Turtle Cookies

When I was eight I entered our county fair’s Hershey’s Cocoa cookie contest and shockingly I won! I feel like I need to thank my Mom for that! At eight I’m sure I wasn’t baking alone! I won with a Chocolate cookie with a pecan on top with chocolate drizzle. Here’s a picture to prove …

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love anything with caramel and chocolate combined. Last year after Christmas I had some Caramel Bits left over and decided to try adding them to my chocolate chip cookies. The Caramel Bits, if you don’t know what I am talking about, are the the little round caramel pieces that you can buy in the …

Day 10 of 30 Days of Thanks

Today I am going to be a little petty and say a solid thank you for cheese! Last night I was hungry for some creamy Macaroni and Cheese and that’s just what we had for a late dinner. Cheese is a wonderful food and brings me quite joy in life… goodness I sound like Clayton’s grandfather …

Spinach Artichoke Dip

I have always loved Spinach Artichoke Dip and several years ago I combined several different recipes to create a recipe that we love for this dip. Among our friends it is very popular and often requested by friends when we are hosting or attending a party. You can spice up the dish by adding the hot pepper flakes …

Chicken Corn Chowder

Clayton is a huge fan of corn anything, he would literally eat corn as a whole meal. Last fall, my Mom was here after we had Nora and we made this soup for when the rest of the family came to visit and Clayton has been asking for it ever since. This creamy soup is …

Ham and Cheese Sliders

During the rush of planting or harvest season or even just with our busy lifestyle I need a quick lunch meal. They are a quick and easy sandwich which I can prepare in 30 minutes and are great with soup! My husband loves these sliders and so do the farm crew! These are well known …

Basil Chicken Stir Fry

I lived in Columbus for several years and loved a Thai restaurant that served Basil Chicken. After years of trying to duplicate the recipe, I have come close with this stir fry recipe I have created by combining several recipes. I like to serve this recipe over Fried Rice and with an Egg Roll. 5 from 1 reviews …

Fried Rice

My family has several Chinese and Polynesian foods that are among our top favorites! Fried Rice is one we have made for years! It can be a meal in itself if you add chicken, shrimp or even beef to it! But we love to serve it as a side dish with Chicken Basil Stir Fry, Beef …

BBQ Jalapeno Poppers

BBQ Jalapeno Poppers have been a summer staple in our home for the last three years. I love to make these with fresh jalapenos from our garden and even have frozen jalapenos so we can enjoy them all year long. Once these babies come out of the oven they don’t last long on our table. …