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. […]

Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken Equals Three Meals


For Sunday lunch we enjoyed this slow cooker rotisserie chicken recipe from Hillbilly Housewife. It’s like one of those you get at the grocery store deli – except homemade – and cheaper. Even the picky ones yum it up. We enjoyed it with rice and garden vegetables. You throw that chicken in there, doused with […]

Two Step Pound Cake


No sifting. No alternating. Just put it all in together and bake it. Make this cake and I promise you won’t think the same way about pound cakes ever again. It’s the only pound cake I’ve made for almost a dozen years now – since Southern Living published this recipe in February 2000. I still […]

Veggie Plate: Simple Supper


Tuesday night was veggie plate night. That meant that we were using up goodness from the garden. And throwing in a box of macaroni and cheese for good measure (to make children smile). Plus some homemade bread. Fruit, other veggies. And store-bought red potatoes. It was delicious! I’ve shared before how we usually have a […]

Buttermilk Fried Chicken by Southern Living


I’m so glad eldest girl requested fried chicken. Otherwise I wouldn’t have tried this recipe from Southern Living’s February issue. It just calls for buttermilk, chicken, flour, salt and pepper. Sounds cheap and easy. It does take some pre-planning. But I did manage to remember to put the chicken in its buttermilk soak at 7 […]

Cake Mix Cookies – Double Chocolate


The cookies our eldest baked many times for her Egg Substitute science project. The cookies we whip up quite often for a treat. The cookies with ingredients that are easy to keep on hand in the Cook Box. The main ingredient is a cake mix. You know these are a favorite because I’ve been using […]