Keyword: Simple


These are simple and so much fun! Use a cookie mix or your favorite recipe.  Just choose a drop cookie with a flat profile.  Make the cookie dough according to […]

Cookies on a Stick


With only four ingredients and three steps, this is an easy flourless cake. And it’s scrumptious—perfect to make for your sweetheart. As with other flourless chocolate cakes, this is dense […]

Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake




We all like to save money.  I came across a story in the Reader’s Digest, “40 Supermarket Secrets You Need to Know.”  I thought it had some great suggestions.  But […]

How to Save Money at the Supermarket



Fried rice is quick and easy to make; it only takes minutes to convert steamed rice to fried rice.  This fried rice is made with peas, carrots, and eggs. Really good […]

How To Make Fried Rice


This is the orange chicken that you are familiar with in most Chinese restaurants.  It’s crispy and coated with a sweet orange sauce. This is one of the most popular […]

How to Make Orange Chicken




Every kid (and big person) loves brownies and there is not much easier on a busy day than a brownie mix.  But brownies can be messy with crumbs on the […]

How to Make Back-to-School Brownies



The strawberry season is upon us.  Mid-April berries, at least in our area—are not as good as May berries but if you shop carefully, you can get good berries at […]

Two Easy Ways to Make Strawberry Pies!




Again we paired chocolate with pumpkin for this really nifty-looking, scrumptious dessert. It’s a great holiday or seasonal dessert but since canned pumpkin is available anytime, you can indulge year […]

Chocolate Swirled Pumpkin Cheesecake




Pancake syrup is sugar syrup made with flavors, juice, or maple. Candy popcorn is made with a sugar syrup cooked to the softball stage.    Why not cook a pancake syrup […]

How to Make Candy Popcorn with Pancake Syrup


Caramel Recipe (For Caramel Apples or Candy) This makes great caramel, better than the caramel that you buy in the store and is way easier than unwrapping a million little […]

Caramel Recipe



Easy Homemade Egg Noodles Recipe “I really love these noodles.”–Katie Ingredients 2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1/3 cup water Directions […]

How to Make Homemade Noodles




 How to Make Stuffed Burgers (with or without a stuffed burger press)   We discovered stuffed burgers a long time ago.  But they were simple affairs. We would grind up […]

Nine Ways to Make Stuffed Burgers


This is our all-time favorite chicken skillet dinner—chicken and new potatoes slathered in sour cream. We’ve been making it for years, ever since we lived in Alaska where we grew […]

Chicken and New Potatoes Skillet Dinner



5-Minute Fudge from the Prepared Pantry
This fudge is so easy that it’s ridiculous. Just mix it up in a bowl, stick it in the microwave to melt the chocolate, and pour it into a pan. […]

5-Minute Fudge