Canning · Housekeeping · No-Fuss Home Cooking

Our Family’s Favorite Homemade Jam

This is the absolute best ever strawberry jam.  It’s a freezer jam, which means that the flavor is better preserved — no canned strawberry taste.  Yeah, it’s got way too much sugar in, but it’s fantastic. You’ll want to start with ripe strawberries.  Take the caps off, then mash them with a potato masher. Make… Continue reading Our Family’s Favorite Homemade Jam

Housekeeping · No-Fuss Home Cooking

Kids Love this Kind of Meatloaf!

  Here’s a fun variation of the traditional meatloaf that kids love. I remember this recipe from the kids cookbook we had when I was growing up.  I don’t have that particular recipe, but the idea is the same; it works with any meatloaf recipe.  Instead of forming it into a loaf, you just put several dollops of meatloaf… Continue reading Kids Love this Kind of Meatloaf!

No-Fuss Home Cooking

Our Family’s Favorite Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

My kids love broccoli!  I’m glad because that means I get to make them this delicious casserole just like my mom made for my family growing up.  It’s easy to make and the cheesy, creamy flavor just can’t be beat. It makes it seem simpler to make when I think of it in three parts: Cook 2 10 oz.… Continue reading Our Family’s Favorite Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

No-Fuss Home Cooking

Kids Love Cookies — Especially Monster Cookies!

Allison and I made Monster Cookies yesterday.  If you’ve ever made Monster Cookies, you know how good they are — so moist, buttery (or peanut buttery) and just the right amount of chewy.  There’s nothing scary about these cookies, their name comes from their size.  You’re supposed to dip them with an ice-cream dipper onto… Continue reading Kids Love Cookies — Especially Monster Cookies!

Family & Fun · No-Fuss Home Cooking

You’re Sure to Bless Them if You Take Them a Meal

If you’ve ever been ill, been hospitalized for any reason, given birth, or experienced a death in the family, and if friends and family have brought you food, then you know what a blessing it is to receive meals at a time like that.  Or if you’ve had a friend in one of those situations… Continue reading You’re Sure to Bless Them if You Take Them a Meal

Housekeeping · No-Fuss Home Cooking

Our Two Favorite Made-from-Scratch Pancake Recipes

I don’t know why, but we rarely make pancakes from a mix.  Maybe it’s because Anthony and I both grew up on made-from-scratch pancakes, so it’s what we’re used to.  Maybe it’s because I can’t justify spending the extra money to have the dry ingredients already mixed up for me.  Whatever the reason, we always turn to these two recipes… Continue reading Our Two Favorite Made-from-Scratch Pancake Recipes

Housekeeping · No-Fuss Home Cooking

‘Tis the Season for Strawberry Shortcake!

I’m always happy when strawberry season arrives!  Our all time favorite way to eat strawberries is with shortcake.  And not just any shortcake.  We love this hot milk sponge cake recipe because it is incredibly soft and just the right amount of sweet.  It’s best while it’s still warm, and it tastes just as good re-heated.… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season for Strawberry Shortcake!