Thursday, April 28, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Happy Easter everyone!! I hope you are all enjoying your
Easter dinner with your families. We had my mom over today and had
a fabulous dinner I'd like to share with you. First, I found this wonderful
recipe for ham glaze over at A Southern Fairy Tale. The combo of the
pineapple, chipotle peppers, honey and ginger was a big winner at our
house. We love the hot/sweet slightly smoky flavor it gave the ham.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Here are some of Mindy's pictures and what she had to say...........
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Okay.....yes.....you did read that correctly.....this is a low-carb casserole. I know I'm not known for having ANYTHING low-carb on my site but this is the exception! Back before my daughter came home from Korea, Jimmy and I went on a THAT diet. Ewwww.......I know! Lord knows I could use THAT diet again but sorry Charlie! It ain't happenin'! Can you see the carrots in the background? Carrots are NOT low-carb (especially if you put brown sugar in them.......guilty!)
Anyway, I made this casserole back in the day and it was so delicious that we still crave it. My 11 year old daughter Bay just came in for her THIRD helping! It's seriously that good!!
Now......a little about my technique. It's weird! I know that, but it works so bear with me. I start with cheese and one layer of cauliflower on the bottom. Odd I know but that way the hamburger is not all loose and running around the plate. It holds together much better when serving it up as well. The other thing that's a little strange is that there is a small amount of cheese in the meat and thyme. It just adds more cheesy goodness so just do it. ;)
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Our friends Kevin and Jennifer came back to spend the night and have fun
this weekend. This morning for breakfast I made them Eggs Ole'! I first
saw this recipe over at Plain Chicken's blog. I just love her blog and knew
right away that my friends would love it too and they really did! All through
breakfast I kept hearing "oh my gosh, this is so good" and that made me
really, really happy!
The tag line on my blog says "sharing everyday dinners.........simple
or extravagant" this is one of the simple but tasty ones! I used to make
this back in the 80's all the time. I told Jim that I was going to make this
for Kevin and Jennifer when they came down and he said that I have
been holding out on him. We have been married almost 22 years and
I've never made this for him! Well.......Jim loved it and so did Kevin and
Jennifer......not to mention....Tyler, Cassie, Tanner, Bailey, Shiloh, Kylan
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
I have been craving an Indian Taco and the State Fair is still months
away so I decided to make my own. I have made the traditional Indian
Fry bread before and I love it, but I wanted to try a different approach
this time. I found the Cornmeal Cheddar Waffles on recipes.com and
thought jalapeno would be an amazing addition!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
I'm having a giveaway! I want to give a lucky follower a chance to win
these two handy kitchen gadgets. The first is a Williams-Sonoma pocket
pie mold. I love mine so I bought an extra to giveaway.
You can read my post about using this cute mini lattice pie maker here.
The second item in my giveaway is the Mini Nicer Dicer. I use this
little gadget all the time! I have a bigger onion dicer but if I want my
onions minced this does a fantastic job. You can also use it with garlic,
peppers, eggs, gherkins and ginger. Give it a good whack and you've
got your veggies minced......fast!