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The Best Crockpot Shredded Chicken

The Best Crockpot Shredded Chicken

One of my “secret weapons” all these years has been my coveted collection of “master recipes”. A master recipe is one singular recipe that serves as the starter or inspiration for many other recipes. In my opinion, a master recipe needs to be a no-brainer. […]

BACON CHICKEN

BACON CHICKEN

I can’t tell you how good it feels to press the “create new post” on my WordPress dashboard. I feel like crying from relief. Especially since this is an ACTUAL RECIPE, instead of another post of how life has beat the crap out of me […]

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup – and the “Fatigue Flu” that follows a life-altering crisis.

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup – and the “Fatigue Flu” that follows a life-altering crisis.

Yesterday I made a full Sunday dinner for the first time since Hurricane Florence.  I’ve been inching my way through this year in Kentucky, slowly building on my “operations”.  First the basics (kids to school, laundry, simple dinners), then more (swimming my mile, buying new […]

Oreo Buttercream

Oreo Buttercream

I’m so glad to be photographing my foods again. It’s been way too long. I love the whole process. Luckily, it all came back to me without a hitch, and Little Rosie was there to help! This Oreo Buttercream is delicious. I make it for […]

Freezer Cooking Series:  Bulk Seasoned Ground Beef (AND Nachos for Days)

Freezer Cooking Series: Bulk Seasoned Ground Beef (AND Nachos for Days)

Vid with recipes and freezer prep for ground beef is here! I’ll post the rest of the pics and the text recipes tomorrow. Thanks so much for your views, clicks, shares and comments! You’re the best! – SV

Rabbit’s Envy Carrot Cake

Rabbit’s Envy Carrot Cake

Our newest “cake movie”!

Lemon Cilantro Chicken Thighs (Freeze Ahead Recipe)

Lemon Cilantro Chicken Thighs (Freeze Ahead Recipe)

This assemble-ahead, freeze-ahead recipe is so easy to make and SO delicious, you’ll breathe a sigh of relief.  It takes only minutes to assemble, and is a snap to bake.  It’s a light, springy, fresh-tasting addition to your recipe repertoire, and the slice of lemon […]

Lemon Tarragon Baked Chicken

Lemon Tarragon Baked Chicken

If you haven’t discovered tarragon yet, this is a great place to start.  It’s a light, sweet herb, and it’s hard to misuse it when paired with a crispy baked chicken and plenty of fresh lemons. If rosemary is my go-to herb of autumn (rosemary […]

Divine Red Velvet Cupcakes

Divine Red Velvet Cupcakes

    Shannon’s Divine Red Velvet Cupcakes Light, airy, flavorful, delicate…..downright ETHEREAL light cake, and the “Lighter than air” whipped cream cheese icing (and the cherry on top) make these cupcakes stand apart from all the rest. Makes 2 dozen Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups sifted […]

Freezer Cooking Series:  Baked Ziti From the Freezer

Freezer Cooking Series: Baked Ziti From the Freezer

Update: The video was from last summer, but the written post below was from a couple of years ago. Dinners from the freezer:  Because sometimes you need to drop everything and explain to your kids why we don’t draw swastikas on things. “Look what we […]

Skillet Satay

Skillet Satay

Peanut butter:  It’s not just for jelly. “Satay”, or “Sati” is a traditional Indonesian dish made from marinated meat, skewered on bamboo rods, grilled, and served with a peanut sauce.  It’s quite possibly one of the world’s most delicious foods.  The spices of cumin, red pepper and […]

Watercress Soup

Watercress Soup

It’s hard to believe a weedy little thing like watercress can make such an addictive soup. I first tried watercress soup when we lived in England.  It, like the Carrot and Coriander Soup came fresh in little cartons.  I don’t know if I can accurately describe what it was […]