baking · brunch

Pumpkin Scones with Vanilla Icing

It's hard to believe that Americans obsession with pumpkin spice is realitvely new. 20 years ago, pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin-flavored candy weren't as big of sellers as they are now. The pumpkin-spice-everything craze did not really start until Starbucks started promoting it excessively a few years ago. What is the reason behind our obsession… Continue reading Pumpkin Scones with Vanilla Icing

dinner · entree · pork

Secret Ingredient Smothered Pork Chops

You ever run across a recipe in an old cookbook and think, "there's no way that could work"? This happens to me A LOT. I've found Velveeta made into fudge (no way that could work!) and 'impossible' cakes made without eggs (how could that work??). But sometimes, just sometimes, it actually DOES work. This recipe… Continue reading Secret Ingredient Smothered Pork Chops

beef · dinner · entree · one pan

Bacon Cheeseburger Mac Skillet

I'd love to meet someone who has never made Hamburger Helper. When I was in college, Hamburger Helper was my dinner savior. I made so much of it that I think I made myself sick. My favorite, of course, was the stroganoff (both pasta AND potatoes) and cheeseburger mac. That last one is also my… Continue reading Bacon Cheeseburger Mac Skillet