Friday, April 28, 2017

Flashback Friday - Irresistible Bean Dishes


I'm so glad you decided to stop by...

Even if you think you don't like kraut, this dish has such a perfect flavor blend...
with potatoes...this is a phenomenal dish and I do hope you'll try it! 

This is a great addition to any meal.  Keeps well in the fridge...

You'll want to hang onto this recipe...I won PEOPLE'S CHOICE in a bean contest in a local town with this one...MMMM! 

Ready and on the table in less than 30 minutes...

Friday, April 21, 2017

Dreamsicle Salad (Sugar Free Options) Updated!

This is the most pinned recipe at my blog!  And it's a real winner! I thought it was time I updated the photo as it's a very old hope you'll give it a stir, and a taste, soon! 

This is an easy and delightful dish that is light and can be served as a salad or a dessert.

It only calls for 4 ingredients!

And it can be whipped up in just minutes.  Ya gotta love that about any recipe! 

It tastes like the frozen treat made with vanilla ice cream and orange sherbet.
(A Creamsicle)


1 sm. box (4 serv. size/.3 oz pkg)* sugar-free orange jello
1 sm. box (4 serv. size/1 oz pkg)* sugar free instant vanilla pudding
1 - 10 ozs. can mandarin oranges, drained
1 - 8 ozs. tub fat free frozen whipped topping, thawed

Dissolve jello in 1 c. boiling water. Add 1/2 c. cold water; let set in fridge for 
20 - 30 minutes.  With mixer or whisk, add dry vanilla pudding mix to jello and beat until
smooth. Fold in oranges and whipped topping (by hand). Refrigerate.

Try strawberry jello with strawberries, peach jello with (no sugar added) peaches, etc.

Dreamy!  Weight Watchers points per cup - 1 (Prior to Points Plus)
1 serving = 1/2 cup 
*these sizes refer to brand-name sugar-free packaging in the small box.  Other brands or sugar-full packages may contain a different oz. by weight or volume, but for this recipe, I use the small box in any case.

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Flashback Friday - Roarin' Rhubarb Dessert Recipes


Sharing some recipes from past posts...

An awesome dessert - creamy filling and perfect crumbly topping!

My all-time favorite rhubarb recipe...from my childhood...
You gotta try keeps for weeks in the fridge. 

This recipe has been 'lightened' a bit, but still oh so delicious!
Such a great combo of sweet and tart! 

A simple little dessert - pour hot water over the top for a sauce that will
razzle dazzle you! 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Leader Enterprise - April 12, 2017 - Spring Cleaning Helps

Friday, April 14, 2017

Flashback Friday - Special Dishes for your Easter Menu


This recipe is the ULTIMATE in egg salad.  It's creamy and lasts a long time.
You won't ever go back to an old recipe after trying this one! 

Lightly sweetened, moist and mighty tasty. This recipe has reduced the sugar from an original, but it's perfect.  

Light, luscious and whips up in minutes...super treat for those watching their sugar intake. 

A simple side dish even the kids will love....

Friday, April 7, 2017

Flashback Friday - Perfect Pineapple Dishes

I think all of these would be great to serve for Easter or Mother's Day....

Using canned biscuits makes this a simple recipe. Wonderful for breakfast or brunch. Great served alongside ham. Delish!!!

Pineapple Upside Down Biscuits

This amazing side dish has cheese in it.  It's wonderfully delicious & simple too!

This simple-to-whip-up dip is amazing.  Only a few ingredients, and a 
sugar free option to beat! 

This awesome dessert is moist and flavorful...good enough to serve company...

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Leader Enterprise - March 31, 2017 - Preparing Ahead

Friday, March 31, 2017

Flashback Friday - Bommin' Banana Recipes


I have enjoyed making this french toast for many kids enjoyed it over 3 decades ago! Serve with peanut butter or sure to make extra! 

Oh so popular in my corner of the world.  Moist and perfect with coffee or milk.
This bread freezes great and can be made ahead several weeks. 

A simple treat that tastes like you've worked hard to make it.

You'll be so happy to begin your day with this simple, ready-in-minutes
breakfast!  Or enjoy it at bedtime...always delish!! 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Flashback Friday - Best Quick Breads


In my kitchen....The QUEEN of all Quick Breads - family favorite all year around! 

Perfect Poppyseed Bread

Love the flavor in cookies?  Wait til you try this sensational bread!! 

I love the flavor of this delicious bread...and the streusel topping is perfect!

Streusel Apple Pie Bread

A moist and flavorful bread that freezes great!  Keep some on hand for drop in company....

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Leader Enterprise - Crockpot Recipes - March 15. 2017

Crock pots are a good way to cook food without having to devote constant attention to a cooking appliance. People use crock pots to cook meals such as pot roasts, chicken dishes, stews, breakfast AND desserts! When your busy day allows you more time for preparation in the morning than in the afternoon, that's a good time to throw together a crockpot meal to enjoy later in the day with no fuss.

As oven temperatures vary, so do crockpot temps, so be sure to check before alloted time is up.

These first two recipes are ones that cook ALL DAY LONG so you can come home at the end of the day with dinner ready for you to enjoy. 


3.4 - 4.5 lb. pork loin
2 liter bottle root beer
1 (18 ozs) bottle BBQ sauce
12 - 15 hoagie buns, split
Additional BBQ sauce and Ranch dressing, optional

Place pork loin in your crock pot. Pour enough root beer over loin to cover it (save the rest to enjoy as a tasty drink!) Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours, when pork is very tender, it is done. Remove loin from your crock pot (discard root beer) and shred with two forks or mixer. Stir in 18 ozs. bottle of BBQ sauce until all pork is well coated. Serve on hoagie buns with additional BBQ sauce and ranch dressing, if desired.


2 - 3 lb. beef roast
5 - 6 potatoes, peeled and sliced into wedges
1 bag of baby carrots
2 medium onions, sliced in half
1 envelope dry Ranch dressing mix
1 envelope brown gravy mix
(or use 2 envelopes brown gravy mix)
2 c. water, divided

Spray crock pot with non stick cooking spray. Place roast in crock pot. Place potatoes, onions and carrots around the roast. Mix together dry Ranch mix with 1 cup of cold water. Pour over your roast and veggies. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours (total). An hour before serving, combine brown gravy mix with 1 cup cold water, stirring until blended. Pour over roast and veggies. Cover again for the last hour of cooking. Serve with biscuits for a perfect meal. 

1/2 head cabbage, chopped
1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
1 med. onion, chopped
1 (18 ozs) jar spaghetti sauce 
(I substitute part salsa for sauce)
1 c. water
salt, pepper, herbs, garlic powder, etc. to taste

In 4 - 5 qt. slow cooker, place 1/2 the chopped cabbage.  Top with half the onions, half the beef and half the spaghetti sauce. Repeat, adding seasonings as you prefer (or you may add them after). Pour water around the sides into the slow cooker.  Cover and place on low for 5 - 6 hours or on high for 3 - 4 hours. Serve over rice if desired, or just as it is. 

My family enjoyed this luscious dish for brunch during the holidays last year. MMM! 


2 - 12 oz tubes of cinnamon rolls, cut into quarters-divided
4 eggs
1/2 c. whipping cream
3 Tb. (pure) maple syrup
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Spray crockpot with cooking spray. Place a layer of cut cinnamon roll pieces to cover the bottom of your slow cooker completely. (Reserve icing packets). Beat eggs, cream, maple syrup, vanilla and spices until blended well. Pour evenly over the rolls in the slow cooker. Place remaining roll pieces on top and spoon one packet of icing evenly over rolls. Cover and cook on low for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until sides are golden and rolls are set. Drizzle remaining icing over top and serve warm.

Audrey Hepburn has said "Nothing is IMPOSSIBLE, the words itself say I'M POSSIBLE".