• pumpkin dip on cutting board with ginger snaps, pretzels, apples and crackers
    Cooking & Baking,  dessert,  Recipes

    Easy Pumpkin Dip with Cream Cheese

    Not sure about you but when the weather starts to get colder I crave anything pumpkin, including my pumpkin dip with cream cheese. I have been making this dip for years and it always goes over very well at fall get-togethers and just as a snack. This recipe for pumpkin dip with cream cheese couldn’t be any easier. All you need is cream cheese, pumpkin, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, powder sugar, brown sugar, and something to dip.  Let’s get to the nitty gritty and make some deliciously easy pumpkin dip with cream cheese. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will…

  • Easy & Quick Dinner
    dinner,  Recipes

    MeMe’s Way – Quick & Easy Dinner

    For MeMe cooking wasn’t something that she enjoyed.  She would rather be outside in the yard or helping granddad with projects. So she was all about quick and easy meals.  She also only knew how to cook for a LARGE group. MeMe’s way was one of her favorite Quick & Easy Dinner ideas.   For us it is comfort food. It doesn’t last long in the fridge and the kids request it often. You can always spice it up by adding mushrooms and onions.  Ingredients 1.5 lb of ground beef 1 cup of dry brown gravy mix (we will McCormick’s) 1 16oz bag of egg noodles To Make Brown the ground…

  • roasting tomatoes
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    Roasted Tomato Sauce Recipe

    Tomatoes are the most popular crop for backyard gardeners around the country. But what do you do with all of the tomatoes? Of course you can use them on sandwiches and in salads but or often than not you will have so many tomatoes you wont know what to do with them.  This Roasted Tomato Sauce Recipe is the perfect answer for all of those extra tomatoes you have! Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.  The process of oven-roasting tomatoes brings out their rich, sweet flavor, introduces…

  • homemade apple sauce
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    Homemade Apple Sauce

    This easy Homemade Sugar-Free Applesauce is flavorful and delicious. You’ll never buy store bought applesauce again! If you’ve never made Homemade Applesauce you are in for a treat. This recipe is super easy, incredibly delicious, and far better than the store bought stuff – seriously no comparison. You will love it! Every fall we visit Gross’ Apple Orchard in Bedford, Virginia.  They are a family operated apple orchard near the Blue Ridge Parkway, this is a tradition that MeMe started when Henleigh was not even a year old.  Side note- one of my favorite pictures is of MeMe and Henleigh in the apple orchard. Anyway we love them for the…

  • dessert,  Recipes,  recipes,  Sourdough

    Sourdough Brownies

    I have a sweet tooth but brownies have never really been my go-to. My dad loves brownies and because I just love making anything sourdough I had to make Sourdough Brownies. These Sourdough Brownies are fudgy with a thick gooey center and crackly top. Definitely Granddad’s cup of tea!! Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup cocoa powder 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 large eggs 1 egg yolk 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sourdough starter discard 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp salt Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and line a 9″ x 9″ baking dish with…

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    How to Make Hot Chocolate with Milk

    Friends, I am all about easy and simple and this Homemade Hot Chocolate is just that. No more powdery packets that don’t quite dissolve. Put some real ingredients into a saucepan and you will have Homemade Hot Chocolate in minutes!  It will be simple, delicious, and so much more satisfying than the store-bought stuff. Keep reading to learn how to make Hot Chocolate with Milk. Homemade Hot Chocolate with Milk This recipe is made with a combination of cocoa powder and chocolate chips. The cocoa powder adds the distinct “hot cocoa” flavor, and the chocolate chips melt into the mixture making this drink extra creamy, rich and luxurious. A splash…