Entertaining

One Pot Delight, Beer Braised Pork Loin and Red Cabbage

Are you looking for an easy Sunday supper?  Well, this is the meal for you.  It’s healthy and wonderfully flavorful.  Many people think of cabbage as a cole slaw only vegetable, but when braised it’s sweetness erupts and it’s the perfect compliment to the spice the paprika brings to...

It’s Gettin Hot Out Here! Nutella Tailgate Chocolate Cookies

  I don’t know about all of you people out in the world, but I’m ready for some football!  The first home game for my team is tomorrow and just in time for this football season and the many tailgates to come, I’m featuring a cookie sure to please....

“Twas 2 Days Before Christmas” Gift Idea: Roasted Pecans, 2 Ways!

Tick Tock, Tick Tock goes the Christmas Clock!  If you’re in need of a last minute Christmas gift for your special family friends, neighbors or your holiday happy hour just needs a flavorful handful to serve, these roasted pecans are an easy but timeless present to prepare and wrap...

Holy Posole! A Great Gift for Friends Straight from the Lone Star State

    Have you every heard of posole?  No?  Well, I’ll get to that in a minute and I’m going to quote Sharon Ely because she has a great summary and history of this fabulous soup.  I was introduced to Posole about 20 years ago thanks to my husbands...

Your New Fall Staple, Honey & Thyme Roasted Figs

If you have been perusing the grocery isles lately, chances are that you have begun to see the second round of fresh figs making an appearance.  To me, nothing feels more like fall than fresh figs and red wine, hmmm.   I decided to post a recipe with a...

It’s Movie Night! An Easy and Fun Birthday Party for Your Kiddo, Right at Home!

  For my daughter’s 9th Birthday she wanted to have a movie night, so we sat down together and started planning.  Because we have a basement theater, I thought this would be a fun party to really get creative with.  Come to find out, there are so many great...

Watermelon Salsa: Two Ways

Well parents, it’s here…Summer Break!  School is out, for us anyways and will be soon for the rest of you!  Many of you will be hitting the roads or sending out an invitation to a fun Memorial weekend gathering.  Because this last 2 weeks of school has been nuts,...

Naturally Sweet: Honey Vanilla Kumquat Marmalade

  The other day I was wondering through the market and there they sat, a fresh box of kumquats.  Teeny, tiny little oranges, as my daughter describes them.  I’ve always wondered about kumquats and eyed them hoping for a light bulb moment as to how I can use them....

Pink Delight Easter Cheesecake

  This cheesecake is a yummy Easter treat for your Sunday table.  This basic cheesecake recipe is easy to prepare and you simply top it with your choice of sprinkles and apply peeps or candies around the sides of the cheesecake using icing to secure them.  You can do...

Holiday Gift Idea: Homemade Irish Cream

I know, I know, it’s been done over and over, but it is still sooooo good!  My Mother-in-law made homemade Irish Cream about 10 years ago as gifts for her friends and family, and as far as I can remember, it was amazing!  This year, I wanted to give...

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