This easy homemade sloppy joe recipe is a hit at family gatherings. Even the picky eaters enjoy it. I make it for Christmas Eve every year. It uses common ingredients from the fridge and pantry – no high fructose corn syrup required. The flavor improves the next day, so it's a great recipe to make a day ahead and reheat in a slow cooker or crock pot. It also freezes and freeze dries well. Try some of Betty's No Can Dill Pickles on the side for an extra treat.
It doesn't have to be difficult to bake bread at home, and this French bread recipe is one of my “must have” recipes. I use it for making bread bowls for soup, such as Wisconsin Cheese Soup, French bread pizza, garlic bread, or accompanying soup, salad, or stew. French bread, not surprisingly, is great for French toast. Because it has a sturdier crust, it holds up well even when soaked with egg batter – so you don't end up with your bread falling apart before you get it to the pan.
Quite often when I make mashed potatoes for supper, I end up with just a dab (less than a cup) of potatoes left – not really enough for another meal. So how do you stretch a small amount of potatoes into another meal sized portion? One option is chicken and gnocchi soup, another favorite option for our family is this easy potato bread recipe. [Read more…] about Leftover Mashed Potatoes? Make Potato Bread
Have you ever eaten banana bread that was dry, or maybe it starts out good when it's warm but by the next day it's gotten hard? And don't even get me started on banana bread mixes – that's just wrong! Everyone should be able to turn overripe bananas into moist and tasty banana bread with a just a few ingredients that should be found in any well stocked pantry. (If you need a gluten free banana bread recipe with no refined sugar, we've got you covered, too.) And with this recipe, we've got a couple of “secret ingredients” that add a little extra flavor and help keep it moist and tender. My youngest loves this one.