Cool Summer Eats

Cucumber Salad 2 large cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced 1/2 (8 ounce) carton sour cream 1 green onion, chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper Place cucumbers into a salad bowl and combine with sour cream,... read more

Snacky Daddy food gift ideas for Father’s Day – 2017

“When I cook for you, I am loving you” -Jodi (Hear all about these yummy snacks starting at 17:14) Mississippi Mud Cake Chocolate Velvet Cake Batter 4 cups miniature marshmallows 2 cups chopped pecans, toasted 1/2 cup butter or margarine 1/3 cup milk 3... read more

Jodi’s Red Sauce

Ingredients  3 small cans of tomato paste (6oz) 3 Tablespoons of sugar OR sugar substitute 2 small (short) cans of tomato sauce (15oz) 2 medium (regular) sized cans of stewed tomatoes (15oz) 1 small chopped onion 1 TBL garlic, minced 2-3 Tablespoons of Olive oil 1 bay... read more

Taco Rice Salad from Holly Clegg

from the Too Hot in the Kitchen cookbook A couple pleaser, as this entrée salad is hearty enough to satisfy, and light enough to enjoy, making everyone content with a salad supper. Visit Holly’s blog for more recipes. Makes 2 servings Ingredients: 1/2 pound ground... read more

Easy “No Bean” Chili

Ingredients  1 lb. ground beef 1 lb. ground pork 1 can of tomato sauce 1 can of diced or stewed tomatoes Water (about 1 cup) 1 can of corn, drained 2 pkgs of chili seasoning (I use low sodium)   Directions Cook meat (draining it is optional) Then mix in... read more

Jodi’s Baked Creamy Spaghetti

This is something NEW I tried on the family – and they DUG IN.   So easy.  I think I saw it on a cooking show somewhere.  But here is my version:  Ingredients 1 pot of red sauce with meat Angel hair pasta – cooked & drained 1 small container of whipped cream... read more

Buttermilk Pancakes

(Hear all about them at 00:27) Ingredients 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 1/4 cups buttermilk 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted... read more

Artichoke & Tomato Summer Side Dish

So this is 1 of my favorite summer side dishes because it is EASIER than easy – no cooking required. I use fresh bite sized tomatoes, sliced, and a jar of marinated artichokes. Place the tomatoes and artichokes in a dish, and leave some of the marinade in with the... read more

Sausage Brunch Casserole

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds ground pork sausage (Sam uses 2 lbs) 1 (8 ounce) package refrigerated crescent roll dough 2 cups mozzarella cheese (Sam modified this with cheddar cheese) 4 eggs, beaten 3/4 cup milk salt and pepper to taste Directions Place sausage in a... read more

Jodi’s Homemade Lemonade

It would be SO easy to just do a lemonade powder mix and let my kid sell that at her lemonade stand.  But, I COULD NOT.  Not with THIS awesome & easy recipe in my family!  And now, my kitchen smells like LEMONS.  And let’s be honest, all kitchens should smell like... read more


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