Leftover Ham with Bowtie Pasta

Leftover Ham with Bowtie Pasta   is  made with simple ingredients you probably have on hand.  It is a light and refreshing dish, and the peas add a nice sweet touch to the dish. On special occasions, we usually have two meat dishes with  ham being one of them , and there are rarely any leftovers. We have teenage grandsons and some big eater around our house when we all get together, so I intentionally cook plenty to have leftovers the next day.

Sugar Cookie Bars {The Perfect Easter Cookie}

Sugar Cookie Bars , soft tender cookie dough baked in a sheet pan, frosted with vanilla buttercream, taste just like the classic sugar cookie.   Who doesn't love a thick frosted sugar cookie?  If you want the perfect taste of sugar cookies without all the work of rolling them out and cutting them out, then you will love these Sugar Cookie Bars . These cookies meet all the hype around the blog world about how easy they are to make.  If you don't have time to fuss with making Easter cookies, these will be the perfect ones to make.  Hope you get to make some soon.  Enjoy!

Reese's Copycat Peanut Butter Eggs

Reese's Copycat Peanut Butter Eggs  are fun, easy Easter treats that mimic the classic ones sold in stores.  They are fabulously delicious. Make them yourself. Reese's Copycat Peanut Butter Easter Eggs How to have fun at Easter is by dipping homemade peanut butter eggs with children and adults alike.  Give them away in cute Easter bags tied with ribbon.   Don't you just love copycat recipes?  Especially when you can make your very favorite Easter candy yourself.

Inspirational Thoughts #12 God's Not Dead!

This is a music video by Newsboys performing in the movie God's Not Dead .  The following is a synopsis of the movie from The Dove. Synopsis: This movie is about present-day college freshman and devout Christian, Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper), finds his faith challenged on his first day of Philosophy class by the dogmatic and argumentative Professor Radisson (Kevin Sorbo). Radisson begins class by informing students that they will need to disavow, in writing, the existence of God on that first day, or face a failing grade. As other students in the class begin scribbling the words “God Is Dead” on pieces of paper as instructed, Josh find himself at a crossroads, having to choose between his faith and his future. Josh offers a nervous refusal, provoking an irate reaction from his smug professor. Radisson assigns him a daunting task: if Josh will not admit that “God Is Dead,” he must prove God’s existence by presenting well-researched, intellectual arguments and evidence over

Lemon Apricot Lush Dessert {A cool and refreshing dessert for Easter!}

The recipe for this Lemon Apricot Lush Dessert  is a lighter version of the traditional Lemon Lush desserts you see over the internet.  Sometimes you want a cool and refreshing dessert after you have eaten rich food.  Lemon desserts just brighten anyone's meal.   Lemon Apricot Lush Dessert  would be a perfect dessert to serve for  Easter.  This recipe only calls for 4 ingredients and comes together quickly.  Just put it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours and it is ready to serve.    Hope you make it soon.  Enjoy!

Strawberry Jello Angel Food Cake

This  Strawberry Jello, Angel Food Cake  recipe is from Tupperware.   Yes, they have tons of recipes using their products, many that I have today.   Tupperware products are now vintage classics, and many kitchens still use them today.  They last forever, which says a lot about the products we get today. Strawberry season is coming on strong around these parts, my house included.  We just love strawberries in anything. My husband is a big fan of this luscious fruit.  He is the first to clean and slice, if necessary, each time I bring them home from the grocery store.   He will say, "we don't want to let them ruin."  I notice a lot of them go missing when I'm getting ready to use them in a dish.  ha! ha! Starting with a store bought Angel Food Cake,  this gorgeous cake comes together in no time.  Place it in the refrigerator and watch it transform into light and airy deliciousness.   Another reason this cake is a favorite in our family is that we ma

Queso Macaroni and Cheese {Made from leftover queso.}

This recipe for Queso Macaroni and Cheese came about from having leftover queso that I made for a family get together.  It was just enough to spice up some macaroni and cheese.   The queso is the classic Velveeta and Rotel tomato recipe that is always a crowd pleaser.  I love having leftover queso to add flavor to breakfast casseroles, vegetables, and meat dishes so I usually make more than we are going to eat.   I hope the next time you make queso you will make this recipe for Queso Macaroni and Cheese.   It is easy and quick to prepare not to mention yummy too, and was an excelent accompaniment to the Baked BBQ Country Style Pork Steaks .  Enjoy!

Baked BBQ Country Style Pork Steaks {Ribs} + how to get them to taste like they are grilled outside!

Last week we were in an ice storm here in Texas much like the east coast was in.  Around my house, we have been trying to hurry up Spring so we can get started grilling outside, but with the weather in the 20's and 30's here there is no way my husband is going to be grilling outside.  

Glazed Strawberry Bread

Glazed Strawberry Bread  will get you in the mood for Spring.  It is full of fresh strawberries and covered with a simple glaze. STRAWBERRY QUICK BREAD Strawberry bread tastes like spring in a quick bread.  It is so tender, moist, and full of strawberry goodness.  The recipe is easy and quick, with no mixer needed. We love this bread for breakfast, but who says you can't have it for dessert with a dollop of whipped cream and some chunky strawberry sauce?  I can't wait for Spring to arrive in East Texas! Unlike when I was growing up, fresh fruit is in the grocery stores all year around, but one thing hasn't changed: seasonal fruit always has a better price because it is plentiful.   Like apples in the Fall are cheaper,  peaches, watermelons and cantaloupes in the summer, and all kinds of berries in the spring and early summer.   I love that Strawberries are beginning to make a big appearance here in the grocery stores, which means the prices will start to go down.  

Mother's Meatloaf {Granny's Recipe}

Cream of Mushroom Meatloaf,  simple ingredients, cream of mushroom soup, Lipton Onion Soup mix, oatmeal and lean ground hamburger.  Cook in an iron skillet and it will give the most wonderful juices to make a creamy gravy! Cream of Mushroom Meatloaf is a meatloaf recipe my Mother use to make as an alternative to the traditional meatloaf recipes made with tomato sauce or ketchup.