Holiday Appetizer Buffet

As you can probably guess I love spending time in the kitchen, cooking for the family and coming up with new recipes and switching up some familiar ones. But during the Holidays I like to spend time entertaining and visiting with friends and family. And while preparing a large sit down dinner is always in […]

Quick Appetizer Ideas and an ALDI Giveaway

This time of year or really any time of year it’s a good idea to have some quick appetizers on hand for when those unexpected visitors drop by. What a simple and quick idea, a nice bottle of PINOT GRIGIO paired with Havarti cheese and a cracker assortment. And don’t forget about the sweettooths, some airy […]

Holiday Menu: Christmas Sangria

So glad to have you back as we continue our Holiday Menu series. We have shared appetizers including the fun Santa and his Reindeer, side dishes with our family favorite, Hashbrown Potato Casserole and main dishes like a glazed ham. Today we will be mixing it up…that is mixing up some drinks, like this recipe for our Christmas Sangria. […]

Quick Kiddie Cocktail for the After-party

Rush-Rush-Rush, sometimes that’s the theme playing in my head instead of Ho-Ho-Ho during the holidays. With all the recipes and decorating and crafts that we share, to the kids school functions, their games and choir concerts. It can be a daunting task to find all the time and money to accomplish everything and sometimes it […]

Holiday Appetizers: Santa & his Reindeer

We had such fun creating the Frankie Appetizers, that we just had to come up with Santa and his Reindeer to share with you. All this week, we are sharing recipes to add to your Holiday Menu. Appetizers are often over looked, but as easy as a cracker and cheese ball or with a little […]

Chex Party Mix: Gifts from the Kitchen

Chex Party Mix has been a LONG time favorite in Doug’s family. My Mother-in-law, Marge, was very well known for her Party Mix, and used to make 5 gallon containers full at Christmas time. Even though nothing measures up to her Party Mix, I do use her original recipe and it’s always a hit! I […]

Deep Fried Stuffing

Stuffing is one of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes, however I’ve not been very creative with the leftovers in the past. When Doug and I were planning the Thanksgiving Leftover Party, we were talking about how we could make-over stuffing, besides including it in the Turkey Casserole. Doug mentioned he thought it would be cool to […]

Cooking with Cranberries: Cranberry Relish Recipe

Last week we talked about some great uses for Pumpkin Pie Spice, another ingredient that is perfect to use for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays are Cranberries. Now although I grew up thinking that cranberries at Thanksgiving came from a can, {and I still really like them} cooking with cranberries is easy and can be […]

Homemade Cheese Ball: Gifts from the Kitchen

Happy Friday my friends! I’m excited to kick off this new series, Gifts from the Kitchen! Each week, Doug and I will share with you recipes and gifting ideas for the upcoming holiday season. Last year, I shared Homemade for the Holidays, and had such a good time with it, that I thought it would […]

Shanghai Wings and Our Menu Plan

Several years ago, Chili’s Restaurant served Shanghai Wings, they have since taken them off the menu, so I’m really glad we have the recipe so we can enjoy these at home. They are a favorite meal for our whole family. This is a great recipe to have on hand because it is so easy to […]

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