Take-out Tuesday, Brioche Bites with Raspberry Mustard

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Happy Valentine’s Day!     You’ve heard the old sayings, “You eat with your eyes first,” and “Presentation is everything…”     Well, that’s what this dish is all about, eye candy     It’s just a simple ham and cheese sandwich       Except it’s made with French brioche rolls       … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Cheesy Chive Potato Crowns

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These bite size potato “muffins” are similar to my Tater Crabs     But they are baked, not fried       And even easier to make   👍       Thawed frozen hash browns     Cheese, green onions and seasonings     Tossed with a little olive oil     Baked in … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Red & White Recipes for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is only a week away, and these red and white recipes are guaranteed to win anyone’s heart! They are also Take-out Tuesday fast and easy- Appetizers and Small Bites Pimento Cheese Cookies with Strawberry Jam     Bacon Wrapped Sweet Chili Shrimp     Tomato Canapès with Bacon & Chive Aioli     … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Sausage Stuffed Pancakes

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Ok, so I was going to wow you today with my BRILLIANT version of Lemon Poppy Seed Pancake Mini Muffins, puffins if you will…     You wouldn’t believe how awful these things were Even lemon pie filling – desperate times –  couldn’t save them…     After several nibbles of the dry disappointing puffins, I … Continue reading

Creations, Powdered Sugar Snowmen & Gingerbread House Table

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Do you put your decorations away asap after the holidays or do you let them linger for a while…     I do a little of both, and love to let snowmen and other wintry things stay out to play     Especially white lights     For Christmas Eve Lunch with Santa, I moved … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

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If you need a quick winter dessert, make this easy Peppermint Ice Cream Pie     All you need is 1 quart of peppermint ice cream, Oreo cookies, butter and some peppermint or chocolate candies for garnish     I used Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses and  Ghiradelli Peppermint Bark     You can even use … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Short Cut Asparagus Manicotti

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Okay, in case you are officially exhausted from the holiday whirlwind, this recipe is perfect for tired cooks, especially if you have some leftover holiday ham     I love manicotti, but it can be a little labor intensive     This is my short cut version, but don’t let the title fool you, it’s … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Spiralized Pear Salad

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This is a great salad to take a break from all the heavy holiday food     it will leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed   And it’s not really a recipe as it is a suggestion for you to put your own spin on {forgive the pun} I bought this spiralizer several years ago, … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Gingerbread “Man” Basket

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My very favorite gift to give is a basket full of goodies, it’s fun to shop for the fillers, and it’s a one size fits all!   I needed a birthday gift for a very special guy I decided to visit my favorite HomeGoods to see what I could come up with…     The … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Cranberry Holiday Bread

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Here’s a little quick bread you can whip up for family or as a gift for friends Cream cheese is the secret ingredient that makes it moist and irresistible and cranberry sauce gives it flavor and holiday color You can mix it up in minutes It makes 2 loaves, One to keep and one to … Continue reading

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