Healthy Pepperoni and Ham Pinwheels

healthy pepperoni and ham pinwheels

Pinwheels are popular.  It’s no surprise, since they’re so good!  Last year, Sam and I started a diet that we stuck with through an 8-state road trip.  Yeah, we love to travel. Below is the late, great JR Ewing (Larry Hagman) at Southford Ranch from the show Dallas.  Ok, so it’s a cardboard cutout, but I was still excited.  Even though we’re avid travelers, we don’t like to spend lots of money on food!

healthy pepperoni and ham pinwheelshealthy pepperoni and ham pinwheels

healthy pepperoni and ham pinwheels













Before the trip, we spent an entire day making snacks and separating them into baggies with the calorie amount.  We kept a cooler iced down in the backseat filled with goodies and only ate out each day for dinner.  By far our favorite road trip snack was these healthy pepperoni and ham pinwheels. Continue reading →

Buttercup Squash Roasted with Brown Sugar and Honey


Savory Buttercup Squash Roasted with Brown Sugar and Honey

You’re going to love this roasted buttercup squash with brown sugar and honey.  It goes well with just about any meat dish – pork, chicken, or beef.  It’s quick and easy, too, so be sure to pick up some squash on your next visit to the grocery store!

Butternut Squash Roasted with Brown Sugar and Honey

I’ve been a squash fanatic for years, even though I had only tried three varieties: summer, butternut, and spaghetti. I just don’t see other types in my grocery stores very often. That’s probably because I live an hour and a half from the nearest interstate or major highway. Yep, you read that right. Hard to believe, but true. Folks around here raise a lot of gardens, but squash varieties just haven’t been included for some reason. Continue reading →

Foolproof Hashbrown Casserole Even if You Can’t Cook

foolproof hashbrown casserole even if you can't cook

Try this Foolproof Hashbrown Casserole, even if you can’t cook!  See that picture – yeah that’s CHEESE!

I have a secret to admit: it was years before I was able to cook.  It’s hard to believe that I once dreaded something that I love to do so much now.  You know the person who signs up to bring 2-liters, napkins, paper plates, and plastic utensils to the potlucks?  Yeah, that was me.  It was so bad that people started assuming that I would bring those items.  

I made this foolproof hashbrown casserole for our family’s Thanksgiving dinner, and everyone raved about it.  I had a third helping.  I admit it! Continue reading →

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Honey

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Honey

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Honey

I haven’t always been a fan of brussels sprouts, mainly because I had only had them boiled.  Ummm, I’ll pass.  Roasted vegetables are in a completely different category, though. These roasted brussels sprouts with lemon and honey combine flavors of sweet and tangy for a delicious result.  This recipe is easy enough to make it to the table almost any night. Continue reading →

8 Great Winter Squash to Try Now

8 great winter squash to try now

Don’t you just love Fall? I can’t get enough of the crisp air, colors of the leaves, and the wonderful bounty for my pantry.  Winter squash are some of the most enjoyable and versatile produce you’ll find. Harvested in the fall, most varieties can be stored to be used throughout the winter season.

pumpkin winter squash

It’s a shame that most people aren’t more familiar with winter squash. The only types I usually see in my local grocery are acorn, butternut, and spaghetti.  If you do see other varieties, I encourage you to snatch them up and give them a try.  I like some of these so much that I plan to add them to my garden so that I’ll have a steady supply.

This guide will tell you everything you need to know to get started with winter squash.  When you try them, don’t forget to check out Saving Seeds: Step-by-Step Instructions.
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