Dawn Powerwash Dish Spray

Dawn Powerwash Dish Spray I have seen the commercials advertising a new product called Dawn Powerwash Dish Spray that seemingly takes care of baked on food issues like magic. Since I am already a Dawn dishwashing liquid fan, I decided to give it a try. I made a cherry cobbler for dessert and purposefully reheated…

Peas

Let’s face it … everyone has fresh tomatoes right now and they are delicious on sandwiches, in pasta, and used to make fresh salsa. But why should tomatoes hold the spotlight when it comes to summer salsa. Perhaps it’s time to shake up this chip favorite just a bit. I do so with fresh black-eyed…

Blueberry Cobbler

I love the simplicity of cobblers. It fits nearly every summer fruit except for melons and doesn’t require loads of time. So when I picked a couple of pounds of blueberries from a local farm, I knew where they were headed. This batter is thinner than the drop biscuit-like dough used on other cobblers, yet…

Brine

I love brine! It is the perfect soaking solution for poultry and pork. Without getting into the chemistry of it all, you can sum up the purpose of a brining solution in three words: It adds moisture. The recipe below is fantastic by adding flavor as well. You’ll find many uses for it from pork…

Potato Salad

When it’s sticky hot outside, I crave something easy, simple and cold for nearly every meal. Potato salad fits the bill beautifully. The only heat I create is for boiling the potatoes. The rest is a simple chop, measure, mix and stir while I allow the refrigerator to do the enhancement magic. Then I have…

Tuna Noodle Casserole

When I was growing up, every now and then we were given a delicious treat called Tuna Noodle Casserole. It was a marriage of all the things we loved: cheese, tuna and noodles all mixed together and baked to perfection. So when my husband came home with a large 12 ounce can of tuna from…

Simple Chocolate Pie

Simple Chocolate Pie In my continuing quest to use items from my pantry and freezer, I found a frozen graham cracker pie crust that begged to be used. So I pulled out some dark baking chocolate and a can of sweetened condensed milk to honor that request. This is an old recipe that I discovered…

Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust

Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust Yield: 4 servings The other day I decided to make a pie, but for some reason I made pie pastry for a double crust pie rather than the single I needed for the recipe. Never fear! It was put to excellent use with some cinnamon sugar. I simply rolled out the…

Peach Cake

Make it anything you want cake! As I continue to utilize all the items I had stocked up in my pantry, I needed to focus on something for dessert. To the rescue came a box of white cake mix. I found a box of peach jello and a can of peach nectar. All of it…