I just realized last night that I've been making this pie for more than half my life. I made it the first time for Josh's birthday in 2000, and have been faithfully making it ever since because it's his FAVORITE. I make it for every January 30th, and I even made it for everyone at … Continue reading Grandma Lou’s Coconut Cream Pie
Back when I was a kid, my family did a stint in New York and Connecticut. My brother was actually born while we lived in New York (for six months), so now if I want to make him mad, I just remind him that he's not a real Texan, he's actually a Yankee. 😉 Anyway, … Continue reading Amish Soup
A few years ago, I came across this recipe on Pinterest. It contained lots of things we like (potatoes! sausage! peppers!) and seemed like a good one to try. Now that I've made it a couple dozen times (!) I've pretty much perfected it for our family and everybody gets excited when the answer to … Continue reading Let’s Hash it Out
I am so glad to be back in Texas. I mean, Oregon was great and all but one of the things I just could not get used to was the fact that my local grocery store didn't advertise. I mean, the only way to find out what was on sale was to go grocery shopping. Makes … Continue reading And sometimes, peaches are on sale
Several years ago, I retired my old pizza crust recipe that originated from my mother and started making something better. Much much better. The pizza dough recipe that I use for my calzones is from Annie's Eats and you can find it here. There's a LOT of good stuff on the Annie's Eats blog. You … Continue reading Let’s make calzones!
I have this amazing book about baking by Nick Malgieri. It was a gift from my grandmother when I was around 13 years old. It has everything... cakes, breads, scones, pies. If you can bake it, it's most likely in this book. Though I've had the book for nearly 20 years, I've barely scratched the … Continue reading Fresh baked bread in under an hour?!?!
If you have butter, sugar, milk, cocoa, salt, vanilla, oatmeal and coconut in your house right now, you should be afraid. Very afraid.I am about to unleash something here that cannot be taken back, and if you have the aforementioned items lying around, you will either love me or hate me. There is no in-between … Continue reading No bake cookies for the win
So lately I have chosen to attempt napping rather than to attempt blogging. Also I've been going to bed at 8:30, as soon as we tuck the girls in. This is what the first trimester of pregnancy is like, people. It's a lovely blend of nausea and exhaustion, uncontrollable flatulence and belching, food aversions and … Continue reading What’s the haps
Love a clean a house. LOVE IT. But with three kids and two dogs and a hubby with a very demanding job, sometimes things can get a little out of control. Case in point:Oh, you can't get the full impact without a better view of the family room. Allow me:This is what happens when laundry day … Continue reading Clean or bake?
I'm about to utter a phrase that, as a child, I never thought would pass my lips: I LOVE CHICKEN 'N DUMPLINGS.There. I said it. I'm pretty sure I gave my mom fits whenever she cooked up chicken 'n dumplings when I was a kid. I just didn't get it! Cooked chicken and doughy things... … Continue reading Chicken ‘n Dumplings