• Entrees,  Recipes

    Baked Brat and Kraut Roll Up

    Beer Brats and Sauerkraut are a summertime favorite at our house.  This Baked Brat and Kraut Roll Up recipe combines those two ingredients along with another wonderful tasty treat…. puff pastry. This recipe is like Summer wrapped up in a little bit of heaven. I found this recipe on the Johnsonville website and of course as always, tweaked it a bit. My daughter, Jessica, was over last week and we decided to whip this up for dinner while taking down the Christmas decorations.  This would also work great to serve as an appetizer at a party (Super Bowl Sunday is coming up soon). I want to say this straight out, I…

  • Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Chicken Chowder is a soup filled with HUGE flavor. Super easy, family favorite, comfort food Crock-Pot or slow cooker chowder. Set it, forget it and enjoy!
    Recipes,  Soups and Salads

    Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Chicken Chowder

    Whew!!!! I know, “Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Chicken Chowder” is quite a big mouthful to say, but that’s nothing compared to the flavor of this simple and fabulous Crock-Pot chowder. This chowder is perfect for those cool Fall/Winter evenings or even sitting around on Saturday watching your favorite college football team. This can cook all day or can be done in as little as 3-4 hours. This thick, cheesy, gooey goodness will have all of your friends asking for the recipe. Let’s just get to it! Chop up the chicken, potatoes, carrots so they are all about 1 inch pieces. Add the corn and broccoli pieces (fresh or frozen is…

  • Traditional St. Patricks Day Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner recipe for the slow cooker / crock pot. #cornedbeef #crockpotrecipes
    Entrees,  Holidays,  Recipes,  St. Patrick's Day

    Crock Pot Corned Beef And Cabbage

    Crock Pot Corned Beef And Cabbage This recipe is so good and so easy, you will be making it often, instead of just for St. Patrick’s Day. I’m not sure if y’all know this, but Corned Beef and Cabbage as we know it, is NOT an Irish thing. I know that probably was a bit crushing to learn but wait for this next bit of St. Patrick’s info…. They do NOT drink Green Beer! In Ireland on St. Patrick’s day the drink Guinness, and lots of it. St Patrick’s Day is not nearly the huge thing in Ireland as it is in the rest of the world. Ireland originally started…

  • Recipes,  St. Patrick's Day

    Irish Soda Bread

    Irish Soda Bread It has been called a “poor mans” bread, mainly because Ireland was a very poor country back in the 1800’s, which is when this bread is from. Traditional Irish Soda Bread actually only has 4 ingredients, flour, baking soda, salt and buttermilk. The baking soda was used for the leavening agent and the sour milk to bring it all together. These days, we have incorporated other things like eggs, butter, sugar and fruit. The one thing that everyone has kept the same it seems is the cross that is cut in the top before baking. This was done because it was thought to ward off the devil and…

  • Christmas,  Dessert,  Recipes

    Pizzelles

    Some of y’all may not know what Pizzelles are but let me assure you, they are delicious! Pizzelles are an Italian cookie that can be found now days in grocery stores. For me, they are not Pizzelles unless they are homemade. The most popular flavor is Anise, however, that is not a flavor that my family and I enjoy so we make Vanilla and Chocolate. These cookies are also used to make cannoli shells in many families. Now these do require a special piece of equipment called a Pizzelle Iron.  The Cucina Pro Pizzelle Baker is my favorite. These cookies are very simple to make. I will tell you straight…

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    Recipes,  Soups and Salads

    Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

    It’s a very chilly morning here,  which means it’s a great day for Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup! When I was a little girl, my Mama would make all kinds of homemade soups but my favorite was always her homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. This is basically her recipe, however, it never seems to come out tasting the same. (If you read our blog at all you will see a pattern here LOL) This is the soup that when you are not feeling well, will make you feel all better from the inside out. (Inhale the steam from the bowl of soup, it will help clear your head. That’s another little trick…

  • Breakfast,  Recipes

    Coconut-Almond French Toast Casserole

    This elegant Coconut-Almond French Toast Casserole looks fancy, is super easy, and beyond delicious. Coconut Almond French Toast Casserole Ingredients French Toast:Unsalted butter, for greasing dish9 slices Texas Toast or other thick-sliced bread6 large eggs3 1/2 cups half-and-half5 tablespoons granulated sugar1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamonPinch of salt Coconut-Almond Crust:1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sweetened coconut flakes1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup sliced almonds5 tablespoons granulated sugar5 tablespoons all-purpose flourPinch salt6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolkConfectioners’ sugar and berries, for garnish, optional Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Lightly butter a 9-by-13-inch casserole dish. For the French toast: Lay the bread slices…

  • Coca Cola Cake
    Dessert,  Recipes

    Coca Cola Cake

    Coca Cola Cake This cake is the moistest cake we have ever had and my family LOVED it!!! Many people have had this cake at Cracker Barrel and have been trying to come up with the recipe. Well, this one is mighty close. This is a cake that most in the South grew up with right along side Coconut Cake. (Watch for that recipe coming up as well) I found this recipe originally on The Country Cook . Be sure to check out their blog, lots of great recipes over there. I have tweaked a couple of things but the basics are the same. I will say that the icing…