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13 February, 2019

Banana Bread

Banana Bread
Posted in : alcohol, baking, banana, bread, breakfast, cheap, chocolate, dessert, easy, food, recipe, rum, snack, sweets on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Banana bread is one of my favorite treats. It’s just cakey enough to make my body think I’m giving it a real dessert, but it’s ever so slightly healthier for you. It’s high in fiber and a classic baked good in any American kitchen. In the past, we’ve had banana pumpkin bread, which had a
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6 February, 2019

Marinated Pork Chops

Marinated Pork Chops
Posted in : cast iron, dinner, easy, food, one pan, pork, quick, recipe, teriyaki on by : Jeanette Rueb
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If you’re looking for a dinner that’s quick to make and impressive to eat, look no further! Spend five minutes whipping up the marinade for this dish, set up some potatoes cooking in the crockpot (check out last week’s recipe for that one), and come home to about 15 minutes more work to heat up
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30 January, 2019

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes
Posted in : butter, cheap, crock pot, crockpot, dinner, easy, food, potato, potatoes, recipe, side, Slow cooker, vegetables on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Somehow, I’ve managed to spend six years of my life with an Idahoan and almost two years living in the potato state without adding a mashed potato recipe to my blog. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t because I have some vendetta against mashed potatoes — they’re probably my favorite way to eat potatoes —
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23 January, 2019

Edible Cookie Dough

Edible Cookie Dough
Posted in : cookies, dessert, easy, family, food, fun, no-bake, snack, snacks on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Sometimes you want something sweet but don’t necessarily want to put in the effort involved in baking. Maybe you’re having a lazy weekend with your friends, or maybe you’re cuddling up for a movie night with your sweetheart. Whether it’s one of those reasons, a bad day (or week), or just because you’ve got a
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9 January, 2019

Root Veggie Beef Stew

Root Veggie Beef Stew
Posted in : alcohol, beef, classic, crock pot, crockpot, dinner, easy, food, recipe, Slow cooker, wine on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Beef stew is your classic hearty food. It’s a set-it-and-forget it┬átype of meal that rewards you in the evening with a delicious and filling dinner. There are countless variations on it across the internet and throughout cookbooks. Somehow, until now, I haven’t put up a recipe of my own, though I’ve made it many times
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2 January, 2019

Hoover Stew

Hoover Stew
Posted in : antique, cheap, dinner, food, food history, History, hot dog, pasta, recipe, vegetables, vintage on by : Jeanette Rueb
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During the Great Depression, food was scarce and people had to make due with what they could get. Canned goods were extremely popular because they had long shelf lives and were inexpensive. For some people who grew up during the Depression, canned goods remained a staple in the pantry. As a kid, I remember my
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26 December, 2018

Cake Cookies

Cake Cookies
Posted in : baking, cake, cheap, chocolate, Christmas, cookies, dessert, easy, food, recipe, snack, strawberries on by : Jeanette Rueb
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If you’re experiencing the holiday rush and need to make a lot off cookies stat, here’s a trick that will save your sanity for sure. Cake cookies are exactly what they sound like. You use store-bought cake mix to create fast, easy cookies. Make them as simple or as wild as you want, the base
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19 December, 2018

Wassail (Mulled Cider)

Wassail (Mulled Cider)
Posted in : 21, alcohol, antique, apple, apples, booze, Christmas, drink, drinks, easy, family, food history, History, holidays, recipe, Spice, vintage, vodka on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Here we come a-wassailing Among the leaves so green, Here we come a-wand’ring So fair to be seen. Love and joy come to you, And to you your wassail, too, And God bless you, and send you A Happy New Year, And God send you a Happy New Year Most people have heard the song
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12 December, 2018

Cranberry and Orange Shortbread Cookies

Cranberry and Orange Shortbread Cookies
Comments : 1 Posted in : bake, baking, butter, Christmas, citrus, cookies, dessert, easy, food, orange, shortbread, sweets, Thanksgiving on by : Jeanette Rueb
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For my choir’s winter concert, we had to bring baked goods for our audience to enjoy during intermission and after the concert. Each of us was tasked with bringing a dozen cookies. For those who didn’t have time to make something to bring and didn’t want to just go out and buy something from the
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