Stuffed Chicken Breast revisited


This is a pretty “rich” or calorie intensive recipe.  Just a whole lot of cheese but it seems my kids agree that it’s well worth it.  Give it a try and let us know what you think.What you’ll need to get started:Preheat oven to 350 degrees6 plump chicken breasts24 ounces of Ricotta cheese (3 cups […]


Posted by on January 20, 2013

Fruit Salsa


A get together/party favorite has become the fruit salsa I make from time to time.  Before I forget I will make sure to add a section on how to make your own “chips” to go with it as well.  You can play with a twist by adding a teaspoon of cinnamon if you so desire […]


Posted by on January 18, 2013

My take on Sweet Potato Casserole


You always hear from people how they “hate” sweet potatoes how they have tried them every different way and didn’t like them.  Now to be sure, there are some pretty nasty tasting ideas on how to make these out there.  But it doesn’t have to be that way.  Nor do you have to get it […]


Apple Cider Doughnuts


Every fall I recall great memories of leaves, crisp morning air, hiking, warm (and cold) spiced apple cider, baking and laughter.  It’s during this time I start with baking various things.This year I was reminded of trips to the apple orchard in Harvard Illinois.  Spiced Apple Doughnuts, usually warm, sometimes brought home for later.  I […]


Homemade pancakes


Tired of the pancake mix in the box?  Want something a bit more, perhaps with your own touch?Here is a homemade buttermilk pancake mix.  No buttermilk, no worries, we’ll make some … read on.Here’s what you’ll need:1 and 1/2 cups milk1/4 cup vinegar2 cups flour1/4 cup white sugar2 teaspoons of baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1 […]


Posted by on November 8, 2012

Homemade Biscuits


Let’s start by heating up the oven:425-450 degrees What you’ll need next:2 cups flour1 tablespoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt2 tablespoons sugar1/4 cup butter 3/4 cup milk Let’s get it all together:Combine and mix the dry ingredients.  Dice up the butter and cut in to dry mix until contents looks like crumbs.  Mix in milk until […]


Posted by on July 1, 2012

Scalloped Potatoes


Just another one of those twists I like to throw from time to time.  It’s a tradition for me to find some reason to add SOMETHING else to my “planned” Thanksgiving meal at the last moment.  It will usually involve an ingredient that I have made to much of, or have to much left over.So […]


Hot Toddy Time


So it’s that time of year again where we have the sniffles, or just want to settle down to a nice, comfortable, relaxing evening with a warm tasty drink in hand. This brings to mind a nice Hot Toddy. There are many ways to make this and really it’s up to your taste but, if […]


Posted by on November 7, 2011

Italian Red Potatoes


This is a great recipe that goes as a nice side dish to any meat dish be it red meat, poultry, pork, or fish.What you’ll need to get started (for 5-6 people, I like to plan to have some leftovers):3lbs of red potatoes cut into quarters (or smaller)6tbs of butter2tbs of fresh minced garlic (or […]


Posted by on November 2, 2011

Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Cheddar Cheese


Well with the holiday’s on the way I figure it is time to start adding some more recipes that I have here on the blog. So let’s start with the famous Garlic Mashed Potatoes … with Cheddar Cheese This is what you will need to start (Usually for 4-5 people) 2lbs Potatoes (peeled if you […]


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