Southern Cheese Straws

This is a more retro recipe, very big in the ’60s. Perfect for those holiday get-togethers and super easy to make! I got this recipe from Southern Living. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened 1 pound block of sharp orange Cheddar cheese, shredded 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 to 2 teaspoons ground red pepper 1/2 teaspoon paprika 4 cups all-purpose flour Directions: Beat the first 5…

Cranberry Meatballs

Since party season is upon us, I thought I would post some recipes for appetizers as well as maybe some adult-type beverages in case you need some ideas. I have not made this recipe yet and I found it on the Recipe Girl website. Ingredients: 2 pounds of ground beef 2 large eggs 1/3 cup…

Cheeseburger Meatloaf

This is a Paula Deen recipe that I found many years ago. If you struggle to get your kids or the picky eaters in your life to eat meatloaf, this is the recipe for you! I have not made this in a while, but I made this Tuesday night for dinner. Ingredients: 1 pound of…

Living with A Kid on the Spectrum

Life is hard. Living with a child on the spectrum some days seems impossible. I love my son very much. With him, normal things do not work well, so I have to figure out what will work and try that. There are days that I wanna beat my head against the wall, then there are…

Pork Roast

I usually try to keep a pork roast in the freezer. The reasons are two-fold, my daughter is known for asking for pulled pork at a moment’s notice. I also like to occasionally make a pork roast in the oven. I made one Sunday night. I defrosted it early and seasoned it and let it…

Home-Made Tomato Soup

I have this recipe stashed on another blog here. This recipe is actually from a friend, Daniel Mancini. It is wonderful and you can make it as creamy as you want. Ingredients: 1 28 oz can of whole Italian plum tomatoes 4 TBS unsalted butter 4 cups of chicken stock 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp….

“Giuseppe” Pepperoni Rolls

I swear that is the actual name of the recipe I am talking about today. I made this Saturday night for dinner. This is one of those simple recipes, and I totally forget to make it more. I got this recipe at Just A Pinch. This recipe came from a lady named Megan Todd and…

Easy Lasagna

I got this recipe from Just A Pinch, a lady named Amanda Holman posted this recipe on the site and I have made this several times and it is so good! If you do not like ricotta cheese then this is totally the recipe for you! I do not personally like the texture of it…

Chicken Bacon Ranch Salads

This is mostly an off-the-cuff recipe, there are so many different ways you can make this. I always take the easiest route because normally I am making this on a weeknight for dinner. The kids love salads, so this works well for us. My son who is autistic always wants chicken on the side and…

Thanksgiving

I know that not everyone celebrates Thanksgiving, or even at the time that we do in the US. For me, Thanksgiving is a time of family. This is the first year that my family is going to celebrate the holiday with just us. All the rest of the family is South of us or across…