My Family’s Favorite Southwest Quiche

This quiche dish goes together in just a few minutes, and then cooks in a slow(ish) oven for 45 – 50 minutes. It’s the one quiche dish that my family will readily eat. The mild, diced chilies and ground cumin give it a terrific southwestern flair without being spicy. It’s delicious and filling, and good […]

Freezer Guacamole Recipe


When one of our favorite markets advertised avocados for $.39/each last week, Dani and I knew we had to buy a bunch. We bought a dozen or so on our shopping day, and Copper went back on one of his days off and bought 18 more. We love avocados, and we love guacamole!


Cherokee Casserole Recipe

I don’t know why this is called “Cherokee” Casserole, but that’s the name I’ve always had for it. We used to be big casserole eaters, and this was one everyone liked. While I don’t make them as frequently as I once did, we do enjoy a good, hearty casserole from time to time. When my […]

Recipe – Lisa’s Stuffed Loaf

Many of you prayed faithfully these last few months for my friend Lisa, and that the Lord would keep her sweet baby, Grace, safe in the womb until His time. As I mentioned earlier, Grace was born earlier this week and she is a healthy, beautiful baby girl! I saw her for the first time […]

Oat Bran Muffins

These are a healthy, yummy all bran muffin. They are great for the freezer stash, too! (I’ll talk more about ideas for your freezer stash next week.) The recipe makes about a dozen muffins, but you can double it with no problem. Read to the end of the recipe for some good variations, too.

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Copperswife’s Health Nut Muffins

These moist, delicious muffins are filled with whole grain flour, applesauce, nuts, carrots and Craisins (or raisins), which means that they are super healthy, too!

I love having home made baked goods in the freezer. They can easily be incorporated into the menu plan for even the busiest of weeks. It’s quick and easy to […]

Dani’s Orange Coffee Cake

My daughter is such a generous girl! She readily agreed to allow me to share her Orange Coffee Cake recipe with you here. It’s moist and tender, with a lovely orange flavor and a light streusel topping for crunch. Dani usually doubles this recipe and puts one in the freezer for another time. This coffee […]

Cheryl’s Mediterranean Meat Pie

I was planning out our menu for last week when I received an e-mail from my friend, Kendra, asking for this recipe. It sounded good and we had all of the necessary ingredients on hand, so I added it to the menu! Unfortunately, we’ve had a couple of evenings away from home due to Grandma’s […]

Beating The Heat And The Budget Blues Day Two & Recipes

I have had a very busy kitchen day today! I have a loaf of Wheat Germ Sesame Bread in the bread machine. It’s baking now and smells wonderful! I’ve made a batch of chocolate ice cream and it’s in the freezer firming up for tonight when Copper gets home from work. I’m sipping an ice […]