Slow Cooker Rump Roast Marsala Recipe

Saturday, December 31, 2016
Whether you work or a busy mom, nothing is easier than using a slow cooker. Mine is used often and through the last 30 years I have gone through only two slow cookers they last a long time with loads of uses. This is just one of the many favorites in our home. This will be one of yours too!


Leftover Prime Rib Pot Pie

Here is what you do with leftover prime rib! What better way to use up leftover prime rib than using this tender meat in a pot pie? This one is done with left over prime rib with a beef Marsala sauce. It over the top amazing! I will give you easy step by step instructions for making this from scratch or semi homemade. Comfort food at it's finest hour! It so easy and repurposing leftover prime rib is over the top delicious!

pot pie using leftover prime rib


Best Recipe Views in 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016
First and foremost HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my readers. Wishing you health, happiness and good food in 2017.
Thanks for your continued support this year. The number 1 most viewed can be seen by scrolling all the way to the end, it had 1 million views this year. Enjoy


Baked Panettone French Toast

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
leftover egg breads like panettone Hawaiian rolls or challah makes a great french toast like this baked in the oven with fruit

I love to mix and match fruits for this great baked french toast. We used leftover rolls this year the sweet ones. They made the perfect baked french toast and the fruits with added cinnamon smelled awesome baking. This is one I make every Christmas for the family morning breakfast using Panettone along with a baked stratta with any leftover breads.

baked french toast with leftover panettone and fruits blueberry and apples for breakfast

Baked Panettone French Toast

2 cups half-and-half or whole milk
4 eggs
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 apple paired and sliced
1 banana sliced
1 cup blueberries
6  slices of leftover Panettone bread, Hawaiian sweet rolls or 8 slices of Italian bread

Optional prepared fruits :  apples, blueberries, banana, peaches, raspberries,  use fresh sliced

Beat eggs, milk, sugar, spices, vanilla, together in a separate bowl set aside.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Coat a 3 or 4 quart pan regular baking dish or a throw away aluminum pan with nonstick cooking spray, add two tablespoons of butter and melt in the oven .

Layer bread like a lasagna, put a layer of bread on the bottom, fruit, end with bread and pour egg mixture over the top, allow to sit for 10 minutes, or until all the liquid has been absorbed.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until middle is set. Serve with cooked bacon, breakfast sausage or ham slices on the side.

Crescent Roll Breakfast Pizza Recipe

Friday, December 23, 2016

When you want an easy delicious brunch or breakfast start off with crescent rolls turned into a delicious pizza.

Crescent Roll Breakfast Pizza Recipe


Salted Caramel Toffee Bites

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
This didn't last long, crunchy, soft caramel and chocolate. This is so addictive you will not wait for Christmas to make it. One of the easiest candy kind of cookie I have ever made. It really is amazing how fast this decadent confection comes together everyone loves it!


Cinnamon Butter Cookie Recipe

Monday, December 19, 2016
There is something about Cinnamon Butter drop cookies that I love. Well, not something, everything.

Cinnamon Butter Cookie Recipe


Baked Dark Chocolate Donuts

Sunday, December 18, 2016
If you are chocolate lover, this is a decadent chocolate lovers dream baked dark chocolate donut. It has ganache dripping all over it with colored sprinkles to delight anyone from a childhoods favorite to a young at hearts fantasy. This is a chocolate lovers dark chocolate treat that will be enjoyed time and time again and the best part it, they're baked!

Baked dark deep chocolate donuts in a donut pan with chocolate ganache and colored sprinkles. A delicious chocolate lovers death by chocolate donut baked


No Bake Peanut Butter Oreo Bars

Do you have peanut butter cup lovers in your home? This is the easiest no bake peanut butter oreo bar recipe that they will go nuts over. I adore this recipe. More of a candy to me or cookie candy. Whatever you decide to call this it's simply delicious!

these are a no bake peanut butter oreo cookie bar. The have a layer of oreo cookies crushed with peanut butter filling and chocolate ganache topping. Brownies gourmet style and easy to make because they are a no bake brownie bar


Christmas Story Potatoes And Hot Dog

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Growing up we didn't have lots of money and meals like this were very often. Dad would get that big old fry pan out and saute potatoes and hot dogs together. The potatoes would cook a long time until crispy then he would throw in the hot dogs sliced up.

Christmas Story Potatoes And Hot Dog


Chocolate Cookie Snowball Kisses

Thursday, December 15, 2016
There is no reason to wait to make these cookies for Christmas or a wintery day just because they look like a snow cookie! These chocolate snowball cookies are a chocolate lovers dream The middle has a whole chocolate hershey kiss in side along with a chocolate dough rolled on the outside.

chocolate cookie dough wrapped around a hershey kiss rolled into powdered sugar. A chocolate lovers decadent dream cookie on a pretty star napkin for any Holiday treat


Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Balsamic

Monday, December 12, 2016
One of my very favorite ways to serve brussels sprouts, a vegetable that really doesn't get enough attention. The cranberries make them sweet. Roasted they are a little crispy and so tender they just burst with flavors.

I like to call these my mini cabbage recipe with cranberries. The balsamic vinegar just compliments this dish.

These are sweet tender and very tender and so pretty for a Holiday table!

 Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Balsamic

 Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Balsamic

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries


3 pounds of cleaned brussels sprouts
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt, pepper and garlic powder
1 cup good grade balsamic vinegar (used 18 year aged)
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup dried cranberries
Optional: Toasted slivered almonds
 Clean and wash brussels. These will be roasted  on a oil sprayed cookie sheet tossed in olive oil, sprinkle lightly with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Roast in a hot preheated oven at 400 degrees  for around 35 minutes till soft and nicely browned.
In a small pan add the sugar and vinegar. Boil on high, then reduce heat to medium for around 15 to 20 minutes until very thick.
Toss sprouts with balsamic mixture and top with cranberries, and almonds.  Serve immediately. 

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Magic White Chocolate Christmas Bars

If you want an easy magic cookie bar that will make everyone think you took all day to make then this is the one.
White chocolate, dried cherries and pistachio will make everyone's day a little more cheery.
These festive little bars are so simple and look great on that cookie tray for the Holiday tables.
I make them all year round to match
the colors of the holiday.
Get creative mix and match to your Holiday color theme.

Blueberry, white chocolate and red cherries are also perfect for the patriotic holiday.


Coconut Cherry Almond Cookies

Sunday, December 11, 2016
These are a buttery rich cookie with almond flavor. They are always on our cookie tray every year. I love these myself personally anytime but during the holiday tinted green they sure make a great addition to any cookie tray.


Baked Ziti Recipe

Friday, December 9, 2016
The easiest way to feed a crowd is to make this kind of casserole. Everyone raves about it no matter where I bring it or serve it at home. I can't believe how every time they have it the same thing is said, boy this is the best you ever made. The secret really to making a great baked ziti is to let it sit overnight in the refrigerator and the next day heat it up by baking it making sure it has plenty of sauce over the top and cheese.
Give it a chance to meld in the flavors makes a big difference overnight.


Apple Upside Down Cake Mom's Recipe

Sunday, December 4, 2016
Apple's just shout out fall to me. This made me want to get cozy by the fireplace with a nice cup of cocoa or warm cider and watch an old time movie. Making this reminded me of my childhood with my mom peeling bags of apples and coming up with several cake, pies and new way to use them. She used any kind of fruit with this cake batter she had on hand.

I have tried her recipe with pineapple, peaches and blueberries. I even used fresh cherries this year for the first time. Can't make up my mind which one I like better. Served warmed is best.


Pecan Chocolate Caramel Blondie Recipe

Thursday, December 1, 2016
I am not a huge fan of pecan pie but these bars are a similar taste except for adding chocolate chips in the center which totally made me a huge fan. The texture and filling is just awesome and I love how easy they are to make and serve to guests. Perfect dessert option for the busy cook and great alternative to making a pie.

They will all ask you for the recipe I promise!