here are the deals I snagged yesterday. Manager's Specials veggie/cheese/turkey sausage tray, reduced to $6.99 - perfect for easy Super Bowl snackin', and I know I'd spend more than that if I purchased those items … [Read more...]