Category: Recipe Corner

  • Erica’s Easy Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

    Well in this very creamy dish, there is a secret cheat to achieving the ooey and gooey delicious, cheesiness that I desire. That secret ingredient is Cream of Chicken soup.

    This recipe gives you a basic outline of what to add. Feel free to add or substitute some additional cheeses to personalize this recipe to what you want, just don’t skip the cream of chicken soup.

    December 11, 2023

  • Photo 28493549 | Pot Pie © Azurita |

    Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

    What to do with Turkey leftovers? Here’s a recipe for 2 (9-inch) pot pies. Ingredients 4 cups of leftover cooked turkey cut into 1-inch pieces ¼ cup unsalted butter ⅔ cup diced onion ½ teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 2½ cups chicken broth 1/2 cup of milk 1 cup sliced carrots 2/3 cup sliced celery ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ½ teaspoon onion powder 1 pinch cayenne […]

    November 21, 2023

  • Decadent Delicious Apple Bread

    We had a few apples from our own tree this year and ended up buying six boxes from a local orchard. There were several varieties including Cosmic Crisp, Gala, Golden Delicious, and Honey Crisp. Our intention was to make fresh pressed apple cider, but it also put the culinary wheels in motion for something we […]

    November 21, 2023

  • Comforting Corn, Bacon and Potato Chowder

    The days grow shorter and the nights are getting long…lyrics by the great Canadian rock band Triumph. Let’s read between the lines here and also include there is a chill in the air and it’s time to indulge in some comfort food! Taking advantage of our local sweet corn, I propose one of my favorite […]

    October 5, 2023

  • Humble Cherry Pecan Dump Cake

    Erica’s Cherry Pecan Dump Cake The humble dump cake is one of the easiest possible desserts to make. Even if you love to bake sometimes easy is nice. All the ingredients that you actually need are just 2 cans of any fruit pie filling, a box of yellow cake mix, and a stick of butter. […]

    September 14, 2023

  • Erica’s Homemade Macaroni Salad

    INGREDIENTS 8 ounces elbow macaroni  1 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper 1/3 cup chopped onion (sweet or red) 3/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp prepared mustard 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground black pepper   OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS Hard-boiled eggs (diced) Diced ham Bacon bits Cherry tomatoes (quartered) Shredded carrots Chopped fresh parsley DIRECTIONS In a large pot bring salted water […]

    August 25, 2023

  • Amy’s Crockpot Chili

    Ingredients: – 1 pound of ground beef (or any preferred meat) – 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of salt – 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper – 1 diced green bell pepper – 1 diced medium yellow onion – 2 minced cloves of garlic – 2 tablespoons of chili powder – 1 tablespoon of cumin – 1/2 […]

    August 25, 2023

  • Photo 97375741 / Chicken Vesuvio © Bhofack2 |

    Recipe for Chicken Vesuvio

    Rinse and dry chicken pieces well and season liberally with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add chicken, skin-side down, and cook until skin is crisp, 10 to 12 minutes. Sprinkle with oregano and thyme. Turn the chicken over once browned and cook until golden brown on the other side, 5-6 more minutes. Remove chicken and set aside.

    March 14, 2023

  • Easy Slow-Cooker Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

    Place cubed bread and raisins into the slow cooker. Pour in melted butter and toss.
    In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, corn syrup, sugar,  cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and salt. Pour the mixture over the bread and raisins. Toss to evenly coat.
    Let stand for 5 minutes.

    December 23, 2022