Marionberry Cobbler

*I used Marionberries because they're my FAVORITE but this would work with any fruit!


~Enough berries or fruit to fill a 9x13 glass pan about half way.
~sugar (optional)
~rolled oats (optional)
~box of yellow cake mix
~1 cup butter melted

1) Grease your pan.
2) Dump your fruit of choice in.
3) Sprinkle with some sugar. (you may or may not need to do this.)
4) Sprinkle with some rolled oats. (No measurement because I kind of made that part up. Just wanted to give it some texture.:))
5) Sprinkle cake mix on evenly.
6) Pour melted butter over it all, making sure that all the cake mix has butter touching it.
7)Bake at 350 for 35-45 min or until it's done to your liking.

Serve with vanilla ice cream! Yum! Yum!

Marinade for Chicken

Maybe I should just copy and paste all of over here because I consistantly find great recipes over there. And this one is NO exception. My husband said it was the best chicken he ever had. And if you ever come for dinner, it's what you'll probably have.:)

*It makes a good amount. We marinated about 8 chicken breasts and it was still too much, so adjust accordingly.


  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely minced fresh parsley


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together oil, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, wine vinegar, and lemon juice. Stir in mustard powder, salt, pepper, and parsley. Use to marinate chicken before cooking as desired. The longer you marinate, the more flavor it will have.
  2. Then throw it on the grill. At least that's what we did!

Blueberry Cream Muffins

I was looking for a good keeper of a blueberry muffin recipe and I believe I've found it over at allrecipes. Yum-my.


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 24 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. In large bowl beat eggs, gradually add sugar while beating. Continue beating while slowly pouring in oil. Stir in vanilla. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, salt and baking soda.
  3. Stir dry ingredients into egg mixture alternately with sour cream. Gently fold in blueberries. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.

** I sprinkled some raw sugar on the top before I baked them!

Creamy Broccoli Ham & Potato Soup

Occasionally, and I mean the very rare occasion, I create something myself that turns out pretty good. If you like broccoli and comfort food, this soup's for you! Of course, since I kind of made it up I don't have exact measurements for some things so you'll just have to do it to your own tastes.

Creamy Broccoli Ham & Potato Soup (creative name, I know:))


1/4 cup butter
chopped onions
minced garlic
chopped celery
sliced carrots
5 cups boiling water
4 chicken bouillon cubes
4 cups cubed red potatoes
3 cups chopped broccoli
diced precooked ham
1-2 cups grated cheddar cheese

~Saute onions, garlic, celery and carrots in the butter in a large pot on the stove until soft.

~Add the boiling water, bouillon cubes and potatoes.

~Bring to a boil. Then add the broccoli. Cook till tender.

~If you have a hand blender stick it in and blend it up some. Or if you don't (like me!) pour about half of it in the blender and blend it up and pour it back into pot.

~Add the diced ham and the cheese. Heat until cheese is melted and ham is heated through.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This recipe comes from my bloggin' buddy, Mer. I make this....ALOT. This is GOOD stuff.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
4-5 cloves garlic, chopped
3/4 tsp dried sage
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3-5 lb boneless pork shoulder
hamburger buns or hoagie rolls
barbeque sauce (Sweet Baby Ray's is our favorite!!!)
coleslaw (optional)

In the crock-pot, mix ketchup, brown sugar, garlic, sage, oregano, salt and pepper. Trim fat from pork and cut in half. Add meat to crock-pot and turn to coat all sides with ketchup mixture. Cover and cook on low until very, very tender. About 8 hours on low; 6 hours on high. Transfer pork to a large bowl. Using two forks, pull meat apart until shredded. Pour juices from crock-pot over pork to moisten. Spoon onto buns or rolls. Add barbeque sauce and/or coleslaw if you're from the South. So delicious.

Mac & Cheese a la Paula Deen

How can you go wrong with Paula Deen?

I took her base recipe from here and tweaked it just a smidgen. And, BOY, was it good!

2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (this will be more than an 8oz box)
4 Tbsp butter, cut into pieces
3 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1 can condensed cheddar cheese soup
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup whole milk
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp black pepper
Panko breadcrumbs

~Boil macaroni in plenty of water about 7 min (you still want it be slightly firm). Drain.

~In lg saucepan heat butter, cheese and milk until cheese melts.

~Add sour cream, soup, salt, pepper and dry mustard stirring on low heat until hot.

~Mix with cooked pasta and pour into a buttered baking dish. (I used a 9x13)

~Sprinkle with panko breadcrumbs to taste.

~Bake at 4oo until bubbly and brown.

**I'm going to experiment with different cheese next time! Can you say "chipotle cheddar"?! Or I might add bacon and garlic...the possibilities are endless!

Chicken Fettucine

This came from my friend, Rhonda. It is sinfully amazing and you'll see why Paula Deen would approve.


2/3-1 cup butter depending on taste (but truthfully I'm pretty sure I use 2 whole sticks:))
1 onion sliced
2 Tbsp Basil
1 tsp fresh garlic
salt & pepper

~combine in a large casserole dish (bigger than a 9x13) & melt in a 350 degree oven until onions are brown (about 15-20 mins)

1/4-1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1 chicken bouillon cube

~Place 4-6 chicken breasts (I like to use the frozen chicken tenders from Costco (use more than 4-6) since they cook faster.) in dish and cook at 375 degrees for about 45 mins turning 2-3x.

~Cook 1 pound of fettucine noodles seperately. Drain & mix into dish with the finished chicken (cut up).

*Most times I add a can of drained corn as well.