Daughter, sister, wife, mother of three. My heart is full. All the things I will ever need surround me. Wife. My husband, amazing father, Army combat medic, my direction. My direction? Yes. I would be lost without him. Everything I do or plan for the day, month, year, 20 years from now, involves the ultimate… Continue reading Take in the moment, don’t rush to have “been there”.
It’s that time of year! Deer season is in full swing, fresh meat, warm spices, cozy meals after a hunt, the holidays…can you tell it’s my favorite time of year? Venison chilli is just the perfect meal for this time of year. I’m always trying to create recipes that don’t cover the taste of venison,… Continue reading Venison Chilli
Gardening and canning. It is a labor of love. I use to spend all afternoon blanching, peeling, slicing, seeding, and cooking down my garden fresh tomatoes for sauce. Even with a food mill, it takes quite a while, and honestly the sauce still needs some work. Last year I canned enough tomato sauce, paste and… Continue reading Fresh Tomato Sauce for Canning in MINUTES! Not Hours!
Crispy, cheesy, saucy Chicken Parmesan. Simple to make and a family favorite. This recipe is so simple, after making it a couple times you’ll be able to wing it with no directions and add your own special touches. Marina 1 quart plain tomato sauce (I used home-canned) 1 pint diced tomatoes, drained (I used home-canned)… Continue reading Easy Chicken Parmesan with Homemade Marinara
Seared to a golden brown and smothered in a garlic, mushroom, and onion sauce- slow cooked to perfection. Make these saucy, slow cooked pork chops your next go to comfort meal! You will need– 4-5 Pork chops (I like bone in for flavor) 1 pound of mushrooms, sliced 1 small sweet onion, sliced 1 Tbsp.… Continue reading Savory and Saucy Slow Cooked Pork Chops
A perfectly spiced pear pie for fall and a nice change up from typical apple pie. This pie is simple to make and pairs perfectly with cinnamon ice cream. You will need- Pie Filling 1 pie crust of your choice (my recipe to follow) 5-6 fresh pears 2 Tbsp. flour 1/4 cup packed brown sugar… Continue reading Spiced Pear Pie
Pumpkin spice and coffee-favorite fall flavors, sweet with a touch a spice all wrapped into a soft cookie drizzled with a latte glaze. As simple to make as they are to eat. Enjoy with your favorite coffee for a perfect treat. A few things first. This recipe calls for bread flour because of the excessive… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cookies with Latte Glaze
Creamy, savory, filling and loaded with mushrooms. Everything a beef stroganoff should be. From start to finish you’ll have dinner ready in 20 minutes. Easy, quick and delicious, let’s get started. 1 pound ground beef 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced 1 pound pasta of your choice 1/2 an onion, diced 1 clove garlic minced or… Continue reading Real Beef Stroganoff, No Cream Soups!
I love my candles and wax melts. Especially in fall and winter. So when I dug out what was left of my fall candles from last year, I was disappointed when one was broke and the other had pooled too badly the last time I lit it to burn nicely. Candles aren’t exactly cheap, I’ve looked into… Continue reading Broken and Pooled Candle Salvage
Homemade yogurt? What?! YES! So delicious, simple and cheap! Good luck keeping your kids from eating every last jar in one day… or yourself for that matter! We’ve all had plain store-bought yogurt, I’m sorry but, it’s disgusting. There’s such an awful overwhelming sour/tangy taste that no amount of fruit or honey will disguise. Once… Continue reading The Best (and cheapest) Yogurt You Will Ever Have!
Blueberries in every bite, a touch of cinnamon and crumble topping that will keep you coming back for more. No more topless muffins! You know, the store bought mixes that leave your muffins just barely peeking over the top of the wrapper? Not anymore! They look every bit as good as they taste. First, keep… Continue reading Blueberry Cinnamon Muffins with Strussel Crumble