Friday, August 29, 2014

Kathleen's Meat Loaf

There are probably as many recipes for meat loaf as there are families who enjoy it. 
This is the one that my mother made while I was growing up. She would probably still make it but she doesn't like to cook anymore. The the name,

"Kathleen's Meat Loaf"

 My Dad was strictly a meat and potatoes man and he loved meat loaf.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Marinated Pork Chops

I have often been mystified by the difference in marinade and marinate.  Which one is supposed to be used?  I know it depends on the situation, but that's as far as my knowledge really goes.  For the sake of trying to be correct, I looked it up.  Here is what I found:  Marinade is the physical stuff that meat or other things are put in, whereas marinate is the verb or action of having meat in a marinade.  I only think I fully understand, I hope I have the correct version in my title... 

 Either way, this is a fantastic marinade.  It is a true family favorite that we make again and again at our house.  The only thing that would make it better is if we had a working grill to grill it on.  I prefer it grilled, but it works just as well cooking it in a skillet on the stove.

Friday, August 22, 2014

German Chocolate Cake

In our kitchen you can never have too many onions, garlic or "NUTS", in particular pecans. 

"German Chocolate Cake"

is one of those recipes that calls for lots of nuts. Well at least the frosting does.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


While wandering through my Facebook feed I ran into a picture of waterbombs.  They looked so simple and yet so fun.  I immediately made plans to make some for a water filled family activity.  We ran off to the dollar store for sponges and never looked back.  These simple to make water toys are great for through or just squeezing over someone's back.  Thank you for the great video instructions. There are many other places to get instructions this is just where I found mine.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Bran Muffins

 Bran muffins are another family favorite. Well... the majority say they are a family favorite. The others say they taste too healthy. I think they are just against anything healthy so we'll just ignore them when it comes to this recipe. Bran Muffins are always soft and moist and they taste great. They also make the house smell wonderful.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Simple Brown Rice Pilaf

We love using fresh herbs from our garden. It's not a very big herb garden but we do enjoy it. Besides using them in our grilled chicken marinades we like to use them in our rice dishes. 
Sunday's choice was this simple recipe for

"Brown Rice Pilaf"

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pineapple Crumble

No , it isn't lemon bars. 
Even though your mouth tries to tell you really taste lemon.  

It is in fact 

"Pineapple Crumble".

This soft, light,  fruity dessert is a delicious different taste treat.
And I don't even like pineapple very much.