Homemade Egg Noodles

Gotta give Emily Brady all the credit for this recipe.  She like me likes to cook, not bake.  And she keeps posting pictures of these egg noodles that she says are delicious and so easy to make.  So, the last time I decided to whip up some Chicken Noodle Soup I gave her noodles a try.  I…

Chicken Noodle Soup

I think every family needs a go to chicken noodle soup recipe.   When sickness is running it’s course through the household nothing is better than homemade chicken noodle soup.  (And to be honest, I like homemade chicken noodle soup even when everyone is well.)  My recipe is a compilation of so many recipes and…

Chinese Chicken Salad

  This recipe comes from my Mom’s relief society ward recipe book in Wilmette, Illinois.  I always get a chuckle out of the title; they titled it “Not Just Jell-O”.   Ha!  I find this salad makes for a great main dish in the summer time served with some bread and fruit on the side.  My…

Orange Julius

 This is actually Derek’s Mom’s recipe.  Derek says their family tradition on Sunday evenings was to pop popcorn and have orange julius.  It has rolled over into our family as well.  Whenever we have a movie night with the kids we usually pop popcorn and blend some orange julius.  That combination is just fantastic together….

Chunky Monkey Pancakes

 I lucked out with the best roommates during my college years.  We all got a long great and had a ton of fun together.  They were truly like sisters to me.  To this day, we continue to be the best of friends.  After we all got married and lived in our own individual houses, we…

Sweet and Sour Chicken

 One interesting tidbit I remember about my mother is that she worked as a waitress at a Chinese restaurant in college.  She said this recipe isn’t from the restaurant but rather a Chinese cooking class she took in 1975!  She shared this recipe with me back when I was a newly wed.  I add a…

Philly Cheesesteaks

 When we were going to bless our twin boys in church, Derek did not want to have the traditional sandwich fixings on dainty rolls for our lunch get together after.  He felt blessing two boys in one day was deserving of something more manly…enter in Philly Cheesesteaks.  It ended up being a huge hit!  I…

Chili Relleno Bake

 In my house if you say the word casserole, Derek pre-determines that he is not at all excited for dinner.  He doesn’t like anything that is a conglomeration of ingredients all mixed together and baked in a 9X13 dish (AKA casseroles).  Thus, I refer to this dish not a Chili Relleno Casserole, but rather a…

Guacamole

 I remember attending what I recall to be a BBQ for my Dad’s work folks when I was in high school.  It was pot luck style and everyone was supposed to bring something.  My Dad made some fresh guacamole and brought chips for everyone to eat it with.  I remember thinking it was the best…