How to Make Easy & Delicious Meatballs

How to Make Easy & Delicious Meatballs

    Meatballs are easy to make, delicious to eat.  Better yet, they are versatile.  Make one batch, but create several fun and delicious meals!     The Recipe for Meatballs   1 lb. ground Beef 1-1/2 to 2 lbs. ground Italian Sausage 2 t.…

Friends, Baking & Mentoring

Friends, Baking & Mentoring

    Friends, baking & mentoring go together perfectly! One of the basic tenets of living a simple life and living on a farm is to teach others. It always thrills me to no end when someone asks me if I can pass on my…

Biscuits – How to Make a Southern Delicacy

Biscuits – How to Make a Southern Delicacy

  Around here, a person’s cooking skills are judged by their biscuits. They could make a Boeuf Wellington that would make the best chef swoon, but if their biscuits could be used as building material, they ‘just can’t cook’.   I remember visiting at Alona’s,…

How to Create an Easy Meal Plan

How to Create an Easy Meal Plan

    Creating a Meal Plan was always one of my ‘weakest links’. For years, the Country Boy and I have played the game: ‘What’s for Dinner? It starts with me asking him what he would like to eat. His immediate response is, “I don’t…

National Pie Day – Simple & Delicious Ways to Celebrate

National Pie Day – Simple & Delicious Ways to Celebrate

  America loves to celebrate, and the top three things deserving a celebration is Baseball, Hot Dogs, and Apple Pie. How much fun is it to organize a family or community into teams and play a game? It is no fun going to a baseball…

How to Make a Simple Christmas Morning Menu

How to Make a Simple Christmas Morning Menu

    With all the excitement of Santa Claus, we really need to think ahead to a Simple Christmas morning menu. But what will we serve for breakfast? We already have a big meal planned and in the works. The last thing we want to…

This Year Make it the Sweetest Gift-Cookie Trays!

This Year Make it the Sweetest Gift-Cookie Trays!

  Sometimes the best gift  is the simplest – Learn how to create the Sweetest Gift-Cookie Trays! It’s easy, it’s cost-effective, and best of all, it is delicious!   Just so you know: This post contains affiliate links; if you click on a link and…

Dinner Made Easy – Two In One Meals

Dinner Made Easy – Two In One Meals

  The Hectic Holidays. It is this time of year that we all too often meet ourselves coming and going. Multi-tasking is the norm. We are on the phone with Aunt Sue, making Thanksgiving plans while tossing a load of laundry in the washer, helping…

Think you are a Baking Failure? Try these Tips and Tricks!

Think you are a Baking Failure? Try these Tips and Tricks!

  Everyone loves delicious baked goods, fresh from the oven. For those who regularly bake, it’s only a matter of getting in the kitchen, pulling ingredients and get started. We have a tendency to allow our minds to drift. But that’s okay. We have long…

Blueberry Dumplings

Blueberry Dumplings

  I am not sure if Holly Page from Ringgold is going to be my new best friend, or my worst enemy. Why? She shared her Blueberry Dumplings recipe with me! On one hand she has some of the best recipes ever, and on the…

Lemonade

Lemonade

  Lemonade is one of those beverages that just hit the spot. Considering how hard we work each day – between jobs, school and family – I want to offer a little reminder and a simple recipe. In order to keep up with our busy…

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad

  Strawberry and fresh Spinach just speaks of a cool break in the middle of the summer heat. The deeper into summer we go, the hotter it gets. I have already ‘glistened’ enough over the stove canning this year to cause a flood in a…