Stay tuned to find out how I made and canned salsa with only one soup kettle an no other fancy gadgets. Pictures and step by step on its way!


Cabbage Roll Hotdish was a hit at my house!

1 Head of small cabbage

1 Jar of your favorite spagetti sauce

1 Lb of ground beef or pork

1 Box of rice (can be flavored or plain white)

1 Pkg of shredded cheese

Fry the beef or pork.  Make the rice according to the package.  I pulled the cabbage apart in big leaves and boiled until slightly wilted.  Then I layered all the ingredients like a lasagna.  If you have a picky eater you should cut up the cabbage into smaller pieces.  Ben found a large piece of cabbage and would eat it, yet he gobbled up a whole plate of it when it was all mixed together.  This is an easy way to get your kids to eat cabbage.  We had corn on the side, but you could also add that in if you so choose.  Add the cheese to the top and cook a 1/2 hour to 45 minutes at 350.


I have a roast in the crockpot, several dozen cookies baked and fresh buns raising. It has been a very rewarding day! Ben and I may even pull out the tree today.

The tree is such a significant symbol of the holiday season. Of course the fact that the snow decided to show up suddenly also adds to my anticipation and excitment.

I am adding a new cookie recipe to my Recipes I reccommend section.

I did it! I made Emeril’s Creamy Lemon Icebox Pie

This is very easy and so tastey!  The recipe will be posted in my new tab if you would like to try it.  The pictures above are from my day today.  Can you believe I had to squeeze four lemons to get a half a cup of juice?  I couldn’t believe it.  I bought five just in case, but I really thought it would only take a couple!

Finally…A Hit!

I have attempted to make meals that are not boring and not the same every week.  I have been told by Ben and Mitch to stick to the old favs – cause they aren’ t much for experimenting – they like what they like.  But I get bored very easily and I don’t want to eat the same thing every week. 

I finally tried something different that was a real home-run! 

I had some hamburger buns left over in the fridge, so I took them out, cut them in half, slathered butter on the top and popped them int he over to broil for two minutes.  I fried some hamburger with chili seasoning.  Added the hamburger to the bun topped with shredded cheese and broiled for another 2 minutes.  Both of them loved it and expressed thanks more than once.  This morning Mitch said I should really make that again. 

So I guess I won’t stop cooking for the two picky-butts:-)