Few things are as good, on a cold winter's day, than a big mug of hot cocoa. The smell alone is enough to take me back to my childhood and the cocoa my Mom use to make. I have never had hot cocoa that tasted as good as hers.
While roaming around the internet, I saw a recipe for crockpot barbecue and it got my mind working because I knew I could make one better. After a few tries, I stumbled upon the most delicious recipe EVER! It's also made with ingredients most folks have in their kitchen already, which I think makes a recipe much better. No special trips to the store!
I really love pudding, so I decided to learn make my own pudding mix. I wanted a base mix that I could convert to different flavors and after some trial and error, I finally found one that works. It can be made into fruit flavors, chocolate, even nutty. (like the person that made it :D ) It is simple to make and can be stored for a long time.
Everyone is lookind for a way to stretch the food budget these days, this recipe is great for that, it is delicious with meat or without! Everyone thinks that Chinese food is hard to make. It really isn't! This recipe is so simple to make and does not take any weird ingredients that you have to go to an ethic food store to buy. Just plain old veggies and easy stuff you probably have on hand already, other than maybe the pea pods and if you don't have them, just leave them out! I promise the lo mein police will not come knocking on your door. :)
Who doesn't love crockpot meals? Easy to make, and delicious to eat, I think you will find this is one of the best. I really love Mexican food, but it usually takes a lot of effort to make and serve, so I decided to try making a crockpot Mexican casserole that I could toss together and just let it cook all afternoon, and be ready to serve at dinner. This is what I came up with, and it was instantly loved by my husband, who loves Mexican as much as I do!
I inherited a box of cookbooks from my mom when she passed away. Some of these books are really old. I mean REALLY old. So old they call it "fat" instead of oil and "sour milk" instead of buttermilk. My favorite one of all of them was a church cookbook that was run off on a ditto machine. (yes a ditto machine, if you don't know what that is, Google it) It is so old that the covers are gone, so there is no date or name of where it came from. But I will tell you one thing......the recipes in it are delicious and they are made with the real things.......flour, sugar, eggs, etc. You will not find any chemical additive junk in these old timers. One of my favorites, I want to share with you today!
A Low Carb Recipe
Recently my doctor told me I needed to go on a low carb diet. I was not terribly pleased to hear this, since I am a big fan of carbs. However, it has to be done, so I have to embrace it. My first recipe that I tried was a real hit with the hubby. He is not a fan of rice, so I decided to forgo putting rice into these stuffed peppers, and I have to say, I liked them much better!
If you have never had honey nut bread you are missing out. It is so easy to make and so delicious, it is perfect for a weekend brunch or an afternoon snack. The corresponding honey butter recipe is also simple to make and delicious on everything from toast to pancakes! If you love the taste of honey, this post is for you!
One of the best things about eating out at a Chinese restaurant is the absolutely delicious fried rice. There is just something about it that is so savory, I just love it! So, of course, I decided to try making it at home. It was actually surprisingly easy to make, and it is also very easy to add to, to make all kinds of different meals! It is a delicious base to just about any kind of dinner!
I was visiting a friend today, and she made the most delightful coffee I have had in a long time. It was cinnamon-orange with a hint of vanilla. It was delicious, so I asked her how she made it. Imagine my surprise when she told me one of the ingredients was jello!