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 […]

Homemade Vegetable Chow Mein

Have a hankering for Chinese take-out tonight? Mix up a batch of this Homemade Vegetable Chow Mein. You’ll enjoy a great dish and save some money, too! For as long as I can remember, my children’s childhood favorite — and my childhood favorite! — takeout has been Chinese food. Please note that I am talking […]

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 […]

How to Make Perfect Baked Rice in the Oven

baked rice in baking dish with fork

Learn to bake rice in the oven so that you have a quick and easy side dish without a lot of hassle. This method produces perfect rice every time! I can’t make rice. My rice never turns out. I don’t know what it is, but I just can’t make good rice. Have you ever said […]

Homemade Medicine Ball Tea Recipe

Homemade Medicine Ball Tea Recipe

Feeling under the weather? Brew a cup of this deliciously soothing Medicine Ball Tea Recipe. It’s cheaper than the coffee shop and so much better for you. Sore throat? Cough? Sniffles? The cold and flu season can really wreak havoc on your body. And really mess with your appetite. A cup of coffee no longer […]

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 […]

Smoky Bean Soup

spoonful of soup resting on side of the bowl

Reminiscent of canned bean with bacon soup — without the bacon or the can! — this Smoky Bean Soup is an economical and filling, without much fuss. If you grew up eating soup from cans with red labels, you may have been a fan of Bean with Bacon soup. I know I was. I can […]

Easy Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon & Greens

three stuffed mushrooms on plate with platter of mushrooms in background

Enjoy a flavorful appetizer with this easy stuffed mushrooms recipe. Bacon, greens, and cheese make the humble mushroom amazing! They say that it’s good luck to eat greens on New Year’s. This was not something I grew up knowing. I learned it in my late 30s because: I did not grow up eating “greens.” My […]