Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Bacon-wrapped Chicken Skewers

This is the all-time favorite skewer dinner at our house! I'm not claiming it to be the healthiest recipe out there since it does contain bacon, but oh, it is soooo good. We end up having it a few times each summer and sometimes in the winter. It is often requested for birthdays and other special occasions.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Homemade Apricot Fruit Rolls


We've started the harvest season in our neck of the woods. I've been busy these last few weeks picking cherries to make pie filling, picking raspberries to make freezer jam, and picking apricots to make fruit rolls. My kids love to eat the fresh apricots, but they are not big fans of  apricot jam or bottled apricots. They LOVE the fruit rolls though!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Dutch Oven Caramel Chocolate Crumb Bars


We've been experimenting with some Dutch oven recipes to get my husband ready to go to Scout Camp for a week. Some of our experiments have flopped and some have become new favorites! These Dutch oven caramel chocolate crumb bars are one of those new favorites. The scouts have already requested them for their next (and every other) campout! My kids love them too.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Coconut Cream Pie the Old-fashioned Way


This is one of our family's favorite pies! It's delicious in the summer since it is chilled, but we will eat it any time of year.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Kid's Craft: Salt Dough Fun



Quick, easy, and no mess - Salt dough is the perfect activity to keep little ones entertained! 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Scrumptious Snickerdoodle Bars


I've grown more and more fond of bar cookies lately. As my kids get older and busier with all of their activities, my time in the kitchen has shrunk. I still bake regular cookies every now and then, but I more often bake a pan of bar cookies

Friday, June 13, 2014

Overnight Chili Cheese Mac


I read a recipe in an old cookbook for an overnight pasta bake. It intrigued me since I had never tried this method. I decided to give it a try with this chili cheese version. I mixed it all together in the morning and then baked it up at dinner time. It left me free