February 18, 2018

Make quick & easy mini pot pies

mini pot pies

Last night I took my pot pie recipe and miniaturized it, thinking the kids would get a kick out of having their own mini pot pies…I was right!   Mini chicken pot pies   Ahead of time: Cook 1/2- 1 pound of chicken. You can boil it or this time I popped it in the… Read more

Make Flower Cupcakes

flower cupcakes

By Julie Samrick My friend made these flower cupcakes for her daughter’s birthday party today and I was so impressed I just have to share them with you.   This is how she makes them: Bake and frost cupcakes as usual Snip about 1/3 off a marshmallow with scissors, clipping it diagonally, which will make… Read more

Alleluia! Finally a Recipe for Homemade Pizza Crust

homemade pizza crust

Making homemade pizza crust is something I’ve tried to master for quite some time. I’ve even been known to say it’s on my bucket list. How could combining some flour, yeast, and oil be so difficult?  Why is it so cheap to buy premade dough at Trader Joe’s for $2, yet I can’t come close… Read more

The Easiest, Tastiest Blueberry Cobbler

Blueberry Cobbler

By Julie Samrick I wanted to take advantage of blueberry season when deciding what to make for guests this week.  I found The Pioneer Woman’s recipe for cobbler and made a few substitutions.   It is the easiest, tastiest recipe ever!  I had leftover homemade cream, so the next day I whipped up another blueberry… Read more

Even in the dead of winter you can serve a healthy fruit snack by cutting up apples, oranges, bananas and grapes. I used fat free vanilla yogurt as the dip and the kids gobbled it up!


Make Pigs In a Blanket for Your Next Kids’ Party

pigs in blanket

Everybody loves Pigs in a Blanket and they couldn’t be easier: Buy 2 packages of lil’ smokies (I used Hilshire Farms brand) Buy 1 cylinder of Pillsbury Crescent rolls Slice the dough into long strips, wrapping one strip of dough around the middle of each “pig,”  seam side down. Bake on a lightly greased baking… Read more

Make Mini BLTS


Kids will love these mini blts…for one thing they are just the right size for them! After hosting a bbq, we had more mini slider buns left over than meat, so I got creative and made a lunch the kids loved.  You can also make these mini BLTs as appetizers at your next party.   Here’s what… Read more

Make Suz’s Tapenade


This is a tasty condiment/ dip my sister, Suzanne, whipped up for us last weekend.  She served it in a bowl with sliced French bread.  It’s also great with veggies, crackers, or as a spread on sandwiches.  So much better than anything store bought!   1 cup Sundried tomatoes 1 clove garlic Handful of fresh… Read more

Corn on the cob in the crockpot


Wrap each cleaned cob in foil; place individually wrapped cobs in the crockpot without water. Cook on low for 4 hours or on high for 2 hours. Couldn’t be easier or more delicious!

Take advantage of strawberry season


Last night I made this cake for my dad’s birthday.  It couldn’t have been easier, but the kids were very impressed. Buy a store bought angel food cake.  Then, spread whipped topping over it.  Slice strawberries and make the design of your choice. Fill the center reservoir with leftover strawberries, and voila! Your kids will… Read more