Recipe Box, Blue Cheese & Pecan Baked Pears

  Wait! Do not fear the blue cheese! I will give you other cheesy options for this easy and elegant holiday side dish!         This dish will go beautifully with holiday turkey, ham, chicken or lamb!       Start with ripe pears {Anjou, Bosc, French Apple} and slice in half lengthwise … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Overnight Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions

  On Saturday, knowing Sunday was going to be a busy day at the baseball park, I decided it would be a good idea to put dinner together in advance, using the slow cooker…hmmm…what should I make? I often put slow cooker meals together the day before, refrigerate the slow cooker insert so all I … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Honey Mustard Chicken with Mushrooms

  Please join me in saying constant Prayers for my home state California and everyone suffering with loss and disruption…   Now that it’s almost November, days are going to get busier and busier!         If you have 5 Minutes  chicken, mushrooms, mustard, mayo, lemon, honey You are about to have a … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Raid the Pantry Cracker Toffee

  Who can resist a bite of a homemade sweet treat… This super easy recipe can be adapted to what you have in your pantry!         I rate this recipe Triple D Decadent, Dangerous & Delicious!         You can use any kind of rectangular or square crackers you have … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Halloween Birthday Basket

  We were supposed to be on the coast this weekend celebrating DD’s birthday         We started seeing rain in the forecast on Tuesday All of a sudden, by Wednesday morning there was a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico We reluctantly called off the weekend…       And by … Continue reading

Party Panache, Hocus Pocus Party Dip

    We had a super fun Saturday           A little batting practice as we entertained friends and watched football on the patio         It was chilly enough to light the fire around 4 pm         58 degrees was quite a difference than the 98 … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Pork tenderloin Sliders with Pumpkin Aioli & Maple Roasted Delicata Squash

  Amp up everyday sliders & fries with some twists!       Pork Tenderloin Sliders with Pumpkin Aioli and Maple Roasted Delicata Squash… Sounds complicated, right?         Nope! This is an incredibly easy meal you can have any night         Start with a marinated pork tenderloin {I like … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Fall Harvest Salad with Cinnamon Shallot Vinaigrette

  This wonderful salad has a little bit of everything         Sweet, savory, crunchy, tangy, plus healthy greens!         Topped with an easy to make Cinnamon Shallot vinaigrette         Mix the vinaigrette ingredients together in a jar         Add the diced shallots and … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Wonderfully Wicked Chicken, Slow Cooker

  This chicken is not my original recipe, but it is something I have wanted to try… There are many many versions all over the internet, most commonly called Crack Chicken         “Crack” has become the term associated with recipes using the ever popular dry Ranch seasoning mix         … Continue reading

Party Panache, Maple Leaf Bundt Cake

  We are celebrating Autumn at my house with pumpkins and falling leaves         Even though the temps are still in the 90s, we are enjoying fall foods like this irresistible Maple Bundt Cake       The batter mixes up in just minutes         Into the oven for … Continue reading

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