Author Archives for Laura

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

March 28, 2009 7:36 am Published by 5 Comments

The weather here has been crazy. One day it’s nice sunny spring weather, the next day the yard is covered in inches of snow. March weather is always crazy here in Utah. We had a few nice days last week and we decided to grill some steaks. I also decided to add this recipe for... Read More


Slow Rise Pizza Crust

March 27, 2009 7:06 am Published by 3 Comments

So I’ve kind of been on a pizza kick lately. I have made 3 crust recipes already – fast and easy pizza dough, quick pizza dough, and Chicago-style garlic and butter pizza crust. This one is a little different. Two of the recipes could be made and used immediately. This one takes some planning. I... Read More


Magnificent Meatballs

March 26, 2009 6:56 am Published by 5 Comments

Here is the second recipe that I tried from Stephanie Ashcrafts 101 Things to Do With Meatballs. This one used an interesting combination of ingredients. However they really do work together. The cinnamon is a nice addition to the flavors. This does have some zip to it, but it wasn’t too spicy for my family... Read More


Ginger Ale Meatballs

March 25, 2009 7:09 am Published by 5 Comments

I am sure many of you have heard of the cookbook “101 Things to Do With a Cake Mix”. Well the author, Stephanie Ashcraft, actually was living here in Utah when she started that book. She originally printed the book herself and got local groceries stores to carry it. She also did cooking classes with... Read More


Baked Potatoes – Endless Possibilities

March 24, 2009 6:35 am Published by 1 Comment

So today’s post isn’t really a recipe, but hopefully it will have you looking at baked potatoes differently. A lot of this information came from a recipe article in my Jan/Feb issue of Simple and Delicious. Baked potatoes are really versatile and are a great way to use up leftovers from the fridge. With the... Read More


Wild Blueberry Muffin Tops

March 23, 2009 7:14 am Published by 7 Comments

This recipe comes straight from the Betty Crocker website. I do like to use her muffin mixes and the wild blueberry muffin mix is one of my favorites. When I saw this recipe, it made me think if a Seinfeld episode about muffin tops. I have included a condensed You Tube version of the episode.... Read More


Root Beer Float Cake

March 21, 2009 8:23 am Published by 8 Comments

This recipe today is another one I found in an old Southern Living Magazine. It’s another cake recipe, but not a cupcake. Just a regular 9 x 13 cake. I was interested in it because it uses root beer in both the cake and the frosting. Now my family’s choice of root beer happens to... Read More


Fast and Easy Pizza Dough

March 20, 2009 6:14 am Published by 20 Comments

After posting my recipe for quick pizza dough, I had several comments about the dough being bland. I looked through my files and found another quick pizza dough that the ingredients would give the dough some flavor. It happen to come from My Kitchen Cafe, one of my favorite sites. So I knew it would... Read More


Mandarin Chicken

March 19, 2009 6:16 am Published by 8 Comments

When I got married, I knew that my husband didn’t like Chinese food. I on the other hand I love it. I like to follow Bobby at Blog Chef. This site really specializes in Chinese food at home. I couldn’t resist giving some of the recipes a try. The thing is, my husband has enjoyed... Read More


Ham and Cheese Omelet Roll | realmomkitchen.com

Ham and Cheese Omelet Roll

March 18, 2009 7:06 am Published by 9 Comments

This is a fun way to do omelets. I also think it is easier than the traditional when you have several omelets to make. I originally go this recipe from a Taste of Home magazine. The recipe makes 12 servings in a jelly roll pan, but I reduce the recipe to make 6 servings in... Read More