Cheesy Veggie Beer Bread

The time for the monthly Secret Recipe Club post is here again. For the last few months this is what has been motivating me to keep the blog going! I’ve been busy with several other projects and blogging has taken the back-burner. I’ve really appreciated being a member of this group to serve as great … Continue reading

Barbeque Chicken Pizza Pockets

You may remember me describing the Secret Recipe Club in my last post with the group for this Caramelized Onion Dip? The group has grown to now include SO many members that the club now has a website, a three separate groups of bloggers posting on three separate dates throughout the month! Unbelievable how quickly … Continue reading

Caramelized Onion Dip

For this month’s edition of the Secret Recipe Club I was assigned to the Authentic Suburban Gourmet blog. Lisa, born and raised in the San Fransisco Bay area, is the author of the blog. The first thing I did was scope out her “About/Contact” page where I quickly came across this sentence: “I have an … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Ball

This year I was asked to bring an appetizer to one of our family Thanksgiving gatherings. I came across this cute idea for a Turkey Cheese Ball on the Taste of Home website. I had planned to use the same design as the Taste of Home version. I went to the grocery store to purchase … Continue reading

Guacamole for Cinco de Mayo

Today is Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican holiday. Last night I prepared a Mexican themed supper to celebrate. I even made Guacamole! Now I should not even admit this, because if I did not admit it, no one but the two girls I lived with at the time would ever know. I tried to make … Continue reading

Fresh Garden Salsa

Salsa is something that never lasted long in my household. My family and I could easily eat an entire jar in one sitting. Although I love any salsa, it is hard to beat a homemade fresh salsa. When I was growing up my family always planted a large garden with many different vegetables. Now that … Continue reading

Beer Bread

Beer bread is delicious, simple to make and only requires a few ingredients to make the basic bread. Usually I add some others to “spice it up” a little: ground black and/or red pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder and/or minced onion, basil, etc… I also like to add a little shredded cheese, usually … Continue reading

4-H Dinner Rolls

Here is a recipe for 4-H Dinner Rolls from the project cookbook. For a picture see #4 in the 4-H Food Show post. When using regular yeast rising times are about 1 hour and when using rapid rise or quick rise yeast, it will only take about half that time. 1/2 c. sugar2 tsp. salt1/4 … Continue reading