Magic Muffins

  It was around the holidays when a friend happened to pop in one morning–freshly baked chocolate chip cookies were cooling on racks in my kitchen. I insisted she have some, and although she declined in the beginning… It wasn’t long before that heavenly scent kicked her will-power to the […]

Candy Corn

  I’ve never been a fan of Candy Corn–There just isn’t anything sophisticated or enticing about them. And, If I had to describe the way those tricolored cones tasted, I would say they were nothing more than chewy globs of sugar and high fructose corn-syrup. My daughter seemed to think […]

Forbidden Fall Cider

  My pumpkins make their grand appearance out of the attic in August, and by September the house smells of cinnamon and apple pie. It doesn’t matter that Florida is the stepchild to every season– every season but one, “Sweltering Summer”– my family and I have become quite good at […]

Patriotic Parfait (no bake)

  Ingredients: 1 Premade angel cake, cut into 1″ cubes 1 Tub cool whip 1 Package instant cheese cake pudding 1 Pint Blueberries 1 Pint Strawberries sliced Trifle bowl (or bowl equally as deep) Directions: This recipe is all about the layers. And because it’s no bake and extremely easy, […]

The Best Iced-Coffee Ever

  Coffee: A drink made from the roasted and ground beanlike seeds of a tropical shrub; served hot or iced.  The very definition of this miracle beverage undermines all that it does for people across the world.  I mean, this stuff saves lives in my home, Every… Single… Day! And […]

Delicious Mexican Rice

Ingredients: 2 medium vine-ripened tomatoes or 4 Roma tomatoes cored and quartered 1 onion peeled and quartered 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 cups long-grain 4 cloves garlic minced 1/2 green pepper (or 2 jalapeno seeded) 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth(or vegetable broth) 1 tablespoon tomato paste Salt and freshly ground […]

Crema Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients: 5 chicken breasts (not split) 2 tsp paprika 2 tsp cumin 2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 of a chicken bouillion cube 2 garlic cloves, minced. 1 small onion, chopped 1 lime 2 1/2 cup chicken broth 15  small flour tortillas 2  cups mild cheddar cheese 1  tomato chopped 1/2 […]

Meal Planning. Does it work?

Nowadays I’ve found myself looking for ways to accomplish more than your average Joe without dropping the ball in another area. As most of you know, I’m a mom of six, a novice farmer, and we’re a homeschool family. Things can get pretty crazy really quickly around here, particularly surrounding […]

Modlin’s Mac n’ Cheese

I’m not sure this is a “healthy recipe”, but it’s so good and easy you’ll forget about those extra calories. Ingredients   1 box macaroni 1 can Campbell’s Cheddar Cheese Soup 2 cups shredded, mild cheddar cheese 1/2 cup milk  4 tbs butter  1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp brown mustard […]

Jenn’s Honey Mustard Chicken

Anything sweet and savory  is a winner in my book, and the other night this is exactly what I was craving. After I served it to my family, there wasn’t a crumb left. Needless to say, I’ve found another staple-recipe in our home.    Ingredients   4 chicken breast (pounded […]