Homemade Vegetable Broth

Homemade Vegetable Broth

I cut up all these vegetables to prep meals for the week – onions, bell pepper, celery, garlic, carrots, zucchini & 2 types of squash plus some cilantro ends from the salsa I made. Normally I would throw all of this into the compost pile, but not today – not yet.  Today I am throwing…

Brown Sugar Bundt Cake

Brown Sugar Bundt Cake

Every week, I make some sort of homemade sweet treat for my family, and to share with friends & neighbors.  Every now & then I get a little adventurous, but I like to do a few things & do them really well.  So I typically stick to 3 things:  sugar cookies, oatmeal cookies, & my brown sugar…

Homemade Oatmeal Cookies

Homemade Oatmeal Cookies

Last month I told you that I only make 2 cookies, sugar cookies and oatmeal cookies.  You have the recipe for my signature soft sugar cookies, and now I am sharing my oatmeal cookie recipe. Every week, I make some sort of homemade sweet treat.  Mainly for my DH and for the littlest to take…

Enchilada Casserole

Enchilada Casserole

Enchilada Casserole is one my go-to dishes when I’m stumped and want to do something other than just meat and veggies.  Back in May I made this for Cinco de Mayo because we hadn’t had it in a while.  Then I made it again as a freezer meal.  It’s always a hit and we usually…

Homemade Pickles

Homemade Pickles

Remember when I wrote about making sauces and condiments at home instead of store-bought?  Well, here I go adding to the list of things I won’t be buying at the grocery store again.  Pickles.  Pickled ANYthing. A while ago I made a mental note to make some quick pickles because I bought too many cucumbers…

Kid Friendly Toscana Soup

Kid Friendly Toscana Soup

Today in Houston, TX everything was pretty much shut down.  Schools closed, businesses closed, the Y closed, the government… CLOSED!  Even the IRS has made concessions for my little ol’ home town. There are only a handful of reasons this ever happens (in general): Ice Snow Anything that resembles ice or snow The threat of…