Blackened Catfish with Quinoa and Citrus Vinaigrette – Great Recipe for Lent

Blackened Catfish with Quinoa and Citrus Vinaigrette – Great Recipe for Lent

Growing up we always had fish on Friday during Lent. While there are tons of great fish fries happening all over the area, which are great, I actually prefer something a little healthier. This recipe for Blackened Catfish with Quinoa and Citrus Vinaigrette can make me happy in that it is a healthier dish but also make Hubby happy because catfish is his favorite fish. The recipe is also a … Continue Reading →
Throw a Hot-Pot Dinner Party  – 3 Recipes to Try!

Throw a Hot-Pot Dinner Party – 3 Recipes to Try!

(Family Features) Heat up your next get-together by inviting family and friends over to try a DIY trend, the hot-pot party. It can be easy to prep and your guests can enjoy cooking and customizing their own meals. First, prepare a rich, flavored broth and serve steaming-hot in a slow cooker or multi-cooker. Next, offer a selection of meat, seafood and veggies for dunking. Cook for a few minutes then … Continue Reading →
Super Bowl Recipes

Super Bowl Recipes

With the Super Bowl happening this weekend I thought I would gather up some of my favorite recipes for football party food. There is a little something for everyone in this list. Yummy dips and snacks and some soups and stews if you are having a big crowd. I have even included some healthy snack recipes since so many people are still working on their New Year’s resolutions of losing … Continue Reading →
National Slow Cooking Month – Recipes and Tips

National Slow Cooking Month – Recipes and Tips

Welcome to National Slow Cooking Month! I grew up watching my mom use her slow cooker, mostly to make roasts, and it was one of the first wedding gifts I used when I set up my own kitchen as an adult. I know that the HotPot (aka pressure cooker) is really big right now, but I still love my Crockpot (aka slow cooker) even more. The best thing about a … Continue Reading →
Cook Once, Eat Twice – Pork Chops with Balsamic Mushrooms and Pepperoncini-Pork Sandwiches

Cook Once, Eat Twice – Pork Chops with Balsamic Mushrooms and Pepperoncini-Pork Sandwiches

One of the easiest ways to make your time in the kitchen easier is to cook once and eat twice. Not just plain leftovers either but a second meal that is just as delicious as the first. For example, these “Cook Once, Eat Twice” recipes from CanolaInfo start with pork chops that double as the base for lunch or dinner the following day. “The more you cook your own meals, … Continue Reading →
2018 Trends, Forecasts and Predictions for Our World

2018 Trends, Forecasts and Predictions for Our World

Welcome to 2018! Here are some 2018 trends, forecasts and 2018 predictions for our world. 2018 Global 7,632,819,325 is the projected world population for 2018. Source:  World Population Clock Jing-Jin-Ji is forecast to become the largest city in the world. The city would be over 82,000 square miles, about the size of Kansas. The new supercity will have approximately 130 million people and incorporates the current city of Beijing. Source: … Continue Reading →
Italian Beef Rolls

Italian Beef Rolls

I made these Italian Beef Rolls the other night for dinner and posted it on Instagram and folks asked for the recipe so here you go. This came about with me just playing around with items I had on hand. You could really make the stuffing with whatever you like. Using thin cut beef steaks, look for “breakfast steaks” is where I started. They were thin, but I still pounded … Continue Reading →
Chicken Jalapeno Quesadillas

Chicken Jalapeno Quesadillas

These Chicken Jalapeno Quesadillas are quick and easy to make and sure to be a family favorite. They are great for a family dinner, snacks on game night or even for a crowd. I suggest using a store-bought cooked rotisserie chicken but you can use any cooked chicken, freshly cooked or  leftover, as you like. Use all white meat, all dark meat, or a combination of dark and white. Just … Continue Reading →
How to Save Money Dining Out in 2018 at Your Favorite Restaurants

How to Save Money Dining Out in 2018 at Your Favorite Restaurants

Most everyone enjoys dining out at restaurants, myself included. Saving money when dining out is possible though. When we save money dining out we can do it more often even. I’ve put together a list of ways that you can save money eating out from fast food to even fine dining and everything in between. How to Save Money Dining Out Sign Up for Emails from Restaurants Just about every … Continue Reading →
Christmas Cookie Swap Tips and Ideas and 2 Giveaways

Christmas Cookie Swap Tips and Ideas and 2 Giveaways

Today I a sharing my Christmas Cookie Swap tips and ideas. Krusteaz provided me with several of their cookie mixes and a few other items. I’ve used Krusteaz boxed mixes before, but never the cookie mixes and I have to say they tasted great! Plus they are doing a giveaway where one of my lucky readers will win a selection of Krusteaz products as well. Cookie swaps can be done … Continue Reading →