• "dessert",  "recipes"

    Blueberry Streusel Cake

    This cake will grace our counter tops once or twice in a given year, but it doesn’t stay there for very long.  It has this crazy way of bringing people into my kitchen, gradually disappearing throughout the day.  By the end of the day, I catch my husband mopping up crumbs from the cutting board with his finger.  We never have leftovers.  Ever. This cake is by no means a waist watching treat.  It is too moist, sweet, and decadent for that business.  Hence, it is only made once or twice in a year.  What makes it a little extra special is that I bake part of the streusel inside…

  • "recipes"

    Sloppy Joe’s

    Don’t feel like cooking but you have to anyway?  Yeah.  That’s how I feel most days, too.  For those particular evenings, I reach for my handful of really easy recipes that can satisfy my hungry mob on any given night.  My sloppy joe is one of those meals.  It only takes, maybe, twenty minutes to make.    You know, I don’t think there is a single American household that hasn’t made it at least once, if not a gazillion times.  It’s just that good.  And that easy.  So yeah…stash this recipe somewhere and make it soon.  It’s gooood.  I promise.   If you’re in need of some other quick dinners,…

  • "food",  "recipes"

    Mexican Rice

    When we moved to North Carolina, we were met with some odd foods.  Not going to lie.  People here eat things that I have never even contemplated eating.  For example, when we went to the convenience store to buy worms for fishing, the cashier asked us with complete seriousness, “You gonna’ fry these up for lunch or you gonna go fishin’?”  I can’t even make this stuff up.  We laughed, or course, thinking that this was his dry humor shinning through, but oh no!!!  He was serious.  It is evidently a treat around here, just like boiled peanuts.  (Boiled peanuts don’t taste good…at least not to us.)  People here are…

  • "life moments",  "life",  "Liz",  "recipes"

    Thoughts & A Recipe

      It’s blazing hot outside, but I can’t be bothered by details.  I had to make myself a cup of hot chocolate while I dream of cooler days.  I can’t help it.  Summer just isn’t my season.  To add more insult to summer, I also made a large pot full of hearty chicken soup.   Ahh…summer.  You can leave now; and take your humidity with you.     On other topics, I actually have quite a bit that I want to say.  I just haven’t been spitting them out.  Does that happen to you?  I do plan on talking about my failing vegetable garden, and the homeschooling programs we are…

  • "budget",  "chicken",  "dinner",  "food",  "recipes"

    Healthy Chicken Noodle Casserole

    It wouldn’t be fair of me to not share this recipe with you about making a “healthy”, yet creamy, chicken noodle casserole.  Really, it wouldn’t.  In fact, you can take this recipe and make it even healthier if you chose to do so.  But I’ll get to that in a minute.  You see, I prepare this dish with the most basic of ingredients.  Things any regular cook would have sitting in their refrigerator & pantry shelves, making the ease of this dish astonishing.  I know every blogger will tell you this exact thing, however, I am being sincere. Eating this dish nearly had me feeling, like I was being unfaithful…