EXTRA Chocolate Chip Cookies

EXTRA Chocolate Chip Cookies These are called EXTRA Chocolate Chip Cookies because instead of 2 cups of chocolate chips, I added 3 cups of chocolate chips.  The original recipe by called for 2.  I just slightly adapted this one. My daughter, Sarah, requested HUGE chocolate chip cookies for her birthday.  We’re having a party, but she wanted some kind of treat on her birthday as well.  So, she found

White Chicken Enchiladas by

White Chicken Enchiladas Normally, I don’t start out with the picture of my first bite, but I had to with this one.  Just look at that!  With the cheese! Just looking at it is making me want to heat up my leftovers. So, if you’re like me and can’t have certain foods, for example, anything tomato-y, then you’ll appreciate these.  A lot of times I have to change up recipes

Basic Dinner Rolls using a bread maker

Basic Dinner Rolls using a Breadmaker I got a bread maker a little while back and have been playing with it.  One of the “dough” recipes that were included were these dinner rolls.  I know you need a bread maker for it, but thought if you already had a bread maker but didn’t have a basic recipe for dinner rolls, I would be helping you out. I plan on making

Simple Egg Salad Finger Sandwiches by

Simple Egg Salad Finger Sandwiches Eat these for lunch. They also make for great appetizers or just to have around to snack on, which was my case.  I was craving me some Egg Salad, so I decided to share my recipe.  It’s so simple.  I don’t add a bunch of extra stuff so I can actually enjoy the Egg Salad itself. Do you like Deviled Eggs? If so, you’ll like

Veggie Dip made with Essential Oils by

Veggie Dip made with Essential Oils We had an Essential Oil party at my house this weekend to teach some of our friends and family what to do with their Essential Oils.  So, my daughter, Meg, and I made some snacks and drinks with Essential Oils. It was a HUGE hit.  So even if you’re not looking to possibly get healthier using essential oils, you could still use this recipe

Creamy Chicken and Ziti by

Creamy Chicken and Ziti Made from scratch…yup…I did make this from scratch.  What?  I do that every now and then.  Sometimes you just havta. I made a creamy white sauce and combined it with chicken and Ziti. What is Ziti you ask.  Well, it’s pasta. That’s all.  I used to think that it was a name of a dish or something.  Then when I grew up, well kinda,  I went

Ham and Turkey Lunch Rolls

Ham and Turkey Lunch Rolls Do you need to come up with a quick, hot lunch for 4 to 6 people?  Then this is the perfect choice!  These took me 10 minutes top to prepare and 8 minutes to cook in the oven.  That’s less than 20 minutes for a hot yummy lunch. These would be great if you have lots of kids (ahem, Meg).  While they’re in the oven,

Crispy Parmesan Crusted Turkey Strips

Crispy Parmesan Crusted Turkey Strips Crispy Parmesan Crusted Turkey Strips is a mouthful, huh?  In more ways than one. 🙂  I decided to use turkey instead of chicken to see how it turned out.  Using Turkey Breast Cutlets was a great idea if I say so myself. I the crust.  It turned out tasty and crispy, hence the name.  I was eating the crumbs of the crust that would

Guacamole Onion Dip by

Guacamole Onion Dip I created a different guacamole dip using my food processor. I’m pretty new to the food processor and I’m trying different things out.  I love how it “chops” everything so fast.  However, I haven’t perfected not turning everything into mush though.  I plan on sharing tips as I learn them though. This guacamole onion dip is very similar to regular guacamole dip without the cilantro or peppers

Bacon Ham and Cheese Brunch Bread by

Bacon Ham and Cheese Brunch Bread This Bacon Ham and Cheese Brunch Bread turned out pretty good.  I got this recipe from my “BEST of the BEST of TEXAS II” cookbook.  Sounded yummy so I had to try it.  I think I would add a touch of sugar though to make it just a tad sweet.  Not sure why, but when I bit into it for the first time, that

Crunchy Peanut Butter Granola Bars

CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA BARS This is my first attempt at making granola bars.  Did pretty good, if I say so myself.  Considering I typically eat a granola bar every day, I thought maybe I should make a homemade version where I KNOW what goes in it.  This is sweet AND salty. It consists of mainly peanut butter, of course, chopped peanuts, Rice Krispies Cereal and oats.  I threw in

Best Beans Yet

Best Beans Yet This is my best pinto bean batch yet, hence the name.  It’s been awhile since I had a good ole pot of beans.  I had saved a ham bone from a previous meal and froze it.  Just for this.  I threw that puppy in with the beans and you won’t believe the flavor that comes out of it.  Wowsers. You know what I think of when I

Peanut Brittle by

Peanut Brittle Peanut Brittle is a classic, don’t you think?  It makes a great gift for friends and family too.  I made some for my fam and one of my neighbors.  They loved it.  I love it.  But I can’t eat as much as I use to.  Couple reasons.  My teeth can’t handle it like they use to and it makes me fat now.  🙂 This is a sticky recipe

Pecan Sandies by

Pecan Sandies A good friend of the family’s Mom had knee surgery and my daughter wanted to make something for her. Pay back for a cake she had made my daughter.  So, she found out that pecan sandies are her favorite cookie.  She asked if I would help her make them.  And here we are.  Might as well post up a recipe for them. These turned out great.  Melt in

Chocolate and Whipped Peanut Butter Cake Roll by

Chocolate and Whipped Peanut Butter Cake Roll Not sure if it’s just me or not.  I love to cook, bake and create, but there are certain foods that I’m afraid to make.  Maybe I’m scared of failure, not sure. Anyhoo, this has been one of those things.  Cake rolls.  I’ve always been afraid to make one.  I won’t lie…this is not my first.  I failed the first time.  I could

Deviled Egg Pasta Salad by

Deviled Egg Pasta Salad Hey, can you tell the pasta is shaped like Breast Cancer Ribbons?  See the picture below and you’ll see.  Every year my oldest sister sends me a special package on my Breast Cancer Survivor Anniversary.  It’s like Christmas. This pasta was one of the items she sent me.  She loads a box full of Breast Cancer stuff and pink stuff.  I feel so blessed to have

Crockpot Potato Soup by

Crockpot Potato Soup Here’s another yummy recipe for the colder months coming up!  Use your crockpot to do your cooking.  This recipe is kind of out of my norm.  You will be making a roux for the soup and that does take some time and patience.  But so worth it in the end.  This Crockpot Potato Soup is good alone, but even better with the toppings.  Add some shredded cheese,