Dilly Cucumbers

Dilly Cucumbers

In a large salad bowl dissolve sugar in white vinegar.


Add cucumbers, onions, and a few sprigs of fresh dill weed.

Variation:  Add 1 Cup of miracle whip for a creamy, delicious dressing.

Eat those veggies!

Dilly Cucumbers Recipe:

3/4 Cup White Vinegar

1 Tbl Sugar

1 1/2 tsp dried dill weed

2 Large onions sliced into rings

6-8 medium to large cucumbers

Variation:  Add 1 Cup of miracle whip for a cream dressing.




DIY Mouth Watering Buttermilk Biscuits

Mouth Watering Biscuits

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.  Cut in Crisco.  When coarse, then add milk and stir with fork then form a ball

On a lightly floured surface place a ball of dough.  Knead 10X to mix in shortening.  Roll out 1/2 inch thick and cut round biscuits out with cutter or a floured mason jar will do the job as well.


2 Cups of sifted Flour

3 tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp salt

1/3 Cup of Crisco

3/4 Cup Milk


Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is a hit at any gathering.  We especially enjoy this wonderful dish at virtually any pot luck or get- together!  It is a wonderful filler side dish that goes great with any main course.  Here is this fantastic recipe:

Green Bean Casserole

Mix all ingredients together and place in 3 quart baking dish.  Then stir in 1/2 of the french fried onions.  Save remaining onions for last 5 minutes of baking.

2- 10.75 oz cans of cream of mushroom soup

1 Cup of Half and half

4 Cans of French Style Green beans

(or 8 Cups of fresh cooked beans is best)

*Save remaining onions for last 5 minutes of baking*

XLarge Can of French Fried onions

Bake in 3 Qt. dish for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.  Don’t forget to top with the remaining saved french fried onions.


Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal w/ Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

(For 8 servings)


 My kids love oatmeal.  It is super easy to make, inexpensive and healthy.  How many times does that happen and your kids love it?  Okay often here, but we have been blessed with hearty eating children.  However, we love to change it up just for suspense. 🙂  My children eat oatmeal a ton of different ways, I will share more later.  However, their favorite way is:


Boil 5 C. Water (with 1/4 tsp. salt-if desired)

Add to the boiling water 3C. Old Fashioned Oats

Cook 5 minutes on medium heat-stirring occasionally

When oats are done and tender add the following while on low heat:

3 Tbl Butter

2 Tbl Pumpkin Pie Spice

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

3/4 C OR (Milk to desired thickness)

Stir and remove from heat once your butter is melted.

Eat pumpkin pie oatmeal as is or top with your favorites for a change! 🙂 

Sometimes we also spruce it up with these varieties:

1. Raisins, toss in a cup or two of raisins.

2. Coconut, sprinkle a handful across each bowl of nutritious oatmeal.

3. Walnuts, add 1/2 C. crushed walnuts.

4.  Or as my children love, toss in a small handful of raisins, top with a pinch of walnut bits, sprinkle on some coconut and a dash of cinnamon & sugar.

This is so handy to also mix ahead with Quick Oats if you do the Once a Month Cooking program.  Simply toss everything in a bag and vaccum seal it.  Or a jar and use the sealing lid attachment.  It is ready to crack open and add to the boiling water.  For milk simply add a 2 Tbl of powdered milk to your mix- handy for camping.  OR add milk after when serving. 

Simple. Delicious.

A hearty breakfast your kids will LOVE!