31 Days: Easy Fruit Salad with 4 Ingredients

Easy Fruit Salad with only 4 Ingredients - Marty's Musings

  I found this easy fruit salad recipe in an old Gooseberry Patch recipe book and it became a family favorite in about five seconds flat! Which is exactly how long it took my kids and their dad to devour it! You know I'm all about simple, not only in our DIY home projects but also in feeding my family without spending … [Read more...]

Simple Dinners with Baked Chicken Fingers

Simple Dinner with Baked Chicken Fingers - Marty's Musings

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.   It's almost time for back to school! Is everyone ready? I have a terrific budget recipe to get you started on the right foot. Since I've been homeschooling for 20 years it's not as much the start of the year that I dread but … [Read more...]

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...]

Quick and Easy Pasta Salad

Easy Pasta Salad with 3 Ingredients rom Marty's Musings

  Do you ever have one of those last minute gatherings where you've got to get the kids ready, a dish provided and really don't want to show up as the only person without homemade food? I know exactly how you feel! I'm not one for rushing by the grocery to pick up a ready made product so I'm sharing this very simple dish that my family … [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. Dictionary.com 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. Oh.my.word. 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...]