Month: February 2014

Beefy Vegetable Soup..Perfect for Winter Storm Pax!

I am reblogging this post because it is one of my favorite soup recipes.  Yesterday, I made it using venison from one of my husband’s recent hunting trips and no one knew the difference! Everyone has their favorite soup recipe but with snowstorm Pax bearing down on us, I thought now would be a great …

Winter Camping Menu: Sausage Hobo Packets

Camping is one of my favorite things to do…even in the winter with snow in the forecast. Food is always a highlight and I love trying different ways to switch up the normal camping cuisine so I am trying Taste of Home’s Summer Sausage Hobo Packets today.    I am fortunate to have one of those …

Seafood Ceviche (A personal recipe very fitting for Valentine’s Day!)

Valentine’s Day is coming soon and some of you, like Jeff and I, don’t really care about going out to eat.  Instead, create your own romance with a first course of Seafood Ceviche!  This recipe is something Jeff and I have tweaked over the years from variations we have had in different restaurants across the …

Gourmet Camping: How do you do it?

This weeknd, Jeff and I are going to go to his hunt camp in Middle Tennessee to get some much needed quiet time alone together.  Something about being outside always make me feel especially hungry but I get tired of the same old camping foods: hamburger, hotdogs, and chili. So, during our adventure, I am …

Read before you make: Cheesy Baked Spinach Dip from The Chew

From the very first day it premiered 3 years ago, I have been a faithful viewer of The Chew.  From Michael Symon’s funny giggle and banter with Mario Batali to Carla Hall’s witty personality, I just love it!  This week a couple of recipes made me take notice but specifically Carla’s Cheesy Baked Spinach Dip.  …

Pulled Pork Sliders w/ Mustard BBQ Sauce (A Tried and True Recipe)

The Super Bowl didn’t turn out like I had wished for this Peyton Manning fan but this recipe ALWAYS WILL!  It originated from the Food Network Channel’s Money Saving Meals by Sandra Lee and it is always turns out perfectly.  Her version has pickled onions but I generally prefer to serve mine with a crunchy vinegar …

Super Bowl Hot Wings with an Asian Twist! Happy Chinese New Year!

One of my favorite things to make on Game Day is Hot Wings (actually Hot Drummettes for me) but I am always looking for ways to change things up so I came across a  couple of ideas that looked uniquely delicious for this upcoming Super  Bowl Weekend!  (Go Broncos!)  Also, this would be a great …

Baked Pickles…A Healthy Super Bowl Option

I like to have a few “healthy” options for my guests but in a way that won’t make them feel like they are missing the good  stuff.  The January 2014 issue of Cooking Light Magazine fit the bill with their Baked Pickle Chips using Panko Crumbs!  8 pickle chips only have 59 calories and .4 …

Pork ‘n Beans by Clean Eating…A Crock Pot Not Your Mama’s Soup Beans!

On this very snowy day in Knoxville, Tennessee, I wanted to share a recipe that I made over the weekend.  Clean Eating magazine was my inspiration since I wanted a crock pot recipe low in calories and fat but hearty in this frigid weather.  Let me begin by saying when you look at the ingredients …

Baked Spaghetti by Trisha Yearwood

On a typical Saturday morning, no matter what I am doing, one thing is for certain:  The TV will be on in every room and it will be on one channel….The Food Network Channel.  I find that I can get recipe ideas while I am doing simple household chores and look out for those that …