Antipasti Plate

So this technically isn't a recipe, but it was too tasty, too pretty and too easy to keep from you all....more

Snicker's Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

Snickers Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies ...more
Delicious! It would be the perfect compliment to my coffee this morning!more

Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

What could be better than to find out so many other people are interested in domestic 101. By trade I'm a published childrens author/ illustrator, "The Very Compromising Adventures Of Thumby Blackstone", I have written a series of books that bring some fresh family ideas using little or now money to the table. Thrifty is my middle name, if theres a way to accomplish  a way to do something with little or no money I will find it. I am looking forward to bringing thrifty adventures to my readers....more

Sunday Pasta®: Capellini con Burro e Basilico (Butter and Basil)

As with professional cycling, when cooking capellini every second counts. Minutes can spell disaster. That’s why I’m a proud advocate of doping. No, not for cyclists (Lance), but for pasta chefs. My dopes of choice are espresso and wine. In order to properly mask the ingestion, one needs to drip slowly and carefully. Start in the morning when no one is around with a little pot of espresso....more

Guest Post - Recipes for Busy Parents

Today I'm lucky enough to have a guest post from Nancy, helping in the kitchen, which after last week, you all know I truly need. Hope these recipes strike your fancy!...more

100+ Easy Recipes for Busy People!

Sometimes when I sit down in a restaurant, all I want is the menu.Enough of all the seasonal fluff and marketing, or all-in-one executive menus. Bring me the real stuff, the entire list of options, and I'll be happy as a possum to be able to decide on my own what is right for me. I don't like it when waiters try to stuff your face with all the newest, most expensive dishes of the restaurant, and I think I know my preferences better than the guy taking my order does....more
 @Darcie Hello!! now you have an entire list to choose from for breakfast, lunch & dinner!more

Recipe Monday - Best Crock Pot Pork

Seriously, my husband would eat this every day. Even though it looks...less than appetizing. ...more

Re-purposing Foods: Not Just About Frugality

Re-purposing the foods you've enjoyed in one form that don't merit dumping down your food disposer isn't simply a matter of being frugal, it's an approach replete with mutiple obvious and hidden benefits!...more

Sunday Pasta®: Penne al Rosmarino (Rosemary)

With a mom named Rosemary, as kids we loved the catchy tune “Love grows where my Rosemary goes and nobody knows like me…” Today is her birthday, and so happy birthday mamma!...more

In Season: Figs

It's true. I have a thing for figs. Fresh, just-picked-from-the-tree figs, that is, not those scary black dried things found in the bulk food section of the grocery store. So many varieties, so much versatility. Black Mission, Blue Celeste, Brown Turkish, Desert King, Naples White, Papa John, Tiger and the list goes on. I'm always amazed when I encounter people who either don't like figs or, if you can believe this, have never tried a fig. How is that possible? ...more
 @DGolden So glad you enjoyed the post, too!more