Recipes

The best frozen lasagna I’ve ever eaten. (review and coupon!)

March 19, 2014

Growing up in a youth group in a Southern Baptist church, we had a lot of frozen lasagnas. A LOT. It’s an easy dish that only requires oven time, and throwing together a simple salad and some bread to put beside it makes a filling dish for a lot of hungry teenagers. When my husband […]

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The best bubble bread recipe ever.

February 21, 2013

First of all, I know some of you are going to look at this and say, “Isn’t that just monkey bread?” Well, I guess it could be, but my grandma calls this bubble bread. It’s not the typical canned biscuits and cinnamon/sugar recipe either. “Monkey” bread never made much sense to me (and I even […]

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Recipe: Taco Ring

February 28, 2012

Tonight I posted a picture of our dinner: Taco Ring This is really one of the simplest dishes to make, and I guarantee you that you can make your version look even better than this! If I can do this at the last second, half-slopping everything together, you can do it! Promise! It’s really tasty, […]

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Baking Bread.

February 4, 2012

There are some things in this world that give me comfort no matter where I am in my life.  I know that sometimes I seem like a “motherly cliche” with all my domestic endeavors and besides the fact that I am too much of a feminist to actually survive this era, I would be perfect […]

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Recipe: Turkey and Biscuits.

December 15, 2011

I LOVE Chicken and Dumplings. I’m talking big puffy-heart love for the food. My husband hates it. I promise you, I didn’t discover this until after we were married. I’ll never forget the day I made it.  The night before I had made a delicious Balsamic roasted chicken with herb-roasted potatoes and rosemary breadsticks (I was on […]

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Recipe Thursday: Chicken and Rice

September 29, 2011

In the summer of 2004, I stayed with my aunt Alma. She’s actually my great aunt, because she is my grandfather’s sister, but she is more like a mom to me. (Confusing enough?) I also look a lot like her and I don’t look at all like my mom and dad. (This picture is several […]

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I need YOU. (and your culinary advice!)

September 5, 2011

I know, there are “Kid-friendly” recipes all over the internet, and many of them are pretty tasty. Still, I have a hard time with them sometimes. Will my kid REALLY want to eat hot dogs with mashed potatoes and sauerkraut? Will my husband? I’m looking for simple recipes that are easy to prepare.  My kid […]

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Recipe Thursday: Telephone Meatloaf

September 1, 2011

Telephone Meatloaf. Weird name, huh? Does anyone eat meatloaf anymore? I wasn’t sure. We do, but we’re a little retro around here. This recipe was given to me by my aunt Alma, and her mother (my great-grandmother) Rose Marie taught it to her. Aunt Alma told me that she called it “telephone meatloaf,” because it […]

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Recipe Thursday – Donna’s Red Gravy

April 21, 2011

Donna is one my my aunt’s best friends.  She’s a black Italian from Boston, so she’s beautiful and hilarious and uses LOTS of garlic on everything. She calls Marinara sauce “Red Gravy” and uses it on everything. It’s DELICIOUS. It also makes tons.  I don’t buy spaghetti sauce anymore. One batch usually gives me enough […]

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Recipe Thursday – BBQ Pork and Polly’s Potato Salad.

April 14, 2011

This recipe should be called “no-brainer BBQ pork.” Seriously. It’s that easy and that good. I made this for the first time a week or so ago. We are under a severe burn ban for the entire state of Oklahoma and we don’t feel good about using our charcoal grill. The Mister is a barbequeaholic. (It’s […]

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