Quick & Easy Real Nacho Cheese Sauce – Chili Con Queso

As much as I try to keep the processed foods in our house to a minimum, somehow Grace manages to bring more in than I care to admit. It’s not that I’m a food snob or anything, it’s just I have seen first hand what a diet high in processed foods can do to a person. It affects your weight, your health, and your physical energy and ability. That is why I have made it my life’s work (or at least in part) to make as many of the processed foods that the family might crave at home in a healthier, more economical way. Continue reading


There’s No Such Thing As TOO Much Zucchini! Super Cheesy Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini is excellent in breads, muffins, cakes, scones, and even cookies. There are so many recipes out there that I have never understood how anyone can complain about having too much zucchini when they plant it in their garden. I have planted zucchini a few times and never ran out of uses for it. In fact, even with a good harvest, I still find myself buying more from local farms or accepting overflow from my neighbors. Continue reading

A Tower of Yum! — Nacho Towers

Around here it’s a constant battle for food — yet there is always food to be had. What it actually is, is a battle for everyone’s “fair” share, and everyone thinks their “fair” share is only possible to receive if they get what they can while they can. You snooze, you lose! That seems to be the mindset around here. Continue reading

Restaurant-Style Boneless Buffalo Chicken

Boneless buffalo chicken is great as an appetizer, for a meal, or our favorite way — served in Buffalo Chicken Firecracker Wraps (recipe forthcoming). Finding a recipe that was easy to make, could be made in large batches and then frozen, and that the entire family loved was one of the best decisions I ever made. Although I’ve only been making it for about a two years, this is one of the most requested ways to prepare chicken I get. Continue reading