Corn Bread

I love this cornbread recipe.  I found it in my Fannie Farmer Cookbook.  It’s pretty simple and can be made in just 30 minutes while my chili is simmering.  I have a couple corn bread recipes I like.  Actually, I don’t usually like cornbread much at all.  It’s often crumbly and sticks to your mouth like…

Cooked Plum Jam

I have this plum tree which it seems not matter what I do to it only produces these teeny little plums but tons of them.  I think it is the type of plum; they just don’t get big.  My kids love to eat them, but me not so much.  If you don’t pick them as…

Apple Chips

We have the most amazing apple tree in our backyard that produces these ginormous sweet red apples.  Everyone always asked me what kind they are and I really don’t know.  I feel like most people can apple sauce with their apples, but I don’t particularly like apple sauce.  We mostly dry our apples in ring…

Chicken Cordon Bleu

This is a gem I found from the weight watchers sight.  It’s supposed to be a lighter version of Chicken Cordon Bleu (mostly because they omit the sauce).  This is such a delicious think to serve especially for company and it literally only takes 30 minutes to make. CHICKEN CORDON BLEU Ingredients: Four 4oz pieces…

Marlborough Apple Pie

Our apple tree is ripening and the apples are beginning to fall off the tree, so I decided it was time to make an apple pie.  I found this fun pre-Civial War American colonial apple pie recipe.  It calls from grated or stewed apples spiced in a sherry-flavored custard for a filling.  The original purpose…

Canned Salsa

I have to give props to my friend Julie Riley for teaching me the process of canning salsa.  When Derek and I moved into this house, but still didn’t have kids Julie offered to teach anyone interested how to can salsa.  Derek and I had planted a small salsa garden that year, and Derek loves…

Smoked Sausage and Wild Rice Butternut Squash Soup

My first year working as a Physician Assistant one of my medical assistants invited me to go to her book club one night.  To this day, that was one of the neatest book groups I’ve ever attended.  They had been meeting together for 10 straight years or something like that.  They got together once a…

Pot Roast

Sunday pot roast seems to be a simple enough thing that everyone knows how to cook.  I often just throw meat, potatoes, carrots, onions and even celery all in a crock pot with a little McCormick seasoning and call it good.  So fast to throw together and then my crock pot does all the cooking….

Oven-Fried Chicken

I secretly love fried chicken, and not a secret…so do my kids.  My kids refer to it as chicken on the bone.  Every time I walk past the deli counter at the grocery store I am tempted to buy those definitely not so good but oh so good crispy chicken pieces.  I would love to…

Penne with Chicken and Roasted Red Peppers

This is just a simple recipe that I cut off the side of a pasta box because it looked good.  It’s pretty quick to throw together and I feel like it’s basically enough that most people would enjoy it.  It’s one of those dishes I make when I am making dinner for people and I…

Whole Wheat Blueberry Zucchini Muffins

I still have zucchini!!!  I found this recipe one summer when my sister was out visiting.  We used to love to make those box muffins with the little can of blueberries you add and the crumble you sprinkle on top.  Anyways, we were reminiscing about that favorite childhood breakfast and decided to somewhat recreate, but…

Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread

I’m sure everyone has a zucchini bread recipe for when you find yourself with an abundance of zucchini right?  Well, my lovely friend Kassie Davis dropped her kids off to play one day this week, but along with them she dropped off a ginormous zucchini (thanks).  So, I added make zucchini bread to my list…