Party Panache, Bleu Cheese Tart with Cranberry Chutney

The title of this recipe might make you think,  “way too much trouble!” In fact, the original recipe comes from Ruth Reichl,* former editor of Gourmet Magazine so it must be very involved and time consuming… Nope! This pretty little tart whips up in mere minutes, as does the cranberry chutney topping I used a … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Green Chili Strata with Bacon Roses

This might just be the easiest and fastest breakfast casserole you will ever make It literally takes maybe 5 whole minutes 🙂 Oh yeah, and like all good breakfast casseroles you do it ahead of time 🙂 You layer the tortillas with cheese and green chiles and then pour egg milk mixture over all Everyone … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Apple, Pecan and Pomegranate Stuffing Muffins

You know the saying, Presentation is everything… Well these gorgeous little stuffing “muffins” will be the talk of the table, and you won’t be slaving in the kitchen making them~ I grew up eating Pepperidge Farm stuffing, so it’s a big part of my holiday cooking, and the preseasoned mix is so easy to work … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Winter Holiday

I combined elements from the Sweet Sugarplum Fantasy table and the Eat Drink and Be Merry table for a Winter Holiday table our family can enjoy as we count down to Christmas The Christmas Cottages joined the woodland wreath for a snowy centerpiece On a furry table runner I added filament lights and more ornaments … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Dinner in a Stocking!

Have you and your little reindeers finished your Christmas shopping? Need a simple gift for a friend or neighbor? Kick up a bottle of wine by putting it in a blingy stocking with a few other goodies This was a hostess gift I brought to a BFF [who always seems to have a lot of … Continue reading

Recipe Box, French Onion Soup Pizza Bread

This tastes just like French Onion Soup, except there is less soup,  more bread and lots of heavenly melted Gruyere Cheese This recipe is quick and easy, not to mention incredibly delicious…it will hit the spot with a bowl of Chobani Tomato, Spinach and Pasta Soup or a Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Maple Bacon … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Sweet Sugarplum Fantasy

It’s time for the December tablescape challenge at Cuisine Kathleen.  This time she challenged us to create a “copycat” tablescape from Pinterest or a magazine… I chose this Sugarplum Tree tablescape from Purple Chocolat Home Jacqueline’s table creations are always over the top and fabulous, so recreating one would be a definite challenge, but I … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Chobani Tomato, Spinach & Pasta Soup

What is your very favorite soup? Mine is Tomato, and yep, I am guilty of grabbing a can of good ole Campbell’s most of the time… But when I found this recipe over at Closet Cooking for Creamy Tomato Soup with Tortellini and Spinach, and saw the prep time was only 10 minutes, I had … Continue reading

Party Panache, Artichoke Chicken Tartlettes

To lighten up holiday dishes, I have been experimenting with using Chobani Greek yogurt instead of sour cream as a part of the #MadewithChobani project What better test than a game day appetizer? We enjoyed these Artichoke Chicken Tartlettes over the weekend while watching the SEC championship Alabama/Missouri game, and they would be party perfect … Continue reading

Holidays, It’s a Cotton Christmas!

It has turned out to be a Cotton Christmas! I’ve been frantically fa la la-ing, and we still have the tree to do, but the halls in the family room are decked out with the Sweet Home Alabama Tree, and Frosty’s up to some mischief nearby Somehow my gold and silver world of angels has … Continue reading