Bagels (Traditional & Quick)


Bagels are a work of love. They take a while and require a little more TLC than regular yeast bread dough. For this reason I find it beneficial to make a bunch at once and put some in the freezer.

Sponge Ingredients:

4c bread flour

2.5 cups of water

1ts yeast



½ […]

Venison Meat Pie

Venison Meat Pie is something that is guest-worthy and, for the most part, fool proof. Feel free to use the less tender cuts of meat and scraps for this because they are slow cooked first before being added to the pie crust. You could substitute beef for the venison. This is one […]

Venison Pepper Steak

This version of pepper steak can also use beef instead of venison, but we have become big fans of the venison version. This cooks up quick and is also hearty and nutritious. I have found this is a great first step into eating venison for those that are new, and it’s also flavored enough to […]

Creamy loaded potato soup

Ahhh, this soup. This soup has turned my, “soups are not a main course!” husband into a, “Hey, I could do that creamy potato soup in bread bowls for dinner,” kind of guy. It’s thick and creamy, filling and comforting.

One day my husband stopped at a little gas station to get […]

Beer Cheese Dip/Sauce

The first time I made this for my husband, he just raved on and on about it. I don’t make cheese sauces very often, but when I do, it’s this one I pick to top chicken breasts that I coat with my chicken nugget breading. This dip is also great for topping steamed veggies.



Blackened Chicken

These seasonings work well when rubbed on chicken breast that is quickly seared over high heat on both sides to slightly char the seasonings on the breast. You can finish cooking the breast if necessary, in a hot oven.


1/2 ts paprika 1/8 ts salt 1/4 cayenne 1/4 ts cumin 1/4 ts thyme 1/8 […]

Ham and Cheese Sliders

These are so, so good!!

24 thin slices of ham, honey ham is best. Ham sliced as thin as deli ham is perfect. 6 slices of swiss cheese, cut into fourths 1/3 c mayonnaise 1-1/2 tb Dijon mustard 1/2 c butter, melted 1tb onion powder 1/2 ts Worcestershire sauce 1tb poppy seeds (optional) 24 Hawaiian […]

Hawaiian Rolls

I just love these rolls served with dinner!


1/2 c pineapple juice 1/2 c warm milk 4tb melted butter 1 egg 6tb sugar 1-1/2 ts salt 2-1/4 ts yeast 4-1/2 c bread flour 1 egg mixed with 2tb of water for brushing the rolls


Combine the liquids, and if temperature is lukewarm, add […]

Spinach and Raspberry Salad

A sweet neighbor brought this over to me one day after having a baby because it was rich in iron and would be helpful in my recovery. It was so delicious I make it over and over again. Just combine ingredients and top with the vinaigrette.

Fresh baby spinach Raspberries Slivered or sliced almonds Raspberry-Walnut […]

Mexican Shredded Chicken (for tacos, chimichangas, etc.)

We have found this combination of basic spices to be delicious when added to water with chicken breasts. As the chicken breasts cook, they absorb the flavor and the water evaporates. You are left with very flavorful chicken that is great for use in tacos, burritos, chimichangas, sopes, quesadillas, or any other mexican dish you […]