How to Cut a Bell Pepper the Easy Way

I used to cut bell peppers in half lengthwise, rip out the seeds and the stem, rinse the loose seeds off in the sink, then cut it up… That’s simple enough, but honestly, this way is even nicer because you don’t have to deal with the seeds at all. I think after cutting 3 bell

Easy 2-hour Focaccia: Recipe and Photo-Tutorial

This recipe makes me SO happy! It’s super-simple and definitely quick (in a land where making any kind of non-bread-machine-bread seems like a day-long project). Plus, you can vary the toppings to mix it up a bit. One time, I topped it with a pizza seasoning mix I improvised, which made delicious dippable breadsticks. Another

Best Bread Machine Bread – Honey Wheat version

I was looking for recipes for a good sandwich bread to make in the bread machine, and came across this recipe on allrecipes. At 4.5 stars and almost 500 reviews, I decided to give it a go! Of course, after reading some of the reviews, I decided to try a honey wheat version instead, since

Grape Pie – believe it or not!

A little bit ago, I got on a serious fruit kick. And one day, I went to the grocery store and I swear I bought out their produce section. Which led to a lot of very happy fruit consumption, but it also led to some fruit looking a little sad by the time I got

Sweet Potato Chips with Cinnamon

This is another one from Real Moms Real Fit. I made these one day as a yummy between-meals snack. You’ll need: Sweet potatoes cooking spray olive oil or olive oil spray cinnamon I also added Kosher salt, because I’m a fan of sweet/salty. I washed and peeled my sweet potatoes first. You don’t need to

Tomato Quiche with Garden Basil

Before my tomato plants died, we got several good ones off of them… so one day, I peeled several of them by blanching them. I also got some basil from our garden… delicious! What could be better? Then I made a flaky pastry pie crust, and filled it with cut-up skinned, de-seeded tomato chunks. And

How to make Flaky Pastry Pie Crust – Step by Step with Photos

I’ve posted a few times about things cooked in pie crusts: Tomato pie, Tomato Pie Again, and Zucchini Quiche. And I promise there will be more. So I figured it was about time to make a pie crust tutorial. I think if my mother-in-law hadn’t shown me how it’s done, I wouldn’t be so good

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

There seems to be quite a doughnut trend going on over at Tastespotting, and several people posted their versions of these delicious-looking doughnut muffins. So I decided to make my own version! The texture of these muffins is similar to those delightful cakey doughnuts, dense but airy at the same time, and the tops are

Delightful Chicken B.L.T. Salad (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, of course)

Here in Mississippi, Summer is still in full force, and light summer meals can’t be beat. I love BLT sandwiches, but for a filling dinner, I decided to make a chicken BLT salad. I wanted to keep things on the light side, so I cooked my chicken without any oil… just sprinkled with ranch dressing

Pasta with Tomato/Cream(milk)/White White Sauce

When our tomato plants were still alive and well (before a week straight of rain killed them with root rot), we got quite a bounty of ripe red tomatoes from them. I decided to make a yummy “wing-it” type pasta sauce with them. So first I cut them up and de-seeded them, but really I

Sommer’s Mexican Chicken Wrap

Another Navy wife here, Sommer, has a great website called Real Moms, Real Fit. She has a lot of healthy recipes, low-cal snack ideas, and fitness tips on her site. I decided to try out her Mexican Chicken recipe. According to Sommer’s site, one serving (of just the chicken/topping, not including tortilla or sour cream)

Easy Garlic Cheese Bread and Caesar Salad

This garlic bread is so delicious and easy to make. All that’s in it is… a long loaf of honey wheat bread some butter… …mixed with some mayo… …mixed with some shredded mozzarella… …mixed with some garlic salt… …mixed with some oregano. Just spread the mixed-together stuff over the bread, and toast it in the

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