Skinny? Not so much. Delicious? Of Course!

No I will admit it, I am no size 2, or 4, or 6. But if i can eat something that looks good, taste good, and is easy as heck to cook, I am going to do just that, when is healthy is a great bonus. There are many meals that I have made that … Continue reading Skinny? Not so much. Delicious? Of Course!


When In France.

I couldn't put down this cookbook. "To build the living room before the kitchen of the house would be ruin." - Count of Neufchateau French Country Cooking by Mimi Thorisoon is fantastic. Its a thick, and by thick I mean I almost lost a limb when I picked it up. It's 336 pages of photos, … Continue reading When In France.


There are endless leftovers during thanksgiving. I know for our friends giving last year we sent each person home with enough for 2 meals. It is better to have too much instead of not enough. I am going to try to make a pizza with my leftovers this year. Until then, here are 100 different … Continue reading Leftovers.

Thanksgiving Dip: Onion.

During thanksgiving the turkey and a few sides is prepared at the house, with our family members bringing the other sides and desserts. I made this dip when we had people over to our house a few months back, and I plan on making it for Thanksgiving as well. Its simple and easy, not to mention very … Continue reading Thanksgiving Dip: Onion.

CowBoy Deer Chili.

It's officially shotgun season, and of course this is when I look for recipies in case Ricky gets a deer. We still had a bit of ground venison left, so yesterday I used some up to clear room. Hopefully that gives him some good luck. I don't really care for this chili but if mixed … Continue reading CowBoy Deer Chili.

Thanksgiving Week: Crock Pot Thanksgiving.

Hello Monday!! Only 1 more day of work until a little break. Of course, break time from a school means time to get better from whatever sickness the kids have given you. If you have a cold or flu like illness, well this post is sure to help you out this week. Is there really … Continue reading Thanksgiving Week: Crock Pot Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Week.

It's almost time to bring out the fancy dishes, and the fabric tablecloths. A time when you can express all day how thankful you are for everything in your life. Then a few hours later, go crazy to buy things you don't need. Yes, I am a black Friday shopper, proud of it. I really do … Continue reading Thanksgiving Week.

Day 6 of Soup Week : Beef and Barley Soup.

Hello. It's day 6 of Soup Week. Only 1 more day left.  Then the holidays take a turn into the crazy season. I had never cooked with barley before this soup. I knew barley was involved in making various alcohols, but never intended the whole house to smell of beer. Speaking of beer, I think … Continue reading Day 6 of Soup Week : Beef and Barley Soup.

Day 5 of Soup Week : Summer Stew. Yes, Summer.

Welcome to day 5 of Soup Week: Summer Stew. I know it's November and there is no reason to even mention Summer. But, this soup does not have to be made only in the summer. It's just a lighter soup. I found this recipe on Better Homes & Gardens Summer Stew Ingredients 17 ounce package … Continue reading Day 5 of Soup Week : Summer Stew. Yes, Summer.

Day 3 of Soup Week: Beef and Macaroni Soup

Hello, Welcome to day 3 of soup week. Today's soup is adapted from the recipe over at : The Kitchen Magpie I altered it a little bit by not using a crock pot and it was so good. It's a comfort soup, and it perfect any time of the year. Beef and Macaroni Soup 1 pound ground … Continue reading Day 3 of Soup Week: Beef and Macaroni Soup