Sunday, December 30, 2012

Beef Tips and Noodles

Comfort food...Mmm.  We all have our favorites.  This recipe is one of mine and since it was cold day yesterday it seemed like the perfect opportunity to pull out this recipe.  It is not all "from scratch", utilizing canned soup and mixes, but it is easy and tasty.

I made my noodles from scratch, but if you prefer you can buy noodles.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Browned Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies

How about opting for a little change this holiday season and  putting a new spin on a traditional cookie recipe?  I found this recipe on Pinterest and decided to give it a try.  I love the nutty taste of browned butter and couldn't help but think these cookies would be wonderful.  I was not disappointed.  Matter of fact, I think I'll pour myself a big glass of milk and have a cookie or two right now!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Body Cream

Nope, this isn't marshmallow frosting!  You don't want to eat has an entirely different purpose.

I know this has typically been a food blog, however, this is a recipe that I really like and want to share with all of you.  I'm sure many of you can identify with having itchy "alligator shins" in the winter.  Yep, not at all pretty and smooth....and the itching!!!

In the past, I've purchased the primo body lotion for $$$ in effort to stop the itching and improve the dry condition of my skin.  Not any more!  This stuff does the trick!  So cut me some slack this week while I share a concoction that will make everyone of you have an itch free, scale free this winter and also keep a bit of your hard earned cash!

First you'll need to pick up the ingredients and storage containers at your local discount store that begins with a "W".  When you get home, take 10 minutes (at the most) to mix this up and you'll have a nice supply of body cream for much less than you normally pay and you can whip it up in minutes.

I bought the screw top plastic containers and this recipe will fill one of those to the brim along with the two empty vitamin E  cream jars nicely.

This makes a nice gift for friends and family.  I know someone who will find a container under their tree when Santa arrives!

Saturday, December 1, 2012


I know we're past Thanksgiving now, but I wanted to share my dressing recipe.  When I grew up Thanksgiving dinner was usually ham or roast.  I don't recall ever having turkey.  I know, I know, before you write me off,  we did have all the other fixin's.

Although we didn't have a bird, we did have dressing.  Where I come from in southern Indiana, stuffing is prepared in the bird, dressing is prepared and baked in a pan independent from the bird.  Myself, I prefer the outside the bird method because I like all the crispy edges you get.

This is my mom's recipe, with a few minor adjustments.  Yep, can't leave a recipe alone, I have to tweak it just a bit.

You need to plan a bit ahead of time to dry the bread for this recipe.  I've never used croutons because I just don't see the need of trying to soften up rock hard bread cubes.  It's more inexpensive to dry your own bread anyway.

For this recipe you will need 2 loaves of white bread.  If you have time to poke holes in the bag and let it set and dry out, that's great.  If not, tear the pieces into hunks and let the bread set out overnight on a couple of cookie sheets or into a warm oven after baking your holiday pie.  If you prefer to make a 9x9 pan, just half the ingredients.  The bake time will be the same.

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My career is in IT.  Cooking and photography are among a few of my hobbies. In my spare time, which is most weekends I tie on my apron and exercise my creativity by trying new recipes and adapting them to my tastes. I also have a passion for photography that I incorporate by taking photographs to go along with the recipes I post on my blog.  
I also enjoy travel, both near and abroad. Meeting new people, new experiences and cultures and oh, not to mention the food! I hope you enjoy my blog.