Balsamic and Garlic Pork Loin Roast

Balsamic and Garlic Pork Loin Roast

Hubby generally does not like pork roasts so it is not something I make very often, but they were on sale this week so I picked a roast up. The biggest problem Hubby has is usually that they are dry. This comes from overcooking which is why you really need to use a thermometer and pull the roast at 145° to avoid drying out. I served this with mashed potatoes … Continue Reading →
Robyn’s Artichoke Pasta Salad

Robyn’s Artichoke Pasta Salad

We headed up to my grandparents house today in the country to celebrate the holiday. I was asked to bring a side dish, so I brought the one they request most often which is my Artichoke Pasta Salad. I originally found the recipe in Cooking Light magazine a few years ago, but I have changed and adjusted it over the years to come up with my version which I am … Continue Reading →
Bacon! Bacon! Bacon! and Bacon Deviled Eggs

Bacon! Bacon! Bacon! and Bacon Deviled Eggs

I knew that would get your attention! I don’t know who first “discovered” bacon but they should have gotten some sort of prize for it. It just tastes yummy! Now I would love to add bacon to everything but that probably wouldn’t be the best thing in the world for me, but the folks over at Bacon Salt have saved the day! Yes, I said Bacon Salt. Have you tried … Continue Reading →
Easy Apple Crisp

Easy Apple Crisp

Fall means apples and that means apple crisp. My family and I enjoyed the blackberry crumble so much that I thought I would try something similar tonight. We had a few apples in the fruit bowl so that’s what I grabbed. This Apple Crisp is just as simple as the last one so even if you think you can’t cook or bake give it a try. The topping is crispier … Continue Reading →
Anyone-Can-Make-This Blackberry Crumble Recipe

Anyone-Can-Make-This Blackberry Crumble Recipe

The grocery store had some fresh blackberries on sale this week so I thought I would give them a try. Now had we eaten the blackberries alone that would have been a nice healthy snack, but instead I thought I would try a dessert with them and made a blackberry crumble. As I have mentioned before, baking isn’t my thing, but crumbles are pretty easy for just about anyone. So … Continue Reading →
Magic Bar Cookies

Magic Bar Cookies

Yummy, yummy! My first batch of holiday cookies are done. Thought I would start out super easy on these. I remember making these for the first time. I was a young teenager and it was close to the holidays and I wanted something sweet. I remember getting out my mom’s Betty Crocker cookbook and finding this recipe, or a version of, and I loved how easy it was because I … Continue Reading →
Christmas Pretzels

Christmas Pretzels

These pretzels have become a tradition to make in our home. I warn you ahead of time they are addicting. Making them will take some time, but they aren’t difficult at all. The little ones can even help by placing the M&M’s on each pretzel. T has been our M&M placer every year we have made them. Over the years he has gotten much quicker so the whole process is … Continue Reading →
Robyn’s Chili Recipe

Robyn’s Chili Recipe

I’ve tried so many different chili recipes over the years. Some simple, some complex, some with only a few ingredients some with far too many ingredients. Finally, I started playing around with things to come up with a simple and consistent recipe of my own for just regular old chili. Last year I finally made the one that everyone liked and said this is it, stop messing with the recipe. … Continue Reading →
Schnitzel and Spaetzle Dinner

Schnitzel and Spaetzle Dinner

Tonight was my first attempt at a meal with a German flair. I decided on schnitzel and spaetzle – sounds fairly German to me! I saw Guy from Guy’s Big Bite do an episode on this so that was where I started. He calls his schnitzel recipe Jagerschnitzel and Bacon Mushroom Gravy. For the most part I followed along the way the recipe was written, a bit unusual for me, … Continue Reading →
Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells Recipe

Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells Recipe

Last night, I mentioned on Twitter that I was making stuffed shells for dinner. Lots of folks asked for the recipe. There are tons of variations of this dish around, but this is my interpretation. Enjoy! Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells 1 box of jumbo pasta shells (you will have extra) 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 medium onion (yellow or white), chopped small 4 cloves garlic, chopped finely 1 pound ground … Continue Reading →