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

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 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!


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.

Recipe Link: Spinach-Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Continue reading

Thanksgiving Cupcakes


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

New Twist

I’m always looking for a a new twist on an old idea.  I found this great recipe for BBQ chicken on the Food Network. It takes just a few minutes to cook and it’s delicious. Bon appetit!

1/8 cup Irvine Spices Smokey Rotisserie Blend Seasoning
4 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
6 tablespoons barbeque sauce (your choice)
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 pounds boneless chicken breast
Combine Smokey Rotisserie seasoning, chopped garlic, barbeque sauce, olive oil, and salt and pepper in a bowl large enough to accommodate chicken and mix well. Coat chicken breasts with sauce and marinate covered and refrigerated for at least 30 minutes. Cook completely through on a hot grill.

Candy Sushi

I never imaged the mixture of sushi and candy! It’s a really neat, I think. Perhaps you are not a fan of fish, but you enjoy Swedish fish. It looks like candy sushi will be a perfect fun snack for you to make and eat. I found a lot of different ways to make these sweet treats. Fruit roll-ups are usually used to be the pretend seaweed. The rice is imitated by either Rice Krispies Treats, marshmallows or even mini powdered donuts. The inside part of the sushi roll can really be created with anything from you imagination. It could include anything from Swedish fish, gummy

worms to Twizzlers. Whatever candy you like will work. The picture to the right even includes a roll that looks like a Twinkie wrapped in fruit roll-up. (Who would of thought?)  Students are always willing to try new things, so why not candy sushi.

Here are some links to check out with some recipes and helpful tips to make candy sushi.


*Some other ideas: What about chocolate syrup as soy sauce or maybe vanilla icing with green food coloring scooped on a plate to look like wasabi. The possibilities are endless! Make your own creations and give your rolls creative names.


Other Thanksgiving Desserts Besides That Apple Pie


Thanksgiving is around the corner, and my mouth waters as I think about it. And if your thinking of making Thanksgiving dessert this year and want to make something besides the old traditional apple or pumpkin pie, try making these cool Thanksgiving cupcakes that I found on the web site above. Aren’t they neat?