Yummy Recipes

I love being in the kitchen! Finding new recipes (or old ones with new twists!) is fast becoming a hobby for me. This page holds the archives for many of the recipes that I’ve tried. I hope you’ll join me as I learn how to be a good cook on a budget!

What’s for Supper…

Pin - Bean and Cheese BurritosBean & Cheese Burritos   Eating in is so much cheaper than eating out. Just saying. I love finding recipes that are cheap, easy, and delicious, and this one hits the mark. These Beans and Cheese Burritos were featured on…

Pin - Cheesy Taco PastaCheesy Taco Pasta   I’ve got a quick shout out to a fellow blogger today! Sabrina is blogger at Dinner then Dessert, and I found her recipe for cheesy taco pasta on Pinterest. I couldn’t wait to try it. Think easy like Hamburger Helper, except better because it’s homemade!

DSCN0920Chicken Pot Pie – Made Easy!   We had a lot of pot pies growing up, and now that I’m married and cooking in my own kitchen, it’s easy to see why…. My husband names this dish as one of his top favorite foods, and I’m not going to argue with that!…

Pin - QuesadillasEasy Cheesy Quesadillas   Quesadillas are one of my favorite ways of using leftover taco meat! The idea is pretty basic – you need tortillas, taco meat, and your favorite taco toppings. We usually top them with cheese, salsa, and crushed Doritos, and I add fresh onions and…

DSCN0697Egg Soup   I love the look that people give me when I tell them about egg soup. It’s like a polite form of “Are you serious?” Most are skeptical when I tell them about it – we were too when we heard of it the first time. But now, egg soup is one of our favorite meals…

Pin - French Toast CasseroleFrench Toast Casserole   This breakfast casserole is one of those recipes! It’s downright delectable, and it’s easy to make – as simple as tearing up the bread slices and pouring on the eggs and milk. The fruit, cream cheese, and cinnamon sugar are an added luxury!

DSCN0647Homemade Pancakes   There is something so fun about having breakfast for supper, and something so housewife-ish about making it from scratch! We have these homemade pancakes once every week or so, and I love serving them with pan fried apples…

DSCN0473Raspberry French Toast Casserole   My husband always makes a point to thank me for a meal and say “good dinner” as we get up to do dishes. But there are some times when he’ll be three bites into supper, and he’ll say “Mmm, this is really good!” That’s when I know we’ve got a keeper….

Pin - Spaghetti SuccessSpaghetti   I had two different recipes contribute to this little brainstorm. I had been browsing Pinterest earlier this week and seen a Pin for a spaghetti casserole with cream cheese. It sounded interesting, the sort of interesting that you file away and save for later…

Pin - Spaghetti SuccessSpaghetti (Do’s and Don’ts)   It was the first meal my mom taught me to make, it was the first meal I made for my husband when we were dating, and it was our first home-cooked meal as a married couple.  So one would think I’d have spaghetti pretty well figured out, right?

Pin - TacosTacos for Supper 🙂   I love finding new, cheaper ways to do old recipes. There’s such a sense of accomplishment in feeding my family for less! One of my latest tries has been a new way to do taco meat…. I gave rice and beans a try, and now I’m hooked!

 

Yummy on the Side…

FSCN0896Cheesy Garlic Bread   …in minutes! I used to buy frozen garlic bread at the grocery store. Six pieces of Texas toast for two dollars and fifty cents. Now that I know how easy it is so make my own garlic bread, I can’t imagine going back to the store bought stuff!

Cinnamon Apple Sauce   If only I could bottle up the smell of this apple sauce and keep it around the house all the time!…They are a staple for our pancake nights now. It works out really well to get these started on the stove and then mix up my pancake batter….

DSCN1273.jpgThree Amazing Ways to Make Garlic Toast   So I’ve given you fair warning – we have homemade French bread in the house! And that means that I’m having a blast with great new recipes that I get to share with you. Today I’m highlighting three easy ways…

 

DSCN1231-1.jpg Homemade French Bread   Here’s a newsflash: Homemade bread tastes amazing! Of course I knew that it was amazing before, but there’s something about the smell of bread fresh out of the oven that reestablishes the fact all over again…

DSCN0544Snicker Salad   Snicker Salad is an old recipe in our family. Someone always makes it for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, and it’s a favorite for a good reason. Who doesn’t love it when Cool Whip and pudding and Snicker bars are called a salad?!…

DSCN0746Strawberry Smoothies   My husband and I try not to keep ice cream in the house. It is far too delicious and far too tempting! We do like to have something cold and ice-cream-like around for when we get a craving though, and this recipe usually does the trick….

 

 

Desserts to Try…

DSCN0831Banana Bread   I like to think of banana bread as a healthy dessert. My husband and I try to avoid having desserts in the house, but we do like to have something sweet in the lunchbox too. Banana bread has been a good compromise for us, and this recipe is one of my favorites….

Pin - Boston Cream CupcakesBoston Cream Cupcakes   I’m so excited to post the recipe that I’ve been working on for the last week or so – Boston Cream Cupcakes. They are amazing! I made them for Little Buddy’s birthday last Saturday, and he loved it. Picture cake crumbs and pudding and chocolate everywhere….

Pin - Gourmet CookiesGourmet Cookies  Just to let you know, these cookies are amazing. Probably not very healthy, but still amazing. I needed to make a quick batch of cookies this morning, and I wanted to try something new. I took a quick look at Pinterest and it wasn’t very long before…

 

DSCN0507Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies   These cookies are my go-to for when I need lots of dessert…They have just the right balance between peanut butter and chocolate, and they are keep great in a sealed container in the cupboard or the freezer…

Peanut Butter Pie   My husband loves all things peanut butter and chocolate. Ice cream, cookies, and Reese’s Peanut Butter cups are right up his alley. So when I needed to make a couple pies for a church event, this recipe for No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie caught my eye…

DSCN0488Pick-Your-Fruit Muffins   This recipe is now a favorite at our house. I love it because it’s easy to make and I can add in any fruit I want for variety. I’ve tried it with apples, rhubarb, and zucchini, and they have all tasted delicious…

Pin - Shortcake HeartsStrawberry Shortcake    Our church has a carry-in dinner, and it’s my prime time to try out new desserts…This time I’m taking dairy free strawberry shortcakes – with a twist!…

 

Smart Kitchen Tips…

Pin - Rhubarb 1My Rhubarb Challenge   It’s officially rhubarb season at our house! Our plant out back is huge…It’s my own personal challenge – to make the best use of that plant as I can this year. I love all things rhubarb, and I don’t want any of it to go to waste!…

 

Meal Planning…

Plan Your Menu (and Save $)!   The hardest part of cooking is deciding what to make in my opinion. I love getting to make homecooked meals for my husband, but four o’clock rolled around, I’m back at square one in front of the refrigerator. What in the world do I make this time?…

Pin - Meal Plan Demo 2Meal Plan (Demo)   I’ve written before about my Nine Tips for Saving $ with a Meal Plan. Now I’m going to put it into practice and show you what it looks like in our kitchen this week!