Orange Fluff Jello Salad

Orange Fluff Jello Salad - Marty's Musings

  Do you find that food triggers memories for you? I can remember the smell of lunch cooking as a kid when we walked in from Sunday church. My mom always made sure there was a home cooked meal waiting for us. After I grew up and started a family of my own my mom would have all of us over for family get togethers. We all squished … [Read more...]

Cranberry Apple Casserole

Cranberry Apple Casserole from Marty's Musings

  Our family thrives on traditions. As our older children have left the nest (one married and one in college), these traditions have become even more important. Not just to us, but especially to our children. Cranberry Apple Casserole was a recipe my sister used to make many years ago when my sister, brother, parents and all the … [Read more...]

Pistachio Fluff Salad

Pistachio Fluff Salad

My husband and I have a standing joke that allows us to win every "newlywed game" we've ever played. When I left for college I didn't have any cooking skills to brag about. After I got married I had to read a lot of recipes and cookbooks to gain the skills I needed as a wife and mom. One of my first attempts at cooking was a colossal … [Read more...]

Easy Pasta Salad with 3 Ingredients

Easy Pasta Salad with 3 Ingredients rom Marty's Musings

  I love this easy pasta salad that is made from only three ingredients!  You can use your favorite pasta and cooked vegetables. Secret ingredient? Bottle of Italian dressing.  Make it early in the day before the kitchen gets hot and you have an excuse not to cook in the heat of the day!    This … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Casserole

Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Casserole from Marty's Musings-1

  When I was asked by Country Crock to share a favorite family casserole I started thinking about my history with casseroles. (I know, fascinating subject isn't it?) If you're from the south y'all know about casseroles. They're at every potluck dinner and many family meals. says a casserole is a "noun 1. … [Read more...]

Red Potato Salad

Red Potato Salad from Marty's Musings

   I hate to admit it, but it wasn't until recently that I made potato salad from scratch. And I'm from the south. Born and bred y'all. Picnics, lazy days, hamburgers and potato salads. I had deprived my family all their lives. ~sad~ Now that I've learned how to make this Red Potato Salad there's no stopping … [Read more...]

Black-Eyed Pea Salsa Dip

Black-Eyed Pea Salsa Dip from Marty's Musings

I am a true Southerner. Born and bred in the South and still living here (minus stints in a few other states.) Even so, I wasn't sure about the tradition of eating black-eyed-peas on New Years Day. According to this info,  it should be the first food eaten on New Year's Day to ensure luck and prosperity in the coming year. Nope. Not … [Read more...]

Cheesy Bacon Potatoes

Cheesy Bacon Potatoes

I saw this recipe recently, knew we had an abundance of potatoes and decided to try it. It was divine. These potatoes make a great appetizer, accompaniment to a meal or snacks for the kids.  Since it has bacon in it is qualifies as a meal with meat and that makes my DIY hubby happy. Ingredients: Potatoes 6 to 8 large … [Read more...]