Tag: Homemade

How To Make Homemade Potato Chips

How To Make Homemade Potato Chips

Homemade Potato Chips are so incredibly easy to make, you’ll find yourself frying some up next time you are craving chips! I’m pretty sure my family needs to take out stock in a chip company – maybe Uncle Shmo (hint…hint…) can help us out!  But, seriously, […]

Pokemon To Go!  Pack Your Kiddos Fresh Fruit In A Poke Ball!

Pokemon To Go! Pack Your Kiddos Fresh Fruit In A Poke Ball!

Gotta catch ’em all!  Pokemon!  Got some Pokemon fans at home?  Send these Poke Balls to school in your kids lunch! Anthony has been absolutely swept up in Pokemon!  We have been playing Pokemon Go, Pokemon at home, it’s Pokemon everything right now!  He even […]

Impress Your Sweetie This Valentine’s Day With Homemade Ravioli alla Bucco | Homemade Ravioli Filled With Prosciutto and Three Cheeses

Impress Your Sweetie This Valentine’s Day With Homemade Ravioli alla Bucco | Homemade Ravioli Filled With Prosciutto and Three Cheeses

Enjoy a romantic dinner in with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day and make them these simple, but elegant Ravioli alla Bucco.  Another recipe inspired from The Soprano’s Family Cookbook, homemade pasta dough is rolled thin and filled with a light and fluffy blend of three […]

How To Save Money By Making Your Own Taco Seasoning

How To Save Money By Making Your Own Taco Seasoning

I’m sure you can tell by now that I like making everything homemade – including my spice mixes.  This homemade Taco Seasoning is so easy, and there is no crap like MSG in it like pre-mixed varieties you buy at the grocery store. Have you […]

Use Your Noodle To Prepare For National Spaghetti Day!

Use Your Noodle To Prepare For National Spaghetti Day!

Did you know that January 4th is National Spaghetti Day?  As if you need a good reason to indulge in a big bowl of pasta, but if you did, January 4th is it!  Keep reading for the recipe for Spaghetti Sauce from my Italian Grandma […]

This Homemade Cranberry Sauce Will Be The Standout Dish At Your Thanksgiving Dinner | Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe | #FoolproofThanksgiving

This Homemade Cranberry Sauce Will Be The Standout Dish At Your Thanksgiving Dinner | Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe | #FoolproofThanksgiving

This was one of the first Thanksgiving recipes that I ever made from scratch.  The recipe is ready in about 30 minutes, and after one taste you’ll ditch the can forever!  All you need to make this Homemade Cranberry sauce is fresh cranberries, water, sugar […]

Make Your Guests Mouths Water This Thanksgiving With This Classic Thanksgiving Side Dish – Easy Homemade Green Bean Casserole Recipe with Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup | #FoolproofThanksgiving

Make Your Guests Mouths Water This Thanksgiving With This Classic Thanksgiving Side Dish – Easy Homemade Green Bean Casserole Recipe with Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup | #FoolproofThanksgiving

Green Bean Casserole is the classic Thanksgiving side dish.  Before I even got the chance to take a picture of the inside of this green bean casserole, the entire thing was gone!  I love green bean casserole, and what makes this recipe so much better […]

Impress Your Guests With An Easy and Delicious Dessert You Can Make Ahead of Time and Reheat – Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe | #FoolproofThanksgiving

Impress Your Guests With An Easy and Delicious Dessert You Can Make Ahead of Time and Reheat – Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe | #FoolproofThanksgiving

Ready in under an hour, this warm Caramel Apple Crisp will warm you from the inside out.  This recipe is perfect to use those crisp, in season apples you’re finding at the grocery store for less than $1 per pound.  It only uses a few […]

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe – Try This Easy Homemade Version Once and Never Buy Ranch Dressing Again!

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe – Try This Easy Homemade Version Once and Never Buy Ranch Dressing Again!

A quick and easy homemade buttermilk ranch dressing recipe with homemade buttermilk (it’s easier than you think) and NO mayo! I feel like ranch dressing is something that either you love or you hate!  D.J. and I hate it.  I can’t even stand the smell of […]

A Quick and Easy Meatless Monday Dinner Solution:  Homemade Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe with Grilled Cheese “Croutons”

A Quick and Easy Meatless Monday Dinner Solution: Homemade Creamy Tomato Soup Recipe with Grilled Cheese “Croutons”

This is a recipe that I’ve been trying to post for a long time.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE homemade soup, and this creamy tomato soup is one of my favorites and the grilled cheese croutons make it one of Anthony’s!  After making this recipe, it’ll […]

60-Minute Kid-Friendly Vegetarian Dinner Idea:  Quick and Easy Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

60-Minute Kid-Friendly Vegetarian Dinner Idea: Quick and Easy Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

I originally posted this recipe in 2013, and since then have cooked it probably about 100 times.  The original post wasn’t too pretty, so I added some new photos, and updated the recipe just a little. This recipe alone is the reason I am not […]

Easy Homemade Manicotti and Marinara Sauce Recipe with Pomi Strained Tomatoes

Easy Homemade Manicotti and Marinara Sauce Recipe with Pomi Strained Tomatoes

When D.J. and I started dating, one the very first thing he made for me was spaghetti with his mouthwatering, family recipe for Sunday gravy.  There were tender, melt in your mouth pieces of pork floating throughout and big cloves of perfectly roasted garlic.  It […]

Life Hack:  How To Grind Your Own Chicken with Recipes

Life Hack: How To Grind Your Own Chicken with Recipes

Have you ever ground your own chicken? I just started doing it a few weeks ago, and I have already noticed a significant savings on my grocery bill!  It’s really easy to do, and you don’t need all sorts of fancy equipment either.  What I […]

Easy Dinner Idea – 20 Minute Mini Spaghetti Pie Recipe

Easy Dinner Idea – 20 Minute Mini Spaghetti Pie Recipe

Does your family have that one recipe that they always end up turning to in a dinner crunch, or when you just can’t think of what the heck to make for dinner?  For our family, that is our spaghetti sauce (why I haven’t written a better […]

Meatless Monday!  Simple Three-Cheese Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups! #EasyDinner

Meatless Monday! Simple Three-Cheese Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups! #EasyDinner

Lasagna is a favorite in our family, but I rarely find myself making it because it takes so much time, and I knew there had to be a better way.  So, I did what probably brought you here, and went on Pinterest to find an […]

Christmas Play Dough Recipe

Christmas Play Dough Recipe

24 Days of Christmas Recipes & Activities – Day Six Christmas Play Dough Recipe We made play dough.  More specifically, we made “cookies.”  Anthony was convinced that the dough was cookie or pizza dough, so we went with this description of our dough making experience.  […]