When I was a kid, every Christmas morning my mom would make a huge batch of hot cocoa and a towering pile of buttered toast. And that was breakfast. Cocoa and toast. Simple, but I loved it. I still do. But when I got married, that was one of the first Christmas traditions to go out the window. See, my husband tolerates hot chocolate and
In honor of fall, Hodgepodgedad’s favorite. Grandma’s Pumpkin Raisin Cookies Recipe Ingredients 2 cups sifted flour 2 ½ teaspoons cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon ginger 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup shortening (I didn’t have any so I substituted real butter and they turned out beautifully!) 1 cup sugar 1 cup pumpkin 2 eggs (beaten) ¾ cup raisins Directions: Preheat oven
My grandmother, Mama Ann, has always made her own mayonnaise. Imagine the savings! She says it’s the homemade mayo that makes her Pimento Cheese so delicious. Probably so, but I think it also has to do with just her making it and me getting to enjoy it. She shared her homemade mayo recipe with me: Mama Ann’s Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe Everything chilled. Place in a blender: 1
December seems to be the month of get-togethers. Whether it is a large crowd or a small gathering, I always seem to be busy making food for friends and family. This particular dish is one of my favorites to make (and eat) for Christmas gatherings. It is quick and easy and you can make it ahead of time! It comes from a cookbook that my mom made for me several years ago;
Do you love watermelon as much as I do? Well, we discovered another yummy way to eat it! I try to keep my family eating as healthy as possible. . .and in summertime, that means making our own popsicles. My four-year-old asked (a few times) for watermelon popsicles; so I finally tried to make them, and they are the most beloved popsicle flavor so far!
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 more tried and true favorites… Pizza Bites French Bread Pizza
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 Cooker Recipes – the top Hodgepodge post all around Overnight
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, good ol’ basic helps. Offer them up to you with