Chicken Fingers and Fries

chicken fingers and fries

Even though I like quick and easy, I also don’t like to eat a lot of fried food.  Baking chicken fingers and fries is not only easy but is also healthier.  Even the kids can help make this.. * 2 large baking potatoes * ¼ cup zesty Italian dressing * 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, … Read more

Easy Bundt Cake That Will Impress

Bundt Cake

This quick and easy bundt cake is a trick that I learned years ago from a friend who always came to the potlucks with beautiful desserts to share.  When I asked her about the Bundt cake that she brought, she whispered in my ear, “It’s a secret but I’ll tell you. Give me your email … Read more

Dutch Baby

Dutch Baby - eggs for breakfast

  This is a recipe that my kids loved on weekends or on those mornings when time was more plentiful.  It makes a spectacular presentation that is even great for company breakfasts.  Once the dutch baby is cooked, it can be served with fruit — fresh is better but canned with do.  No fruit?  Not … Read more

Used Coffee Grounds Have Value

  Are you dumping your used coffee grounds into the trash or down the sink? Don’t!  There are better uses for them that you have probably never thought of or known about. 1. How about using coffee grounds as to feed your plants? Coffee is highly acidic and makes great plant food.  Your tomatoes, hydrangeas, … Read more

How to Keep Strawberries Fresh Longer

Tired of buying fresh strawberries and watch them mold quickly and wind up tossing them out? I’ve done it, and wasted so much money! This is not our season yet for strawberries so they travel further and mold quicker. But here is a great tip to keep them fresher longer!! To keep the strawberries fresh … Read more

How to Make a Turkey Tender

Turkeys aren’t always tender when you roast them. But there is a simple way to make sure that your Thanksgiving turkey will come out of the oven easy to slice and tender to eat. It takes a little advance preparation but isn’t difficult or time consuming. Check out this video about how to make your … Read more

Crock Pot Liners – Are they worth it?

Crockpots, also known as slow cookers, are God’s gift to the Reluctant cook.   There is nothing better than your dinner magically cooking without you having to stand over it. But once the meal is cooked, you still have to clean the pot.  And scrubbing that pot can be a pain in the arms as you … Read more

Cooking Tips

Cooking Tips You Probably Don’t Know   Did you know that: For more intense flavor in a grilled steak, you should let the seasoned steak sit uncovered in the refrigerator overnight.  The moisture loss bring heat conducting fat to the surface which leads to crisper skin, better browning, and more intense flavor. Did you know … Read more

Christmas Tree Napkin Folding

The holidays will be here before you know it.  Perhaps it’s a little early to be thinking Christmas but I’m constantly on the lookout for “quick and easy” ways to make people think that just perhaps I inherited a bit of Martha Stewart’s creative genes. I found this one today that you might want to … Read more