how to cook squash in the microwave
Vegetables

How to Cook Squash in the Microwave

Learn how to cook squash in the microwave. Follow simple and easy step-by-step photos and instructions provided on cooking this nutritious and delicious vegetable. Acorn squash is a very low calorie vegetable that has plenty of beta-carotene and is also a good source of vitamins A and C. Below you will find easy to follow …

triple cheese potato casserole
Breakfast Casseroles

Three Cheese Potato Casserole

This triple cheese potato casserole is made with three different types of cheese, sour cream, and hash brown potatoes. Try these cheesy potatoes for breakfast or brunch. One of the things I like about these potatoes is the color from the green onions and the pimento. Generally potato dishes are rather bland looking, but these …

ham glaze for an Easter brunch menu
Main Dish

Brown Sugar Ham Glaze With Spices

A delicious ham glaze made with pineapple juice, raisins, and cherries and flavored with the heady spices of cloves, allspice, ginger, and nutmeg. Serve over baked ham for a Christmas or Easter brunch. This glaze for ham is quick and easy because you can make it in the microwave in about 5-10 minutes. Spoon this …

hearty shepherds pie recipe
Main Dish

Hearty Shepherds Pie Recipe

A hearty shepherds pie recipe made with ground beef, corn, potatoes, onions and cheese. This is an easy main dish dinner idea or serve it for a hearty breakfast. Shepherds pie, also known as “poor mans pie”, is a simple vegetable and beef meat pie recipe. It is made with ingredients you normally have around …

oatmeal buttermilk pancakes
Pancakes

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

Oatmeal buttermilk pancakes are made with buttermilk, whole wheat flour, and quick cooking oatmeal to keep them moist. This is a very old recipe that originally used to call for lard and regular cooking oatmeal, but I have updated it using butter and quick cooking oatmeal. You know how everyone talks about pancakes that are light …

banana muffins recipe
Muffins

Banana Muffins Recipe

A banana muffins recipe with a special raw sugar topping that brings out the sweetness of the bananas and adds a nice sweet crunch to the muffin tops. Serve these banana muffins warm with butter for breakfast or brunch. Finely chopped pecans add a nice complementary flavor to these muffins and the raw sugar partially …

homemade sugar cookies
Cookies

Homemade Sugar Cookies

Rich and buttery homemade sugar cookies decorated with your choice of sprinkles and sugars. Use this recipe for any holiday and decorate accordingly. Well, the Christmas baking is in full swing for me. So far this season I have made peanut butter cookies and these sugar cookies. I have plans for at least 2-3 more …

corn salad recipe
Salads

Fresh Corn Salad Recipe

A corn salad recipe made with baby corn, green and red pepper, onion, celery, mayonnaise, and ranch dressing and topped with corn chips. Serve this cold vegetable salad for a picnic or as a side dish. When I think of summer, this is one recipe that makes its way to the top of the pile. …

peaches and cream coffee cake
Coffee Cakes

Peaches and Cream Coffee Cake

An easy peaches and cream coffee cake recipe made with vanilla pudding, sliced peaches and cream cheese and topped with sugar, cinnamon, and chopped nuts. Serve this coffee cake with coffee for breakfast, brunch or an afternoon treat. This coffee cake recipe could quickly become one of your family favorites. The smooth cream cheese filling …

brunch party planning tips
Breakfast and Brunch

Brunch Party Planning Tips

A collection of brunch party planning tips to help you host a successful brunch party. Find helpful ideas for brunch menus, buffets, serving, decorating, and entertaining guests. Here are a few brunch food ideas to get you started on your menu planning. By using a bit of organization and having most of the items within …

sour cream fruit dip
Fruit Dips

Sour Cream Fruit Dip

A quick and easy sour cream fruit dip made with cottage cheese and sour cream and sweetened with honey. Serve with your favorite fresh fruits. Using honey as a sweetener makes this dip turn out silky smooth. The flavors of coconut and grated orange peel complement just about any fruit including apples, strawberries, grapes, bananas, …

cream cheese fruit dip
Fruit Dips

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip Without Marshmallow

A cream cheese fruit dip made with cream cheese, brown sugar, and finely chopped nuts. Because you make it with brown sugar, it tastes just like a caramel apple. Serve this anytime with a variety of fresh fruit. It has a rich nutty flavor and texture. Just about everyone loves fruit dip. It is easy …

easy bread pudding recipe
Desserts

Easy Bread Pudding Recipe

An easy bread pudding recipe made with cinnamon bread, cranberries, cherries, and raisins. This bread pudding has vanilla sauce in the recipe, making it rich and moist. You can also make your own vanilla sauce too. The roots of bread pudding go back many centuries. It was a way to use up stale pieces of …

yogurt fruit dip recipe
Fruit Dips

Easy Yogurt Fruit Dip Recipe

A fast and easy yogurt fruit dip recipe made with vanilla yogurt and sweetened with brown sugar and cinnamon. Serve this fruit dip with sliced apples, strawberries, grapes or any of your favorite fresh fruits. Just about everyone will like this recipe for fruit dip! For those of you who are short on time or …

old-fashioned peach cobbler
Desserts

Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

An old-fashioned peach cobbler recipe made with fresh or canned peaches and surrounded by a moist cake. This makes a fun and easy dessert for any occasion. Serve it warm and top it with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla sauce for a treat. With a quick 15-20 minutes of preparation, it is a …

hash brown breakfast casserole
Breakfast Casseroles

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole with Ground Beef

An easy hash brown breakfast casserole made with ground beef, hash browns, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and French fried onions. Serve this dish for a hearty breakfast or brunch. This is an easy make-ahead breakfast casserole. You can make this dish ahead the night before, refrigerate, and bake it in the morning. This is a …

baked egg casserole recipe
Eggs

Baked Egg Casserole with Cheese, Onions, and Pepper

A baked egg casserole recipe made with eggs, Swiss cheese, bacon, onion, and milk. Make this egg recipe ahead the night before or the same day and serve for breakfast or brunch. One of the things I like best about this recipe is how simple and easy it goes together. Also, there is bacon in …

brunch menu ideas
Brunch Menus

Easy Brunch Menu Ideas

Creative brunch menu ideas for serving an outstanding buffet. Find what works for brunch along with planning tips and brunch recipe recommendations including breakfast casseroles, pancakes, waffles, and more. Many can be made ahead the night before. Need a few options for serving brunch? Hosting a well-planned gathering does not have to mean planning for …

easy fruit tray ideas
Fruit Recipes

Easy Fruit Tray Ideas for Fresh Fruit

With these easy fruit tray ideas, learn how easy it can be to pair fruits together for great taste, color and flavor. Certain fruits seem to taste better together than others but there are other factors to consider. Along with taste, you need to consider color, texture, and seasonality. When putting together a fresh fruit platter …

chocolate chip pancakes
Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

A fun recipe for chocolate chip pancakes made with fresh buttermilk, eggs, butter, and chocolate chips. Serve these pancakes for breakfast or brunch with maple or strawberry syrup and top with fresh whipped cream. Homemade pancakes are always a treat for the family. The children will especially like the chocolate chips in the batter. Actually, …

mini apple tarts
Fruit Recipes

Mini Cranberry Apple Tarts for Brunch

These mini apple tarts are made with chopped apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, jam, and dried cranberries and placed in a pre-made flaky pastry shell. They are fun bite sized treats to serve on a brunch buffet, as an appetizer, or for dessert. You might also try this recipe for mini-fruit tarts, which is similar and …

wisconsin brunch casserole
Breakfast Casseroles

Wisconsin Brunch Casserole with Ham and Mushrooms

This make-ahead Wisconsin brunch casserole is made with ham, bread, mushrooms, eggs, milk, and cheddar cheese. It is a quick and easy casserole that your friends and family will love. Okay, this is a get down to basics kind of recipe. The ingredients are ones you almost always have around the house and the seasonings …