Decadence!

grandma’s cheesy potato pierogi casserole

We love pierogies! I’ve made big batches of the real thing before and then put a bunch in the freezer for future use. They go good with virtually any meal. They stand in well for potatoes. If you’re in a hurry and have a craving for pierogies, this shortcut casserole is the way to go.…

cream cheese marachino cherry bread

I’m getting excited for Valentine’s Day and I’m making my treats early this year. First up: Cream Cheese Maraschino Cherry Bread! I have lots of different quick breads and sweets featuring cream cheese on the blog, such as: Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Bread, Cream Cheese Orange Slice Bread, Strawberry Cream Cheese Banana Bread, Strawberry Dream…

homemade shake ‘n bake

What’s the secret to the absolute juiciest chicken? Remember Shake ‘n Bake? I still remember watching commercials for it when I was little and it looked like chicken magic to me. Well, it turns out, it IS chicken magic, and you don’t need to buy the boxed stuff at the store. I’ve come up with…

cheesy bacon apple drop biscuits

These tender, cheesy, drop biscuits are so good! We added apple and bacon, which made them totally irresistible! Loaded with flavor, simple to make, and perfect with your favorite soups, salads, and cozy comfort food dishes! ~ preheat oven to 450 degrees F. ~ 1 lb. bacon, fried until crispy, crumbled 1/2 cup unsalted butter,…

grandma’s shortcut pecan pie bars

These bars are super simple to make, so delicious, and they taste exactly like pecan pie! I love how easy they are to transport to potlucks, family gatherings, and picnics. You’re going to love the “shortcut” way of making pecan pie bars! So good! ~ preheat oven to 350 degrees F. ~ 16 oz. box…

ham & cheese stacker

Just like my pork roast stacker, turkey stacker, and diner meatloaf stacker, this isn’t really a recipe. It’s more of a method for enjoying holiday leftovers. This one is particularly good with a little side of your favorite cranberry sauce. If you want, just top your ham with the cranberry sauce before you add the…

vanilla pudding gingerbread

My recipe for Vanilla Pudding Pumpkin Bread has been so wildly popular that I decided to amp up the spice, add extra ginger, a little cayenne for kick, and molasses for a deeper, richer gingerbread! I kept the full amount of pumpkin (because who doesn’t love pumpkin?) and the result is this absolutely AMAZING, moist…

cookie crunch sweet potato casserole

As much as we love the classic sweet potato casserole with toasted marshmallows on top, once in awhile we like to change it up a bit. This year I decided to add the wonderful crunch of buttery oatmeal cookies to our sweet potatoes, and OH MY! They were amazing. So good with turkey and ham!…

pickapeppa meatloaf

Mmmmm!!! We adore meatloaf. Such yummy comfort food when it starts to get chilly outside. I like to make a bunch of buttery mashed potatoes, and a simple, tossed salad to serve with meatloaf. Easy, satisfying, and delicious! Sometimes I make an extra meatloaf so we can have meatloaf sandwiches the next day. We enjoy…