Parker House Rolls

Parker House Rolls

Mmmmm, warm bread.  As I’m sitting here writing this, I’m currently avoiding carbs, so the desire for bread is even stronger than usual (is that even possible?!)  I have a basic white bread recipe that gets me through a variety of items, like cinnamon rolls, bread bowls, and yes, white bread.  It happens to be […]

Albondigas Soup

Albondigas Soup

Once again I was on a quest to stretch a pound of ground beef and fill my kids with veggies.  This is basically the story of my life in the kitchen.  Well, that, and just one time I would like an oven that doesn’t burn the bottom of everything I bake while leaving the center […]

Crispy Baked Chicken Strips


Like most kids in America, my kids love chicken strips. Who am I kidding I love them too. I don’t buy them pre-made, those are gross. I do cheat a little and use Bisquick. Fast food at home, what’s better than that? I like to serve the chicken strips with bar-b-que sauce and honey mustard. […]

Summer Blueberry Pancakes


Pancakes are a family favorite in our house. Fresh blueberries go on sale in the grocery store, and I love to pack them into all kinds of foods. One of my go-to recipes is blueberry pancakes. I’ll make them for a weekend breakfast, but one of my kids favorite meals is to have pancakes for […]

Cheesy Beef Empanadas


I grew up in the middle of Oklahoma, so you think I’d have been raised on chicken fried steak and chili. Well, we had those meals on occasion, but my parents were from other places. My dad is from the South, and apparently his mother cooked elaborate 5 course meals nightly. My mom had notions […]

Homemade Mac and Cheese


Mac and cheese has got to be one of my favorite foods in the whole world. An added bonus is that every single one of my kids loves it. Being contrary, my husband would prefer it didn’t get baked in the oven, but I just scoop his portion out of the middle and save the […]

Pineapple Upside Down Cake


Pineapple upside down cake is a classic recipe, but I’d never actually tried it before. I knew the basics, yellow cake with a pineapple brown sugar topping. Usually it involves maraschino cherries, but I forgot to buy them. I think the cherries would make it prettier, but the cake turned out delicious.

Mini Cheesy Turkey Meatball Sliders


I make meatballs all the time, several times a month. They’re a great way to stretch a pound of ground meat. You can change up the ingredients and have a totally different tasting meal. And my kids love them. I saw the cutest little slider buns at the grocery store on Sunday and my kids […]