How to Bake Bacon in the Oven

cooked bacon on paper toweling

Quit standing by the stove getting splattered by bacon grease. Learn to bake bacon in the oven to make it easier — so you can eat more bacon, more often! Bacon just may be a magical meat. First off, it tastes amazing. I’ve known many a person to give up their vegetarian ways in the […]

What to Do with Brown Bananas

Yes, we have brown bananas! What do we do with them today? Why, freeze them, of course, to use in baking, smoothies, and other banana desserts. You can certainly bake and blend today, but if you don’t have time, follow these easy steps for freezing brown bananas to use later. You had high hopes when you […]

Chimichangas

Chimichangas are crispy burritos that are easy to make at home! While frying is traditional, you can also crisp them on the griddle or bake them in the oven. Have you ever had a chimichanga? Basically it’s a crispy burrito, usually deep fried. It’s considered Tex-Mex, Southwestern fare, but it may just be Cal-Mex as […]

Quick Freezer Cooking Tips for When You Don’t Have Time to Do It

quarts of soup ready for the freezer

Want to do freezer cooking but find yourself short on time? Fill the freezer with these quick freezer cooking tips for when you don’t have time to do it up big. Pictured: Aunt Sandy’s Broccoli Cauliflower Soup You want to do freezer cooking, but you don’t have time. It’s been on your list and nagging […]

Gramma John’s Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip cookies on tray with milk carafe and glasses

Do you love crispy chocolate chip cookies? Then you’ll love Gramma John’s recipe for chocolate chip cookies that are crispy and crunchy and tender inside. Learning to bake chocolate chip cookies is kind of a rite of passage in my book. And finding your pet, favorite, go-to, ultimo chocolate chip recipe is part of that […]

Peppermint Brownie Bites

Enjoy a super easy dessert with these Peppermint Brownie Bites. Lots of crunchy edges and a gooey center with just the right amount of mint! One of the attractions of baking a variety of different Christmas Cookies is that you don’t have to lock yourself into one particular flavor. You can vary the tastes and […]

How to Make Chicken Stock in the Slow Cooker

jar of chicken stock with slow cooker

Make something delicious from almost nothing! Learn how to make Chicken Stock in the Slow Cooker for the best tasting soups, gravies, and sauces. Making homemade chicken stock is one of the easiest ways to make something from nothing. Okay, almost nothing. If you’ve roasted a whole chicken or baked chicken pieces, save the bones, […]

Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes

Good morning, Sunshine! Start the day right with a short stack of delicious, whole wheat blueberry pancakes. They’ll come together quickly and easily with a homemade mix. Pancakes can be ultimate comfort food. I mean, entire restaurants are dedicated to pancakes, and believe it or not, civilizations through the ages have enjoyed these delicious flat […]