How To Make Easy Homemade Ketchup (&  over 20 other restaurant quality sauces)

How To Make Easy Homemade Ketchup (& over 20 other restaurant quality sauces)

If you love to eat well (and maybe even love to cook), this post is for you.  I’m going to give you a recipe for delicious & easy ketchup and other sauces that you can customize to your taste.  All in 1 place;  trust me, you are gonna want to PIN this!  I’ll wait while you…

Restaurant Quality Food (aka Better Than Store Bought)

I’ve said it before, I like to cook because I love to EAT. And because more often than not, I am highly disappointed in what I get for my money when we go out to eat (or when someone around here inadvertently buys something prepackaged).  $12 salads using Iceberg lettuce (that has no nutritional value and…

Healthy & Delicious Greek Meal

On a recent lunch trip to Panera Bread, I disappointed in the very loose interpretation of a Greek salad.  You can’t just throw feta cheese on a bed of romaine and call it Greek.  Well, I guess technically you could since those items originate in Greece, but that’s just not the end of it.  I…

Zucchini Parmesan Crisps Recipe (Food Network)

For the last 2 or 3 weeks, we have been missing “meatless Monday”.  It’s been more like meatless Wednesday or Thursday.  Regardless, we still have to get those veggies in and since I’m always experimenting with new ways to introduce them (or new techniques for old favorites), I had to post this little gem.  I…

Spice Blends

In my quest to  go green, spend less, save more, and know/control what’s going into my food, I decided that I’m not too cool with all the “stuff” in the spices I buy that are unnecessary additives.  This had nothing to do with all the super cute choices for spice jars on the market now…….

Mashed “Potatoes”?

I am always looking for ways to get more veggies into our diets.  We eat pretty healthy most of the time but can you really ever eat to many veggies?  It’s possible I guess, but I’ve never met anyone who does. I don’t have particularly particular children, but a couple of them DO ask a…

Special Occasion Dinner

Made lobster for the first time for hubby’s birthday.  It was a big hit!  And since I went fancy with the food, I had to get fancy with the presentation too.  This was not a romantic dinner for 2, but a special dinner for the DH.  All the kids were sitting around the table with…

Hey Mikey!

You that old trick of using cheese to get kids to eat just about anything?  I have never been a fan of doing that mainly because the cheese practically negates the goodness of any veggies we melt it on (ESPECIALLY if it’s any kind of processed cheese).  In fact, I much prefer to just cut up the cheese and…

Nature’s Bounty

Look what we got from Grandmother’s garden – it’s ’bout to go down (channeling my inner Bey)! This is in stark contrast to my measly little container crops, lol.  I’ll get there though…. All in due time!

Some milk and coooookies

I’ve got my signature cake and now I think I’ve got my signature cookie…. Here they are in their simplest form – chewy sugar cookies. These are much easier than my oatmeal cookies but just as addictive. The difference is I can “embellish” these however I want. How do I know these are so yummy? …