Green Beans Amandine

Buttery golden almonds and a hint of lemon make them so flavorful . . . a perfect side dish to any meal.   1 14.5-oz. can French-style green beans* 1½ T butter 3 T slivered almonds 1½ t lemon juice   Heat beans… Read more

Italian Pot Roast

We ate something called “murdered burgers” recently . . . the burger was so huge, there was a knife stuck in the center of the entire burger so you could cut it into manageable pieces. And the best part? The meal came with two moist towelettes…. Read more

Raspberry Syrup

If you give a person batter-fried French toast, they’re going to want some raspberry syrup to go with it, sort of like if you give a mouse a cookie . . . .   2 c raspberries (fresh or frozen . . . thaw if using frozen) 1½ c… Read more

Batter-fried French Toast

Sometimes you have to go big or go home. Don’t settle for plain French toast. Instead of dipping your bread in just eggs, dip it in batter . . . and then fry it! Turns a nice golden brown and has such a rich flavor. Oh baby . . . .   2… Read more

Easy Stuffing

Tastes homemade but takes less than an hour. No need for planning days in advance so you can cube the bread and dry it out. Just think what you could do in all your spare time . . . .   ½ c butter 2 stalks celery, chopped fine 1… Read more

Black Tie Mousse Cake

You’ve got cake. And then you’ve got CAKE. Four beautiful moist silky creamy smooth layers of cake, mousse, custard and ganache topped with a white chocolate swirl. Just like Olive Garden. Takes a whole afternoon to put together but . . . is… Read more

Slow Cooker Hot Cocoa

This is absolutely hands down our favorite hot cocoa ever!! It’s creamy and full of rich chocolate flavor which is hard to find in a hot cocoa. That may or may not be because I throw in a few extra chocolate chips. This hot cocoa is great for… Read more

Cheese Bread

Go carbs!! Seems to be my motto lately. Or my theme. Maybe even a life mission? Definitely a rule. And possibly my new catchphrase. Carbs are so satisfying. Comforting. Filling. Carbs are love. I need to put that on a t-shirt…. Read more

Slow Cooker Italian Ravioli

From Mary. That’s really all you need to know. (If you’re coming late to the party, click here to learn why . . . . )   1½ lb. ground beef ½ onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 15-oz. can tomato sauce 1 14.5-oz. can… Read more

Garlic Bread Pizza

It is late afternoon, you’re in the grocery store wondering what to have for dinner tonight, and you are drawing a blank . . . and if you’re like me, you’re wishing you had thawed and thrown something in the crock pot earlier that day so… Read more