Irish Onion Soup

Irish Onion Soup is a twist on the traditional French Onion Soup that has a deep, rich flavor that will leave you wanting more!   Back in the day, I served this soup at my little cafe. The lunch hour started at 11:00, and by noon, this soup would be gone! Ingredients:  1 bottle Guinness […]

Stuffed Garbage Pitas

Yep.  You read that right.  Stuffed Garbage Pitas.  No, not actual garbage.  😉 Back in the day when money was tight, groceries were thin, and we needed something “different” to eat, I would take whatever leftovers there were and stuff them in a pita or wrap them in a tortilla.  I had even used plain […]

Summer Time Potato Salad

Summer Time Potato Salad is my go-to recipe for BBQ’s in the summer!  Super simple to make and pairs perfectly with grilled hot dogs, Slow-Cooker BBQ turkey, and a nice, juicy steak! Ingredients: 1 ¼ lb. red potatoes 4 strips thick sliced bacon, cooked crispy, and chopped 3 Tbsp shallot, minced (or you can use white […]

7-Up™ Lemon Cheesecake with Strawberry Glaze

This 7-Up™ Lemon Cheesecake with Strawberry Glaze is a quick-to-prepare no-bake cheesecake that is going to WOW your family!  I’ve made this for office functions in the past, and it was a crowd-pleaser! Crumb Crust: 2 cups Graham cracker crumbs ½ Cup Butter; melted  7-UpTM Filling: 1 pkg Unflavored gelatin 1 ½ Cup 7-up™; divided […]

Slow-Cooker Swiss Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

Slow-Cooker Swiss Cheese Scalloped Potatoes: Here is a yummy potato dish you can prep a day ahead and set to cook before you head out for the day.  If you are going to prep this the night before, do it in the slow-cooker pot and put that in the fridge. 2 pounds redskin potatoes, thinly […]

Slow-Cooker Turkey BBQ

Slow-Cooker Turkey BBQ 3 lb. boneless, skinless turkey breast fillets 2 green bell peppers 1 teaspoon celery salt 1 tsp pepper 1/4 cup chopped onion 18 oz of your favorite thick barbecue sauce The night before, sprinkle the salt and pepper on the turkey fillets. Bake in a 350F-degree oven for an hour. Allow the […]

Strawberries N Cream Cake

Oh man!  It’s spring and it’s strawberry pickin’ time!  What a perfect dessert for these warm spring days!  Strawberries n Cream Cake is super simple and super quick to make — your guests, family, and co-workers will love it! Ingredients:  1 box white cake mix Ingredients cake mix calls for 1 cup boiling water 1 box […]

Super Fluffy Pancakes

Who doesn’t love super fluffy pancakes? I know that come Sunday morning, in addition to some yummy biscuits and sausage gravy, there better be some pancakes with REAL maple syrup on the table too!   Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp sugar 1 tsp cinnamon […]

Taco Cheesecake?? Really?

Yes!  Taco Cheesecake!  It’s a real thing and it is so yummy!  I made this back in 2004 or so for a political fundraising event.  The Taco Cheesecake was placed on a table that was filled with all kinds of appetizers, meat and cheese trays, and veggie trays.  It was the first thing to go […]

Super Simple Fudge

Who says fudge can only be made between Thanksgiving and Christmas?  Why can’t we have it anytime we want?  I say phooey! to that!  Let’s make some today! I have been making this fudge for more than twenty years and every time I present it to someone (co-worker, friend, family member, stranger) they always say […]

Root Beer BBQ Sauce

Ingredients: 1 2-liter bottle root beer (my fave is A&W Rootbeer –its’ a childhood thing!) 1 ½ cups apple cider vinegar ½ cup ketchup (Don’t go cheap here – get the good stuff) ¼ cup yellow mustard 2 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp. Tabasco sauce 1 tsp. kosher salt 1 tsp. […]

12 Super-Easy Kitchen Tips

Biscuits Tips Biscuits will be crisp on the outside and flaky in the center if you roll the dough thin and fold it over once before cutting out biscuits. They’ll also split open easily when you’re ready to butter them. To refreshen and heat biscuits, put them in a well-dampened paper bag, twist it closed […]

Chicken Tomatillo Soup

Baby, it’s cold outside!! This chicken tomatillo soup is sure to warm you up! Many recipes of this nature call for blending the vegetables before adding the stock into the pot, but I prefer to dice the vegetables into small bits and leave this soup chunky. The fresh lime squeeze in your bowl just adds […]

Avocado Chicken Soup

YUM!  Chicken Avocado Soup! Everyone knows that you need chicken soup when you aren’t feeling your best. Everyone also knows chicken soup is good for the soul, and those chilly, rainy, autumn days too! Here is a sassy version of one of the greatest food classics ever!  Surprisingly, the avocado gives this soup a nice, […]

Strawberry BBQ Sauce

Yep, you read that right! Strawberry BBQ sauce is a thing. It is wonderfully tasty on your favorite prepared chicken! I personally love it drizzled over a grilled chicken salad! You can make it spicy or leave it simply sweet and tangy – your choice! Ingredients: 1 small orange habanero pepper – seeds discarded, chopped […]