Author Archives for Laura

Caramel Apples

October 3, 2009 7:09 am Published by 17 Comments

I have been searching for a good homemade caramel apple recipe. I must say that the method of making them using those pre-wrapped caramels just doesn’t do it for me. I wanted to find a good caramel that would coat my apples and taste like the caramel on those apples you buy from places like... Read More

Maple-Bacon Oven Pancake

October 2, 2009 9:14 am Published by 2 Comments

This is an easy way to make pancakes, in a 9 x 13 inch dish in the oven. I found it in an email I got from Better Homes and Gardens. I also love the savory flavors of the bacon and cheese combined with the sweet syrup. This is very similar to the Sausage Oven... Read More

Black Bean Dip

October 1, 2009 6:40 am Published by 5 Comments

I found this quick and easy bean dip from Tasty Kitchen. The member who shared it was missamy. I am always on the lookout for Mexican appetizers and side dishes, since we eat Mexican food at our house all the time. This was easy and delicious. I was hoping for the dip to have a... Read More

Raised Doughnuts

September 30, 2009 5:51 am Published by 13 Comments

Another food item I think of when I think of Fall is homemade doughnuts. I have not made homemade doughnuts since I was like 11 years old. A while back I found this recipe at Erin Cooks. She adapted the recipe from Betty Crocker’s Old-Fashioned Cookbook. They looked so good I had to try them.... Read More

Maple Meatballs

September 29, 2009 5:54 am Published by 34 Comments

Here is a great recipe that could be used as a main dish or appetizer. It’s also a great dish for football season. This recipe for Maple Meatballs comes from Stephanie Ashcrafts cookbook 101 Things to Do with Meatballs. Stephanie is the one who also did the books 101 Things to Do With a Cake... Read More

Roasted Chicken with Peach Glaze

September 28, 2009 5:48 am Published by 8 Comments

Here is a simple and yummy roasted chicken recipe. I found it on This chicken turns out with a sweet and crispy skin thanks to the peach preserves. Very easy and delicious. Roasted Chicken with Peach Glaze 5 pounds whole roasting chicken1 teaspoon garlic pepper blend1/2 cup peach preserves Heat oven to 375ºF. Spray... Read More

Creamy Peach Pie

September 26, 2009 7:03 am Published by 2 Comments

This is the last of the peach recipes I tried. This one comes from Cheryl at What’s Cookin’? This pie was easy and a great way to use fresh peaches. The downside to this pie is you really have to eat it right away. Once it sits for the 30 or so minutes you really... Read More

Tangy Sliced Pork Sandwiches

September 25, 2009 6:35 am Published by 3 Comments

I had part of a pork loin that was leftover from another meal hanging out in my freezer. I was looking for something to make with it and came upon this recipe at It was quick an easy and gave my pork loin some new flavor. It’s not a real heavy flavor, just a... Read More

Caramel Peaches

September 24, 2009 6:44 am Published by 6 Comments

Here is another recipe I made to use up my big box of peaches. I got it from a slow cooker cookbook, but I am not sure which one. It was one a check out of the library a while ago. You can used canned peaches if you don’t have fresh. You can also substitute... Read More