Grandma Simpson’s Apple Dumplings

Grandma Simpson’s Apple DumplingsApple dumplings from Grandma’s are a beloved family recipe that make a wonderful fall dessert but are also enjoyable year-round. For the crust, whisk together the flour, salt, and cinnamon. Add shortening and blend until very crumbly. Just enough water should be added to the mixture to hold the dry ingredients together. … [Read more…]

Basil Cake with Balsamic Strawberries

Basil Cake with Balsamic StrawberriesA rich white cake baked in a fluted tube pan has the beguiling flavor of sweet basil. The cake is served with fresh strawberries in balsamic syrup for an unusual and fresh springtime dessert. Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C). Grease a fluted tube pan (like a Bundt┬«) … [Read more…]

Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs

Yummy Honey Chicken KabobsA tasty alternative to the typical barbecue fare of hamburgers and hot dogs are juicy and tender chicken kabobs marinated in a mixture of honey and soy sauce. Whisk together honey soy sauce oil and black pepper for marinade in a large glass bowl. Remove 1/4 cup of the marinade to a … [Read more…]

Caramelized Baked Chicken

Caramelized Baked ChickenA potent sauce is created by mixing soy and ketchup with honey and garlic. This chicken works well as a starter or a main dish. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place chicken in a 9×13 inch baking dish. Mix together the oil soy sauce ketchup honey garlic salt and … [Read more…]

The Best Chocolate Glaze

The Best Chocolate GlazeThis five-ingredient chocolate glaze for cake is a simple and fast sweet garnish that tastes great on cakes, brownies, and ice cream. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the butter and cocoa and stir for 5 minutes. Get rid of the heat. Add vanilla extract and confectioners’ sugar after that. … [Read more…]

Mango Papaya Salsa

Mango Papaya SalsaBring the sweet flavor of the tropics to your next summer meal! This blend of distinctive fruit flavors is great with chips, or as a topping for seafood and poultry. In a medium bowl mix mango papaya red bell pepper avocado sweet onion cilantro and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Cover … [Read more…]

Spicy Mango Salad

Spicy Mango SaladThis is a smashing side dish, with an interesting mix of spicy, sweet and sour! Try it and it will be one of your favorites! Delicious with BBQ’s or Asian food. Place the mango cubes into a serving bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together the lime juice and olive oil. Season with … [Read more…]

Apple Strudel Muffins

Apple Strudel MuffinsThese apple muffins are loaded with fresh chopped apples and topped with a crumbly, sugary cinnamon topping for a grab-and-go breakfast or snack. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin pan. Mix flour baking powder baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Beat together sugar … [Read more…]

Pesto Chicken and Rice Bake

Pesto Chicken and Rice BakeIn this quick and simple casserole recipe, pesto-dipped chicken tenders are baked on top of rice and covered in Parmesan and Alfredo sauce. Set the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees C). Apply cooking spray to an 8-inch casserole dish. 2 tablespoons pesto, 1 1/2 cups water, and rice seasoning … [Read more…]


WafflesThis waffle recipe uses basic pantry items to make delicious waffles. Use this batter now or store in the refrigerator for up to a week to replace the boxed mix. Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions. Whisk eggs in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add flour milk and vegetable oil and … [Read more…]