Tool Review

Tool Review

From time to time, I’ll review some of the tools I use because there are some I really like. 🙂 For a very long time, I did not own a mandolin. I just cut everything with my knife and dealt with them not all being perfectly the same thickness. Nor did I worry about things being pretty...

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Recipes: Sides, Recipes: Vegetarian

Zucchini Au Gratin

I love zucchini, which is saying a lot since I don’t like many veggies. Something that my taste buds have changed their mind about over the years. This is why I recommend trying things you may not have like the taste of previously. I do it about every 7-10 years. Anyway, I like finding new...

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Bread – My Nemisis

Confession: I suck at making bread. Well, I suck at making bread that requires yeast and rising. Regardless of how well I follow directions, do everything little trick I have found, I absolutely suck at getting a bread dough to rise properly. It’s infuriating! The other day, I attempted to...

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Crock Pot Cooking, Recipes: Drinks

Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Another Pinterest find that sounded good and thought I’d give it a try at a meeting that the Man and I were having at our house. It was a huge hit and almost nothing left at the end of the night. I doubled this recipe in our 6 quart crockpot. I’ll be making this quite a number of...

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Tools

Cookbooks!

Never discount a good cookbook. And despite some of the comments made by chefs I’ve known, I would have not eaten well as a child had it not been for the original Better Homes and Garden cookbook. Now, if you’re like me, you have a ton of cookbooks. I have specialty ones, general...

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Recipes: Brunch

Cinnamon Roll Bake

I love cinnamon rolls and the lovely smell that fills the house when they are baking. At one point, I saw a video on Facebook somewhere for this recipe and then saw a Pinterest pin on it. Giving this a try, I can tell you that I altered the recipe a bit. Pretty much end up doing that with a…

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Recipes: Salad, Recipes: Sides

Ambrosia

Ambrosia is the food of the Gods. Seriously, look it up. Now, ambrosia “salad” has been around since the late 1800’s and any “true” ambrosia recipe includes orange (of some variety) and coconut. After that, add whatever the hell you want. I was first introduced to...

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Updates!

I’m in the process of updating the site! It’s halfway to it’s new look! Once it’s completed, there will be new features – the recipes will be easily printable with a click of a button, along with a new button to add it to your own  BigOven account, which I...

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Recipes: Sides

Loaded Potato Casserole

I snagged this recipe off of Pinterest but of course altered it. If a recipe calls for “packaged bacon bits”, I am going to ignore that and make real bacon. 🙂   Ingredients: 2 (16oz) containers sour cream 4 cups cheddar cheese, shredded 1lb bacon, cooked and chopped 2...

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Wow

Can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve posted anything. Good news, spent yesterday trying new recipes from Pinterest – not always the greatest place to find stuff, but at least one was pretty good after I altered it a bit. LOL Will get those published in the next day...

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