Hot Fudge Sauce

When we bought our first microwave, it came with a cookbook and this hot fudge recipe is the one we use most often from it. It's super simple, and I'm including this picture to show [...]

Blueberry Muffins #2

Here's our usual blueberry muffin recipe. I like the surprise ingredient of oatmeal! The first time I made it was to take to my seminary class; they all enjoyed it as well. On that day [...]


This is our standard muffin recipe. In one of our favorite combinations I use pumpkin pureé with a dash of cinnamon. Create-a-Muffin (from The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacysyn) 2 to 2 1/2 cups [...]

Mustard Chicken with Pasta

Here's another recipe that's not necessarily a current family favorite, but with our New Year's Resolution of eating healthier, it has possibilities of becoming a favorite! Mustard Chicken with Pasta 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt [...]

Blueberry Muffins #1

Maybe I shouldn't post this, because technically it's not a "family favorite," but it wasn't bad - actually it was pretty good - and I'm trying to encourage all of my children to eat more [...]

Taco Soup

Taco Soup 1 pound ground beef, browned with 1 onion, chopped 1 quart tomatoes 1 8-oz can tomato sauce 1 15-oz can kidney beans 1 17-oz can corn 1 package taco seasoning 4 cups water [...]

Taco Seasoning

Taco Seasoning Mix 1 tablespoon dried onion 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon oregano Combine all [...]