Recipes

Herbed Parmesan Dinner Rolls

Growing up, my grandmother, mother and all my aunts made bread, buns and cinnamon rolls from scratch. While I haven’t perfected our family method, I got the idea to try my hand at making dinner rolls (mostly) from scratch. I chose a recipe from an old Taste of Home magazine and tweaked it a bit […] Read more…

Baked Mostaccioli

Want a super-easy meal for tonight? (Or some other night this week?) Chances are these four ingredients for Baked Mostaccioli will probably be in your pantry. This is my go-to dish on days that the clock reads 4:30 pm and I still have no idea what’s for dinner! Baked Mostaccioli 1 lb. lean ground beef […] Read more…

Cheesy Twice-Baked Potatoes

Here’s a recipe my family absolutely loves! These Cheesy Twice-Baked Potatoes can be used as a side-dish or as a meal. So good and great for snowy (or rainy) cold days! Cheesy Twice-Baked Potatoes 6 medium baking potatoes 5 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened 3 tablespoons snipped chives 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon dried parsley […] Read more…

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Peanut Cookies in a Jar

I’m excited today to be a part of the Hillbilly Housewife’s Virtual Cookie Exchange. There are plenty of tasty cookie recipes perfect for the Christmas season posted here, including mine! Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Peanut Cookies (aka Cowboy Cookies in a Jar) are a great gift idea for anyone on your Christmas list. Here is the recipe […] Read more…

Tuesday’s Tasty Treat – Cheesy Shells

This recipe is a take off of one I found in a cookbook of my mother’s many years ago. It is a great meatless meal, fairly frugal and can be made with low-fat cheese. This recipe makes 40 shells because I freeze half of them for later. Cheesy Shells 40 Jumbo Pasta Shells (usually this […] Read more…

Homemade Freezer Salsa

Hey all, it’s the weekend! What a great feeling :) If any of you have some time on your hands for a little freezer cooking or are wondering what to do with the extra tomatoes in your garden, feel free to go on over to The Untrained Housewife and check out my article on Homemade […] Read more…

Zucchini Bread

We love zucchini bread! It’s so fun to grab some big zucchinis from the garden and grate them up in my Salad Shooter and then proceed to make loaves and loaves of zucchini bread. The kids (and adults) in our house just eat it up. Here is my recipe: Zucchini Bread 3 eggs, beaten 1 […] Read more…

Fall Apple Quick Bread

This week’s tasty treat is apple bread! September is the month of the year when apples ripen on the tree and also go on sale at the grocery store! Pick (or pick up) some apples and try this yummy recipe. Fall Apple Quick Bread 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 c. butter or shortening 1 c. sugar […] Read more…

Tuesday’s Tasty Treat – Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana muffins are great, and I experimented with a recipe and made them even tastier! I added semi-sweet chocolate too, for those of you with a sweet tooth. This recipe includes some healthier alternatives to basic ingredients as well as a reduction in sugar. This recipe makes approximately 30 muffins with muffin cups filled halfway. […] Read more…

English Muffin Pizzas

Today’s lunch recipe is a simple fare that I make for my kids. Even my daughter, at almost 12 months, will eat the muffin and pizza sauce. English Muffin Pizzas (serves 3) 3 Whole Wheat or Sour Dough English Muffins, split in half Pizza Sauce or Tomato Sauce with Italian Seasoning, amount to your liking, […] Read more…

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Monster Cookies

These cookies aren’t necessarily very healthy for you, with the exception of the oatmeal, but they are sooo good! This recipe makes a huge batch, which may be good for large families, and they freeze relatively well. Or you can bless someone with some yummy cookies! Ingredients:   2 c. brown sugar 2 c. white […] Read more…

Rhubarb Flax Muffins

These rhubarb flax muffins are so soft and chewy and pretty good for you as well. A friend of mine, and her family, grow and grind their own flax so we use that! You can find ground flaxseed on Amazon as well: this is the one I prefer while I am waiting to get more […] Read more…

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