Simple and Easy Homemade Ricotta Cheese

We make a lot of lasagna or lasagna related dishes here at our house. It's one of our favorite meals of course so we're almost always looking for some variation of it. With pasta, without pasta, it doesn't really matter much to us. As a result, we use ricotta cheese almost every … [Read more...]

Simple Homemade Pasta Sauce with Meat

As I said in the how to can tomatoes post that I did not too long ago, we go through a truly insane amount of tomatoes in our house. I try not to buy too much from a jar or can, but that means that I have to make everything we use homemade. That doesn't bother me much though … [Read more...]

Homemade Salsa Recipes Plus Canning Tips!

One of my favorite snacks to munch on when I'm working is chips and salsa, but I have to confess. I'm so picky about the kind of salsa I'll eat. To me, there is no better tasting salsa than a homemade salsa. Store bought versions always taste just a bit off to me and I really … [Read more...]

Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing

I never knew the joy of foods made with avocado until I moved to Texas. They weren't a fruit that you could find very often where I grew up or if they were, my parents never bought them so they weren't something I was used to tasting. Needless to say, the first time I tasted one, … [Read more...]

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

I don't know about your family, but here? I have trouble keeping ranch dressing on hand. The Monkey Child and Mr. Six Dollar eat it with everything from carrots to pizza and even fries. When I realized that it was costing me probably close to $20.00 a month (i,e 5-6 bottles a … [Read more...]

Blueberry Butter Breakfast Spread

I absolutely adore recipes that are easy to make...especially those that are made in the mornings. I'm very much not a morning person so I love easy breakfast recipes instead of ones that have me stumbling around the kitchen groggy eyed trying to fix breakfast. This blueberry … [Read more...]

Strawberry Salad with Honey Poppy Seed Dressing

So in case you didn't know? It is HOT here in Texas. Like boil my blood, really cook an egg on the hood, step outside and your body steams kind of hot. When it gets this hot? There is nothing better than a meal that I can make without having to heat up the kitchen. This … [Read more...]

2 Ingredient Heavy Cream Substitute Recipe

  Picture this. I'm standing in my kitchen, about to make my Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Alfredo for dinner. I reach into my fridge to grab the heavy cream needed and much to my un-surprise I find that I'm out of heavy cream. That shouldn't surprise me though since I rarely … [Read more...]