Recipes

Crazy Good Caramel Popcorn

Crazy Good Caramel Popcorn

No football game is complete without the most delicious homemade caramel popcorn known to man.  This recipe is straight from my mother’s treasured recipe box, and I am privileged enough to even have it in her own handwriting. 😉  Her markings on the recipe card say that it is from Imogene Machotka in Odessa, Texas, circa 1980. Back in the day my mom used an air popper to pop the corn, so the ... »

Tonight’s Chili

Tonight’s Chili

Most of the time when I make chili, it is an afterthought because of the weather.  It’s not usually something I put on my weekly menu.  Because of that, my chili inadvertently ends up being a different concoction of canned tomatoes and other ingredients just about every time I make it.  Either I’m digging through the panty trying to figure out what would taste good together in a pot of... »

Fluffy Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Fluffy Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

My son loves red velvet cake, but he’s not too wild about the usual rich cream cheese frosting.  When he was in first grade, he requested that I send red velvet cupcakes to school for his birthday.  I wasn’t too sure about first-graders liking red velvet, but I figured I would try it out on them.  So I concocted a fluffy butter-cream style cream cheese frosting for the cupcakes to hope... »

Quick-mix Spritz Cookies

Quick-mix Spritz Cookies

Every Christmas I make dozens and dozens of spritz cookies.  Partially I make them to share with others, and partially I make them so that I can overdose on the dough.  Granny Foy’s spritz cookie dough has to be one of my favorite things in the entire world.  My mom used to host open house parties at Christmas for the hundreds of people in my dad’s church choirs, and every year she mad... »