Whole Wheat Pancakes

What a fun treat for Valentine's Day morning! If you can rise a little early you can treat your family to the most delicious and healthy pancakes and oven-cooked bacon. I love to make this, especially on weekend mornings when I have more time. You can use real buttermilk in the pancake recipe or this recipe … Continue reading Whole Wheat Pancakes

Brownies

While I like extravagant desserts, the simple pleasures of a Blackberry cobbler, or a Coconut Cream pie, heck even a Reeses candy bar, make me every bit as happy! This recipe for brownies, warm out of the oven, with a good quality vanilla ice cream is one of those simple desserts that is so good. Yum! Just … Continue reading Brownies

Asian Lettuce Wraps

This is a delicious recipe that I have made for several years. I think it's a great dish to serve on New Year's Eve. With all the indulging, we need something relatively healthy! By the way, these wraps, which are supposed to be a copycat for P. F. Chang's, are scrumptious! Lettuce Wraps Ingredients: (Serves 6 as an … Continue reading Asian Lettuce Wraps

Navy Bean and Ham Soup

Navy Bean and Ham soup is a great way to use up leftover holiday ham. If you purchased a Christmas ham with the bone in, absolutely throw that ham bone into your soup pot and you will end up with an extra flavorful soup! Navy Bean and Ham Soup (adapted from Chowhound) Ingredients: 1 pound … Continue reading Navy Bean and Ham Soup

Turkey and Sausage Gumbo

I always use our leftover Thanksgiving turkey to make Turkey and Sausage Gumbo. This recipe comes from my college roommate who was from New Orleans. It's so delicious and always reminds me of the happy years I spent in Louisiana. Turkey and Sausage Gumbo Ingredients: Turkey Stock 1 turkey carcass (with a small amount of meat … Continue reading Turkey and Sausage Gumbo

Instant Pot Plain Whole Milk Yogurt

This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I am currently making yogurt in my Instant Pot. I have to say it has taken a lot of trial and error to find a recipe that truly works every time. This one does. Instant Pot … Continue reading Instant Pot Plain Whole Milk Yogurt

Grilled Pork Loin

Pork Loin is an inexpensive cut of meat in our area and frequently on sale for under $2.00 a pound. Last night we had one in our refrigerator and my husband decided to throw it on the grill. Once the charcoal was nice and hot, he pushed the coals to one side and placed the … Continue reading Grilled Pork Loin

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole There are a lot of recipes out there for Chicken and Broccoli Casserole. Almost all of them have condensed soup as an ingredient. This one does not. I've been making it for years and my family loves it! Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) 1/2 cup onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, … Continue reading Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

I have prepared many spaghetti with meat sauce recipes in my 32 years of marriage. This one is my current one and with good reason. It's delicious! Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (Mel's Kitchen Cafe) Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon dried basil … Continue reading Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

One Pot Taco Skillet

This is a great one-pot meal. Brown your ground beef and onions, and then throw everything else in. It's that simple, and your family will love it. One Pot Taco Skillet (slightly adapted from Iowa Girl Eats) Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef 1/4 cup onion, chopped 1 taco seasoning packet, don't add water (or homemade) … Continue reading One Pot Taco Skillet