This is my favorite way to eat green beans. We have an abundance in our garden right now so I thought I'd share. The cool thing about this recipe is that you can make it with very few green beans if you have to. Just use extra potatoes and onions to make up for it. That's what I do at the beginning of the season when I can only harvest a … [Read More...]
Mr. Monkey is a little more challenging than the towel animal elephant, but if I can do it then so can you.
You will need:
1 Bath sheet (I used a regular bath towel, but my monkey isn't as long as he needs to be because of it)
1 Hand towel
Lay the bath sheet (regular towel if you are cheating like me) out horizontally
and roll … [Read More...]
Now that you've stuffed yourself silly over the holiday weekend, here's a healthy way to get back on the wagon while still indulging.
16 graham cracker squares
1-2 bananas, sliced (soak them briefly in the pineapple juice if you like to maintain color)
1 cup strawberries, sliced
1 cup canned pineapple pieces
2 sugarfree vanilla … [Read More...]
Hubs is a HUGE Stove Top Stuffing fan. One of his favorite dinners when he was single was a package of Stove Top Stuffing Mix served straight out of the pot in which he prepared it! Being a Southern gal, I'm more of a cornbread dressing eater so it was Hubs who introduced me to what a great dish Stove Top stuffing can be (I do at least make him eat … [Read More...]
This is another of my Aunt Katy's original recipes that she gave me permission to share with ya'll. Mexican Cornbread Salad is a huge hit at church potlucks and our family gatherings. I'm told that it doesn't keep well for leftovers, but I don't know how anyone can know that since there's never any leftover! While this layered salad looks fabulous … [Read More...]
It's well and good to have an "attitude of gratitude," but how about actually putting it into practice to those around you? Here are three simple things you can do today to show your appreciation and make someone's day.
1. Leave a treat for your mail carrier - If your mail runs about the same time each day, you can leave a chilled bottled … [Read More...]
Hurry up and Wait Coconut Cake
My mom has been making this cake for 15 years and it's as big a hit today as it was the first time she ever made it. She's nicknamed it "hurry up and wait" Coconut Cake since it has to "rest" in the refrigerator for three days after making. Waiting that length of time before indulging is the most difficult part of … [Read More...]
Blackberry season is here. While in a month we'll have blackberries come out our ears (and freezers), right now I'm harvesting a handful or so at a time. Today I was really craving a blackberry cobbler but didn't have enough berries to make one. Solution? Making a mini cobbler using a baby food jar and the toaster oven.
1/2 T … [Read More...]
Towel Animal Elephant
After my first cruise, I fell in love with towel animals. Coming "home" after a hard day eating at the buffet and relaxing by the pool to a towel animal on my bed made the experience even more special. You don't have to be on vacation to enjoy a fluffy friend. Make them for your kids, house guests, or for your own staycation. … [Read More...]
It's probably socially irresponsible to share this recipe because once you've tried it, you'll never settle for a plain PB&J again.Ingredients:Peanut ButterJelly (I'm using homemade pear preserves)Butter or spreadBreadI'm sorry if insults your intelligence to demonstrate how to assemble a PB&J, but I'm a step-by-step kind of gal.Once … [Read More...]
Make a pork loin in the slow cooker and eat 3 different dinners off of it! Perfect meal planning for busy moms.
1 Large pork loin. As large as can fit in your crock pot (mine was 3.75lbs in a 3qt. slow cooker)
1 large onion chopped into large sections
1 pkg ranch dressing mix
1 pkg onion soup mix
8oz beef broth
Place … [Read More...]
Ingredients:1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, room temperature1 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)1/2 cup powdered sugar1 tsp. vanilla2 tablespoons milk1 (8 oz.) tub Cool Whip1 purchased or prepared graham cracker pie crustOptional Ingredients:Chocolate shavings Finely chopped peanutsChopped peanut butter cup candiesCream together the cream … [Read More...]
These tasty morsels probably have a proper name, but I always called them biscuit cups as a kid and that's what I'll always know them as. It doesn't get much easier than this! My mom made these often when I was growing up which garnered much enthusiasm from Dad and me. Hubs is no different. It's so ironic how he'll rave about BBQ biscuits cups … [Read More...]