There are times when you need a super simple yet tasty recipe. Sunday evening was definitely one of those times. Thankfully for me, my mother has always made the yummiest dressing for the holidays, so I purchased the ingredients & had it cooking in just a few minutes. It’s a Crock-Pot recipe which means all you have to do is mix up the ingredients, place them in the pot & you’re good to go! It doesn’t get much easier than that, does it?
Ingredients needed for this tasty recipe:
1 (8 inch) pan cornbread
8 slices dry white bread
2 c. chicken broth
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 tsp. sage
1/2 tsp. black pepper
Celery to taste
1 med. onion
2 tbsp. butter
Mix all of the ingredients except the butter together and place them in the crock pot. Add the 2 tbsp. of butter to the top of the mixture in thin slices. Cook on high for 2 hours and then on low for 4 hours, making sure to stir the ingredients every 20-30 minutes so that they do not stick to your pot.
And that’s it! I’m thankful for recipes, especially Crock-Pot recipes, for times when I’m trying to cook quite a few things at once and need space in my oven.
Be on the lookout for pictures from our Flannel Friendsgiving gathering Bethany & I hosted on Sunday. We had so much fun!
A while ago when I visited my cousin Brenda in her beautiful cabin in the mountains, I took note of all of her homemade goodies. She seemed to be constantly in the kitchen making dips, cakes, and a little bit of everything else! I was especially impressed with her homemade dog treats that her dogs loved.
I asked to share her recipe on the blog and she kindly sent it over. Below is the recipe for some dog treats that she has named “Doggone Goodies”. They are super easy to make, and Rubie just can’t get enough of them!
1 lb. of cooked, drained meat (no bones!- beef, tuna, chicken- I used canned tuna)
2 eggs (with shells)
1/2 cup of veggies (no corn)
1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour (it’s better for your pet, but you can use white flour if you prefer)
1 cup of cornmeal
1/2 tsp. of garlic powder
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1- Mix the dry ingredients together with the olive oil and put them aside.
2- Mix the meat, eggs, and veggies together.
3- Blend the meat, eggs, and veggies together in a blender or food processor until mix well.
4- Stir in the dry ingredients to form a dough.
5- Roll out the dough until it is about 1/4″ thick.
6- Cut the dough into fun shapes if you wish. I used a star cookie cutter, but use whatever shape you like!
7- Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
See? Super simple. And I know your dog will approve!
I hope you get the chance to try these treats out for your dog. It really made me feel good that I took the time to make a treat right from my very own kitchen for Rubie.
With Easter just around the corner, I wanted to do something for a few special people in my life letting them know how they inspire me and how thankful I am for them. I love writing cards to people, but I wanted to try something different this time around. That’s how I decided to send out messages in eggs! Check out the pictures below to see how to send out your own special messages to your friends and family!
These were so fun to do! Remember, there are tons of other fun things to mail as well– jars, oversized pill bottles, books with messages inside– so don’t limit yourself! You can even add little trinkets inside too to make it even more special.
We had a wonderful night Tuesday night with friends. Usually Tuesday nights are reserved for a night of eating out, but this past Tuesday we spent the night cooking for each other. We had such a good time sharing family recipes and adding fun colors to ordinary foods. Who likes pink pancakes and green eggs? We do!
We hope to have many more nights in our home sweet home cooking with friends and making unforgettable memories.
Here are a few snapshots from our one-of-a-kind breakfast!