A Burger Upgrade

This evening I was making some burgers for dinner.  What can I say, I found three packages for clearance 50% off, so one for dinner, and two into the freezer for another two meals.  Score! Anyway, I had this idea to take a package of our favorite cheddar garlic biscuits and make them into hamburgerContinue reading “A Burger Upgrade”

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

God is so good! We are in our new home for just over two weeks now and have made great progress in setting up house. The kids have their beds. I have my sofa. The TV is in (a must with teenagers!) There’s a turkey in the fridge, just waiting to be buttered and slidContinue reading “Happy Thanksgiving!!!”

What Have I Been Cooking Lately?

I am so excited to have my own kitchen again and as we come down the homestretch to Thanksgiving and the whole holiday season, I am thoroughly enjoying it! The above dish was one I tried out yesterday. You can see one of my red potato wedges peeking out of the cabbage, onion, and garlicContinue reading “What Have I Been Cooking Lately?”

Potato, Cheese, & Chives, Oh My!

In the shelter where we are living, there is a garden. It blesses us with many wonderful vegetables and fruits! Last night, I tried out a new recipe and fell in love! We’ve all heard of comfort food, right? Those delectable, savory dishes that make one feel like the recipient of a big, warm hug.Continue reading “Potato, Cheese, & Chives, Oh My!”

Are You Stuffed Like Zucchini?

Ah, yes, the promised stuffed zucchini recipe! I got a lovely, large zucchini from the community garden, along with a green pepper, and three small, purple onions and their greens, as well as a medium tomato. Ok. The medium tomato came from the grocery store and was looking a little worse for wear. What canContinue reading “Are You Stuffed Like Zucchini?”

Child #2’s Chimichangas

Yesterday, as you may know, was Cinco de Mayo, or Mexican independence day. We, in the states, tend to celebrate it too. Hey, it’s another reason to party, people! So, Child #3 decided that she would make chimichangas. She has been perfecting this recipe for a while now, and I’ll tell you, they are awesome!Continue reading “Child #2’s Chimichangas”

Vanity Pancakes

Every once in a while we have breakfast for dinner. This is especially popular during Fridays in Lent, when we do not eat meat. Yesterday, Child #2 decided to make vanity pancakes. Vanity pancakes are light and fluffy. We generally make at least a double batch, since a single batch makes 20, 6″ pancakes. TheseContinue reading “Vanity Pancakes”

Not So Leftover

We had a bowl leftover mashed potatoes from a dinner a couple nights back. What to do? Our favorite way to use up leftover mashed potatoes is the following recipe: Garlic-Cheese Potato Patties 4 cups leftover mashed potatoes 1 Tbsp. granulated onion 1 Tbsp. granulated garlic 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper 1/2 cup cheese powderContinue reading “Not So Leftover”

A Day for Chocolate Cake

Today is officially Chocolate Cake Day. Did you know? Well now you have an excuse to partake in one. We were very fortunate that Child #2 decided to make Grandpa’s Favorite Chocolate Fudge Cake all on her own. Usually we make it together, but I, like everyone else besides Child #2 is suffering from oneContinue reading “A Day for Chocolate Cake”