Chicken Noodle Soup

This is one of those things that I think everyone loves, especially when you’re not feeling well.  It’s like a Grandmother’s medicine for when your sick. We tend to like our soup around here, when its stew or onion soup, and since I’ve started making my own chicken stock, we’ve started having chicken noodle soup…

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…

Black Pepper Parmesan Grissini Italian Breadsticks

Around here I usually make my parmesan breadsticks, which are big, fluffy, dunk in your pasta sauce breadsticks.  But every once in a while I make these, which are thin, crispy and well, super easy to make (takes less than 2 hours from start to finish!). I had always made these plain, with just a…

Minute Burgers

Okay, it takes longer than a minute to mix these up, but they are so quick and easy to whip up and only take one minute per side to fry up. Simply mix everything up in a bowl, making sure the spices are evenly mixed through. The. Using a scoop, which ensures all burgers are…

Bar-B-Que Sauce

I’m sure most people just buy their BBQ sauce, us included. Every once in a while though it’s nice to make things yourself, especially if you can make it just the way everyone likes it, instead of two or three different bottles in the fridge, so everyone gets what they want. This sauce is slightly…

Black Pepper Olive Oil Crackers (Updated)

My husband has an obsession with crackers.  Especially the Triscuit crackers.  Now I can’t make Triscuits, but I can try to make crackers.  I’ve made plain crackers before, which is actually extremely easy, no special equipment needed. Recently I decided to purchase a pasta machine, so I figured I would make my husband some crackers and…

Spaghettini Pie

Okay, so yesterday (March 14 or 3.14) was Pi Day.  Well, the first thing I saw when I opened up my Instagram page was a photo of a spaghetti pie.  It was glorious.  Seriously.  All I thought was I need to have that tonight for dinner.  So I went straight to Smitten Kitchen’s website and…

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,…

Perfect Roasted Chicken Breasts

Normally I would not boast about something being “Perfect”, but these truly are perfect!  And super easy as well. I actually will bake off a pan of chicken breasts at the beginning of the week, to have them on hand for dinner for the week – or I will even bake them off when I…

Potato Bacon Poppers

There’s no real story behind these other than I saw something similar on Facebook, so I decided to alter it slightly and whip these up. Warning:  these are extremely addictive.  I just pulled these out of the oven and they’re almost gone, my husband cannot stop eating them.  You’ve been warned! Potato Bacon Poppers 1…

Parmesan Potato Chips

   I wanted to try and make something special for my husband for his birthday yesterday, but he doesn’t have a sweet tooth, so I tried coming up with something that he would enjoy (even though there’s no meat in these). These are so simple to make and can easily be increased or decreased depending…