I love making my own salad dressings and this Homemade Thousand Island Dressing is no exception. It is perfect in every way! Whether you call it Russian Dressing, 1000 Island, or Thousand Island….you won’t ever feel the need to by store bought again. You could really use this dressing on any of your favorite salads […]
I’m not a huge seafood person (even though I have a tasty seafood recipe coming on Friday), but I really do enjoy shrimp. It doesn’t matter how it’s cooked…steamed, grilled, sauteed, baked, breaded, coconut…it’s all good. What I love even more is shrimp dipped in a big bowl of cocktail sauce. For the longest time, […]
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Gravy, Gravy, Gravy…oh how I love thee. It is delicious and makes almost everything taste better. I’m going to share a secret with you…my pet peeve is people who don’t make gravy from scratch. It is so, super duper easy and tastes 1000 times better than jarred canned, store bought, or dry packaged gravy. I promise…I’ve […]
Summer time is finally here and the temperatures are heating up. The last thing anyone wants to do is turn on the oven. Coconut milk ice cream topped with a yummy dairy free butterscotch sauce is the perfect treat. I’m always on the lookout for ice cream sauce recipes and easy dessert recipes. There […]
I had a yogurt party a few weeks ago and asked friends to bring their favorite yogurt-inspired dish. This was probably the hit of the evening. It is so easy that there isn’t much to say about it. It was perfect for dipping veggies and pita bread in. Read More…
I came up with this really fast one evening. I didn’t want to cook, I wanted to go out…but the kids just were not up for it. So, I thought about it and realized most steak houses use butter when they cook their steaks to make them really rich, shiny, and juicy.
This really turned an ordinary steak into a fancy supper. It was excellent and took very little extra effort. I got my “dining out” flavors for less money, hassle, and time. Read More…
I love cooking from scratch, but sometimes I like to use a couple pre-made items, combine them and come up with something. It’s a nice break from always making things from scratch.
This ranch is so easy to make and uses only 2 ingredients. It is so good! I love the spicy ranch at Outback Steakhouse, so I thought this would give me that same sort of feel on my salad…and yep, it does (without the cost and fuss of going out). This Spicy Ranch is also quite tasty on a taco salad. Read More…
I recently tried this recipe that Rita over at Creatively Domestic linked to in Tip Day Thursday a few weeks ago. I actually made it during the Eat from Your Pantry Challenge since I actually had everything…though I did get creative with it and changed a couple things. The kids loved the noodle shape and […]
Hearst Ranch sent us some of their signature flank steaks to review. These are not just ordinary steaks, they are from grass-fed beef. We usually buy corn-fed beef, despite knowing that I shouldn’t and the taste is totally different. Grass-fed beef is a natural source of omega 3 fats, high in CLA, beta carotene and vitamins. It […]
Today, I am continuing to share my recipes from my daughter’s recent birthday princess tea party. I love the simplicity of these fruit kabobs with dip. They are so easy and tasty…no one will ever know that it has only two ingredients. Thanks to my friend, Heather, who shared her “recipe” with me. We had […]
Homemade chocolate syrup! No doubt that if you have children then you have the big name bottled stuff in your fridge…but what’s really in there (chemicals, extra sweeteners, HFCS)? I can tell you that mine has 4 ingredients and tastes even better. I bet you are wondering how long it takes to make….well if you […]