Christmas Cookies, Yum!

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During this winter break I know for sure that many people will be baking cookies this season.  So here is a  picture of cookies of what some people have baked to give you an idea of how you creative you can get when you are baking for family and friends.  Go the link above for recipes on how to create these cookies.  And on that note,  I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Holiday Treat Recipes

Rice Krispies treats are really simple to make. The one thing that is great about home-made Rice Krispies is that you can mold and cut them out into any holiday shape you prefer. Spread on some store-bought icing and a few candies and sprinkles and you have a quick, simple and delicious holiday treat. Below are two recipes compliments of Rice Krispies website. Continue reading

Let Go of Those Eggos!

Last week  I read an article about a waffle shortage.  I thought how can that be.  Then I read beyond the headline and found it was just Eggo waffles. First the company’s Atlanta plant had problems with bacteria found in the waffles then there was a flood.  According to the report there were no illnesses reported.  But if I were you, I’d make sure those frozen waffles in my freezer aren’t  made by Eggo.

I tend not to eat frozen waffles because they taste like – frozen waffles. For all of you who don’t mind making waffles (you need a waffle iron) or you just let go of those Eggos, here is a recipe for you from Mr Breakfast.com.

Best Chocolate Chip Waffles

(5 servings)

  • 1 and 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 beaten egg yolks
  • 1 and 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 egg whites – beaten stiffly
  • 2 cups of chocolate chips

Mix all dry ingredients (including chocolate chips).

Combine yolks and milk. Stir into dry ingredients. Stir in oil and mix. GENTLY fold in beaten egg whites, do not over mix.

Pour about 1/2 cup at a time into waffle iron.

You will love this recipe! Enjoy!

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Thanksgiving Side Dishes: Green Bean Casserole and Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Sauce

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Foodnetwork.com has a huge selection of Thanksgiving recipes to cook and serve to your friends and family this holiday season. Two side dishes that are worth trying are Family Fresh Green Bean Casserole by Claire Robinson and Aaron McCargo Jr.’s Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Sauce.

I made the green bean casserole the other night as a side dish. I little early Thanksgiving treat. The dish was a hit. My family loved the crisp green beans, mushroom cream sauce and gooey mozzarella cheese that was melted all around the green beans. It will definitely make a great side dish to accompany roasted turkey.

This afternoon, I  prepared the cranberry sauce. It’s really simple to make and the chunks of apples, cinnamon and sugar create this wonderful aroma that fills the kitchen. It not clumpy or gelatin like those cranberry sauces you might buy in the can.  Hopefully, my family will enjoy the homemade cranberry sauce tomorrow.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Eating!

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A Thanksgiving Recipe for Cornbread Stuffing

I’m looking forward to the Thanksgiving holiday.  I’ll get time to spend with my family and enjoy foods I haven’t eaten since the last Thanksgiving (too many calories to eat more than once a year) This year I’m even more thankful because of a new addition.  My niece Kennedy was born November 19th. One of my greatest joys in life is being an aunt.

So as you spend the holiday with family or friends or just doing what you love, I thought you might like this recipe for cornbread stuffing.  You  can replace some of the ingredients with healthier choices.  It will still taste great! Here is the link from the food network.

Kraft’s Spinach-Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Spinach-Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

Kraft’s Spinach-Bacon Macaroni and Cheese is a warm and cheesy comfort dish. Crispy bits of bacon, fresh spinach are mixed with pasta in a creamy cheese sauce. This is way better then Kraft’s Easy Mac or Stouffers frozen macaroni and cheese.

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Thanksgiving Cupcakes

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The Halloween cupcakes seem to have gotten a significant amount of hits so, I thought why not tell people about a really simple way to make a turkey inspired cupcakes.

I made these cupcakes I think last year for Thanksgiving. My family really enjoyed them. If you want to add a special touch to your Thanksgiving selection of desserts, these cupcakes will be perfect. Continue reading