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Princess Cake Balls

I’m sorry, I do not have step by step photos. I had the idea and little time to pull it all together.  Amongst my normal household duties and seven children.  I hope you understand and forgive me. Y’all have heard of cake balls, right?  I posted them here, not my original idea, but I’ve shared […]

Southwest Chicken Pasta

I found this recipe on Pinterest, called “Southwest Chicken Chili Mac”. I thought it looked good, but of course modified it. Given my modifications, I thought it needed a new name. Here’s the dish:   You’ll need: chicken – remember, my recipes are big family size AND we are big meat eaters, so I used […]

Sweet & Sour Chicken

I know, I’ve been slacking on the pictures lately, I’m sorry.  I’ll *try* to get some up here. I’ve just been in a ‘get ‘er done’ mode rather than a tutorial, put it on the blog mode. Again I’ll preface with: I feed a big hungry crew and my recipe measurements generally reflect that. Adjust […]

Chicken Fajitas

This is an adaptation of a “Lemon Chicken Tacos” recipe shared by a friend.  I made a few adjustments and the fam has decided this is much more ‘fajita-like’ than ‘taco-like’. Lemony Chicken Fajitas The Goods: 1 whole chicken (or you can do parts of your choice, for these measurements, you’ll want 3# of meat) […]

Dipped Pretzels

Surely everybody and their brother know how to make these things, right? So, for those who know what they’re doing, consider this a reminder to get off your bum and make these super simple delectable treats.  And for those who haven’t a clue, no worries, super simple, I promise. You’ll need: waxed paper 1 pkg […]

Comforting Mac & Cheese

Comforting Mac & Cheese (sorry no pic yet) 16 oz elbow macaroni 5 tbsp butter 1 small onion, chopped approximately 3 tbsp flour 3 cups warm milk 1 tsp garlic powder 1/8 tsp ground red pepper 1/4 tsp ground black pepper 3 cups shredded cheese Preheat oven to 375* Grease (non-stick spray) baking pan (original […]

Kickin’ Kettle Corn

Kickin’ Kettle Corn  My personal variation of kettle corn.  If you’re not familiar with kettle corn, it’s basically a light sugar coating on popcorn.  Easy enough, huh?  Scrumptious!  Around here…lovely, but the only thing better…caramel corn!  But, that one takes more ingredients and more time (as you’ll soon see here as I’ll be posting a […]