Skillet Sausage Dip

Appetizers, Recipes by Gina

This easy Skillet Sausage Dip will quickly become one of your favorite go-to recipes for any event you host.  Made with sausage, cheeses, and sour cream, it is absolutely delicious.  My family doesn’t even need an occasion.   Hey – it’s like um, Sunday – why don’t we have some of that dip? Seriously, any reason will […]

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The Ultimate Jalapeno Poppers

Appetizers, Recipes by Gina

These Ultimate Jalapeno Poppers combine all of your favorite things into one scrumptious over the top appetizer.  With bacon, sausage, and cheese – they can almost be the main dish.  Did I mention Bacon? And Sausage? And Cheese – two kinds?  Oh yeah – they are the most delicious things ever.  As these have the […]

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Hearty Crock-Pot Beef Stew

Crock Pot Recipes, Recipes by Gina

This Hearty Crock-Pot Beef Stew is filled with tender chunks of beef and your favorite veggies, all simmered in a delectable rich beef gravy. It is definitely, mouth-watering down-home goodness. Yeah –  it’s getting to be that time of year again.  Temps dropping, getting chilly.  I really love to use my Crock-Pot for some delicious home-cooked meals.  […]

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One-Pot Italian Spaghetti Casserole

Casseroles, Italian Inspired Recipes, Recipes by Gina

This One-pot Italian Spaghetti Casserole is a delicious and easy to make dish.  It is bursting with Italian flavors that come together quickly. Absolutely perfect for those nights when you are rushed for time but still want some homemade goodness.  It cooks up all in your skillet, so clean-up is a breeze – score! I […]

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Small Batch Crock Pot Chili

Crock Pot Recipes, Recipes by Gina, Small Batch Recipes

Small Batch Crock Pot Chili.  Simmered in your Crock Pot all day, this is a flavor-packed small batch of delicious Chili, perfect for 3 to 4 people.  Sometimes you just want a small amount of Chili, but most versions make a huge amount.  As I’ve said before, my crazy family is not very fond of […]

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Cajun Shrimp Scampi

Creole Inspired Recipes, Recipes by Gina

Cajun Shrimp Scampi, succulent shrimp, butter, spices, and parmesan cheese – baked to perfection. This is one of my all-time favorites.  And I do mean all time!  The first time I ever had Scampi, I fell madly and truly in love.  I made this version after our trip to New Orleans.  Talk about fabulous food, […]

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Mexican Lasagne ~ Small Batch

Casseroles, Mexican Inspired Recipes, Recipes by Gina

Mexican Lasagne, made in a small batch version.  All I can say is Yummy, Yummy, Yummy!! This is such an easy and versatile recipe. This is a fairly basic recipe, but it’s oh so satisfying and tasty. It fits, just barely, into an 8×8 inch casserole dish. If you are going to add anything extra […]

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Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

Casseroles, Main Dish Recipes, Recipes by Gina

Chicken Pot Pie, pure comfort food. Bite-sized morsels of chicken and your favorite vegetables immersed in a savory chicken gravy, topped with the easiest crust ever. I’m not a baker – never will be, and I live at over 11,000 feet, so traditional pie crusts just don’t work for me. Frozen crusts are usually pretty […]

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Southern Black-Eyed Peas


Side Dishes

Nothing says southern much more than a large pot of homemade black-eyed peas.  Simmered long and slow, they are truly a southern staple.  Fresh is best, but I live a long way from any type of good (keyword-good) fresh grown veggies.  Canned and grocery store style frozen just aren’t the same.   Either one will […]

October 26, 2017

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie


Casseroles, Main Dish Recipes, Recipes by Gina

Chicken Pot Pie, pure comfort food. Bite-sized morsels of chicken and your favorite vegetables immersed in a savory chicken gravy, topped with the easiest crust ever. I’m not a baker – never will be, and I live at over 11,000 feet, so traditional pie crusts just don’t work for me. Frozen crusts are usually pretty […]

October 22, 2017

Small Batch Lasagne


Italian Inspired Recipes, Recipes by Gina

I absolutely love just about any Italian food. My mom was definitely not a cook. I started trying out things on my own way before the internet was available. My first attempts at Spaghetti were very, very basic. It is actually amazing what you can achieve with a can of tomato paste and spices. Luckily, […]

October 19, 2017

Hearty Homemade Beef Stew


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Hard to believe – I just built a fire. All by myself, I might add. Not an easy task in my book. It took me a little while – but mission accomplished! First days of fall for most, but we may have snow this weekend. I am definitely not ready for it. I love the […]

September 30, 2017

Jambalaya by Gina


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Oh, my goodness.  Jambalaya – need I say more.  I am a true southerner.  I may live in the mountains now, but my cooking inspirations are almost always going to come from the deep south.  I generally tend to cook with more of a Creole flair, but this is a bit more of a Cajun version.   And please […]

September 29, 2017

Spaghetti Time


Italian Inspired Recipes, Recipes by Gina

Spaghetti – something almost everyone loves.  Hooray, Hooray.  It’s literally one of the few things everyone in my household will eat consistently.  I may have to modify it somewhat, but still – EVERYONE!!  I love this recipe.  It is so easy to add a little bit of this or leave something out…. The possibilities are […]

September 13, 2017

Chili – Wendy’s Style


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It’s starting to get cool here in the mountains.  Living above 11,000 feet means that we have way more winter than summer.  I am always on the lookout for warm hearty meals.  I love chili – almost any kind.  I have no idea how many different ones I’ve made, and I have enjoyed most of […]

September 13, 2017

Porcupine Meatballs


Italian Inspired Recipes, Main Dish Recipes

  Well, that got the family’s attention.  What the heck?  We are really having a porcupine for supper? Where did you get it?  Roadkill? Guess we are getting desperate now?  I’m not that hungry!  Made for an interesting discussion!  It’s an ancient recipe – but definitely a great one.  Comfort food.  Easy to make and I generally have […]

August 26, 2017