Yummy Banana Pudding

I was in the mood for making banana pudding today.  Of course, I had to call my mom and get directions on how to make the pudding.  I put the pudding together in smaller glass dishes.  That way, people in the house can just reach in

Bite-Size Peach Turnovers

Sometimes, you just want a small bite of dessert.  When that happens, a small bite of peach turnover will solve the problem.  Sprinkle powdered sugar on top and you have yourself a winner.  Just think

Homemade Chicken Salad with a Barbecue Flavor

I baked a whole chicken two days ago.  I decided to make chicken salad with the leftover chicken.  For some reason, it seems that the breast of the chicken is always left over.  So, it’s chicken salad today.  I added barbecue sauce to this chicken salad batch and it was so delicious! The barbecue sauce gave

Angel Hair Summer Pasta Salad

With summer almost here and most kids out of school, it’s the perfect time for light cooking.  This pasta salad will hit the spot.  It can be prepared in a short time.  Plus, it’s a lightweight salad.  It’s perfect for enjoying as lunch or dinner, especially when you’ve put in all that working out during the day.  If you’re growing a

So-Not-Homemade Bite-Size Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you need to come up with a simple dessert for a gathering, try these so-not-homemade peanut butter cookie ice cream sandwiches.  Of course, since I made these at home with premade items, I guess they may be considered somewhat homemade. They’re easy to make and simply delicious.  Just grab a couple of store-bought items and

Homemade Creamy Pudding Pops

So, today is the perfect day to try my hand at making homemade pudding pops.  I remember eating these all the time when I got my first apartment in 1989.  I liked them because of the creaminess and chocolate taste, plus they were not so sweet. Loved that part. ( If your kids are use to eating really sweet ice cream, this my not be their cup of tea. You may have to add in a little sweetener for them.)  {Read More}

Cheesy Hash Brown Con Queso Loaf

Who needs plain hash browns when you can have this delicious Cheesy Hash Brown Con Queso Loaf. I was mulling around in the kitchen while trying to come up with a 5-Ingredient recipe for Simply Potatoes. This is what my imagination led me to create. It only has 5 ingredients. Simply Potatoes is having a 5-Ingredient Recipe Contest. The Grand Prize is $3,000! Plus, there are other prizes. You can find

Cabbage Cooked in Chicken Stock

Whether you like cabbage as a side dish or as a main dish (which is how I like it), you’ll love it even more if it’s cooked in a tasty chicken broth or stock.  Sometimes, I will have a meal with just greens and cornbread, cabbage and cornbread or any type of beans with cornbread.  Today, I wanted cabbage.  To really enjoy cabbage, I cook it in chicken stock/broth.  It gives it that savory flavor.  So delicious!  If you

Johnsonville Sausage and Couscous with Apples

It’s almost Mardi Gras! So, take out your decorations and start planning a menu for celebrating. Mardi Gras is March 4th. In our house, we love a good celebration. Who doesn’t love a time to entertain, eat, dance and decorate. I’m a southern girl from Mississippi. I went to school about 3 hours away from New Orleans. A lot of my friends at college would drive down to New Orleans for “Fat Tuesday” or Mardi

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Yesterday, I opened a can of chicken noodle soup and had some with a slice of homemade cornbread. It was so good! So, of course, you know what I was thinking.  I can make this myself.  Who needs canned soup when you can make it homemade.  I think what really made it so good was the homemade cornbread.  In our house, you can’t have soup, unless you have homemade cornbread.  It goes