Soups & Stews

Unstuffed Pepper Soup: For the Instant Pot or Stove Top!

Do you love stuffed peppers but can’t seem to find the time to make them? Or maybe you love the flavors but aren’t sure how to get started? Unstuffed Pepper Soup contains all the great, hearty, flavors of stuffed peppers but without all the prep work. I don’t have time after work to make stuffed… Continue reading Unstuffed Pepper Soup: For the Instant Pot or Stove Top!

Appetizer & Party Foods · Candies and Snacks

Large Batch Valentine’s Snack Mix: Perfect for Classroom Treat Bags!

Looking for a last minute treat bag idea for Valentine’s Day? Large Batch Valentine’s Snack Mix is the way to go! It’s as easy as dump, mix, and scoop! Parents will love that you aren’t filling their kids up with too many sweets, and you’ll love theĀ ease with which the mix goes together. Love yourself,… Continue reading Large Batch Valentine’s Snack Mix: Perfect for Classroom Treat Bags!

Candies and Snacks

Homemade Chocolate Covered Peanuts: An Easy & Inexpensive Gift!

Need a thoughtful gift for that special someone? Valentine’s Day is coming, but these Homemade Chocolate Covered Peanuts make the perfect gift any time of year! With only three ingredients, the recipe couldn’t get easier, and no special cookware is needed! Homemade Chocolate Covered Peanuts Recipe… Like many of my best recipes, Homemade Chocolate Covered… Continue reading Homemade Chocolate Covered Peanuts: An Easy & Inexpensive Gift!

Breads · Breakfast foods

Dutch Apple Skillet Bread

Have you ever considered making bread in your cast iron skillet? Until recently, it had never occurred to me. However, after trying a GREAT banana bread recipe, I knew I had to try it with some of my tried and true recipes. Dutch Apple Skillet Bread is one of my favorites! It’s moist, contains yummy… Continue reading Dutch Apple Skillet Bread

Candies and Snacks · Cookies & Brownies

Perfect Scotcharoos: Chewy Every Time!

Have you made scotcharoos but they turned out like rocks? Overcooking will cause these wonderful chocolate and peanut butter rice krispie treats to become a rock-hard candy. Not necessarily a good thing, especially if you value your dental work! šŸ™‚ Perfect Scotcharoos is a recipe I received from a co-worker’s wife several years ago, and… Continue reading Perfect Scotcharoos: Chewy Every Time!

Breakfast foods

Busy Mom’s Baked Ham & Cheese Egg Cups: Perfect for Weekday Breakfasts!

I don’t know about you, but I struggle with getting breakfast ready in a timely fashion during the work week. The main reason? I want PROTEIN for breakfast, not simple carbohydrates. My next meal is over six hours away…I need the protein to keep my stomach from rumbling while I’m in front of my classroom.… Continue reading Busy Mom’s Baked Ham & Cheese Egg Cups: Perfect for Weekday Breakfasts!

Beverages · Holiday Ideas

The BEST Homemade Dark Chocolate Cocoa Mix: Perfect for Gifts! (gift tag included)

Nothing warms my heart and soul like a creamy, comforting cup of cocoa! I absolutely love it! It doesn’t matter if I make it with cow’s milk or almond milk, the hot chocolate makes me very, very happy! Homemade Dark Chocolate Cocoa Mix is my absolute FAVORITE quick mix. I can control the ingredients, it… Continue reading The BEST Homemade Dark Chocolate Cocoa Mix: Perfect for Gifts! (gift tag included)

Appetizer & Party Foods · Candies and Snacks

Large Batch Holiday Snack Mix: Ready in Five Minutes & Feeds 30

t’Do you love easy?! Sometimes, due to time constraints, I have to let go of the “over-the-top,” “completely homemade” holiday items and simply go with what’s easy. This Holiday Snack Mix is one of those items. With this recipe, the hardest part is finding a bowl big enough to mix it thoroughly! The combo of… Continue reading Large Batch Holiday Snack Mix: Ready in Five Minutes & Feeds 30

Reviews

Instant Pot Ultra 60 Review: What the FCS Teacher Thinks

The Instant Pot Ultra 60. The perfect 10-in-1 kitchen tool that eliminates the need for other costly, counter-top and cabinet space-hogs. Does it live up to the hype in a real home??? Instant Pot has not asked for my opinion. All opinions expressed in this review are simply my own, honestly written to help others… Continue reading Instant Pot Ultra 60 Review: What the FCS Teacher Thinks