Mushroom – Tarragon Dressing

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Forget the boxed dressing! It’s easy to make your own. This Thanksgiving I decided to bust out of the box and make everything from scratch. I’ve slowly been making this transition over the years. But, I have always relied on Mrs. Cubbison’s boxed stuffing mix. This year I broke with tradition and made my own […]

Easy Marinated Chicken Without a Recipe

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Creating your own marinades at home is not difficult. In fact, you can pull it off without a recipe even. We’re big on grilling around here. Lazy, sunny weekends just scream, “Fire up the barby.” But, since they are lazy, sunny weekends, I’d rather not do too much work. That’s when I just throw together […]

Quick Sunflower Seed Butter Noodle Stirfry

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Sunbutter acts as a great replacement for peanut in this quick noodle stirfry. Quick, easy, and oh-so good! This recipe is by far one of the quickest to pull together. Not only does it use up little bits of leftovers in your fridge, but it’s quick to prepare and it tastes great. As part of […]

Reusable Salad Dressing Cruet

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Reuse a vinegar bottle to create a reusable salad dressing cruet. Prevent wasted dressing by using a bottle with a shaker-type stopper. I have always been a huge fan of salads. I love the fresh, crunchy combination of flavors. For the last dozen years or so, I’ve made it a habit to make my own […]

Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions with Balsamic Vinegar

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Mushrooms and onions sauteed in a bit of oil and balsamic vinegar add punch to pizzas, grilled meats, and pastas. Mushrooms are one of my favorite foods on earth. Definitely in my top ten. Pizza? Mushrooms, please. Steak? Mushrooms, please. Pasta? Mushrooms, please. I have at least one child who shares my affinity for mushrooms. […]

Using Balsamic Vinegar to “Fix” a Sauce

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Got a sauce that needs fixing? I’ve got the answer! Balsamic vinegar saved the day and my dinner. The other day, I made my typical pot roast in the slow cooker. The house was full or good smells all day long. But, when I went to mix up the gravy, it wasn’t as flavorful as […]

How to Whip Up Quick Salads on Busy Days

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Busy days call for quick lunches. With an easy formula for pulling together a great salad, you can eat good as well as cheap. My days are fairly non-stop. If I’m paying attention, that it. Don’t get me wrong. I like to just lie around. But, folks depend on me, so I don’t take that […]

Deli Potato Salad

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Potato Salad is one of those summer dishes that is filling without heating you up. It goes great with grilled meats, sandwiches, and salad buffet meals. And, it’s a great after-anything kind of snack. Once upon a time, our local grocery store deli served the best potato salad. Tangy, but not too sweet. And hubs […]

Tossed Salad with Peperoncinis & Feta & an Easy Way to Dress a Salad

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Salads are a fresh and flavorful way to get your veggies. I love them in any number of ways. But, easy is at the top of the list. Creating a good salad does not take a lot of work or complex ingredients. In fact, provided that you have a few flavor ingredients like olive oil, […]