• Southwest Chicken Burger
    Burgers

    Southwest Chicken Burger

    Southwest Chicken Burger  Watch this recipe – You Tube Pin this recipe – Pinterest There is no denying my love for Mexican food! I could probably eat tacos every single day and never grow tired of them. My family does not share this love of mine, so I don’t make Mexican food at home very often. Telling your kids to eat their veggies is one thing, but asking them to finish their tacos and guac is probably frowned upon in today’s society. Everyone is typically working on being healthy! For not being a huge fan of Mexican food, my husband sure did enjoy this burger. He even asked me if…

  • The Lilian (World's BEST Turkey Sandwich!)
    Sandwiches

    The Lilian (World’s BEST Turkey Sandwich!)

    The Lilian  Watch this recipe – YouTube  (Note: This recipe is not my own. This recipe came from a small country market I used to work at called Mauers’ market. This market no longer exists but I wanted to keep the memories of it alive by sharing this recipe.)   Right after I graduated high school I got a job at a local country market. I had some of the best times of my life at that little store. I loved the people I worked with and the customer relationships I made. It was always fun to make those personal connections with our customers. To this day I still remember what some of the…

  • Warm Biscuit Dough Caramel Apple Dessert
    Dessert

    Warm Biscuit Dough Caramel Apple Dessert

    Biscuit Dough Caramel Apple Dessert Spring has finally sprung and tonight is man night out our house! Are you wondering what man night is and why I’m so excited about it? Man night happens at our house about once a month. It is a special night where my husband and son watch movies all night and pig out on junk food. My husband will call man night sometime in the middle of the week. Once this happens I hear the two of them secretly talking about what snacks they will get and movies they want to watch. I hope someday my son will look back and remember this special time he shared with…

  • Sandwiches

    Best Roast Beef Sandwich Eva

    Best Roast Beef Sandwich Eva! Guys, I did it! I made the worlds best roast beef sandwich! Okay, maybe not the “world’s” best but it’s good.. dang good. It’s sloppy, gooey, and warm,  with a hint of spice. Do not even get me started on the cheese. This is the kind of sandwich you want to make for your friends, you know, the ones who don’t judge you. The friends that don’t care that you ate 2 sandwiches in your jammies at noon while binge-watching the office. Because those are the friends that will join you in your shenanigans. And because THOSE are the friends who deserve to indulge in the…

  • Oven Roasted Chicken Club on a Bagel
    Main Dish,  Sandwiches

    Oven roasted Chicken Club on a Bagel

    Brain Storming with Mom If you read last weeks DIY post how to dye coffee filters, you know this months recipes will be all about sandwiches. Because baseball season’s upon us I wanted to focus on meals that were quick and easy. Sandwiches seemed to be the perfect fit. Although, I didn’t want your basic grilled cheese or Sweet Lebanon bologna with mustard and chips ( yes, that’s a thing here in PA). So I went to my moms and we came up with some pretty stellar ideas. Starting with this Oven Roasted Chicken Club on a Bagel. I explained to my mom that I had to have at least…

  • Pound Cake Recipes
    Dessert

    Strawberry Crunch Pound Cake

    // I know I have been making a lot of cakes lately but this strawberry pound cake really takes the cake (pun intended). Due to the upcoming Easter holiday, my sister has come home from New York for the week. I am beyond thrilled! Because when my sister comes home it’s a free for all.. a free to stuff your face with all the food you want with no judgements and no talk of diets kinda all. So far we have been to the long horn for steaks and, of course, she had to one up me and get a steak AND lobster meal. Then the very next day we…

  • BBQ Ranch Burger Recipe
    Main Dish

    BBQ Ranch Hamburger Boats

    // BBQ Ranch Hamburger Boats   I often get asked the question,” how do you come up with your recipes? what inspires you?”  Today I am going to give you a small glimpse of how my mind works. It won’t be too scary, I promise. =p If you remember, two weeks ago, I posted about inheriting my Nana’s cookbooks and recipe cards ( see Orange Chiffon cake, a recipe from 1948). In with her cookbooks was an old family circle magazine from the year 1966. While I was flipping through the pages, I remembered my Pap telling me that he was having hamburger boats a few nights back. With hamburger boats in…

  • Chocolate pound cake from scratch
    Dessert

    Nana’s Chocolate Pound Cake

    // December was a difficult month for me to say the least. I lost a grandparent to cancer, which I talked about in my previous blog post, Orange Chiffon cake from 1948, but I also lost a job. I only had the job for a few months. I started out as part time and somehow ended up assistant manager… whoa! Although I liked the job, it wasn’t where my heart was. My heart belongs here, at home, with my baby boy ( he is now 4 =) ) and my blog. So when things started to get rough at work I saw it as a way out and took it.…

  • Orange Cake Recipe
    Dessert

    Orange Chiffon Cake ~ Recipe from 1948

    // Orange Chiffon Cake ~ Recipe from 1948 I lost my Nana 3 weeks ago. After a 4 year battle with cancer, cancer finally won. When you know where you are going, death doesn’t have to be a sad or scary thing but rather a celebration. I use the word celebration because I know my Nana is no longer suffering. In fact, I bet she is up in heaven horseback riding this very moment… she loved horses. Cancer may have taken her flesh  but it couldn’t take her soul. No. that belonged to Jesus. I fully believe that she took her last breath here on earth and her very next…

  • Main Dish,  Side Dish

    Taco Salad

    My mom make this all the time, it’s delicious! Not to mention quick and simple. It’s the perfect meal to make when you are in a hurry. //   Taco Salad Ingredients: 2 pounds ground beef (fried and drained) 1 head of lettuce (washed, drained, and chopped) 1 – 15 oz can light or dark kidney beans, which ever you prefer (drain and rinsed) 1 – 8 oz bag shredded cheddar cheese (sharp cheddar works nicely) 1 diced tomato 1 onion (peeled and diced) 1 – 11 oz  bag of nacho cheese chips ( squeeze them in the bag so they crumble slightly, you want decent sized pieces) 1 –…