June 11, 2013
It takes just a few minutes to whip up a batch of biscuits. If you prepare them while you have a few minutes to spare you will be thankful on those hectic mornings when you only have to preheat your oven.
If you are feeling really ambitious, whip up a couple of batches and you’ll be set for a while. Head over and visit Amanda at A Few Short Cuts if you need a quick and easy recipe.
May 14, 2013
Amanda over at A Few Short Cuts has a great snack that you can whip up in no time flat. Check out her recipe for Fiesta Stuffed Mini Peppers.
The recipe is simple but is sure to please. I can tell you that my husband would love this one. Six ingredients and about 30 mintes and you will have a snack that will spice up your weekday!
May 7, 2013
I know lots of you guys start the day with a cup of coffee. My husband would be lost without his beloved coffee. Once I finally get the boys off to school and the dogs settled, I fill up my big cup with water and grab my laptop to sit and chat with you guys for a while. That makes me very happy.
I have never been a coffee person so I don’t quite get the big need for a hot cup of anything…especially in the summer when we wake to 90 degree heat My water works just fine.
Now I may not like coffee but, coffee cake is another story! Amanda over at A Few Short Cuts has a great Sour Cream Coffee Cake as her Tide You Over Tuesday treat today. Just 10 minutes to prep and 45 minutes of cook time and you have a sweet treat that will start your morning off right …coffee optional
April 30, 2013
How about a Cinco de Mayo salsa with a twist? Amanda over at A Few Short Cuts has a fun twist on your standard salsa with her Strawberry Salsa.
It’s funny because my dad was just telling me that he made this and was raving about how good it was.
April 23, 2013
Need a fresh side dish to perk up your meal? Amanda over at A Few Short Cuts has a great recipe for Zucchini and Corn Medley. It’s full of flavor and just so pretty to look at.
This is a quick and simple recipe that will help you get those veggies in your crew. You could also throw the veggies on the grill then toss together without heating up your kitchen.
April 16, 2013
Amanda over at A Few Short Cuts has a fantastic recipe as her Tide You Over Tuesday option today – Cheesy Zucchini Cakes.
Amanda commented that she was not a huge fan of zucchini. She changed her tune after making these. I think I might need to send her over a few more recipes! Zucchini is FABULOUS and so versatile. I use it all the time –many times I even grate it up and hide in various recipes to get a little extra nutrition in my guys.
A good zucchini cake with a marinara is a thing of joy. I typically use a Parmesan or a Romano as my cheese of choice…you can even add a sprinkle of nutmeg to take these babies to another level of fabulous.
These would be a fabulous option for a meat free dinner…they are very hearty (and did I mention – delicious??) I think I might have to make them this week as an extra side dish!
April 9, 2013
Is there anything better than a plate full of fried okra? I honestly could make a meal of these scrumptious little bites. I can’t wait for these to start showing up in my produce box. After seeing Amanda recipe over at A Few Short Cuts, I might not be able to wait!
My grandpa always put his breading mix in a brown paper bag. He’d throw the okra in the bag to coat and then fry up a big batch. I still do mine the same way.
If you are hankering for a batch, head over and check out Amanda’s recipe.
March 26, 2013
Looking for a light meal to please the whole family? Check out Amanda’s recipe for Asian Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps over on A Few Short Cuts.
I am a huge fan of the Lettuce Wraps at Cheesecake Factory. I rarely get to have it because the closest restaurant is over 45 minutes away. Usually about once or twice a year we will happen to be in that particular area and I get to indulge. Their menu is huge but I never even bother to go past the appetizers. We usually get the Lettuce Wraps and Avocado Egg rolls to share. Their appetizers are so large that there is no way you can do them plus a meal if you plan on having a piece of cheesecake. AND…how can you not have a piece of cheesecake when you are there?!
Ok…now that I am craving Lettuce Wraps. Head over and check out Amanda’s recipe. If you have some time and lots of ingredients you can try the copycat version of the Cheesecake Factory’s wraps. It’s not exact but it’s pretty dang good.
March 19, 2013
Cornbread is a favorite food here at my house. I get requests all the time from my guys to whip up a pan. It is very rare that I make just a plain cornbread. I love to jazz it up and add all kinds of good stuff. One of our favorites uses cottage cheese and broccoli…before you turn your nose up you have to try it – it is fantastic!
Amanda over at A Few Short Cuts has a version for you to try – Bacon Cheddar Cornbread. I make a very similar version and add corn niblets and some sauteed onions – it is a meal all on it’s own – yum!
Next time you think about whipping up some cornbread, get creative. You really can’t go wrong.
March 12, 2013
Have you ever needed an ingredient for a recipe only to find your pantry empty? Very often you can find a substitute or an option on how to make your own ingredient. Today, Amanda over at A Few Short Cuts shows you how to make sweetened condensed milk.
This one is super simple to put together. If you happen to find that you are out, just whip some up yourself.