Christmas is fast approaching so it’s time to get your menus ready! Are you like me and have a hard time deciding what you want to make? I see so many delicious recipes that I want to try but yet I still want to keep things homey and traditional. Such is a cook’s dichotomy over the holidays. In case you’re in need of a special Christmas dish, I’ve got you covered! These 24 recipes will give you lots of ideas from appetizers all the way to desserts. All the recipes have been tested and tried by yours truly, so you can be assured that they are user friendly, not overly time consuming, and scrumptious to the last bite. [Read more…] about 24 Craveable Christmas Recipes
mac and cheese
They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. For my dad and husband, the two most important men in my life, this is most definitely the case! If I made my dad tacos and diet pepsi everyday for the rest of his life, he would die a happy man. And for my hubby who loves adventure, he is so tickled that I try new recipes all the time that he’s as happy as a kid in the candy shop! So why not use food to celebrate Father’s Day and show dad how much you love him? These 8 recipes I am going to give you are tried and true dad recipes. How do I know? Because my dad and hubby nearly lick their plates after one of these is served. I have a hunch you can find something for your man too… [Read more…] about 8 Dishes to Delight Dad for Father’s Day
It is quite possible that I was made of macaroni and cheese until I was a teenager. It was a lunch and dinner staple in my house and I never complained when my mom pulled out that familiar blue box. Now, being a mom of 3 kids myself, I have reverted to my childhood ways and ingested more macaroni and cheese than I care to admit. This recipe, however, is quite a few steps above it’s cheaper counterparts. This is by far my favorite recipe. It is casual enough to whip up for an easy dinner, easy enough to make ahead and serve later, and convenient enough to take to a potluck, holiday, or party. I love this recipe so much that I am adding it to my Easter menu this year. I made it just a few days ago and my family went crazy!
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Have you ever struggled to achieve perfectly cooked pasta? Boy, I sure did. Back when I was newly married I struggled to boil water let alone make perfectly cooked pasta. But there have been nearly 9 years of cooking practice since then and my noodle making abilities have improved greatly. Not to toot my own horn, but I have learned a few tricks that make spaghetti and fettucine that much more enjoyable. My knowledge comes from trial and error, and by that I mean mostly error! I can’t tell you how many times I have left noodles unattended and they’ve blown up like balloons or mushed together! So courtesy of my mishaps in the kitchen, here are 4 simple tips to perfectly cooked pasta: [Read more…] about 4 Simple Tips to Perfectly Cooked Pasta