How to Store Flour and Sugar


Sugar and flour are two basic staples in my house . This is how I store them in my kitchen.  I try to buy sugar and flour only when they are on sale. But, that sometimes means I have more than I need in a few weeks. I store the extra in my pantry, usually…

Banana Pancakes with Pecans


This post is really late today. I write usually the day I post which means I need to be organized and really stay on top of everything. Once in a while I get a bit ahead of myself but for the most part I wake up and start with whatever idea I had jotted down…

Cinnamon French Toast Bake


We love our breakfast casseroles.  I love that I can make it the night before and just pop them in the oven the next morning.  This is our favorite for New Year’s Day because no matter what time we get up breakfast can be on the table in about an hour. My kids love this…

Herbed Pork Roast with Glaze


Today is the first day since school let out that we have all been able to sleep in.  No early morning doctor appointments, dentist appointments or getting my daughter to the school for her trip to Washington DC.  Yes, I actually put my daughter on a plane with some of her 8th grade peers for…

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner


Last night our St. Patrick’s Day dinner was the usual Corned Beef and Cabbage.  Because my daughter is an Irish dancer we were in schools and senior housing complexes most of the day.  I love using my slow cooker for Corned Beef.  It always ends up fall apart moist and delicious. Verdict: Since there wasn’t…

Betty Crocker Egg Nog


This is for my kids.  They LOVE egg nog.  Not the kind you buy in a carton or the thick gloppy stuff you cook they prefer the version from the Betty Crocker’s Cookbook for Boys and Girls.   It is a fairly simple recipe and they can make it by themselves.  This time of year they…

Pancake Muffins made with Breakfast Sausage


I should know better than just to blindly ask one of the other family members to take meat out of the freezer and then tell me what it is before they put it in the refrigerator to thaw.  Too many times I have ended up with them telling me it is something other than what…