Soft Pretzel Bites with Beer Cheese


We love our appetizers. My family makes a meal of appetizers every once in a while. These are one of our favorite small bites. The pretzels are soft and flavorful. You can make the dough without a bread maker but if you have one why not let it do all the timing and stirring? The…

Classic Hot Reuben Dip


Who doesn’t love a good Reuben? My family loves corned beef and I thought this would be a perfect dip for our little party. The best part was how simple it is to make. You can make it the night before your party, cover, and refrigerate until about 35-45 minutes before you are ready to…

Pretzel Wrapped Brats


It’s German Fest in many areas so brats and pretzels are a perfect way to celebrate. This is one of those recipes that I didn’t quite have time to do correctly so I cut a few corners. You know we all do this. Especially on nights where dinner needs to be quick or we got…

Chicken Fajita Pizza


I love my small kitchen appliances. I can’t believe that so many people stick them in their cupboards and never let them see the light of day. As you know I LOVE my slow cooker. Put some ingredients in the bowl in the morning and at dinner time you have a meal! How easy is…

Easy Breadmaker Cinnamon Rolls


Unfrosted Cinnamon Roll I don’t bake.  I love to cook but baking is too exacting for me.   You have to be precise in your measurements or it doesn’t rise or completely crumbles. For my daughter’s slumber party I wanted to make a special breakfast so I found the EASIEST Breadmaker Cinnamon Rolls I could find…

Pretzel Dogs


My kids have been asking for simple dinners lately.  Hot dogs, hamburgers or pasta with sauce is what they want.  Nothing fancy. I think things are so stressful in their life right now, as they are for all of us, they want comfort and familiarity in their meals as well as in their routines.  My…

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes


I was recently talking on FB with a high school friend who told me she only uses her bread maker once or twice a year.  I gave her some ideas for making dough with spices for pizza crusts and rolls.  I told her I was even making part of our dinner as we chatted!  I…

Dinner Rolls


When people tell me that they have a bread maker or slow cooker that they never use or they just gave away it takes everything I have in me to not scream NO!  at them.  These are the two most used small appliances in my home.  They sit on my counter all the time.  Each…