Food and Recipes

Broccoli, Chicken, Cheese, and Rice Casserole

Broccoli, Chicken, Cheese, and Rice Casserole

Over a decade ago my mother in-law bought me the Better Homes and Gardens America’s Best-Loved Community Recipes cookbook. It’s honestly the best cookbook I’ve ever owned. Every single recipe we’ve ever tried in it has been a favorite, from the blueberry buckle to the […]

How to Make Jamie Deen’s Award-Winning Chili Recipe with Beer

How to Make Jamie Deen’s Award-Winning Chili Recipe with Beer

Rachael recently attended a huge church teen event that had a Chili Cook-Off, and she informed me that not only did I need to make chili more often, but I needed to try making different kinds of chili. Fair enough. I’d been making the same […]

Better Than Robert Redford (our favorite dessert)

Better Than Robert Redford (our favorite dessert)

    About ten years ago I went to a church event at a woman named Muriel’s house, and she served this dessert. I got the recipe, and it has been The Dessert we make whenever we have company.   We haven’t had company for […]

Mickey Mouse Waffle Maker Reviews

Mickey Mouse Waffle Maker Reviews

  If you’ve ever eaten at Chef Mickey’s, Crystal Palace, or Tusker House at Disney World, you probably know how fun Mickey Mouse waffles can be. But unfortunately, most of us don’t live at Disney World, so how are we supposed to have magical breakfasts […]

Mickey Mouse Grilled Cheese Sandwich Makers and Cutters

Mickey Mouse Grilled Cheese Sandwich Makers and Cutters

Part of the fun of going to Disney World is the anticipation. Whenever we have a Disney trip planned, our family spends months preparing for it by watching videos, reading restaurant reviews, and buying unique things that we need for the trip. One way to […]

The Best Baking Sets for Adults

The Best Baking Sets for Adults

Several years ago when I had to be hospitalized for a while, I passed quite a bit of time watching the Food Network. (It struck as ironic at the time that here I was watching all these cooking shows when I hadn’t even seen the […]

Stainless Steel Serving Bowls

Stainless Steel Serving Bowls

When my oldest child was a year old and I was pregnant with my second child, we did a much-needed remodeling of our kitchen. My husband insisted that the new appliances — a dishwasher and microwave — be stainless steel. He thought it had a […]

Minnie Mouse Waffle Maker Review

Minnie Mouse Waffle Maker Review

   A Minnie Mouse waffle maker is an easy and fairly inexpensive kitchen tool that can help create endless fun family breakfasts. Whether you’re building anticipation for a future Disney trip, wanting to preserve fond memories of a past trip, or simply love Minnie, this […]

Rebecca’s Greek Cooking Class

Rebecca’s Greek Cooking Class

We decided it was about time we got Rebecca into a cooking class, and were happy to find one for her age group this past Saturday. The theme was “A Taste of Greece.” It sounds like the three-hour class was very well-run, and a real […]

Gluten-Free Almond Butter and Banana Muffins

Gluten-Free Almond Butter and Banana Muffins

I was in the mood to bake this morning (or, rather, I was in the mood to eat baked goods), so Rebecca and I made these almond butter banana muffins, made with coconut flour. They have some sugar in them — I’m not sure if you […]