Decadence!

six week raisin bran muffins

Here’s an amazing, tried and true recipe. I’ve made dozens and dozens of these and they always come out wonderful. What’s really great about this recipe is that the batter will yield 50 to 60 muffins! You can bake them all up right away if you need a huge batch of muffins for a church…

taco soup

Mmmmmm! This taco soup turned out so good, and it was easy to make too! About 20 to 30 minutes of preparation time from start to finish, and then another half hour to simmer! So simple. Ready? for the soup: 2 lb. lean ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 3 large cloves garlic, chopped fine…

vanilla pudding rhubarb bread

Ready for another fabulous way to enjoy all that rhubarb that’s taking over your garden? Ohmygosh. This is delightful! So easy to make, and the addition of vanilla pudding makes it  sooooo super moist and delicious! ~ preheat oven to 350 degrees F. ~ 1 and 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1 (3.4 oz) box…

amish strawberry rhubarb cobbler

So I’ve made a big pan of Amish Rhubarb Dream Bars, a Rhubarb Picnic cake, and two loaves of rhubarb bread (recipe coming soon.) And I STILL have two giant Ziplocs FULL of fresh rhubarb. I guess it’s a good problem to have, because everyone in our house adores rhubarb desserts. I suppose I can…

a scenes post

    Summer is unfurling here in the Mississippi River Valley. We’ve had lots of rain with bursts of sultry, hot, sunny days in between which is causing all of the greenery to grow like a jungle. Lush, and thick, and so green. I don’t love the humidity, but I do love how gorgeously green…

country club smoked almond chicken salad

Reminiscent of a chicken salad sandwich I enjoyed while visiting a country club for lunch a while back. Tangy, sweet, smoky, and crunchy! This chicken salad has it all! Amp up the smokiness by using smoked chicken, along with the smoked almonds, if you have access to it. 3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, smoked…

grandma’s easy stuffed peppers

Once in awhile I just have to make one of the comfort food dishes from my childhood. I love stuffed green peppers! I have several recipes for different versions on my blog… Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers, Cheesy Chicken “Nacho” Stuffed Peppers, Unstuffed Pepper Casserole, and Stuffed Green Pepper Soup! This new recipe is actually the…

amish rhubarb dream bars

I received a giant bag of fresh rhubarb a few days ago from a friend, so I’ve been busy in the kitchen baking up some rhubarb magic! This is another favorite, Amish recipe that I discovered in a bunch of recipes I bought at an estate sale in Harmony, Minnesota. It’s one of the best…

{crock pot} beer braised beef

Are you craving a big, juicy, beef sandwich with tons of flavor? Then you’ve come to the right place. I make this easy, delicious, beef in my slow cooker and everyone loves it. This time I piled it high on my homemade cheddar bread. The only embellishment was mayonnaise and a little spicy mustard. Ohmygosh.…

magical unicorn cheesecake swirl dip

Unicorns are my current obsession. I love them. They remind me of when I was 13. I had them all over my bedroom in every form imaginable. Posters, stuffed animals, graphic tee shirts, Pez dispensers… I even had unicorn shoelaces! So now I like to cook unicorn-themed treats. Here’s my latest recipe. Magical Unicorn Cheesecake…