Thanksgiving Cooking – Part 1 Done & Recipes

Thanksgiving Cooking – Part 1 Done & Recipes

Today was Part 1 of Thanksgiving cooking and I’m done – whew! The cranberry muffins are made per my son’s request. The cranberry sauce is made, per hubby’s request. I’ve also finished the cherry cheesecake (for those who don’t want pumpkin pie) and the twice baked potatoes have been baked once, mixed and stuffed and are ready to bake the … Continue Reading →
Robyn’s Chili Recipe

Robyn’s Chili Recipe

I’ve tried so many different chili recipes over the years. Some simple, some complex, some with only a few ingredients some with far too many ingredients. Finally, I started playing around with things to come up with a simple and consistent recipe of my own for just regular old chili. Last year I finally made the one that everyone liked … Continue Reading →
Schnitzel and Spaetzle Dinner

Schnitzel and Spaetzle Dinner

Tonight was my first attempt at a meal with a German flair. I decided on schnitzel and spaetzle – sounds fairly German to me! I saw Guy from Guy’s Big Bite do an episode on this so that was where I started. He calls his schnitzel recipe Jagerschnitzel and Bacon Mushroom Gravy. For the most part I followed along the … Continue Reading →
Aw Nuts!

Aw Nuts!

My favorite delivery man, the UPS man, dropped off a nice goodie box yesterday. This was my blog win from cookerati, which is a wonderful food blog. Please make sure you visit cookerati to see great recipes, reviews, and more because according to their motto “life is too short for bad food”. So a couple of weeks ago cookerati along … Continue Reading →
Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells Recipe

Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells Recipe

Last night, I mentioned on Twitter that I was making stuffed shells for dinner. Lots of folks asked for the recipe. There are tons of variations of this dish around, but this is my interpretation. Enjoy! Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells 1 box of jumbo pasta shells (you will have extra) 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 medium onion (yellow or white), … Continue Reading →
Thanksgiving Favorites

Thanksgiving Favorites

A few of my favorite Thanksgiving related items. Some I have, some I just wish I had. We usually go to a buffet on Thanksgiving with a big group of friends and family, but I just found out our normal restaurant has closed. So either I find someplace new, or I may just even cook this year for Turkey Day! … Continue Reading →
Favorite Kitchen Tools

Favorite Kitchen Tools

Getting ready to go make dinner in a bit, my son’s favorite tonight, Chicken Parmesan. I will be using lots of my favorite kitchen tools for this and I thought I would share with you all. Normally I am not one to buy a “celebrity” item. I bought this one though because I had heard good things about it and … Continue Reading →
Hand-y Halloween Treat Project & Font

Hand-y Halloween Treat Project & Font

These are super simple and inexpensive Halloween treats to make. I learned how to make them from watching the adorable video from Frugal Upstate. She just used the one candy corn in the fingers, but I thought they needed more and used 3 pieces per finger. Another helpful tip is to smash the popcorn a little when you put the … Continue Reading →
Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie

Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie

My free cookie sample arrived today from Kashi (see previous post to learn how to get yours). Nice size sample cookie. It looks pretty tasty, smells pretty tasty although you know right away it’s dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. My personal preference is always milk chocolate, but I can deal with dark chocolate on some things. Taste is good. … Continue Reading →
Pumpkin Cakes

Pumpkin Cakes

These are too cute. Baking pans that make pumpkins! They have both big pumpkin and little pumpkin sizes. My mom always has a big Halloween party each year, maybe I will get one of these molds and make a spooky Jack-o-Lantern cake to take to the party. These would be a great alternative to pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving also. You … Continue Reading →