Tuesday, June 3, 2008


So far, Sunday was the most beautiful day we've had so far. Is spring finally coming? In the early morning was my youngest son's last soccer game...
Later that morning was my oldest son's first All-Star game. Being HUGE baseball fans we were very proud that he was chosen to play! That is my nephew to the left of my son (looking at the camera). We are very fortunate that they get to play together. They are six weeks apart and are best friends!After the games ended of course we wanted to come home and barbecue. I don't know if I've mentioned it before but I love to cook!!!! I am a firm believer in home cooked meals and sitting down at the table together. Because of that, my kids will eat just about anything I make because they have never known different. When they get a little older I would love to take a cooking class and experiment more. These days I always seem to be rushing because of after school activities, practices and games. But I wanted to share a few yummy secrets that I use. I'm not talking gourmet cooking here but just some tips that when I have company over they always ask "what did I use in that?"These salt and pepper mixes I use in just about everything. They have other spices blended in so it's kind of an all in one thing. There is something about this pepper that
I love in my food. You can use a decent amount and it's never to spicy or peppery. The salt (not too much) is great on corn on the cob also! Whenever there is a holiday or occasion in my family, I'm in charge of the mashed potatoes. I use the usual milk and butter but also add a little of this salad dressing seasoning. Also great on grilled vegetables! Another great addition to mashed potatoes is some stuffing mix. Might sound strange but try it...trust me!
Sometimes I might also add French's onions to the potatoes or even crush some and just sprinkle them on top. But I also love to use them in salads!
Salads are one of my favorite foods! I love to put just about anything in a salad for extra flavor and texture and these onions are just perfect for that. My best friend and her husband own an Italian restaurant and they just started using them in their salads.
Those are some of my cooking tips for now. If you try them, let me know what you think!


Nancy Hood said...

I'm not sure whose blog lead me to yours :) but I've been reading it for a few months now. Thank you for sharing these tips!! It's always a good think to learn new things!

Sarah said...

Yum! Looks so good. My 5 year old is a GREAT eater...loves and & everything. Hope my little one is just like that. Love that your little one and nephew get to grow up together the best of friends!
Vintage Lily

3CHEERS4MOM said...

I love Krazy Jane, I didn't know that they made pepper! I'm off to HEB!
-cheers, amy