Chicken Stock

  I’ve created a monster.  For years I would tell my husband to try the self check-outs at the grocery store, because he would always complain about having to go through the till to simply buy 1 onion.  I finally showed him how easy it was and now that’s all he will use.  Which also…

Pasta Sauce

As I get older I’ve noticed I prefer more and more making things from scratch. It actually bothers me sometimes to buy something if I know I can make it myself. Sure there are still tons of stuff we buy, but I try to bake bread once a week, I’ve started making my own chicken…

Pizza Sauce

At least once a month we like to make our own pizza at home.  Sometimes I buy the pizza dough from the grocery store, but most of the time I make it myself.  However, when it comes to the sauce, I’ve always just bought this from the store.  We like it, the kids like it,…

Turkey Lasagna Soup

When I first made this for my husband he actually looked at me like I was nuts.   I kept telling him to give it a chance, it’ll be really good.   Well, his eyes light up now when I even mention this soup. Start off with 1 medium yellow onion.  (My husband has this…

Freezer Food Chronicles- Part 3:  Chicken Soup

Okay, I’m rounding down my week off, filling up my freezer and finishing up with chicken soup.  I usually make this is a smaller batch in my slow cooker, but wanted to make this on a bigger scale and freeze this for us to have on hand. Start off with a couple of onions, if…

Freezer Food Chronicles- Part 1:  Bolognese

It’s Spring Break this week and I’m so used to having to take the week off to be with the boys when they aren’t in school that I still take the week off.  Only now, I’m the only one home this week.  My husband was too busy at work to be able to take the…

Sauerbraten

Sauerbraten has been the only Christmas dinner I have ever had (except for one year when I went with my husband to visit his family for Christmas down east and it just didn’t feel like Christmas that year). This is one of those recipes I was actually able to get before my Oma passed away.  When she…