Garlic Flavored Popcorn

My family and I were lucky enough to get to go to Ireland a couple of years ago. When we were there we went to a restaurant that served garlic flavored popcorn as an appetizer. I loved it! When I returned home I decided I would try it. Now I…

Moist Chocolate Ganache Cake

My Daughter and I used to go to a cake shop named “Betty Cakes”.  We would always order their spider cake. It was a chocolate cake, with a buttercream frosting, and a chocolate ganache poured over the entire cake.  They would always decorate the top with a white…

Reusable Swiffer Pads

Hello everyone! I wanted to tell you about the Swiffer pads I made yesterday! I had seen the idea of fleece reusable swiffer pads on pinterest.  Yesterday, I was at the fabric store looking through the remnant bin. I happened to notice some fleece pieces there and decided to buy…

Easy Cheesy Rotini

Around here I often need a quick easy side dish to round out a meal.  This is one of our favorites.  I like to use the rotini that is made with vegetables.  When my kids were little it was a good way to sneak in a few vegetables on the…

Reversible T-Shirt Quilt

I knew I wanted to make my son a t-shirt quilt, so I saved some of his t-shirts over the years. When I started laying them out, I realized I had more than I needed.  I also realized that I had several West Virginia t-shirts.  We are…

Salmon Patties

I always keep a couple of packages of salmon in the pantry.  It is a quick easy meal for those nights when you forgot that you would probably want to eat supper that day.  Those nights when you realize that you have no meat in the house, or that it…

Coconut Cream Pudding or Pie Filling

When I was younger I wouldn’t touch coconut, but now that I’m older my tastes have changed and I can’t get enough of the stuff.  This recipe can be used as a pie filling (with a mile high meringue), or as a pudding.  I…

Tomato Soup

I love a spicy hot tomato soup.  It is just comfort food to me.  Add a grilled cheese or some cheese and crackers, and presto you have a nice easy meal that is going to warm your bones and make you feel loved.  At least that’s how it…

Composition Notebook Cover

I have had such a great time making these journal covers! They are so cute and there is no limit to the amount of creativity you can put into one.  I chose one style that I liked and used different fabrics for variety, but you could make your cover anyway…

Beef Tips

We love steak in this family, but one thing we have never mastered is the grill.  We can turn good meat into shoe leather on the grill every time.  I think we have a pathological fear of eating undercooked meat, so we always err on the overcooked side. So I…

Baked Potatoes

At my house we are a meat and potatoes kind of family. My son especially loves potatoes and will eat them anyway I fix them.  I know baked potatoes are very easy to make, but sometimes we need a little direction in the basics when we are first starting out…