Category Archives: Recipes

Week 9 of Making Something Every day

Day 57: Mixing it up a bit! Playing with yarn.

This yarn winding session turned into a full scale stash reorganization. I loved it! It also made me want to ditch the art stuff and play with yarn exclusively for a while.

Day 58: Started a set of rainbow inchies. Yes, that’s a technical artist term.

Day 59: […]

Friday Yummy: Chocolate Cake

I haven’t posted a recipe in a while and since my mom was asking for the chocolate cake recipe I made for Eli’s birthday, you guys get a new recipe.

I cut it out of the local paper several years ago and the writer claims it’s from the back of the Hershey’s Cocoa box. I […]

Children’s Antipasto

Occasionally I’ll let the kids pull up the step stool to the cart/island in the middle of our kitchen and we will eat a meal there. That meal is sometimes breakfast: homemade donuts where they get to dip or roll the donuts in their choice of toppings. When it’s lunch or dinner I put out […]

Strawberry Bread

A friend gave me this recipe a couple of years ago. I’ve made it with frozen strawberries a few times but nothing beats fresh berries. You can pretty much make it in one bowl with a wooden spoon which makes it super easy and yummy to boot. The baking time can vary a little bit […]

Southwestern Rollups

I’m always looking for a way to sneak some spinach in our diets. This is a great option as the spinach gets flavored by the fajita seasoning so unless you KNOW there is spinach in there you can’t taste it. The dipping sauce you can make more or less hot by adjusting the amounts of […]

Spinach Dip & Baked Pitas

This is a recipe that my mom cut out of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette many years ago and I suppose it is the reverse-engineered version of a dip from a restaurant in Little Rock called Trio’s. The dip looks like it’s still on the menu too. We love it at Casa Granade and I make it […]

Cream Cheese-Banana-Nut Bread

This is the banana bread recipe I use these days. I like it because the cream cheese makes it moist and the topping of cinnamon makes it breakfast or dessert. I didn’t realize until I looked it up in the Southern Living recipe database just now that it was sent in by an Alabamian. So […]

Cheese Grits: Southern Cooking Part 2

This is May’s recipe for grits and truthfully I don’t make it often enough. This dish is yummy with a grilled pork chop or chicken. Tastes great for breakfast the next morning too. I actually prefer them for breakfast. Or is that lunch? Or maybe snack? Usually the whole bowl is gone before dinner the […]

What’s for Dinner Tonight? French Beef Au Gratin

I’ve been making this recipe for 13 years from a Reader’s Digest cookbook (of all things!) I got when I got married. The first time I made it, I had one pot to make it in and I hadn’t cooked much, so it was a fair bit of thinking for my 22 year old brain […]

Poppy Seed Bread

This bread is so easy to make. Once it’s baked you’ll be glad that it makes two loaves since most of the first one will be gone before they are even cool. This recipe came to me by the same friend that gave me the Mississippi State Sin Dip.

3 c flour
1 1/2 t salt
1 […]