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!”

It’s Spicy Chicken!!!!

We have been looking for a recipe for baked chicken nuggets for quite some time. We have finally discovered one! It started with some spicy cheese balls that Child #2 decided we’re too salty and tasteless. I am not one to waste food. Therefore, I had to find another way in which to use them.Continue reading “It’s Spicy Chicken!!!!”

Garden Stir-Fry

Well, hello there! Were you wondering what on earth to do with the bounty from your garden? Today Child #4 and I were out playing in the dirt in the community garden and we dug a few new potatoes and onions. We also picked tomatoes, peppers, (both hot and sweet!) cucumbers, green beans, and zucchini.Continue reading “Garden Stir-Fry”

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?”

Ratatouille, Anyone?

Hello, readers! I know it has been a long time since I last posted a recipe for you. Our family has been in a transitional time, seeking out new housing options with very little money, so cooking lovely, gluten free recipes for you, was not on the docket. So, a couple nights ago, I decidedContinue reading “Ratatouille, Anyone?”

Never Just a Cake Mix

Today I decided to use up some of last Summer’s homemade peach jam. But what to do with it? I have, on occasion, used baking mixes. Mostly they are a base for something tasty. That was the case today. I don’t exactly have my own kitchen right now, so I have to borrow one toContinue reading “Never Just a Cake Mix”

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”

A Rainbow Promise & Chocolate Sauce

The other day we had a pretty strong storm here in Wisconsin. However, when the clouds moved East, the sun shined in the West and a beautiful rainbow appeared. It reminded me of that very first rainbow and the promise that went along with it. God has not abandoned us, even though the mortgage companyContinue reading “A Rainbow Promise & Chocolate Sauce”

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”