Recipe Box, Slow Cooker French Onion Ravioli Soup

Just a quick recipe today as the elves are busy getting ready for the Holiday Home Tour tomorrow   I saw these ravioli at Target the other day and got an idea     A wonderful,  fa la la,  fabulous  idea!   Slow Cooker     French Onion     Soup     with ravioli! … Continue reading

Party Panache, Last Last Minute

We usually have a last last minute party, right before Christmas with just a few friends It’s very simple, all finger food and the other night we gathered around the piano and had a little Christmas fun… Leo came in decked out in his holiday finest, and played while we noshed and sipped Here are … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Loaded with Fruits & Vegetables!

Guess how many different fruits and vegetables are in this meal featuring an old favorite, Chicken Spaghetti?  10!   A rainbow of colors and flavors come together to make this familiar dish a little more flavorful and healthier! With a side salad full of fresh romaine, spinach, fruit and berries you will have a full day’s … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, easy party favors

Cruising around Costco one day, I spotted the large containers of spices and noticed the prices…Holy Herbs, this stuff was cheap in large quantities! I bought a 24 oz. jar of taco seasoning for about $5.50 which will be a great savings, considering  one 1 oz. packet of the stuff is $1-$1.29. The jar contains … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Fancy Snacking

HH & I are staying at the beach all week and  I won’t be home for take out Tuesday ,so I am sending some homemade Chex mix with HHjr and his family for nibbles on the drive home.  My kids and their friends love this stuff and if I don’t have a fresh batch ready … Continue reading

Creations! BLT sliders

Okay, I’m a bleu cheese fanatic. Growing up I refused to touch the stuff that my mother insisted was manna from the gods, but now I am addicted.  If a recipe calls for bleu cheese, I’m in! I love traditional BLT sandwiches with freshly cooked crispy bacon, crunchy lettuce, ripe summer tomatoes and a slather … Continue reading

Gifts from the kitchen, chocolate cashew bars

The other day I wanted to make some goodies for NG [Nicest Guy, my son-in-law] and our weekend guests.  This is my sinfully delicious version of the popular 7 layer bar.  These cookie bars would make a great gift, easy to package or wrap and keep well at room temperature. It literally takes only minutes … Continue reading

Party Panache, 5 Minute Mystery Dip

Sometimes I am very optimistic about my energy level.  If I can schedule something in advance, I have great confidence that I can get it done, that’s sort of my go to formula, add it to the calendar, and it shall be.  Hmmm…sometimes life will not follow my schedule!! Really, this happens! Ha, its a … Continue reading

the organized life, Plan B dinner

Be flexible!  I know when I do my weekly meal plan that it is often ambitious.  As much as I enjoy cooking and creating in the kitchen, sometimes I am just plain too tired! Or imagine, life gets in the way and I don’t have time! So, Plan B comes to mind.  I try to … Continue reading

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