Crock Pot Lasagna

My friend Kassie Voigt tipped me onto this recipe that she loves for lasagna that you make in your crock pot. I have been dying to try it ever since she told me about it, and I am so sad that I waited this long to do it. It was good! And it worked out…

Fluffy Omlet

My Mom always made omelets by separating the egg yolks and whites then beating the eggs whites until peaked and stirring the egg yolks back in. Cooking it that way it makes this sort of fluffy omelet. Then she always served it with cream of mushroom soup kind of thick like a gravy on top….

Italian Chicken and Parmesan Dumpling Soup

This soup is sort of fun to make, and I haven’t made it in a while. It’s sort of a cross between Italian Wedding Soup and Matzo ball soup with it’s own parmesan dumplings that are not akin to anything else I’ve had. This soup is the soup that taught me how to make my…

Ropa Vieja

This is a Cuban dish. I found the recipe in one of my Cook Illustrated Magazines and have had it hanging around and been wanting to try it forever. Ropa Vieja literally means “old clothes.” The story behind it is that there was a peasant who couldn’t afford meat to feed his family so he…

Split Pea and Ham Soup

One of my kids, Camden, fancies himself a vegetarian mostly.  However, he actually loves spiraled ham.  We were at Costco near Easter time and they had ham on sale and he begged me to buy one.  Since he rarely gets excited about any form of meat, I obliged.   However, after our little family had eaten…

Chicken and Lime Soup

Yesterday, we went to Costco and I decided the easiest thing to do for dinner was to pick up one of their Rotisserie chickens. After everyone had eaten their fill, I still had half a chicken left, so I pulled all the left over meat off the bone and vowed to use it in a…

Carne Asada

My husband announced yesterday that he is trying a low carb diet. And right after that, I announced that I don’t cook low carb. Enchiladas were on the menu for dinner tonight mostly because I made some really good Spanish rice the other day that I wanted to reuse as a side. However, all day…

Triple Berry Pie

Well in honor of National Pi Day, I just had to make a pie today. I didn’t want to go to the grocery store, and I had a bunch of berries left over for last night’s party so berry pie it was. I turned to allrecipes and found a winner of a recipe and her…

English-Style Currant Scones

It was my month to host book club and I picked a book set in England where they are forever sitting down to tea. So, I decided nothing was more appropriate than throwing a little book club tea party. I borrowed the tiered plates from Diane, made macaroons, tea sandwiches, berries with real whipped cream,…

Almost Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

Somehow I have two huge jars of opened peanut butter taking up space in my kitchen cabinet.  I decided to rectify this situation by making a Family Home Evening treat with peanut butter last night.  I searched around a found this recipe on culinary hill.com.  They claimed easy, no bake, Grandma’s “Almost Reese’s” recipe.  Right…

Cutler’s Glazed Sugar Cookies

Well supposedly there is this place called Cutler’s up in Bountiful that have amazing glazed sugar cookies.  Never had them.  However, I do follow A Bountiful Kitchen and she posted right before Valentines Day this year the Cutler’s Glazed Sugar Cookie recipe.  Her post of pretty pink glaze cookies spurred a little fire in me,…

Graham Cracker Cookies

These cookies are good and kinda fun because they use ground graham crackers in the batter as a change from your typical cookie.  I found this recipe on allrecipes.com and decided to make these because of the abundance of M&M we had lying around after Christmas.  I saw where some people put chocolate chips and…