Take out Tuesday, Cheesy Sausage Bread

We spent a lovely week at the beach for Thanksgiving The highlight, or shall I say, the icing on the cake was the Iron Bowl game, the annual rivalry game between Alabama and Auburn~ It was a nail biter with Alabama throwing a hail Mary pass during the last minute of the game for the … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Italian Spirals

To celebrate my birthday last Sunday I invited family and a few special friends over for a Birthday Christmas Cocktail Party We chatted and exchanged birthday and Christmas gifts One of our friends is a very talented musician and he played Christmas songs on the piano and his fiddle Gingerbread house decorating stations were set … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Chicken Cordon Bleu Cupcakes

Here’s a fun and tasty appetizer bite that makes a great presentation and is very easy to make These savory little “cupcakes” are actually made with a biscuit bottom They are filled with chive cream cheese, topped with a chicken nugget wrapped in ham and covered with Swiss cheese Yes, please! Swiss cheese, deli ham, … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Mama Mia Sliders

Mama Mia, it’s election day!  Let’s pray the madness will be finally over one way or another! Ok, this recipe can be complicated or simple it’s up to you! The complicated part would be if you want to use homemade Bolognese Sauce… Bolognese sauce is a wonderful sauce, thickened with several kinds of meat, traditionally … Continue reading

Party Panache, Ham & Swiss Swirls and Appetizer Tips

I discovered a great trick to use when you’re having a bunch of appetizers Our Christmas Eve party was all appetizers that needed last minute baking, hmmm… I only have one oven,  and guests were coming at 11 am… So I made a plan….  [you can see the entire menu here] And a schedule…. 3 … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Panko Potato Balls

Here’s a fun little bite you can make out of those leftover holiday potatoes With about 2 servings left of mashed potatoes or a potato casserole, like Hash Brown Potato Gratin, or Slow Cooker Brown Butter Potatoes, you can whip up 20 little potato balls for a deliciously different appetizer Use a spoon or small … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Deconstructed Hawaiian Pizza

The Australian Open!  The Super Bowl!  The Olympics!  We need food!  Lots of food! But, we need to stay healthy, and in shape ourselves,  while watching all this athletic genius, so I am reinventing some favorite appetizers over the next few weeks to make them a little more figure friendly~ I started with a “deconstructed” … Continue reading

Recipe Box, French Onion Stuffed Mushrooms with Gruyere & Rosemary croutons

We had a lovely escape last weekend to Destin Florida Weather was stunning We visited lots of old familiar places We haven’t been to Destin since our children were little.  We have a vacation home 2 hours west in Orange Beach, Al so if we go to the coast we are usually there.  It was … Continue reading

Recipe Box, BBQ Salmon & Sinful Scalloped Potatoes

In celebration of Alabama’s big game win last weekend, HHjr wanted to cook a special feast~ okay, twist my arm 🙂 He has cooked this at our house before and I have witnessed guests sneaking into the kitchen after dinner and cramming finger fulls of this into their mouths.  Really! HHjr said that people have … Continue reading

Party Panache, Apricot Pineapple Gorgonzola Cheese Spread

I like to go to the grocery store alone.  I have to think.  HH loves to go to the grocery store and often insists on going with me.  While this is challenging   sweet, and often annoying  helpful,  he’s not a shopper.  He would never impulse buy, ever.  This is a good quality, but he … Continue reading