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

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…