Choosing Homemade: Six Foods I’m Making at Home

I feel so blessed to be at home with and for our family at this stage in my life. I know this isn’t possible – or desirable – for everyone and I pray that I don’t take a moment of it for granted. One of the things I really enjoy doing with my...

Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar just screams summer to me, so I thought I better post this recipe before summer ends! Just so you know, I have always strongly disliked beans and peas of any kind – except plain old green beans. So I was a little skeptical about trying this dip, but...

Back-to-School Breakfast Tradition: Chocolate Chip Scones

Yesterday was our first day of school and the first words out of Big J’s mouth as he came down the stairs were: “Can we have chocolate chip scones?! It IS the first day of school!” I guess I began a tradition when I made these scones for the first...

Meatloaf Muffins

I’m migrating some recipes over to this site from the cooking site I started way back when, so you can look forward to some yummy foods popping up over here! I love this recipe because it is EASY and versatile. I also like the idea of meatloaf muffins because I...

Italian Nachos for Team USA?!

How do you like that recipe title?! We’ve been having fun with red, white, and blue food since the Fourth of July and, with the Olympics just over a week away, I’ve just been keeping the patriotic food coming! I took a Mexican favorite, put on Italian...

Cookie Crazy

A few weekends ago, we hosted a backyard birthday party for Little J’s 4th birthday. He’s never been a big fan of cake – except for the frosting – so I let him choose what kind of dessert we would have at the party. He chose cookies – an...