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Safe Cooking Temperature Guidelines

Safe Cooking Temperature Guidelines

Food safety is a big deal in our home kitchens.  The last thing any of us want is for something we cooked to cause someone we care about to get sick.  One of the ways we can prevent foodborne illness is to properly cook our foods to ensure that harmful bacteria is...
Thoughtful Christmas Gift for Neighbors

Thoughtful Christmas Gift for Neighbors

We all get so busy, running here and there, especially during the holidays.  For the last couple of years, I’ve wanted to give Christmas gifts to a few of our closest neighbors.  And I just didn’t get it done.  I was determined to not disappoint myself...
3-Ingredient Raisin Oat Cookies

3-Ingredient Raisin Oat Cookies

Here’s a quick, easy, recipe for some healthy cookies! While these are not like traditional “cookies,” they sure make for a yummy guilt-free snack.  Kids and grown-ups alike will love their natural sweetness. With only three common ingredients,...
Be Thankful and Plan for Food Safety

Be Thankful and Plan for Food Safety

The most important thing about Thanksgiving is taking the time to count our blessings. My family always takes the time to do just that, thinking back over the past year, being thankful for the good times and where we’ve come through the bad. Having said that,...
Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

This recipe brings together two fall favorites–pumpkin and mac & cheese!  I found this recipe over at LifeMadeSweeter.com a while back and tried it out.  I’ve only made it once with pumpkin, but the recipe is so simple, it’s a go-to for a quick...
Sweet Potato Souffle

Sweet Potato Souffle

Sweet potatoes are fabulous!  My favorite way to eat sweet potatoes are simply to bake them (oven or microwave) and add a little salt and butter.  But sometimes it’s nice to put together a little something more “special” for a pot-luck, guests, or...
Simple Fluffy Pancakes

Simple Fluffy Pancakes

Our family loves a good lazy Saturday morning pancake breakfast!  I’ve experimented with pancake mixes over the years, mainly because it’s super easy–just add water.  But, I don’t always have mix on hand, so I’ve tried a few from-scratch...
Crab and Blue Cheese Quiche

Crab and Blue Cheese Quiche

I absolutely love this quiche!  It’s super tasty!  And you can’t get any easier! I printed off a version of this recipe from GroupRecipes.com back in 2009. I wasn’t sure the first time I made it that I would like the flavor combinations.  So I ended...
Chocolate Eclair Icebox Cake

Chocolate Eclair Icebox Cake

This one brings back memories. My mom used to make this when I was a kid. I’m pretty sure she didn’t have a recipe, just layered the ingredients together.

3 Easy Steps to Your Best Grilled Chicken

3 Easy Steps to Your Best Grilled Chicken

A bowl of grilled chicken in the fridge is one of those “Make Ahead” strategies that can save time when preparing weeknight meals for the family. You can buy grilled chicken breast and breast strips in the freezer section of the grocery stores. But, I prefer making our own. It tastes better, and I can control the ingredients. It takes a little extra time on one day, but it saves in the end.