Snacky Daddy Gifts for Father’s Day 2024

“It always made me happy to make treats for my Daddy. It was a little thing I would do just for him. It works!” -Jodi Jodi’s Mix with a Twist 1 can of cocktail peanuts 1 big bag of plain... Read More.

Cool Summer Eats 2024

Jodi's Homemade Lemonade 4-6 lemons, juiced water 1 cup sugar Make simple syrup with 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar (put in pot on stove on... Read More.

Murph-a-ritas (Margaritas)

WITH ALCOHOL Simple sugar mixture (1/3 cup of sugar and 8 oz water) 1/2 capful Cointreau 1 oz tequila (mid-priced, avoid the cheapo stuff) Juice of 1 lime In a highball glass, rub the squeezed lime peel on the rim. Salt the rim. Mix... Read More.

Make It For Mom

Coffee Smoothie 1/2 cup of cold brew OR 1 shot of espresso 1/2 cup milk (dairy, plant-based, oat or almond. Your choice!) 1/2 or whole banana for sweetness (over-ripe makes it even sweeter.) 1 scoop of protein powder OR 1 tbsp of peanut butter ... Read More.

Cinco de Menu 2024

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these fun, easy recipes. Sam’s Smash Burger Tacos 1 lb ground beef 5-6 tortillas (medium-sized…not taco or burrito sized…use that middle size) ... Read More.

Easy Easter Recipes 2024

HAM IN AN INSTANT POT Ingredients for Glaze: 1/2 cup Maple Syrup 1/2 cup Honey 1/4 cup Brown Sugar 2 Tablespoons Orange Juice 1 teaspoon Cinnamon 1 teaspoon Nutmeg 1 Bone-In Ham – ours was spiral sliced. (Our ham also came with a glaze packet – we used it!)

Irish Coffee

6 oz. of hot, freshly brewed coffee 2 tsp brown sugar 1.5 oz. Irish whiskey Whipped cream Preheat your mug by pouring in hot water. Pour out the water. Fill the mug about 3/4 full with coffee. Add brown sugar and stir until fully... Read More.

Heidi’s Shepherd’s Pie

2 lbs ground chuck 2 large onions, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 stalks celery, chopped 6 potatoes, cubed Salt and pepper Butter In heavy skillet, heat oil and butter, then add onions, garlic, celery, salt and pepper. Cook slowly until meat is done; about... Read More.

Jodi’s Homemade Mac & Cheese 2024

12 oz box of pasta (your choice of shape) 1 stick of butter 2 cups freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 cup shredded cheese for topping, set aside 1/2 cup of shredded parmesan cheese (also for topping) 3 eggs 1/2 cup sour cream ... Read More.

Game Day Grub 2024

SLOW COOKER BBQ CHICKEN SLIDERS 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts or pulled chicken 12-pack slider buns 1 18 oz bottle BBQ sauce 1 18 oz bottle Italian dressing Drizzle both bottles over chicken breasts, cover & cook on LOW for 6-8 hours. Don’t open... Read More.

12 Dips of Christmas 2023

1. Sam's Eggnog Dip 1 3.4 oz package vanilla instant pudding 1 cup egg nog 1 8oz container frozen whipped topping Pinch of nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. In a large bowl mix the pudding and egg nog. Sprinkle in nutmeg or cinnamon or neither or both…your... Read More.