Homemade Shake and Bake

My mother denies this now, but growing shake and bake pork chops were always on the weekly menu rotation. And, in my mother's defense why not? Shake & Bake was, and still is all about convenience. Drop a few pieces of meat in a bag with the coating, give a quick...

Homemade Rice Seasoning Mix

It has been a while since I have shared a recipe for a homemade mix.  I really feel like it is time to get back into stocking my pantry with homemade mixes and seasonings, most of mine have been depleted and I have been mixing on the fly. Rice can be kind of boring,...

Chicken Seasoning Blend

Today I am sharing another homemade mix recipe, that I absolutely love. Chicken Seasoning Blend is a savory dry rub that really adds a unique delicious flavor to chicken. Chicken seasoning blend is a quick and easy way to add flavor to roasted, grilled and baked...

Homemade Pizza Seasoning

RECIPE Homemade Pizza Seasoning 19 March 2015 The key to making the tastiest pizza is using the freshest ingredients and the right herbs and spices to enhance the taste. The two classic pizza seasonings oregano and basil, are combined with onion flakes, garlic powder,...

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

I have been playing around more and more with homemade substitutions for packaged convenience foods, it is something I have actually enjoyed doing and it is really helpful when it comes to keeping the grocery budget under control. Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix is the...

Homemade Brownie Mix

RECIPE Homemade Brownie Mix January 2015 Keep Homemade Brownie Mix on hand to mix up whenever a chocolate craving strikes. It has all the convenience of a boxed mix made with a made from scratch taste. Last week my laptop died. It was a miserable old thing that held...

Beef Stew Seasoning Mix

Season your stew meat with Beef Stew Seasoning Mix before you brown it. The blend of herbs and spices adds flavor and the flour will thicken your favorite beef stew recipe. My husband is a fan of stews during the winter. I can't say I blame him, after working outside...

Creamy Baked Onion Dip

It is no secret I love indulgent appetizers. In fact, I have shared two of my favorite appetizer recipes here, Neiman Marcus Cheese Dip and Cheesy Olive Bread. Creamy Baked Onion Dip is right at home among these recipes, this creamy cheesy, oniony dip is full of...

The Ultimate Appetizer: Olive Cheese Bread

  This is the recipe you need to have in your appetizer arsenal. It is the perfect appetizer for any of your get together’s! It is so simple and easy to make, but completely crave-worthy. This Olive cheese bread combines all the brine-y flavors I love, in a gooey...

Roasted Red Pepper Artichoke Bruschetta

Mezzetta Roasted Red Pepper Artichoke Bruschetta for effortless summer entertaining School will be ending here soon and we will officially be in summer mode! I think we are all ready for a slower pace. The past few summers we have taken the family on a summer...

Savory Sausage and Cheese Bread

This is one of those recipes I wonder if I should really call a recipe. It is SO easy, especially if you use a pre-made pizza dough. My kids absolutely love sausage cheese bread. I use a mild country sausage that is made in my local grocery store, so it works for a...

Marinated Roasted Red Pepper Spread

I have a fond memories of relish trays. My grandmother always set out a divided crystal platter loaded with olives, pickles and carrots at the holidays, my mother's version while similar, was done in a tupperware container. While I am sure the purpose of the relish...

Thai Cucumber Salad

I am going to be honest with you, I love cucumbers, but really could not care less about pickles. Somewhere between cucumber and pickle the whole thing just takes a wrong turn for me.  What was once crunchy, juicy and fresh ends up suspended in a fluid like a science...

Zesty Corn and Black Bean Salsa

We grow quite a bit of sweet corn here on the farm, and it seems like it is just not summer without corn on the cob, but when you are up to your eyeballs in corn every summer, you need different ways to serve it. Picking corn is not the funnest job on the farm, in my...

Cinnamon Roll Steel Cut Oats

I love oatmeal for breakfast, It's warm, satisfying, and hearty enough to get me to lunchtime.  I have baked it, topped it with fruit, and made it seasonal with pumpkin spice, but this has to be my family's favorite way to enjoy a hot breakfast. And this isn't...

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

RECIPE Lemon Poppyseed Muffins January 2016 No wimpy lemon flavor here! These muffins are packed with the juice and zest of 3 lemons for tons of flavor. Christmas Eve morning the Hubs and I took a last-minute drive to Sauder’s to pick up a few items, while we...

Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

  Guys,  it's October and that means it's officially pumpkin month, and to kick of pumpkin month for you today I have the perfect pumpkin-y breakfast! [clickToTweet tweet="Baked pumpkin pie oatmeal is a delicious breakfast that mixes up easily and tastes like a...

Mixed Berry Baked Oatmeal

  Spring is finally here and with it all the craziness that happens on a farm during the spring. The days are busy and long, there is plowing and planting to do, tractor and equipment maintenance. We are running in so many different directions it is just close to...

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Some days lately it feels like spring is never going to come, but I am over winter, my mind has already moved on to the summer harvest of berries and fruits. I seriously daydream about picking berries and making jams and jellies. While images of fresh ripe berries...

Double-Streusel Coffee Cake

This Double-Streusel Coffee Cake made with homemade baking mix is a quick and easy coffee cake you can make anytime.  I'm all for a good coffee cake, and when a reader commented that she used Homemade Baking mix with this recipe I had to try it out myself. This...

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

 Oatmeal Breakfast Bars are like a bowl of oatmeal, sweetened with chunks of raisins and banana, baked into a bar.   Mornings are hectic at my house, and I don't always have time to sit down and eat breakfast. I know breakfast is "the most important meal of the...

Eggnog Cookies

RECIPE Soft Eggnog Cookies December 2013 These eggnog cookies are soft and creamy, but bursting with the aroma and flavor of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Eggnog cookies have such a special place in my heart.  I make them every year for my holiday cookie tray, but...

Peppermint Butter Cookies

It's less than 10 days away now, guys! How are you doing on holiday prep? I am not going to lie, I am behind and need to get cracking, and by cracking I mean shopping. But I have been doing pretty good on getting cookies made for my cookie trays I will be gifting to...

Brown Sugar Apple Blondies

It recently got pretty chilly here, like into the 40's at night and 50's during the day. Considering it was 90° degrees out practically last week, that drop in temperatures can be quite a shock on a person. No matter how drastically the temperature drops or how...

Applesauce Puffs

The kids made it through their first week of school, and let me tell you it was quite an adjustment period for them! But it was especially rough on my son, he had turned into a night owl during summer, and the 6 am wake-up call was a pretty hard on him for a few days,...

Homemade Shake and Bake

My mother denies this now, but growing shake and bake pork chops were always on the weekly menu rotation. And, in my mother's defense why not? Shake & Bake was, and still is all about convenience. Drop a few pieces of meat in a bag with the coating, give a quick...

Homemade Rice Seasoning Mix

It has been a while since I have shared a recipe for a homemade mix.  I really feel like it is time to get back into stocking my pantry with homemade mixes and seasonings, most of mine have been depleted and I have been mixing on the fly. Rice can be kind of boring,...

Chicken Seasoning Blend

Today I am sharing another homemade mix recipe, that I absolutely love. Chicken Seasoning Blend is a savory dry rub that really adds a unique delicious flavor to chicken. Chicken seasoning blend is a quick and easy way to add flavor to roasted, grilled and baked...

Homemade Pizza Seasoning

RECIPE Homemade Pizza Seasoning 19 March 2015 The key to making the tastiest pizza is using the freshest ingredients and the right herbs and spices to enhance the taste. The two classic pizza seasonings oregano and basil, are combined with onion flakes, garlic powder,...

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

I have been playing around more and more with homemade substitutions for packaged convenience foods, it is something I have actually enjoyed doing and it is really helpful when it comes to keeping the grocery budget under control. Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix is the...

Homemade Brownie Mix

RECIPE Homemade Brownie Mix January 2015 Keep Homemade Brownie Mix on hand to mix up whenever a chocolate craving strikes. It has all the convenience of a boxed mix made with a made from scratch taste. Last week my laptop died. It was a miserable old thing that held...

Beef Stew Seasoning Mix

Season your stew meat with Beef Stew Seasoning Mix before you brown it. The blend of herbs and spices adds flavor and the flour will thicken your favorite beef stew recipe. My husband is a fan of stews during the winter. I can't say I blame him, after working outside...

Cinnamon Roll Steel Cut Oats

I love oatmeal for breakfast, It's warm, satisfying, and hearty enough to get me to lunchtime.  I have baked it, topped it with fruit, and made it seasonal with pumpkin spice, but this has to be my family's favorite way to enjoy a hot breakfast. And this isn't...

Creamy Baked Onion Dip

It is no secret I love indulgent appetizers. In fact, I have shared two of my favorite appetizer recipes here, Neiman Marcus Cheese Dip and Cheesy Olive Bread. Creamy Baked Onion Dip is right at home among these recipes, this creamy cheesy, oniony dip is full of...

Eggnog Cookies

RECIPE Soft Eggnog Cookies December 2013 These eggnog cookies are soft and creamy, but bursting with the aroma and flavor of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Eggnog cookies have such a special place in my heart.  I make them every year for my holiday cookie tray, but...

Neiman Marcus Cheese Dip

RECIPE Neiman Marcus Cheese Dip October 2016 Neiman Marcus Cheese Dip is always one of the most popular items on the appetizer table at parties. Made with only 5 ingredients, this dip is a breeze to mix up but tastes like a million dollars. I love a good appetizer,...

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