Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

Am I the only cook on the planet who hasn’t heard of Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole?  Apparently, when it comes to church food Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole has been a hit for a long, long time!  My friend, Lila, made this casserole for a Community Bible Study fellowship lunch this spring.  At first, I thought I … Read more

Guest Post For Christian Camp Pro!

Hi!  I am just stopping by for a quick second to share this guest post I did for Christian Camp Pro!     Link: What’s For Dinner?? This is a blog post about food planning for a reunion, retreat, or even a party in your home.  Just some practical tips and some of my favorite … Read more

Two Easy Grilling Recipes For Beginners

Today we are happy to have Monica Henin from Addonkitchen as our guest blogger. Thank you, Monica! Having an in-house grill is always great because it allows a person to cook scrumptious food at will. Moreover, grilling is fun, especially for those who have an immense love for cooking. Placing a juicy piece of meat … Read more

When The Student Surpasses The Teacher & Blue Apron Sumac-Spiced Salmon

Last February my son, Cory, and his wife, Ann, began using Blue Apron, a meal delivery service.   Both Cory and Ann work outside the home and so they share the meal preparation. But Cory enjoys cooking much more than Ann does and so he is the primary cook (and she does the clean-up!) Blue Apron … Read more

My Nephew’s Family-Favorite Pepperoni Bread

After a full-on Thanksgiving week of turkey, baked sliced ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, and a zillion side dishes I am usually “over-it.” Toss in a couple of holiday parties featuring turkey or ham and when Christmas dinner rolls around I am designing a menu based on pasta sauce or even meatloaf! I don’t think it … Read more

Grandma’s Sweets Shared By Her Grandsons

My Grandma Paulsen was a lovely, gentle, funny lady. No matter who or when someone stopped by her home there were always cookies.  And sandwiches and treats.  And so much more.  My Grandfather was a Nebraska farmer and some of my best childhood memories took place romping wildly with my cousins through the barn, the … Read more

Crock Pot Creamy Chicken Spaghetti

Upon arriving home from a lengthy vacation this summer this casserole and fresh homemade bread awaited us! Our friends John and Maribeth came to the airport to collect my sous chef dish-washing mother, my Chief Traveling Buddy and I. That in itself was a lovely gesture on their part because we live about 1 1/2 … Read more

Ice Cream Sandwich Super Sundae Dessert

When the Brown Eyed Baker posted this dessert recipe I was totally captivated by her pictures.   It was the first of August and I had children and grandchildren arriving in just a few days.  I was in meal planning mode. What I didn’t know was …

Aunt Jamie’s Cookies from the Home of P. Allen Smith

Recently my friend Charlene was traveling through Arkansas with girlfriends. I didn’t realize this, but the home of P. Allen Smith is located just 30 minutes outside of Little Rock.  The Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm sits on top of a ridge overlooking the Arkansas River Valley.    Paul Allen Smith is a television … Read more

Fresh Kale Salad You Are Gonna Love!

I have to admit that I see “fresh kale” this and “fresh kale” that all over the food blogs.  I usually just keep on moving past them.  My Chief kale-lover husband would appreciate a kale dish now and then, but my kale-loathing sous-chef dish-washer mom turns her nose up at kale! Enter Heidy.  Heidy is … Read more