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Creamy Rice Pudding with Cinnamon

Creamy rice pudding is a treat for any special occasion. Planning a special evening?  That’s always fun to do, but what to make?  Dinner is covered but you need a dessert.  Something different that will perfectly complement the great dinner you’re making.  Your criteria is simple, you want a dessert that’s unique and can be prepared in advanced.  And […]

Thyme Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Thyme roasted sweet potatoes makes a great side Sometimes all it takes is the right side dish to complete a meal.  And if you love sweet potatoes then I have the perfect recipe for you.  My thyme roasted sweet potatoes is an easy side dish to whip up when you need a tasty starch.  It’s flavorful and healthy, and a nice change from […]

Panna Cotta Topped with Fresh Berries

Panna Cotta topped with fresh berries makes a light and tasty dessert. And sometimes that’s all you need after a full meal; a light dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth.  It’s a wonderful end to that perfect evening.  Panna Cotta is an easy dessert to prepare.  In fact, it’s even simpler to make than you […]

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is a rich and tasty dessert. And that’s how a dessert should be… just the right amount of decadence for the perfect ending to a great meal.  Anyone who loves cake should always have a great carrot cake recipe on hand.  Especially when you’re looking for that little “something […]

Easter Remembered and Fun Facts Too

The history of Easter and fun facts too. Easter is a Christian holiday celebrated on a Sunday that follows the spring equinox.  It’s the first Sunday after the occurrence of the first spring full moon.  This date varies anywhere between March 22nd to April 25th.  Easter Sunday celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ who rose […]

Tarragon Deviled Eggs with Chick Centerpiece

Tarragon deviled eggs lay in a bed of cabbage to celebrate spring! After a few months of winter, it’s time to forget about white and focus on color.  Spring is all about brightness, freshness and color!  So why not celebrate it with my colorful & flavorful tarragon deviled eggs?  These classic treats are just as […]

Chocolate Easter Bunny Tabletop Decor

How to make a chocolate Easter bunny from resin. Easter is coming, and it’s time to decorate for the holiday.  I love decorating for the Easter holiday. For me, that means placing new floral arrangements, hand painted eggs, bunnies, and chicks all over the house.  It’s so much fun for me to use cheerful colors […]

Mustard Glazed Carrots with Parsley

Mustard glazed carrots are a sweet and spicy dish to serve on any special occasion. Tired of green vegetables?  Why not try something different?  My mustard glazed carrots are a sweet and spicy addition to any main course.  The combination of light brown sugar and prepared mustard adds a great depth of flavors.  Not a fan […]

Pineapple Casserole with Cheese and Rosemary

Pineapple casserole is a must have side when baking ham! We all know pineapple and ham make a great combination.  Having ham for dinner?  Then try something different like my pineapple casserole as a side dish.  It’s easy to prepare and it makes a great addition to your meal.  My baked ham with pineapple and […]

Coloring Eggs for Easter

Why do we color eggs for Easter? As Easter approaches, I find myself wondering why we color eggs for this holiday.  If you’ve read my recent article, “How to dye red eggs for Greek Easter,” then you would understand why my curiosity has been peaked.  I understand fully the reason behind my family’s holiday tradition, and it all makes sense […]

Baked Ham with Pineapple and Coke

Baked ham with pineapple and coke is an easy main dish for any celebration. Do you love eating baked ham?  I do especially when it’s so easy to make.  This is a main dish that serves a lot of people and sometimes that’s exactly what you need. Be careful though…when you try my special baked […]

Peeps Rice Marshmallow Treats with Fruit

Peeps rice marshmallow treats are a fun snack for spring. That’s exactly what I was looking for when I developed these peeps rice marshmallow treats.  I wanted to create a dish that was colorful, fun, and surprisingly delicious.  Marshmallow peeps provided the spring colors; cutting the treats into assorted shapes made them more fun to eat; and dried fruit added a wonderful layer of flavor.  […]

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Cheese

Roasted garlic mashed potatoes are a twice baked potato dish for any celebration. Who doesn’t love potatoes?  They compliment just about any meat dish you pair them with.  Add a vegetable and you have a very balanced meal.  I love mashed potatoes and so does my family.  They are versatile enough to serve for a […]

Baked Brie with Cranberry and Rosemary

Baked brie is a wonderful combination of cheese, cranberry, honey, pecans, and rosemary. New Year’s Day…a time for reflecting on the past; contemplating new objectives; resolving to accomplish those things we deem to be most important in our lives.  There is a lot to think about at the dawn of a new year, but one […]

Chocolate Dipped Cake Balls

Chocolate dipped cake balls are a sweet dessert for your next holiday party. Do you want something sweet and have a craving for chocolate?  Then I have an idea for you.  Try my chocolate dipped cake balls!  These bite sized treats are as fun to make as they are to eat.  First decide what type of […]

Broccoli Casserole

An easy side dish that works with any holiday gathering. This broccoli casserole recipe has been in my family for as long as I can remember, and it is still one of my favorite side dishes.  Not only is it a recipe that goes with everything, it is heartily delicious and very easy to make.  I […]

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