Sometimes I just make myself so mad! I made this luscious, creamy, sweet and tart pie in March when our friends Maribeth and John came to dinner. (Note: St. Patrick's Day celebration tablecloth!) But did I take time to share it with you? 😳 Uh, no. Fast forward 2 months. I can blame my sharing error on a fast and furious spring -- but I'll bet you can say the same … [Read more...] about No Bake Layered Lemon Pie
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 must have just been really, really, hungry because I couldn't get … [Read more...] about Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole
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 recipes we have served at our family reunion!What a blessing it was to join Old … [Read more...] about Guest Post For Christian Camp Pro!
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 on the grill and brushing some oil all over the meat gives … [Read more...] about Two Easy Grilling Recipes For Beginners
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 is a nationwide delivery service (for the most part) that sends a box of … [Read more...] about When The Student Surpasses The Teacher & Blue Apron Sumac-Spiced Salmon
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 is all that unusual for families to choose lasagna or … [Read more...] about My Nephew’s Family-Favorite Pepperoni Bread
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 playhouse, and even the outhouse! I never lived in the same … [Read more...] about Grandma’s Sweets Shared By Her Grandsons
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 hours from the airport! Oh, but what a surprise when we arrived … [Read more...] about Crock Pot Creamy Chicken Spaghetti
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 ... … [Read more...] about Ice Cream Sandwich Super Sundae Dessert
When my Nebrasaka-friend Cheryl said, "do you have a good corn salad recipe?" I answered her with a questions, "do you?" She said "I sure do!"Cheryl and I share a love for cooking and a love for experimenting with new recipes. When we get together we always talk recipes. In Nebraska things are done pretty simply and efficient without a lot of fuss and muss. The name for … [Read more...] about Sweet and Salty Corn Salad
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 host, designer, gardening and lifestyle expert. He is the … [Read more...] about Aunt Jamie’s Cookies from the Home of P. Allen Smith
Today I was preparing to write this blog post while staying with a friend. When she passed by me she said "I won't be a moment" to which I replied, "no worries, I am happy as a clam."As soon as the words were out of my mouth I thought, where did that come from? Are clams happy?I couldn't leave it alone and here is what I found from a quick Google of The Phrase … [Read more...] about Throw Back Soup and Crispy Slaw for Sandwiches
It is that time of year when heating up the kitchen ends up heating up the house ... at least it does when you live in southern Tennessee! A salad lunch or dinner often times is just right. But on Thursday what does the lettuce or spinach look like that you bought on the weekend? I shared this little-known secret back in 2011 and I beg your forgiveness if this is old news … [Read more...] about It’s A Salad Time of Year
I am having fun taking a look back at some of my favorite and most viewed recipes. If you are a new reader I hope you are enjoying these recipes as well. If you have been with me from the beginning … maybe some of these recipes have become your favorites too!When I was an innkeeper at Walnut Grove Bed and Breakfast I found this recipe for Overnight Egg, Sausage and Cheese … [Read more...] about Eggs, Buns and Muffins Popular Recipes
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 a lovely woman and talented artist who just happened to fix lunch for … [Read more...] about Fresh Kale Salad You Are Gonna Love!