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


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

Breakfast · Sweet

Healthy Breakfast Muffins

I would put these muffins in the category of "too healthy to be good." But they are good! They are easy too, and made with things that are usually on hand. I make them quite often, even for company! (PS For the ultimate in convenience, you can even find pre-shredded carrots near the baby carrots… Continue reading Healthy Breakfast Muffins

Beef · Main Dish

Best BBQ Burger

I can't believe I haven't posted this recipe before. I made it about 10 times last summer. Everyone loves them and can't figure out why. But I know the secret ingredient - a delicious, sweet barbecue sauce you mix in with the hamburger. You can make the sauce and even mix up the patties beforehand,… Continue reading Best BBQ Burger

Appetizers · Dips · FAST

Blender Salsa

This is a great recipe from our good friends Jeremy and Shelly, a salsa with a secret ingredient of Chili Pequin. It is so delicious, quick and perfect for any gathering (or a weekend at the beach)! 8-10 (or more if you like it hot!) dried Chili Pequin (sometimes called Chili Pepin; these come in… Continue reading Blender Salsa