My friend Heidi posted on our Hodgepodge Facebook page: “I would love to see a post about things you consider staples in your kitchen…things you always have on hand to make it easier to keep the Hodgepodge bellies filled.” I’m glad she asked! Because she is right. We do keep basics on hand to make it simple. Today I share with you a tour of
Fancy Spaghetti Casserole Recipe I went to make our very favorite meal, Italian Stuffed Shells. Alas, no large shell pasta was in the pantry. What was I to do? Aha! Make it anyway with spaghetti noodles. I already had the noodles cooked – leftover from spaghetti a couple nights ago…(get the recipe) Slow Cooker Ranch Packet Roast Recipe I’m always looking for frugal and easy
Give me easy. Mix a few ingredients. Make it simply delicious. In the practical world of homeschooling and feeding a crowd on a budget, a long list of ingredients does not make the menu plan. I want to put the slow cooker to work while I take care of other things. In fact, the first month of back-to-school, I use the slow cooker almost exclusively.
Beautiful berries. Celebrate summer and enjoy a special occasion cobbler. Especially easy with a store-bought cake mix. This recipe works for any berries you come across. Those growing in your garden or those you find at the farmer’s market or the produce section of your favorite grocery store. Nana’s recipe for Berry Easy Cake Mix Cobber at $5 Dinners… Plus, since I am avoiding the
Today I’m sharing the latest Coca-Cola happiness around here. A recipe and more! Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake Recipe (Allergy-Friendly) I’ve heard of this southern phenomenon. It was time we tried it. We used the Chocolate Coca-Cola recipe from My Recipes and mixed in our favorite egg substitute to make it allergy friendly. I served it after our Sunday lunch and it was loved. Definite dessert deliciosity!
S’mores are summer. Summer is s’mores. Add in Oreos and it’s even more. Even more of a special treat. And you can treat even more. Translation: S’moreos last longer than traditional s’mores in our larger family. Don’t miss the delicious fun at $5 Dinners. Click over to S’moreos. In celebration of cookies, here are a few more favorites: Oreo Truffles at Habits for a Happy
Now I must start by saying that this is much more time than I usually spend on making any sort of meal or treat. However, as the recipe says, this is worthy of a special occasion. And oh sweetie pie! Indeed it is. Take a gander at the photos and I’m sure you will agree. Plus, the Strawberry Pretzel in the title got me. That
It was almost biblical…six or eight cold boiled shrimp left from a feast at supper the night before. A hungry horde to feed, a 5:00 dinner challenge… A wonderful, very easy recipe was given to us by true south Georgian gentleman…a sort of “five fishes” type for limited leftovers. It was his late mother’s concoction and promised to be delicious… Southern Shrimp Salad Ingredients Leftover