Copperswife’s Tamale Pie

I know that everyone has a Tamale Pie recipe. This one is our family favorite, and serves our family of five with enough left over for Copper to take to work for lunch the next day. This recipe can be doubled and cooked in a 9 x 13 pan if you’d like a larger batch.


Recipe – MooBockOink – or – Rolled Chicken Breast

And it’s not really “MooBockOink”. In reality, you must make the noise of a cow, a chicken and a pig, in that order, and in rapid succession. Got it? Corin’s kids got it. We had tons of totally allowable snorting at last night’s dinner table because, you know, they all had to say “MooBockOink” a […]

Orange Glazed Meatballs Recipe

I like trying new recipes when I find them, but I love creating new recipes of my own. Past inspriration for creating new recipes has been found in the frozen foods or specialty foods areas of the grocery store, from vintage recipes and even from restaurant menus. After almost 30 years of marriage, and almost […]

Quick Chicken & Noodle Stew Recipe

I meant to take pictures and have all sorts of fun extras with this recipe. Truth be told, I forgot (yes, yes I did) that I’d promised this recipe to you, so it was prepared last night without any sort of thought to posting. You know what? This recipe is, just as the title says, […]

Coke Steak Recipe

Coke. It’s the REAL thing. I don’t know what it is about the coke, but it makes this recipe great. We enjoy beef on the table, but beef prices have gotten quite high. I’m still able to manage a package of round steak now and again, though. Round steak is not a tender cut, and […]

Cranberry Glazed Meat Loaf

Now that I have all of my cookbooks in my back hallway, which is just a step from my kitchen, I’ve been enjoying pulling out some of my old and/or inherited cookbooks and looking for some new ideas. Tonight’s Cranberry Glazed Meat Loaf was inspired by a recipe I found in an old cookbook from […]

Recipe – BBQ Hamburger Roll Up

This takes just a bit of time to put together, but it is very tasty and is a nice variation on meat loaf. Nothing exotic here, just everyday ingredients from your pantry and fridge. The sauce forms a beautiful, tasty glaze on the outside of the roll. This main dish will serve 8 – 10. […]

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 […]

Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe

My boys are both under the weather. Dani’s sniffling a bit, too. Chicken Soup, they say, is good for what ails you. I’m not sure that this semi-spicy, south-of-the-border version is quite what they had in mind, but it’s a recipe that we love. I hope it’s one that your family will enjoy, too. As […]