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DIY Advent Tea Calendars

DIY Advent Tea Calendars

Well, it’s the Holiday Season, and I’ve been crafting again. This year I decided on DIY Advent Tea Calendars for our daughters. It all began when I read a post from another tea-lover who had purchased an advent tea calendar for the Christmas season. I …

Easy Chicken Lo Mein

Easy Chicken Lo Mein

After all the holiday meals and gatherings, it’s nice to be able to turn things down a notch with soup or an easy stir-fry dinner. Such as this recipe for Easy Chicken Low Mein.  Use your favorite spaghetti and frozen stir-fry vegetable mixture to make …

Onion Bread with Sesame Seeds

Onion Bread with Sesame Seeds

I enjoy making this recipe for Onion Bread with Sesame Seeds when I bake a roast or serve beef. It smells delicious, and everyone loves the flavor, tender crumb, and the rustic appearance. Serve with butter, or even for sandwiches.  For this recipe you’ll need …

Butternut Squash Bisque with Bacon

Butternut Squash Bisque with Bacon

The last few years I’ve been experimenting with butternut squash in a few recipes. This Butternut Squash Bisque with Bacon is a delicious dish to serve your guests as an appetizer or soup course. It’s easy enough to make and if desired, you can prepare …

Cranberry Apple Gelatin Salad

Cranberry Apple Gelatin Salad

This Cranberry Apple Gelatin Salad is a favorite family recipe we make every year for Thanksgiving and sometimes Christmas. My grandma used to bring it to our family gatherings and now it is always on the menu. When growing up as a girl, I remember …

Gingerbread House with Royal Icing

Gingerbread House with Royal Icing

As a mom of three daughters, and now three grandchildren, I have made my share of homemade gingerbread houses. This Gingerbread House with Royal Icing goes together easily and will make enough for the house as well as a handful of Gingerbread Men. I love …

Lemon and Herb-Brined Roasted Turkey

Lemon and Herb-Brined Roasted Turkey

Last year I hosted my very first Thanksgiving Dinner at our house. Just a small dinner with our daughters and their families. So, at age 55, I began searching for turkey recipes. Yes, I have roasted turkeys before — the very simple kind, rubbed with …

Frog Eye Pasta Salad

Frog Eye Pasta Salad

Many years ago, when I was first married, my mother-in-law served Frog Eye Pasta Salad at one of our family gatherings. I had never seen or tasted it before and thought it was quite wonderful. Of course, the name really catches your eye and imagination …

Twisted Apple Speculaas Bread

Twisted Apple Speculaas Bread

Make this Twisted Apple Speculaas Bread when you want to impress your family or friends. It’s the perfect bread to serve during the holiday season, as it makes two delightful loaves that are so pretty with their twisted form. Flavored with Speculaas Spice, a fun …

Garlic Bean Risotto with Brisket

Garlic Bean Risotto with Brisket

This Garlic Bean Risotto with Brisket is one I came up with one day when I had some leftover brisket in my fridge and a hankering to accomplish making homemade risotto. Adding the white beans just sounded yummy. I like to nickname this recipe Cowboy …