Category: Recipes

cheese ball recipe

Bacon, Avocado, and Salsa Cheese Ball Recipe

Oh, my goodness, you guys!  The holidays are creeping up on us!  Are you ready?  I’m not quite, but I am getting there.  The holidays mean having company and company means that we must make amazing recipes to share, right?  Of course it does! In the spirit of yummy food, I created this bacon, avocado, and salsa cheese ball recipe that I know you are going to love!   This recipe is quick and easy to throw together and it has some of my favorite flavors all wrapped up in one delicious cheese ball.  Pair it with some crackers and you’ve...

homemade pumpkin puree

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Sometimes the pumpkins you grow in your garden aren’t big enough to be your Halloween jack-o-lanterns, so what should you do with all of those pumpkins?  Make homemade pumpkin puree!  It’s so easy to do and it can be used to make lots of yummy recipes!   Give me five minutes and let me show you how to do it!  (And stick around — at the end of the post I’ll share a few of my favorite pumpkin puree recipes!)       How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree           When pureeing our homegrown pumpkins, I...

homemade applesauce

How to Make Homemade Applesauce in the Pressure Cooker

This post contains affiliate links which help support this site.   This week I have been canning homemade applesauce.  I have a sweet neighbor who has an apple tree and every fall he gives me lots of apples for FREE!  I love being able to build my food storage and having it not cost anything!  Last year I used the apples he gave to me to can some easy apple pie filling, so this year I decided to make homemade applesauce.  I know applesauce is a yummy treat, but did you also know that you can use applesauce in place...

grilled squash

How to Make Grilled Squash

Right now I have a surplus of crookneck squash from our garden, so I’m making some grilled squash to go with BLT’s for dinner tonight.  We are getting LOTS of squash from our garden lately and this is one of my favorite ways to use it.  It is so easy!  You can even cook your meat and your squash at the same time.  You don’t have to run back and forth between the grill and the oven to check whatever else you might be cooking.  It’s all right there on your grill!  Bonus – you don’t have to hit up your...

salad recipes

Cool Summer Salad Recipes

The heat of summer has hit (91 degrees yesterday!), so we need cool summer salad recipes to help us beat the heat, right?  I thought it would be fun to comb the internet for the best salad recipes and round them all up, just for you!   You will find everything here from egg salad to chicken salad to fruit salad to fancy salads in this list.  And they are all right here for your viewing and eating pleasure!  (Wasn’t that nice of me to do all of that work for you?)   Enjoy!       Cool Summer Salad...

corn on the cob

How to Make Grilled Corn

This post contains ads. We made grilled corn along with some steak on our backyard grill yesterday and it was amazing.  (I don’t know if I can even call it a recipe because it is so easy!)  It was my husband who did the grilling because I got a Mother’s Day break!  Now we have grilled corn on the cob in the past, but this time we changed up how we grilled the corn.  I want to share with your some tips we’ve learned.   Usually we grill corn on the cob while it is still inside the husk and wrapped in foil....

Lots of Delicious Camping Recipes and Food Ideas

This post contains affiliate links. Camping recipes are the most important part of planning a camping trip, don’t you think?  If you don’t have good recipes, you don’t have good food!  Just because you are away from your kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t do some good eating!  I have gathered some yummy recipes and other camping food ideas so that the food at your next camping trip is top notch!  Check out these great ideas for the perfect camping trip menu!  As you plan ahead, think about whether you are taking a camp stove or cooking over the campfire.  Also think...

veggie squares appetizers

How to Make Veggie Squares Crescent Roll Appetizers + Funtastic Friday 112 Link Party!

My friends, this recipe for veggie squares crescent roll appetizers is just heavenly.  A delicious combination of crescent rolls, cream cheese, ranch flavoring, and your favorite fresh vegetables!  When I made these so that I could take pictures for this post, I ate them for three meals in a row.  Just sayin’- they are amazing!  You must try them!  Like…now!  Get started on that grocery list!  They are the perfect appetizer for your next party or just a yummy snack for your family!       How to Make Veggie Squares Crescent Roll Appetizers (+ Link Party at the end of...

easy bacon recipe

Easy Bacon Recipes That Your Family Will Love

These easy bacon recipes will be sure to make your family’s tummies happy!  When it comes to meat, bacon is the best, don’t you think?  Recipes with bacon are always a hit at my house.  It seems to be one of those foods that pretty much everyone can agree on!   Because of my far-reaching love for bacon, I couldn’t resist putting together a collection of my favorite easy bacon recipes so that you and your family can enjoy them, too!  All that you have to do is bake some bacon (or fry it, if you prefer) and then add...

easy salad recipe

How to Make Easy Southwest Salad

You can make easy southwest salad for a quick and easy meal.  It’s a recipe  that has a delicious combination of veggies, black beans, ranch dressing,  and salsa.  (I’m down with eating just about anything that has black beans and salsa!)  It just bursts with southwest flavor!  One of the best things about this salad is it’s a no-cook recipe.   You get your protein without cooking meat!  How awesome is that?  Are you are still busy with preserving the food from your garden?  No problem!  At times like that when life is so busy, recipes like this one that can be...