Ranch Veggie Roll-ups

Years ago, my mom had a Pampered Chef party…and one of the recipes that the consultant demonstrated was Cool Veggie Pizza. Buttery crust, ranch cream cheese spread and lots of crisp, fresh vegetables – delicious! It’s been a family favorite over the years and I’m always looking for new ways to try it. After being inspired by various pinwheel recipes I had seen online, I … Continue reading Ranch Veggie Roll-ups

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: OregonAlbacoreTuna

As I’ve mentioned before, I love to cook – sometimes I spend a quiet afternoon browsing through my cookbooks. (A little nerdy, sure..but delicious!) Often, the success of a recipe depends on the quality of the food you put into it..For instance, if you put a cheap, fatty sausage into your jambalaya, you’re likely to get a lot of gristle due to its poor quality. … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: OregonAlbacoreTuna

Stay warm with Loaded Baked Potato Soup from CenterCutCook.com

It’s a cold day here in the mountains – temperatures barely rose above freezing before the sky went dark. When looking for dinner inspiration for tonight, I remembered one of my favorite potato soup recipes; thick, creamy and deliciously easy. Ultimate Loaded Baked Potato Soup from CenterCutCook.com is a favorite in our house, and is perfect for nights like this! Yum! Delicious recipes from CenterCutCook.com … Continue reading Stay warm with Loaded Baked Potato Soup from CenterCutCook.com

Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting from All Recipes!

I’m on a little bit of a cupcake research mission lately. I have the wonderful opportunity of making cupcakes for a dear, close relative’s bridal shower (I am SO excited) and we’ve been discussing flavors. Of course, I just have to do a few test runs…right? So, I was browsing for a great peanut butter frosting recipe (one of the flavors we’ve picked is inspired … Continue reading Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting from All Recipes!

CraftyGirl’s Book Picks: Cookbook Edition

I’m a little bit of a cookbook addict. At one time, I had a collection of over 150 vintage cookbooks…eek! I’ve since downsized, but cookbooks are still my favorite thing to read for food inspiration. Browsing Amazon, I’ve come across a couple cookbooks that I thought I’d share with you today. (There are affiliate links featured) Who knows, maybe you’ll get some food inspiration, too. … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Book Picks: Cookbook Edition

Tried & True: Glazed Pork Chops from BudgetBytes.com

So, as many of you know, I’m not just an Etsy fanatic… I’m a foodie. Always have been (even before my Culinary Arts degree), always will be. Sometimes I stumble across recipes that are just too good not to share…and today’s no exception. So delicious! While trying to think of fresh ideas for the pork chops in my fridge, I came across Budget Byte’s recipe … Continue reading Tried & True: Glazed Pork Chops from BudgetBytes.com

Apple Spiced Mini-Muffins (Adapted from OneHungryMama.com)

Fall is coming…It may still be 80 degrees here in Southwestern Virginia, but fall is coming. And I am PUMPED! (Is it obvious that it’s my favorite season?) It’s a rainy day here, so I decided today was the perfect day for something with apple..and lots of spice.  While browsing for recipe inspiration online, I came across One Hungry Mama’s recipe for Baked Apple Donuts. … Continue reading Apple Spiced Mini-Muffins (Adapted from OneHungryMama.com)

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole should be classified as a drug.

I’m only slightly kidding here, folks. I am a BIG fan of chicken and broccoli casserole, and the lack of leftovers prove my point. What’s chicken and broccoli casserole, you may ask? Well, bear with me…when I first heard what was in it, I didn’t think it could possibly be good. But boy, how wrong I was. Chicken and broccoli casserole must be a southern … Continue reading Chicken and Broccoli Casserole should be classified as a drug.