Tracy V

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Make a Cake Inside an Orange

I don’t know exactly what it is, but I love tiny versions of things. And I know that I’m not the only one. Why bake a full-sized cake when you can …

Recipes

Apple Peanut Butter Delights

Marlboro Man, the kids, and I are in Colorado this week. We stay in the same place whenever we come here, and one of the challenges is always …

Breakfast

Easy Peppermint Fudge

I made this impossibly easy (impossibly easy? I love contradicting phrases like that) fudge on my Christmas episode last year, and I never did get …

My Favorite Chicken Recipes

Happy Friday, friends! Today, in true round-up form, I wanted to share a handful of my very favorite chicken dishes! Hope you find a few that make …

Cooking

Black Bean Burger

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary yesterday, and I’d say as marriages go, ours is pretty darn good. We have four kids, work pretty …

Cooking

Self-Rising Biscuits

This is a very old, <i>very</i> easy biscuit recipe for those times you don’t have a second to waste. They’re sometimes called Southern Biscuits, sometimes …

Breakfast

cranberry pie with thick pecan crumble

Cranberries are, for me, one of the best things about late fall and they show up right in time, just as all of the other colors disappear. The ginkgo …

Baking

Pumpkin Ravioli

I made a cake yesterday that used exactly half of a large can of pumpkin puree (I’ll post the cake recipe later this week), which meant, if my math …

Recipes

Broccoli-Cauliflower Casserole

This is about as close to an as-it-happens recipe post as it gets here on The Pioneer Woman Cooks, because I made the casserole last night, covered …

Recipes

Pumpkin Sheet Cake

This was the cake I made the other day that resulted in leftover pumpkin puree, which I used to make Pumpkin Ravioli, which I posted here bright and …

Beautiful Roasted Vegetables

I was in the big city last week, and I decided about an hour into my errands that I was hungry. So I stopped at a lovely grocery store that’s been in …

Recipes

Sesame Chicken Salad

I ordered a salad similar to this one while Paige and I were in Kansas for a soccer tournament last weekend. We had gone back to the hotel room after …

Chocolate Butterscotch Caramel Bars

I had something similar to these bars at this market in Tulsa a few weeks ago, and I found them very delightful, delicious…and rich. I bought just …

cauliflower cheese

What, you’ve never had cauliflower cheese before? Why, it’s right up there on the American Heart Association’s recommended diet, above the kale and …

Recipes

Perfect Iced Coffee

Iced coffee is my life. When I wake up, often around the time party animals on the west coast are just heading home, I start each day not with a cup …

Coffee

Homemade Frappuccino!

Guess what? I have something to tell you! It’s very important. Are you ready? Here goes.<p>Today is National Coffee Day!<p>No really. It is. And while …

Coffee

cauliflower slaw

Given my druthers, a word I’ve been looking for an excuse to type in a sentence for at least eight years, I would never choose a salad with lettuce …

Recipes

Crock Pot Apple Sauce

We will go apple picking in a couple of weeks. Last year, I made homemade apple sauce for my daughter when she got her braces. Amazingly, she liked …

Cooking

Jar Lid Owls

Use recycled lids from glass jars to make these adorable painted owl lids! So cute and so much room for creativity.<p>Get the instructions for ––> Jar …

Chicken Avocado Pizza

I just got home from a soccer tournament all weekend and was making plans for what I’m cooking all week when I remembered a recipe I photographed a …

Recipes

10 Cute and Creative School Snacks

Apple Men 1 of 10<p>Bert and Ernie Fruit Shapes 2 of 10<p>Pretzel Butterflies 3 of 10<p>Angry Bird Sandwiches 4 of 10<p>Cheese Heads 5 of 10<p>Cheese Mice 6 of …

Recipes

Recipe: French Toast Sandwiches

Peach season is winding down, but I couldn’t resist sneaking in one more recipe using my favorite summer fruit. These French toast sandwiches are …

Breakfast

Salad for Toddlers

Getting toddlers to eat salad isn't always the easiest task to accomplish, but here's something you might want to try. Cut the greens and other …

100% Whole Wheat Oatmeal Bread for the Whole Week!

So this is my new favorite whole wheat bread recipe. Each loaf turns out large and beautiful, it doesn't slice crumbly, it's soft, but sturdy, and I …

Pancake Mini-Muffins

Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday, which the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the day the Christian season of Lent begins, which is typically the time of …

Breakfast

How-To: Macaroni and Cheese Waffles

Photo: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt<p>You should definitely make way too much mac n’ cheese for dinner so that you can make these amazing Macaroni and Cheese Waffles concocted by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt of Serious Eats!<p>This really might be the best way to eat macaroni and cheese ever. The center stays gooey and …

Cooking

Ice Cream Lunch

Who doesn’t want dessert for a meal?<p>Here is a cute take on the ice cream cone, but in a lunch form. Jill at Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons loves to …

Homemade Goldfish Crackers

Homemade goldfish crackers are full of amazing real cheese flavor, and are so easy to make! Perfect for school lunches, beach-themed parties, or …

Polymer Clay Jewelry

Polymer clay jewelry is inexpensive and super easy to do using small stamps for fun designs! A great project for slumber parties, playdates, and …

Crafting

DIY Tattooed Plates