Easy Stromboli and Other Simple Recipes

Tricia's Easy Stromboli Recipe

Busy weeknights, simple lunch time, a favorite for all time. My friend Kim’s stromboli recipe is an easy way to fill tummies. I usually keep it simple with shredded cheese and turkey pepperoni for filling. But you can make it heartier with lunch meat like Kim does. Easy stromboli recipe at $5 Dinners. A few […]

Top 2012 Hodgepodge Slow Cooker Recipes

Top 2012 Hodgepodge Recipes

We really are a hodgepodge here with homemaking, homeschooling and homecooking. So, over the next little while I’ll be sharing the top posts in these categories. Today, it’s easy home cooking. Those basic, simple and delicious recipes I turn to. And each one of these is for the slow cooker: Ultimate List of Easy Slow […]

Simple Comforts for Sickness

Simple Comforts for Sickness at Hodgepodge

It’s just about a given that when you have five children in the house and participate in multiple events that you will have some sickness. Well, we’ve been socked pretty hard the last couple of weeks. Sickness spaced out just right, several doctor visits and gallons of Gatorade. So I thought I’d gather a few, […]

Easy Fall Favorite Recipes

Easy Fall Recipe Favorites @ Hodgepodge

Simple holiday recipes and year ’round favorites… 7 Chicken Comfort Recipes Chicken is a comfort food at our house. Simple meals and casseroles fill tummies and stretch pennies. Chicken soup helps heal stuffy noses. I shared seven easy and frugal comfort recipes at $5 Dinners. I also have some allergy-friendly favorites for you. Now if […]

Pumpkin Craft, Art and Recipes

Pumpkin Craft, Art & Recipes at Hodgepodge

We absolutely love this duct tape pumpkin my Aunt Patti made! It is a store bought, plastic pumpkin decorated with patterned duct tape. She topped it with wire ribbon. SO cute! Instructions found via Pinterest at Love & Sugar Kisses. You know Middle Girl has this in mind for her next duct tape project (more […]

5 Simple Satisfying Suppers

Simple Suppers at Hodgepodge

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 […]

Ultimate List of Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

Ultimate List of Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

**Welcome Pinterest friends! Please make yourself at home. Subscribe so you won’t miss any easy recipes. Browse my cookbook offerings. Enjoy!** 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 […]

Southern Living’s Strawberry Pretzel Ice Box Pie

Strawberry Pretzel Ice Box Pie

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. […]

Edible Sand and Other Allergy-Friendly Birthday Cake Ideas

edible sand dessert

How’s a bucket of sand for a 13-year-old birthday cake? Edible sand that is. It was just right for a birthday at the beach. All the ingredients are allergy-safe for our nut-free, egg-free crew. Plus it is just downright fun to make! This is our second year making golden Oreo sand. Be sure to click […]

12 Easy Summer Recipes

edible sand

Edible Sand via Household Ways Yoo Hoo Ice Cream by Southern Plate Shrimp Salad Easy Cucumber Salad Cucumber and Vinegar Salad Veggie Plate Avocado Egg Salad Guacamole Hummus Spinach & Fruit Salad Cookies & Cream Meal Plan: Just a Sandwich (whole lot of recipes!) My Egg-Free Tuna Salad (not made with mayo!) recipe at Food […]

5 Chocolate Recipes

5 Chocolate Recipes at Hodgepodge

Time for some chocolate love! 1. Chocolate Chip Cake – our favorite, throw-it-all-in-the-Bundt-pan, all-occasion cake. 2. Oreo Truffles – three ingredients and allergy-friendly for our crew. 3. Fudge Pie (you can even create a slice with pastels – includes a chalk art tutorial!) 4. Microwave Fudge – another three-ingredient, simple favorite. 5. Nana’s Famous Chocolate […]

Easy Mac and Beef Casserole Recipe

Mac and Beef Casserole

I think this might possibly be the best supper ever. ~ 14-year-old If you make it, they will yum it up. This good ol’ basic recipe is also known as hamburger mess. Plus, this is also a Pinterest success story. (Thanks Julie for the pin!) I made a short cut version. I made two boxes […]