Month: July 2018

Broccoli Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Summer and fresh salads go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly.  My favorite summer meal is a grilled steak and yummy salad.  I love the simplicity of cooking in the summer.  All of the awesome ingredients, dining outside and grilling are just a few of my favorite things {aside from cookies…of course}.  It […] Read more…

Twix Icebox Cake

My step daughter Harley’s favorite candy bar is a Twix.  I had been researching recipes because I knew I wanted to try my hand at an icebox cake.  I just hadn’t quite narrowed down my flavors…until I grabbed a Twix candy bar to bring home and thought it would be perfect.  If you have never […] Read more…

How to Season your Cast Iron Skillet

Growing up my family cooked with a cast iron skillet all of the time.  In fact, most of our meals {especially breakfast} were made with one.  When I got older and left home, I always used the skillets that came with whatever cookware set I had at the time.   For some reason, over the last […] Read more…

Quick Strawberry Freezer Jam {No Pectin}

Last week I posted a killer Strawberry Shortcake Recipe and now today I am back with Quick Strawberry Freezer Jam.  Another day…another strawberry recipe!!   I love summer!!  My students LOVE jam, sometimes I think that they come up with recipes just so they can smother it with jam.  When I teach them about preserving food […] Read more…

Caramel Drumstick Ice Cream Pie Recipe featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade

Caramel Drumstick Ice Cream Pie Recipe

Drumstick Cones are such an iconic summer treat.  Who wouldn’t love to have one on a hot summer day?  When I was a kid, my sisters and I would ride our bikes to The Westside Store {a little country store about a quarter mile from our house} almost every day to buy a treat and […] Read more…

Strawberry Shortcake with Sweet Biscuits

I have strawberries coming out of my ears this week because 2 pound containers were on sale for $1.88 at Safeway.  Who can resist a bargin like that?  Certainly not this girl!  When I was trying to think about what recipes I wanted to make with them, Strawberry Shortcake came to mind first.  I am […] Read more…