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chocolate peppermint bar with bite
Brownies, Cookies, Desserts

How To Make Chocolate Peppermint Hurry Up Bars


Chocolate and peppermint are an unbeatable combination. The taste always says Christmas! I had some precious cooking-baking time with our granddaughter Baylie this week. She’s home from college. We made some fancy cookies. The recipes were from some of my favorite food bloggers and they turned out fantastic. Here’s the […]

baked turkey tetrazzini

How To Make The Best Ever Turkey Turkey Tetrazzini


Turkey used two times in the title is not a typo. Because THIS turkey tetrazzini has so much rich turkey flavor there’s no other way to describe it. Turkey tetrazzini was one of my first cooking experiences. Even though I began cooking and baking when I could see over the […]

corn chowder

Comforting Corn Chowder With Russet Potatoes


Corn chowder is one of those things that makes me smile when I remember it. Our mom made it for supper when we were growing up, probably at the end of the groceries and the grocery budget for the week. We sure didn’t realize it. I just thought, yay! Corn […]

pistachio dessert

A Light And Delicious Pistachio Dessert

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Pistachio dessert was a huge thing in the 1970s when I was a young mom of two little girls. We simply couldn’t get enough of the tasty nuts! This dessert, unlike Nehru jackets and plaid polyester, has stood the test of time. It’s still a winner! The combination of a […]

cheesy chicken with tater tots
Main Dish

Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole


Cheesy chicken casserole. Cheese, chicken, and tater tots. I mean, who wouldn’t love that combination? Do you want some comfort food? This is comfort food! It’s creamy, crispy, and a little bit salty, too. And what can you say about tater tots, those crispy little nuggets of perfectly seasoned potatoes? […]

turkey dressing
Side Dishes

The Best Thanksgiving Dressing In The World


Dressing or stuffing? What do you call it? When I was a kid, moms everywhere made stuffing the same way. Chopped up gizzards, liver, and turkey neck were added to a mixture of bread, onions, and celery. Then, it was all stuffed inside the Thanksgiving turkey and roasted with the […]

wedge of cornbread
Breads and Rolls

Crazy Delicious Skillet Cornbread


Cornbread is as American as baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie. But make no mistake about it, there are loads of opinions about which recipe is the clear winner. To my northern palette, this is the best cornbread I ever tasted! Traditionally, Northerners prefer a sweeter cornbread while a Southern […]

ham and bean soup

Half Fast Semi-Homemade Ham And Bean Soup


This ham and bean soup is what I call semi-homemade. There’s a bit of prep required, but it’s minimal, especially when something tastes this amazing. The recipe uses canned beans, a real time-saver with no sacrifice of flavor. This is a perfect soup to make when you have some great […]

beef noodle soup

Instant Pot Beef Noodle Soup


Ah, homemade beef noodle soup. Tender beef. Yummy noodles. Comfort food extraordinaire! And with an Instant Pot, you can get that simmered-all-day flavor in about an hour and a half from start to finish! I used my new favorite cut of meat, boneless beef ribs, in this recipe. The meat […]