Cranberry Scones

I LOVE cranberries. This recipe is one of my favorite. If you need more sweetness, you can drizzle with orange glaze. So good. Enjoy photo credit: inspiredtaste.net 2 cups flour 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 eggs 1 teaspoon orange extract 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 stick butter (1/2 cup) 1/3 cup…

Panzanella

Panzanella is a wonderful Italian “bread salad”. Use a firm, dense bread to avoid sogginess. Enjoy.                                                                              …

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

These little peanutty balls of goodness will put a smile on your face, guaranteed! 1/2 cup organic crunchy peanut butter (honestly, use whatever you have) 2 Tbsp toasted flax seed (not a game changer if you don’t have) 1 cup raw oats (not quick oats – just your basic rolled oats) 1/4 cup honey 1/4…

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

I found this recipe on the Internet, in various iterations of the same basic formula. Here is my delicious rendition… Start your proof the night before as the dough will need to sit and ferment for at least 7 hours. I typically let it sit 10-12 hours. 1 cup sourdough starter 5 cups flour 2…

Easy Wing Sauce

This is so easy and SO good! 1 cup of your favorite bar-b-que sauce (original sauce works well for this, like KC Masterpiece, or Sweet Baby Rays) 1 cup of honey bar-b-que sauce 1/2 cup of Franks Red Hot Original 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar Mix all ingredients together and presto! You have awesome wing…

Sugared Cranberries

Cranberries are just about my favorite food item. I have loved them my entire life so anytime I find a recipe with cranberries (or shampoo, lotion, air freshener, candle, etc) I have to try it.  Yes, I know the first step is admitting you have a problem. The cred for this recipe goes to my…

Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese

I found this recipe on Pinterest. Don’t you just love Pinterest? When I made this recipe I tripled it and it turned out great.  This is a custard style mac-n-cheese. Cooking Spray 2 cups milk 1 (12oz) can evaporated milk 1 egg 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (your choice…

Killer Biscuits

I originally saw this recipe on Pinterest, published about 25 times in one form or another.  Since then I’ve made it about 10 times.  This is my families number one favorite biscuit.  And that’s saying something…we are a bread loving group!  So, here is my version of 7up biscuits. Yield: about 9 biscuits 2 cups…

Sauced Burritos

When I say “sauced”, I mean covered in sauce, not drunk.  Although I suppose you could add tequila to this recipe pretty easily!  <wink, wink>    I stumbled upon this recipe after making way too much stuffing for my Southwest Stuffed Peppers, thus creating my Southwest Meal Starter.  Cool huh!  Frankly, you can throw just…

Southwest Meatloaf

This is a smaller version of the recipe that I use for my Southwest Meal Starter.  The only difference is that you aren’t stuffing anything…anything but yourself that is! 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef (or turkey, or a mixture of beef and turkey…you make the call.  You could even add chorizo and kick it…

Southwest Stuffed Peppers

This is one of my recipes that uses my Southwest Meal Starter concoction.  It’s meat, rice, corn, beans, and spices.  Delicious! 1/2 to 1 pound of Southwest Meal Starter 4 bell peppers (any color, I like yellow, orange and red as they have the best flavor) – cut in half and remove the seed pod…

Mandarin Pineapple Cake

I got this recipe from my Mom.  I call it “Container Cake”.  Everything you need for this cake can be found in a container and you just dump it in.  It’s great.  We recently made this for a family birthday party and it was a big hit! Yield:  1 cake 1 yellow cake mix (white…