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Easy Beef and Potato One-Pot Dish

School nights call for easy meals!  This Easy Beef and Potato One-Pot Dish has to be one of the quickest things you can make to satisfy your family on a packed weeknight.  I love the way it just uses one pot, so clean up is easy too.   I serve this […]

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This Pineapple Upside Down Cake is the stuff memories are made of. If I was to say “dinner on the ground,” what is the thing that comes to mind for you?  For me, it is Mt. Olivet Baptist Church (where my Daddy led the singing) and hot muggy East Texas […]

Crispy Chicken Tostado Recipe

Crispy Chicken Tostadas

I can vividly remember the first time I ate avocado on these Crispy Chicken Tostadas!  I was a young girl living in Fred, Texas and my mother let me go stay a week with my cousin Paula and her husband Rodney.  They lived close to Galveston, Texas which surely meant […]

Damn-Good-Chocolate-Cake

Damn Good Chocolate Cake

Yes, I said it.  This cake is a Damn Good Chocolate Cake.  I made this one probably once a week in the restaurant because it was not only easy to make, but it sold so well.  When you have a restaurant you have to serve dessert, right? Desserts on the […]

Baking Soda vs Baking Powder

Soda Vs. Powder

Ever get a frantic phone call about soda vs. powder? My daughter just moved into her first house with her first kitchen and she is learning the “kitchen” ropes. She calls me the other day because she is baking some cookies (from scratch), had some baking powder, but the recipe […]

Whipped Cream Potato Recipe

Whipped (Mashed) Potatoes

For seven years I made whipped mashed potatoes almost every day.  That is the life of a restaurant owner/chef.  I would get there at 7 am and start peeling.  It was actually rather relaxing.  I was the only one in the kitchen that early in the morning, so I would […]

Peach Cobbler Recipe

Magical Fredericksburg Peach Cobbler

Growing up in Fred, Texas (at least from birth to fourteen) was quite the experience.  An experience that peaches never really played a role in.  Don’t get me wrong, Fred (what with all the rain it gets in South East Texas) is full of some wonderful homegrown food.  My childhood […]

Strawberry Pound Cake Recipe

Strawberry Pound Cake Recipe

On occasion, I find a recipe that I don’t think needs any tweaking.  This Strawberry Pound Cake Recipe from Grandbaby Cakes is one of those recipes.  I have pinned it to my Pinterest board @simplymauriekay under desserts for you to go check out!   The cake is definitely a pound cake.  […]

Banana Nut Breakfast Cookies

Banana Nut Breakfast Cookies

Why do I like these Banana Nut Breakfast Cookies?  Well, first of all, I love them because they are similar to banana nut bread but only takes 10 minutes to bake.  Secondly, they are just the right size to grace my plate without gracing my middle.  And lastly, they just […]

Crock Pot King Ranch Casserole Recipe

Crock-Pot King Ranch Casserole

Let’s talk EASY! Easy is what this Crock-Pot King Ranch Casserole is! I love using a crock-pot on busy days and let me tell you, I love my Cuisinart Crock-Pot! There are so many variations of a good Crock-pot King Ranch Casserole but I think this one has to be my […]