Food hacks that every one needs to make food quicker, tastier and easier. PLUS: Fun and wacky ways to use food


If you find yourself with tons of turkey after a holiday – what do you do? Sandwiches can only go so far. What about all the little pieces of meat still stuck on… Continue reading

Fresh Cranberry Relish

My mother’s cranberry relish It seems fresh cranberries only become available in stores one season of the year. They show up around Thanksgiving time. They were a favorite in our household because of… Continue reading

20 Quick & Easy! 2-3 Ingredient Desserts

You need a easy dessert to fix fast? Here are a few decadent ideas for that last-minute dessert!

How to Stretch a Chicken

Thankfully, we don’t have to run out and catch the chicken first, butcher, and then pluck it before cooking it like our ancestors did.  Or, maybe you do? There’s a fun chapter in… Continue reading

“The Chicken Chase”

Excerpt from YA coming-of-age novel, Love’s Journey Home, available on, Barnes & Noble, Kobo. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ “Where ya bin, boy?” the missus questioned as I walked through the door. “Ya sposed to bin… Continue reading

No-Yeast Bread

Many are experimenting with making bread for the first time… During this stay-at-home time, Katie Bennett, (@thatkatielady) a young mom, and a published writer from Springfield, MO, found her family without bread –… Continue reading

Make Your Own Seasoning Salt

Seasoning salt is a great addition to any dish, and when you make your own, you eliminate the chemicals and preservatives. Not only is it healthier, it tastes better! Recipe for Seasoning Salt… Continue reading

Homemade Pancakes

A new twist on banana pancakes! Homemade pancakes are every bit as good as the boxed kind, and easy to make! One of our favorites is banana pancakes, but not the kind you… Continue reading

Homemade Vegetable Stock

My kitchen smells delicious!  Vegetable soup, you think? You’d be wrong… If you think this ‘looks’ like veggie soup, then you’d be correct. Chock-full of onions, carrots, celery, mushrooms, green peppers, and even… Continue reading

Chocolate-Covered Raspberry Treats

Just in time for a special Valentine’s treat, here’s a twist on the traditional chocolate-covered cherry. This succulent treat features fresh raspberries. Instead of fondant for the filling, a creamy cheesecake filling will… Continue reading