Refried Black Beans

Refried Black Beans

Refried Black Beans is the perfect side dish for your favorite Mexican food. It goes especially well with enchiladas or tacos. Slow cooked on the stove for several hours and seasoned with garlic, onion, hot sauce and more, these beans will have you going back …

Glazed Lemon Pound Cake

Glazed Lemon Pound Cake

To end the month of August, I wanted to share another lemon recipe that we really love. Glazed Lemon Pound Cake is a refreshing dessert to serve with tea or following your evening meal. The tart lemony glaze wraps the cake in a bow (you …

Restaurant-Style Mexican Rice

Restaurant-Style Mexican Rice

We love Mexican food, and this Restaurant-Style Mexican Rice is a really close version to what you’ll order at a restaurant. Plus, it’s not difficult to make and comes together easily while you prepare other dishes for the meal, such as enchiladas, tacos, or fajitas. …

Easy Baked Potato Soup

Easy Baked Potato Soup

This Easy Baked Potato Soup is a recipe my mother-in-law gave me. It’s easy, creamy and delicious. So yummy. My mother-in-law uses crumbled fried bacon in her version, but I like to use chopped ham for a heartier soup. If you bake your potatoes ahead …

Grandma’s Chocolate Delight Dessert

Grandma’s Chocolate Delight Dessert

Grandma’s Chocolate Delight Dessert is still a popular hit at our family gatherings with its pecan shortbread crust, chocolate pudding and whipped cream cheese fluff. So yummy!   Some people may know this dessert by another name: S _ _ in a pan, comes to mind. …

Potluck Barbecued Meatballs

Potluck Barbecued Meatballs

Potluck Barbecued Meatballs is a delicious recipe to make for your next church dinner or holiday party.  Tender, juicy meatballs cooked in a homemade barbecue sauce. Perfect as a main dish or as an appetizer. I’ve been making these meatballs for many years and it …

Bratwurst with Roasted Vegetables

Bratwurst with Roasted Vegetables

Bratwurst with Roasted Vegetables (and Gnocchi) is an amazingly easy sheet pan dinner to prepare for your family. Packed with vegetables, it’s loaded with roasted potatoes, green peppers, onions, zucchini, mushrooms, and brussels sprouts. Plus it has the added bonus of crisp, yet chewy and …

Game Day Chili with Beer

Game Day Chili with Beer

I love Game Day Chili with Beer that simmers long and slow on the stove. Seasoned with ground beef, kidney beans, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and green chiles. Years ago, I named this recipe Spicy Super Bowl Chili, but have since lightened up on the heat …

Homemade Lasagna with Ricotta Cheese

Homemade Lasagna with Ricotta Cheese

Make this delicious Homemade Lasagna with Ricotta Cheese when you want to serve your family something special. Saucy and Cheesy with Fresh Tender Pasta. Oh my. The extra effort is so worth the time. Believe me, you’re family will love you for it! Years ago, …

Apple Pie with Crumb Topping

Apple Pie with Crumb Topping

This Apple Pie with Crumb Topping is a mix between a Dutch Apple Pie and an Apple Crisp. Tart apples in a sweetly spiced filling, topped with a crunchy oat crumb. What is a Dutch Apple Pie?  A Dutch Apple Pie has a sweet streusel …