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 […]

Holiday Gift Guide for the Chef

What’s on your Christmas List? We thought it would be fun to share a few kitchen gadgets with you today. Some are just for fun…some will totally make your life easier. Appliances KitchenAid 5-Qt. Artisan Design Series Mixer with Glass Bowl Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Black & Decker Rice Cooker KitchenAid Food Processor   Spices […]

Sausage Casserole for Christmas Morning and Menu Plan

If you are looking for a great make-ahead breakfast idea for Christmas Morning, we’ve got you covered. This Sausage Casserole is a breeze to make and will satisfy the meat lovers in the family. Make this the night {or even day} before and pop in the fridge. Then on Christmas morning while everyone is opening […]

Holiday Menu: Main Dishes

We are back again today, continuing our Holiday Menu. We have shared appetizers including the fun Santa and his Reindeer, and side dishes with our family favorite, Hashbrown Potato Casserole. Today we are tackling Main Dishes; ham, turkey, prime rib, etc…there are lots of options. We fix our Ham pretty typically with a brown sugar […]

Holiday Menu Planning on a Budget

As the holidays quickly approach, we are all trying to fit in time to wrap presents, bake, and of course, host a Holiday Party, whether it’s just for family or a large get together with friends. All week long, we will be sharing some recipes that will be perfect for your Holiday Menu and help […]

Peppermint Bark: Gifts from the Kitchen

Happy Friday friends! We are back today with another Gift from the Kitchen. We have been sharing frugal ideas for homemade gifts, and today we are showing how to recycle a raisin container into a gift canister, that is perfect for Peppermint Bark or any of your favorite treats. The ideas are endless, by recycling […]

Cranberry Relish: Gifts from the Kitchen

We hope you have been enjoying the Gifts from the Kitchen series. Today we are sharing a fun and frugal Cranberry Relish Gift Idea with you. We paired the Cranberry Relish with some homemade Cranberry Bread, added them to a festive box and added a small spoon tied up with a ribbon. Oh and…see the […]

Turkey Bacon Ranch Sandwiches

During the Thanksgiving Leftover Party we wanted to have some small little sandwiches that the guests could enjoy while visiting with each other or while watching the game.┬áThese Turkey Bacon Ranch Sandwiches are a perfect recipe to use up that Thanksgiving Turkey and the pile of dinner rolls that inevitably remain around our house after […]

Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

Oh the Turkey…the stuffing…potatoes and of course…the desserts! I can hardly wait! Do you have your Thanksgiving Menu all planned? In case you don’t, I have some recipes that you will want to add to your list and don’t forget about the Thanksgiving Leftovers! Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes Deep Fried Stuffing Apples and Cranberries baked in […]

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 […]

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