Southern Sausage and Rice Casserole


Yes, another sausage recipe. We are using up the last of the bulk sausage we bought this month. I have used it in many different dishes and my family is still not tired of sausage. That is the great thing. If you can make your dishes taste different from night to-night you can eat the…

Purposefully to a New Touchstone


Rather than make resolutions for the past few years I have chosen a guiding word that I try to focus my mind and energy on each year. My guiding word for this year has been purposefully. It was the word I chose last December to be the guiding force for my decisions and life this…

Trisha Yearwood’s Creamy Turkey Casserole


I hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday and have lots of great leftovers for today! I repost this dish every year the day after Thanksiving as it is our favorite leftover dish, next to turkey soup! Have extra stuffing, potatoes, turkey, and cranberry sauce? Trisha Yearwood’s Creamy Turkey Casserole (click for link to…

Quote Challenge – Happy Thanksgiving!


Awhile back I was nominated by the lovely Lisa from Lisa’s “I Have too Much Time on My Hands” Site to the quote challenge. (click for link to original blog post). Her blog is a little bit of everything and is always interesting. 🙂 I promised I would complete this on Thanksgiving because I thought…

Garlic Butter Italian Sausage Sandwiches


We buy most of our meat in bulk and on sale so I have to be creative in my dishes. We eat quite a bit of chicken breasts, chicken thighs and drumsticks, pork chops, and ground beef because they tend to be the meats that are on sale most often and are generally cheaper. Once…

Corn Dog Casserole


We have a bunch of hot dogs leftover from a cookout earlier this year. They have been sitting in the freezer since September waiting for me to figure out what to do with them. I saw a picture of a corn dog casserole in a magazine and thought I can figure that out! Now, we…

Ready for Thanksgiving?


Many of you may know we don’t have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving. We do appetizers, dips, watch parades, and football. Because of our schedule I gave up doing the big meal several years ago on Thanksgiving day. Trying to get the meal ready on a Thursday was too much for us. Everyone ended…

Mexican Doritos Casserole


When I read this recipe I thought I couldn’t do it. It had canned cream of chicken soup in it. I usually do not make anything with canned cream of “something” soups. I either make my own version or substitute another ingredient. But, as it nears the holidays I am less inclined to fuss and…

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Vegetable Soup


This is my third slow cooker recipe in the past few days. My slow cooker is getting a workout while we are getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have lots of errands to run and the kids have tons of concert, recitals, classes, and parties to attend so I am constantly in my car….

Slow Cooker Sauerbraten


This is not a dish you want to make if you want it for dinner tonight. You can make it but it will not be as good as if you plan ahead a bit and let it marinate for 2-3 days. Yes, that is days. Verdict: This roast has tons of flavor. When it sits…

Southern Macaroni and Cheese with Pulled Pork BBQ


Don’t you love my fine paper china? This is where my life is this week. The simpler the better. Just keeping it real. My son’s musical had a fundraiser to help defray the costs of the costumes and sets for their show “The Wizard of Oz.” A local barbecue place sold 1 lb. packages of…

The Wizard of Oz


Everyone is busy this time of year. This is part of our busyness. My son,  a ninth grader now,  has been rehearsing for his high school musical “The Wizard of Oz.” He was the Winkie General – sings “Oh We Oh” and “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead – Reprise” was an Ozian and an…