White Bean Chicken Chili

Some days you need something warm to fill up your tummy. Whether it’s potato soup or stew or even this White Bean Chicken Chili, when cold weather hits, it’s time to break out the soup bowls! Personally, I like soups and stews and chilis at any time of the year. Some would beg to differ though…one of those being my husband. He’s of the opinion that soup isn’t good when the weather is hot and/or if he’s not in the {Read More}

Pineapple Au Gratin

What is your favorite thing to do during the Holiday Season? For me personally, I love to spend time with family and friends…and eat!!    The days from Thanksgiving until Christmas seem to be the time that everybody lets their culinary light shine and there is always a delicious dish or a new bite to try! Who doesn’t love that?!? We generally alternate holidays between the Super Trooper’s side of the family and mine. Between the two families, there are {Read More}

Sausage Stuffing Balls

This Sausage Stuffing Ball recipe was actually shared years ago on the blog as part of a Christmas post, but it’s so good that it deserves to have a post of its own! I started making these sausage balls when I was 12 or 13. That’s been…ahem…a few years ago. They were an instant hit at our family Christmas gathering that year and since then, have made the menus of multiple parties, holiday celebrations, and “just because we wanted them” {Read More}

Barbecue Beef Muffins

Sometimes you just need food that’s simple and comforting and easy to make. Actually, food should probably be like that most of the time! Barbecue Beef Muffins are one of my all-time faves in the easy comfort-food category. I discovered a recipe for these in a magazine decades ago and tweaked it to our tastes. The Super Trooper took a trip out of town recently and I knew that I was going to mostly be cooking for one all week {Read More}

Christmas Round-Up: Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas!

Christmas Round-Up: Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas!     I’m not sure how things go down in your household, but until just a few years ago, my Christmas morning consisted of hearing voices and waking up to faces that were a half-inch from mine (not my husband) wanting to know if we could get up and open presents…sometimes before 5 AM.  God love their little hearts, they never opened any without us though.  I walked in more than once to see {Read More}

15 Recipes For Hot Chocolatey Goodness!!!

There is something about the Holiday season that makes it a perfect time for Hot Chocolate.  It could be the weather or just the undeniable lure of a warm drink in front of the fire (or the television, if you are fireplace-less like we are)! There is actually quite a bit of history to be found about Hot Chocolate and Hot Cocoa.  Did you know that they weren’t exactly the same thing?  I just thought they had two different names {Read More}

Simple Summer Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Simple Summer Salad—Using What You Have Some people refuse to eat leftovers, but I’m a big proponent of using what you have whenever possible. One of my favorite things is when my husband grills chicken and we have some left! My favorite recipe for grilled chicken is the Brown Sugar Chicken from Stolen Moments Cooking. They call it “Angel Chicken” and I absolutely agree! I’ve cooked it in the oven, but we like it best grilled. That brown sugar gives {Read More}