• Honey Pecan Pork Chops

    September 11, 2013Danita

    I like to plan our meals a month in advance, then make one big grocery list and get everything that I need.  A few months ago I was making the monthly menu and feeling like we had been eating the “same ol’ thing”, so I decided to look through my cookbooks. In my Gooseberry Patch…

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  • Homemade French Bread Pizza

    August 15, 2013Danita

    French Bread Pizza – Homemade All of this week’s posts are about entertaining and hospitality including tips and recipes. I remember when French Bread Pizza was first introduced.  It was a new item offered by the frozen pizza makers.  When I was younger, I was a VERY picky eater, but since I did like pizza my mom thought I…

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  • Walking Taco Salad

    August 14, 2013Danita

    “Walking” Taco Salad  First, let me clarify….It’s not REALLY taco salad….It’s a Chip Dip! I may have mentioned this before, but my grandmother taught me how to cook. Because she loved to cook, her idea of hospitality was a BIG meal, usually involving a large portion of meat, several veggies, bread and often DESSERT! My…

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  • Making Memories and Ice Cream

    August 8, 2013Danita

    My New Ice Cream Maker One evening as my husband and I were talking, he casually mentioned that he “might” have ordered an ice cream maker. In my mind I  pictured the old fashioned, hand cranked ice cream makers of my childhood. It was often used on hot summer days at my grandparents house in…

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  • Italian Soda

    August 7, 2013Danita

      Refreshing on a Hot Summer Day! We live in Texas and it gets HOT here!  That’s why we love these Italian Sodas.  We first had them at a well know Italian restaurant we like to visit.  They seemed easy enough to make, so I tried them at home. We loved them.  I have been…

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