Fruit Cookies

My sister Tracy brought these cookies to Christmas, and they were delicious! She didn't use nuts or raisins but followed the rest of the recipe. Enjoy! 2 eggs2 c. sugar1 c. (2 sticks) butter1 c. each of following dried fruit:  Raisins, cranberries, blueberries, and cherries2 c. oats2 c. flour1 tsp. baking soda1 tsp. salt1 Tbsp.… Continue reading Fruit Cookies


Kristin Cookies

My great friend Kristin is one of my all-time favorite cooks, and last night, she went with me to see another one of my all-time favorite cooks, Deb Perelman of the Smitten Kitchen blog. When I need a recipe, you'll often find me searching Smitten Kitchen, so when Deb released a new cookbook, I rushed… Continue reading Kristin Cookies


Complicated Green Chili Shredded Chicken

I hope you can follow this recipe. It's so complicated, so please. Focus. 4-6 chicken breasts 1 jar HEB That Green Sauce Lime to taste Salt to taste Put the chicken breasts in a slow cooker. Top with sauce. Cook for 7-8 hours on low, then shred with a fork. If you're feeling saucy, squeeze… Continue reading Complicated Green Chili Shredded Chicken

Dips · On the Side

Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

Oh how I love this recipe. It’s so versatile and I’d say dangerous if it wasn’t so darn healthy! It all mixes up in a food processor and will make any Mexican dish better. You could even use it as a salad dressing. Or one could sit and eat it for breakfast with chips. Hypothetically.  It… Continue reading Cilantro Yogurt Sauce


Frankenstein Bars

I saw the cutest recipe for Frankenstein Bars this weekend. We were on the way home from Six Flags (side note: you could not PAY me to go to their nighttime Fright Fest, where they pump in fog everywhere so their scary employees can jump out and get ya. No Thank You.). But I digress.… Continue reading Frankenstein Bars

On the Side

Sweet Potato Yum Yum Casserole

This is our mom's sweet potato recipe. It's sweet and rich, perfect for the holidays!   Base ingredients: 3 c canned sweet potatoes, drained 8 oz (1 cup)  evaporated milk 1/2 t cinnamon 1/2 t nutmeg 1/2 t vanilla 6 T. (3/4 stick) butter, softened 1 c sugar 2 eggs   Topping ingredients: 6 T. (3/4 stick) butter 3/4… Continue reading Sweet Potato Yum Yum Casserole


Lemon ‘Swig’ Sugar Cookies

When my friend Molly shows up to a youth baseball practice with cookies in a cellophane bag,  tied with a ribbon...I knew it was going to be good!   These cookies are a perfect mix of sugar, lemon, and goodness.  The texture is buttery and smooth.  The frosting compliments the cookie better than most.  Can… Continue reading Lemon ‘Swig’ Sugar Cookies

Breakfast · Sweet

Cinnamon and Sugar Sweet Rolls

I admit it.  Baking with yeast takes it up a notch.  The Easter Bunny prepared this yummy treat for our family.  When a recipe can be started the night before, I am all in.   Cinnamon and sugar is a win win.  Add a serving of bacon or sausage, done and done. High Five!  These… Continue reading Cinnamon and Sugar Sweet Rolls


Brownie Roll-Out Cookies

This recipe is from Smitten Kitchen, a blog I love so much I bought her cookbook. Some people say Ina Garten's recipes are fail proof; I guess you could say Deb Perlman is my Ina. I made these cookies for the first time for my cookie party, which is a commitment. But they worked great, and… Continue reading Brownie Roll-Out Cookies

Main Dish · Poultry

Baked BBQ Chicken

This recipe is outstanding.  Bragging rights for the best and easiest BBQ chicken start here. The extra step in marinating before baking makes it all worthwhile.  I never knew baked chicken could be so yummy.  The smoked paprika gives the chicken a subtle smoky flavor.  If you don't have that ingredient, invest we use… Continue reading Baked BBQ Chicken