Rigatoni Bake

This is a SUPER easy one to make and the plates are usually licked clean…being similar in flavors to lasagna. You need1 pound Rigatoni, cooked4 ounces mozzarella (I cut up string cheese)16 ounces RicottaYour favorite spaghetti sauceParmesan cheese. Start with a layer of sauce in your pan, then add noodles and cheese, in random layers…  Cover with the rest of […]

DIY Quilt Repair

When you are going through someone’s belongings, you occasionally find “treasures”. This was one of those instances. The quilt we found at my in-laws was nothing complicated. About 50 years ago, someone (probably his grandmother) took two sheets, stuck batting in between them, sewed them together and tied in in areas with some yarn. Yes, a simple “tie” quilt. He […]

DIY Head Band Organizer

Hello, my name is Dannelle and I have a little girl.  She has a ton of hair accessories, ranging from barrettes,to clips, to elastics, and yes – even headbands. I made an organizer last year for the barrettes/hair bows (see it here) and now, I needed to tackle the ever growing collection of head bands.    Reduce, reuse, recycle – […]

Corned Beef And Cabbage – Easy Peasy!

It’s that time of year — and making this at home will save you a LOT of money over hitting the restaurants! It’s popping up on sale pricing ($1.99-2.99/#)to make the taste even better! I still am not ready to go out for Corned Beef, but WILL make it at home (I shared the story last year). It really is […]

DIY Pizza Dough

It’s USE IT UP month!I have a lot of shredded cheese and packs of pepperoni… so, a pepperoni-onion-mushroom pizza it is tonight (thinking taco pizza next week…?)It is easier to make than you might think and SO much better than store bought!I can’t remember where I got this recipe, but I have used it for a few years…Pizza crust: 1 […]

Caramel Apple Jelly

If you have been following my blog for a while, you know that our Miss Sarah is allergic to fresh fruits and vegetables.{sigh}That means I make a lot of preserves, etc to help keep the balance of healthy yummies in her favor.This is a SIMPLE and yet YUMMY jelly – that really tastes like caramel apples. On a freshly toasted […]