Dips · Vegetarian/General

Guacamole Hummus

Looking for something new and different? Watching college basketball equals great food and company We decided it was healthy (without piling it on a chip). Thumbs up for games well played and even a bigger thumbs up for great new appetizer. Mandy is new to Texas and is 2 for 2 with great recipes. 1… Continue reading Guacamole Hummus

Kid-Friendly · Pork · Poultry

Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops or Chicken Breasts

When a busy working mom of three kids  gives us an easy recipe to try, it is at the top of the to do list.  We tried it with pork chops, score.  We tried it with chicken breasts, jackpot.  The entire family will eat it,  shout it from the mountain tops. Super simple and very… Continue reading Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops or Chicken Breasts

Pasta · Pork

Creamy Sausage Pasta

Coffee conversation with a good friend always turns to food.  What's for dinner?  Anything in your crock pot?  Tried any new recipes lately? Thanks Amy for sharing this winner.  The fact that this is a one pan dish is a bonus.   1 T. olive oil1 lb. smoked sausage, sliced1 cup diced onion2 cloves of garlic2… Continue reading Creamy Sausage Pasta

Seafood · Soups

Seafood Chowder

A casual conversation prior to a cold front and the Super Bowl turns to food.  No shocker here.  Thankful for friends that always have the perfect recipes at the right time.  Deidra has four children and is an amazing cook.  She shared with me that her children are now very much an active  part of the kitchen. … Continue reading Seafood Chowder

Crock Pot · Poultry

Crockpot Cashew Chicken

Growing up in Southwest Missouri, they had a claim to fame that the original Cashew Chicken came from our area.  A friend from my hometown of Branson recently posted this recipe and I had to try it.  Winner!  Perfect amount of spice for the perfect taste.Ingredients2 lbs of boneless skinless chicken tenders1/4 c. flour 1/2… Continue reading Crockpot Cashew Chicken

Sweet Endings

Pecan Pie Bars

Bites of goodness, instead of the pie.  We had two new dessert items on the menu for our Thanksgiving feast this year.  Kendra made the scrumptious cookies, Dulce De Leche-Filled Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies. Check them out on this blog under cookies.  I made these yummy bars.  Close your eyes and imagine freshly baked shortbread… Continue reading Pecan Pie Bars


Family Wellness Soup

I was first introduced to this soup a couple of years ago.  My friend, Lee, came to the rescue when my family was suffering from cold and flu.  Doorbell rings and a Dutch oven of this "magic" soup appears.  The taste is divine and we are thankful she shared this recipe with us.  Regular chicken noodle,… Continue reading Family Wellness Soup


Cheeseburger Soup

Hearty and delish. This soup will warm your bones on a crisp night. Stocked full of veggies, with a light cheese base. Everything in this soup can be altered to accommodate your waistline. Soup's On! 1/2 lb of lean ground beef or ground turkey 1 c. chopped white onion 1 c. sliced carrots 1 c.… Continue reading Cheeseburger Soup


Szechuan Green Beans with Ground Pork

We do our best to bring you a mix of oldie but goodies and something new and different. Cool weather makes us crave something with a kick, and this recipe fits the bill. Enjoy!1/2 pound lean ground pork 1 teaspoon cornstarch1/8 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper1 teaspoon peanut oil2 1/2 cups (1-inch) cut green beans1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic2 tablespoons hoisin sauce… Continue reading Szechuan Green Beans with Ground Pork

Crock Pot · Soups

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This weather is soup weather. Soup's on! I have been given two Chicken Tortilla Soup recipes in the past week. Both are great finds. The next one that I post has Campbell's Cheddar Cheese soup in it. The recipe below started in Trisha Yearwood's kitchen, then to Food Network, then in the hands of my… Continue reading Chicken Tortilla Soup