Anyone close to me knows that “chicken and pasta” has been my go-to comfort meal for literally decades.  Cook up some short pasta, add some seasonings, bread crumbs, parm cheese, and cut up chicken….can’t be beat. Until now. My grown up mouth decided one day that this could only be made better by adding veggies. […]

Bob found this recipe ages ago, and I finally got around to trying it for the first time.  As tasty as anything you could find in a Chinese restaurant with about a quarter of the salt 🙂  Thanks to for the recipe! Ingredients: 3 tablespoons soy sauce, divided in half 3 tablespoons tahini, divided in half […]

I’ve been intrigued with the idea of scented wax melts for a while.  Candles are nice, but they get to be expensive.  By making your own melts, you can save some money and choose the exact scent that you want.  You also control what goes into the melts so that you are only releasing pure […]

Pardon the lousy picture, but this looked so good that I couldn’t really wait to do the pictures right.  Made this recipe for the first time a week or two ago, but it was an instant hit for both me and Bob.  Thanks to for the recipe. Ingredients: 1 cup broccoli florets, chopped into small […]

So you may be asking…what exactly IS Cowboy Candy?  I had the same question.  But, I saw the recipe brought up over and over and over in one of my canning groups, and everyone absolutely raved about it.  So, I had to give it a try.  Basically, Cowboy Candy is jalapeno peppers added to a […]

I used to be a huge fan of those premade biscuits you get at the store….you know, the Grands Flaky Layer with extra butter that you buy in the tube??  Bob and I would make the whole can and eat all 10 of them (on top of the entire box of Hamburger Helper that we […]

I finally learned to eat Brussels sprouts using the recipe at this link (duh, it has maple syrup in it :)).  However, I wanted to see if I could be enough of a grown-up to eat them in a slightly less “doctored up” fashion.  I was surprised to learn that I could!  I sort of just […]