Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Bacon

Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Bacon

Yes, potatoes are my love language. It’s hard to admit this next fact, but I’d choose a variety of them over a steak any day. That’s wrong. I know it and admit it.

This post has been sitting in a draft for four years. It’s time I hit publish, even with the original photo and new ones taken. I have 60 more recipes waiting. Some day this site will be back up and humming. 🙂

Some of the best additions to a meal can be the most simple. Mashed potatoes are a staple of many homes, but so often we let them be plain and bland. With a little extra effort, you can make them the highlight of your meal.

We served these for our Thanksgiving dinner, and I think just about everyone present raved about them.


Oh, So Easy, Tex Mex Chicken Chili (or Soup)

Oh So Easy Tex Mex Chicken Soup

Our family stirs up varying debates.

Sometimes topics run deep and introspective, swapping between politics, religion and other politically incorrect table talk discussions, while others, well, they are a debate for debate sake.

Tonight’s debate sparked discussion on chili vs. soup.

You see this delicious and oh, so easy Tex Mex Chicken Chili, er, Soup can be either, depending on how much broth you choose to add.

All I know is that we love it and it’s a great change from the traditional chili. Of course, since we already have our chicken cooked up in bulk and ready to go, this is one of those perfect comfort night meals that is ready to go on a moment’s notice.

Keep the pantry stocked and you’ll be ready all winter long. [Read More…]


Homestyle Beef Stew

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Easy Onion Cakes

Remember when you were a little kid, and there were some foods you just wouldn’t touch? For me, onions were near the top of my list, if not at the very top. If a meal had onions in it, you’d better not tell me or I was immediately turned off. Now, I can’t think of […]


Potluck Green Bean Casserole

Were you a church potluck attender or gatherings that you rack your head wondering what to make? Well, if you grew up in church, or attended family reunions, you probably remember at least one green bean casserole showing up on the buffet table. I’m convinced the French fried onions on top are simply a lure […]