Lemon Blueberry Muffin Cake

Several weeks ago I made this cake to take to our church cafe.  It was a huge hit and I have been asked for the recipe several times.  This cake takes time and patience, but believe me it is well worth it. Ingredients: 1 Cup of unsalted REAL Butter (2 sticks), softened to room temperature. … Continue reading Lemon Blueberry Muffin Cake

The Daily Delay…

I have a confession to make.  I am a control freak.  Yup, there I said it.  I'm sure my kids are rolling their eyes and saying 'DUH!'.  When I say that I am a control freak, I mean it in a good way, I like order vs chaos.  But sometimes it can get out of … Continue reading The Daily Delay…

Meal Prep 101 Class

What an amazing opportunity I embraced on August 25, 2016.  And I just had to share. It has become quite apparent to me that my love of old fashioned traditions in the area of food preparation and cooking has become a skill that is craved for.  A friend of mine at church requested that I … Continue reading Meal Prep 101 Class

“Night Before” Peach Smoothie 

I do my best to prepare my breakfast & lunch the night before so I'm not making unhealthy choices during my work day. Or even worse, skip meals all together. I'm especially horrible about skipping breakfast.  My awesome husband, Bob, has been a huge help on the skipping breakfast problem. He was able to get … Continue reading “Night Before” Peach Smoothie 

Canning Beets

My husband and I absolutely love beets. These hearty root vegetables are full of vitamins and the color can perk up any meal or relish tray.  Most people think of pickled beets when you mention them. While we do enjoy them pickled, especially the little ones, we enjoy them roasted, boiled, in soups and stews, … Continue reading Canning Beets

Canning Basic Green Beans

A staple in our home is the basic green bean. I will say for the most part in this household we doctor up our green beans with onion, garlic & of course jalapeño peppers. However, the following is just your basic run of the mill green beans canning recipe. Enjoy.  First things first. Green beans … Continue reading Canning Basic Green Beans

Canning Rehydrated Black Beans

Canning is a skill that both men & women should be comfortable with. That's just my opinion, of course. There is much to he said for providing for yourself. The pride in doing so, the benefits of not having unnecessary gunk added to your food & the cost.  At our home we buy dried beans … Continue reading Canning Rehydrated Black Beans

Jalapeño Chicken

A favorite in the Rice household is our version of Jalapeño Chicken. It's fantastic reheated for leftovers too! Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs skinless chicken breast, split & cubed 1 cup of white Mexican Hominy 1 onion chopped 1 cup sliced mushrooms 6 hand roasted jalapeño peppers 1 fresh "red" jalapeño pepper 1 red tomato diced … Continue reading Jalapeño Chicken