It’s finally here, the week of Thanksgiving! Who else is excited to spend some time with family being thankful and eating some yummy food? This year it’s my turn to hose Thanksgiving in my home for my family. This makes me happy yet a little nervous. We don’t have a huge family, only about 10 of us will be eating dinner, but still, when you are used to cooking for 3 people it can seem like a lot! That’s why I’m thankful for my easy chicken taco ring recipe!Continue reading
Thanks to Connie for this recipe.
Dry beans are a money saver. Aside from having a large yield when cooked, they have a long shelf life and are nutrient-rich. Beans are also a wonderful source of protein, fiber, and iron and they are naturally low in sodium and calories, unlike their canned counterparts which sometimes have up to 15% of the daily value of sodium. The only challenge with dry beans is the fact that you do have to plan ahead when preparing them. They need to be soaked overnight before proceeding with a recipe, or at the very least, quick soaked. If you don’t have overnight, you can “quick soak” them. Rinse and sort ½ pound of beans; place in pot and cover with 3-4 cups hot water. Bring water to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 1 hour. Drain soak water and rinse beans before proceeding with recipe.Continue reading
Do you love cupcakes? Store bought cupcakes are yummy but nothing beats the awesome goodness of homemade moist cupcakes. We have a great red velvet cupcakes recipe for you with special ingredients that add that little extra touch to make these the best homemade red velvet cupcakes ever.
I have found that red velvet cupcakes are one of those things that people either love or hate. I have never met a cupcake I didn’t like and these are no different. The dark red color and rich cocoa flavor make these cupcakes special but the Apple Cider Cream Cheese frosting makes them extraordinary!
Holiday baking is my favorite type of baking. I love all the fun colors and flavors of the holidays. And chances are, I get to share whatever I’m baking! Every year my neighborhood does a cookie exchange, and it’s something we all participate in. This year I wanted to do something a little different and make some Easy Holiday Cake Cookie Bars! They are moist like a cake, and taste like a cookie. The best part is that they are super easy to make and look pretty festive is I do say so myself. Keep reading to find out how to make them!Continue reading
Thanks to Connie for this recipe.
Dry pasta is on sale every week somewhere. It is a staple that is easy to stock up on, as well as quick and easy to prepare. There are many varieties now, including whole wheat, multi grain, low-carb, semolina, gluten-free, just to name a few. Most families love spaghetti and pasta sauce, and it’s a go-to meal at least twice a month. Continue reading
Who says pumpkin bread is just for the fall? In my family, we enjoy this chocolate chip pumpkin bread recipe all year round. It’s easy to make and my kids love to eat it as part of any meal. And it’s always a big hit at my husband’s office. This recipe yields 3 loaves of chocolate chip pumpkin bread, so I usually send one to work with my husband and save the other 2 for my family to enjoy. It’s so great warmed up with a little butter, or a side of ice cream if you are feeling really fancy! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!