Three Bean Burrito Bake (aka Bean Soup)

This recipe comes from the Fix It and Forget It crockpot cookbook. The first time I made this, I followed the recipe exactly, then I made a few alterations to make it easier and less gooey. Original Recipe 1 T oil (don’t really need) 1 onion, chopped (I use about 1/2 c) 1 green bell…

Baked Ham and Cheese Mini Melts

I picked this magazine up at Lowes on a whim, and it’s been great. One of our favorite recipes from this is the baked mini sandwiches. The recipe is pretty customizable depending on what you like. In fact, the recipe is pretty vague, so you almost have to customize it. So here’s what we did:…

Rich Basic Blueberry Muffins

I’ve made blueberry muffins many times, but for once I decided I should really follow the recipe and not just toss some blueberries into regular muffin batter. So, in my trusty 60’s era Pillsbury cookbook, it instructed me to use not the regular “basic muffin” recipe, but the “rich basic muffin” recipe. This meant increasing…

7-ish Layer Dip

One of the best things about 7 Layer Dip is that it’s easy to customize for picky eaters. I don’t like a ton of raw onions, I’m the only one who likes tomatoes, and my daughter is obsessed with black olives…on everything…literally everything. There are tons of 7 Layer Dip recipes online, but we like…

Easy Blueberry Cobbler

We picked this cookbook up at Cracker Barrel a while back, and it’s been pretty handy so far. Last weekend on Easter I was wondering what to make for dessert (because I forgot to get anything ahead of time) and found a recipe for cherry cobbler. I didn’t have any cherries, but I did have…

Croque Monsieur Hasselback Potatoes Crock Pot Version

This recipe is adapted from one Twisted posted on Facebook. I say it’s adapted for a couple of reasons. 1. I couldn’t find the video again when I went to make it. 2. I recently went back to work full time and needed to use my crock pot rather than the oven. I did later…

Jumping In

When my Grandma Esther passed a few years ago, this cookbook was passed on to me and I’ve used it often since then. I had a newer version, but it’s just not the same. This 1968 version is my favorite for all the staples like drop biscuits and chocolate chip cookies, and was published before…