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Simple Vichyssoise – Potato Leek

Simple Vichyssoise – Potato Leek

Soups are the perfect quick and healthy meal and a cream based soup provides a hearty yet light quick dinner. Vichyssoise or more commonly called a potato leek soup is both healthy and tasty. Print Recipe Simple Vichyssoise – Potato Leek An elegant, yet simple […]

Eight Tips for Creating Interesting and Simple Meals

Eight Tips for Creating Interesting and Simple Meals

1. It’s all about the Seasoning Salt really brings out the natural flavors of foods. Simple meals pop when adding a little something extra like lemon and pepper to a chicken or a sprinkle a little basil and olive oil on a roasted tomatoes. 2. […]

Mummy’s Pumpkin Treats

Mummy’s Pumpkin Treats

Growing up my best friends Mom would make these tasty little pumpkin treats for Halloween. I don’t know where she got this recipe, but before we moved away to sunny Southern California I made sure to get the recipe from her. Every year I make […]

How to Bake Cookies

How to Bake Cookies

  If you’re new to baking, start with cookies because most cookie recipes are easy to make and learning to bake cookies is good training for graduating to making cakes. I suggest starting with the easiest cookie which is a Drop cookie. A Drop a […]

How To Keep Pasta from Sticking Together

How To Keep Pasta from Sticking Together

In a large pot, bring 5-6 quarts of water (per pound of pasta) to a boil. Add a handful of sea salt. Turn on a timer for the one minute less than amount of time on the  package. Pour a small amount of olive into […]

Starting my Blog and a few things I learned along the way

Starting my Blog and a few things I learned along the way

I want to share a few things I learned when starting my blog.  Do some research and planning before you jump into  setting up a blog. Define Your Blog Identify what your blog will be about, this sounds simple, but it’s not, during the process […]

Mom’s Cornbread  Dressing

Mom’s Cornbread Dressing

My favorite part of the Thanksgiving dinner was always the cold leftover cornbread dressing drizzled with hot turkey gravy and spoonful of cranberry sauce on the side. Mom made this recipe from scratch and in the later years she switched over to using a packaged cornbread mix and would occasionally substitute Mrs. Cubersons bread crumbs instead of using stale bread, I continue the tradition and follow the same recipe.

Dad’s Down Home Hash

Dad’s Down Home Hash

Rice and ground beef never tasted so good together. I love this recipe because it’s quick, hearty and qualifies as comfort food.

Meatless Stuffed Green Peppers

Meatless Stuffed Green Peppers

Stuffed bell peppers recipe for a light weeknight meal.


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Eight Tips for Creating Interesting and Simple Meals

Eight Tips for Creating Interesting and Simple Meals

1. It’s all about the Seasoning Salt really brings out the natural flavors of foods. Simple meals pop when adding a little something extra like lemon and pepper to a chicken or a sprinkle a little basil and olive oil on a roasted tomatoes. 2. […]

How to Bake Cookies

How to Bake Cookies

  If you’re new to baking, start with cookies because most cookie recipes are easy to make and learning to bake cookies is good training for graduating to making cakes. I suggest starting with the easiest cookie which is a Drop cookie. A Drop a […]

How To Keep Pasta from Sticking Together

How To Keep Pasta from Sticking Together

In a large pot, bring 5-6 quarts of water (per pound of pasta) to a boil. Add a handful of sea salt. Turn on a timer for the one minute less than amount of time on the  package. Pour a small amount of olive into […]

How to Cook Eggs

How to Cook Eggs

There so many ways to cook an egg it can be overwhelming, so in the spirit of simplicity, I have listed four primary ways to cook an egg and linked to a few of my favorite recipes. How to Scramble Eggs In a small bowl […]

Measurement Conversion Chart

Measurement Conversion Chart

Measurement Conversions a pinch = 1/8 teaspoon or less 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon 1 ounce = 2 tablespoon 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup 8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup 12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup 16 tablespoons = 1 cup 8 ounces liquid = 1 cup […]