Baked Beer Chicken Legs and Thighs

Thursday, December 28, 2017
A very tender Baked Beer Chicken Legs and Thighs, this is the juiciest chicken ever, it's the only way to make a great baked beer chicken.


You can use any pieces of chicken you like and the meat comes out so tender, wings are another
favorite way to make this recipe!


If you are a wings lover, try this recipe with them.


I am considered the wing Queen and make them many different ways anything from cutting my own wings, (which is so economical when you making over 50 at a time) to baked wings, Italian 4 flavored wings, wing stew and you won't want to miss my wings spectacular 24 wings showcased in my last competition, with dipping sauces.


It comes out crispy on top and full of flavor baked in the oven.


Don't miss trying this delicious Bake Beer Chicken Legs and Thigh recipe.


Another big reason besides how tender these are with beer is how perfect these are for a barbeque.


If I have to bring something to a picnic, these are the favorite, they can be reheated on a grill, and become a big hit at any party!


These are also a great alternative to watching your calories, the beer evaporates while cooking, the chicken is healthier.


This chicken recipe has been made often when my family get-togethers have been rained out especially on a summer holiday.


Baked in the oven is easy, economical, healthier and convenient, it that enough reason to try this?


There are so many great reasons to have this recipe on hand, scroll down to print this off!




 Beer baked chicken legs and thighs  is  the best chicken baked in the oven so crispy it tastes like it fried. The coating beer keeps the chicken juicy and tender.


21

Hot Dog Biscuit Roll Recipe

I love an easy appetizer and these are such fun little hot dog biscuit rolls!


these are mini hotdogs in dough with cheese and mustard sometimes called pigs in a blanket




5

Best Ever Snickerdoodle Cookies

Monday, December 18, 2017
I have had made many recipes for snickerdoodle cookies.

Nothing compares to this one.


The buttery cookies are tender and crunchy mouth-watering while baking cookies.


The snickerdoodles are by far the best ever cinnamon fall sugar cookie ever!


I can't even tell you how many I have made that never compared to this recipe.


If you bake these until set they stay soft inside, crunchy outside, baking longer makes them more like sugar cookies.


Either way, they taste great.


Scroll down to get this easy recipe and get in the kitchen and make these this fall!





these are a cinnamon sugar cookie with a delicious outer crispy cinnamon coating baked on. This is how to make the best ever snicker doodle cookies. These cookies are on a pretty Christmas plate that says ho ho ho and Christmas santa cookie decorations are in the background,




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Macadamia Coconut Chip Cookies

Friday, December 15, 2017

Whether it's holiday season or just because you love these kinds of cookies, they're always a hit! These Macadamia Nut Coconut Chip cookies are all dressed up for the Holiday season.

These delicious golden White Chocolate Macadamia Coconut Cookies are chocked full of white chocolate chips, macadamia nuts and coconut. The island flavors will blow you away with one bite. Crispy around the edges and filled with a taste of the tropics!

These won't last long, so make a double batch!



these are how to make a macadamia nut coconut white chocolate chip holiday cookies.


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Graham Cracker Houses

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
These easy Graham Cracker Christmas houses are a great project for the kids to make at Christmas and perfect for gift giving.


We love making homemade gifts for the holiday especially for friends and family and who doesn't love a cute little gingerbread-style house?

These are small enough to place in plastic containers and pack something special from the heart.


Not only are these adorable and fun but they're delicious too!


Please watch the video first to see the pieces and how they fit like a puzzle to make the instructions easier.


I also include below a free printable book with more ideas for gift-giving ideas that's downloadable, you won't want to miss!




this is an adorable little house kids can make their own individual personalized  at Christmas with the candy cans, colored coated green and red candy, santa, marshmallows, graham crackers with cinnamon, powdered sugar frosting that is the glue,and tootsie rolls for the look of a log cabin




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Bacon Sour Cream Cheese Potato Casserole

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Yes everything is better with bacon. This bacon sour cream cheese potato casserole goes great with any meal or even as a dip!




this is a cheese, bacon, sour cream potato casserole in a glass see through bowl









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Coconut Cake Mix Cookies

Saturday, December 9, 2017
Coconut Cake Mix Cookies with a few ingredients are so easy to make! The easiest fastest cookie ever! I love coconut! The look of the funfetti is so fun with the taste of them being frosted with vanilla icing and coconut. These are so soft and delicious!

the easiest recipe to make that starts with a cake mix with coconut and funfetti these cookies are so easy and delicious


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Copycat Captain Crunch Chicken

Friday, December 8, 2017
Many years ago maybe 15 years or so, my kids and I went to Planet Hollywood and ordered their Captain Crunch chicken, it was fabulous. We were really amazed how delicious it was as it didn't sound that interesting to me. Well the boys loved it, so I tried many times to make it and deep frying (as all the recipes out there stated) made the coating a sugary cereal sticky and candy like mess. I just love this captain crunch coated chicken!





Planet Hollywood Captain Crunch Chicken strips made with Captain Crunch Cereal


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Christmas Eve Pan Fried Smelts

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Christmas Eve is celebrated with 7 fishes in our home.

Fried smelts is just one of the many fish we cook.

There are seven Traditional fried, baked, and raw fish we eat as a family.

Born and raised in America, my parents continued the Rome and Bari traditions every Christmas Eve.

For our traditional Christmas Eve and Christmas Day we have no meat until the morning baby Jesus was born.

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for the recipe on how to prepare and cook fried smelts.



these are small fish floured and fried called smelts


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Cherry Almond Chocolate Snowball Cookies

Friday, December 1, 2017
Cherry almond chocolate snowball cookies is my favorite cookie! The chocolate, cherry and green cherry pairing are perfect together for the holiday!



 Cherry Almond Chocolate Snowball Cookies #christmas #cookie # baking



Cherry almond chocolate snowball cookies is my favorite cookie! The chocolate, cherry and green



cherry pairing are perfect together for the holiday!



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Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Monday, November 20, 2017
I had always wanted to try making these with sweet potato gnocchi instead of regular potatoes.



this is how to make sweet potato gnocchi homemade from scratch





4

Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Saturday, November 18, 2017
These Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas are recipes we make every year for our Thanksgiving Day dinner table.

This roundup of recipes has just about everything you need to have a beautiful Thanksgiving Day meal before and after the Holiday.

Each family had been working Retail for years.

This was our first Thanksgiving Day altogether and no one had to work.

We all got to spend the day off together and were truly blessed with a delicious menu.

Each one of us contributes their favorite recipe we make on this Thanksgiving Day, as a tradition.

During the past years, I worked for 31 years in Retail and almost every Thanksgiving Day the store was open.

My kids would make me a meal that would consist of Turkey Covered Sandwiches, and I love them.

Those suggestions and recipes are all below for those working, dinner for two and what to do with leftovers.

Everything from Fried Turkey, Herb Mashed Potatoes, Mom's homemade Amaretto cranberry sauce, gravy and many desserts to choose from.

Our favorite pie is pumpkin and apple, there are even some cookies we make, appetizers and much much more.

If you're too busy right now to get through them all, go ahead and save this roundup to Pinterest.

This is pretty much a one-stop Thanksgiving shop of recipes.

Have a delicious and blessed Holiday Season. Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers, hope you all have a delicious day with family and friends.





How to fry a Turkey safely for Thanksgiving Day recipe  This is a fried turkey recipe




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Bow Tie Mock Lasagna

Monday, November 13, 2017
Bow Tie Lasagna is the perfect easy solution to your favorite lasagna recipe fast and easy!



Actually, even make Homemade Bow Tie Pasta and it's pretty easy to do them.



The dough is delicious, however, you can certainly use the supermarket brand.



Check the ingredients and make this quick mock lasagna that everyone in my family loves.



Perfect for even a take-along for a side dish at any picnic gathering.








this is a homemade bow tie pasta made into lasagna in one big baking deep lasagna pan. This pasta is baked with ricotta cheese, crushed meatballs and sausage and lots of mozzarella layered and baked.






Traditions





It wouldn't be Sunday without eating some kind of macaroni, meatballs, and sausage.


This comes together quick and easy and leftovers are fabulous too!


I like to make this often at Thanksgiving as a side dish, everyone always loves a side of pasta!


Traditionally my Grandma always made bow ties from scratch and we made them once a year around Easter or Christmas.


this is a homemade bow tie pasta made into lasagna in one big baking deep lasagna pan. This pasta is baked with ricotta cheese, crushed meatballs and sausage and lots of mozzarella layered and baked.



Love How Pretty These Look!



When I was a little girl, I only asked mom to make this pasta, I always thought it was so such a pretty pasta.


I actually still to this day still feel the same way.



Bow Tie Mock Lasagna is made all in one pan like lasagna



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this is a homemade bow tie pasta made into lasagna in one big baking deep lasagna pan. This pasta is baked with ricotta cheese, crushed meatballs and sausage and lots of mozzarella layered and baked.



Fun Pasta Shapes



If you have a picky eater, this is the pasta to choose to cook!


My kids and grand children never turn away from eating this fun shaped pasta.


Anytime I make it, it's a perfect meal that everyone loves.


Mom's memory of making fun foods and dinners lives on, making bow ties reminds me of those fun times and days.


this is a homemade bow tie pasta made into lasagna in one big baking deep lasagna pan. This pasta is baked with ricotta cheese, crushed meatballs and sausage and lots of mozzarella layered and baked.



Our Family Sauce Recipe




Traditional Sunday Sauce or store bought around 3 jars of your favorite


Bow Tie Mock Lasagna, is the best fast Italian food you can make.


It will be just like a quick lasagna with thus perfect and pretty pasta.


No one will complain that you used bow tie pasta.


Bow Tie Mock Lasagna is made all in one pan like lasagna




If You Make them Homemade



This kind of pasta is great no matter whether you leave it plain with tomato sauce or into this delicious lasagna.


Grandma even used to make her own bow tie pasta from scratch on holiday, of course those were always a special treat and the best.


Yes they require a little more work, but a light and fluffy little bow tie pasta made the best mock lasagna!


As I said earlier, we had homemade bow tie pasta during the Holiday seasons.


Bow Tie Mock Lasagna is just a quick and easier way to make a fast pretty lasagna using this delicious bow tie pasta noodle.


this is a homemade bow tie pasta made into lasagna in one big baking deep lasagna pan. This pasta is baked with ricotta cheese, crushed meatballs and sausage and lots of mozzarella layered and baked.



Check Out These Homemade Family Pasta Recipes




Stuffed Shells
Mom's Lasagna
Manicotti Shells
Grandma's Authentic Fettuccine Alfredo
Grandma's Homemade pasta photo update
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this is a homemade bow tie pasta made into lasagna in one big baking deep lasagna pan. This pasta is baked with ricotta cheese, crushed meatballs and sausage and lots of mozzarella layered and baked.

BOW TIE MOCK LASAGNA

prep time: 25 minscook time: 35 minstotal time: 60 mins
This is an easy version of lasagna

ingredients:

Traditional Sunday Sauce or store-bought around 3 jars of your favorite



1 pound cooked loose Sausage and Meatballs mashed together (if you don't have meatballs, use seasoned fried hamburger around 1 pound after it's cooked pour around 1/2 cup tomato sauce in it)
2 cups Mozzarella Shredded
Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
Fresh Parsley for garnish

Ricotta filling:
1 lb Ricotta Cheese mixed with 2 eggs beaten, 1/4 cup grating cheese, 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic or use granulated garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste and a handful chopped fresh Italian parsley. Mix all together set aside.



1 pound any pasta homemade or store-bought cooked in salted water and drained to package instructions we like Al dente.

instructions:

Cook pasta in salted water and drained according to package instructions we like Al dente.

Cook pasta, drain. In a large baking dish start to layer with sauce first, pasta, add dollops of ricotta on top, more pasta than sauce, crushed meat mixture, some mozzarella, some grating cheese, more sauce. Continue layering with pasta, ricotta, meats, sauce, and cheeses until all used up with pasta on top then ending with mozzarella cheese, more grating cheese, and garnish with fresh parsley. Bake at 350 degrees until the cheese is bubbling and melted.

calories
185
fat (grams)
4
carbs (grams)
3
protein (grams)
8
sugar (grams)
4
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this is a homemade bow tie pasta made into lasagna in one big baking deep lasagna pan. This pasta is baked with ricotta cheese, crushed meatballs and sausage and lots of mozzarella layered and baked.


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How To Make A Cheese Board in 10 Minutes

Sunday, November 12, 2017
When we have the family get together these cheese, and meat boards are a family favorite.

The best things about cheeseboard appetizers are they can be perfect for snacking, before the big dinner or a special romantic evening.


I love to prepare a cheese board with some unique fruits, meats, cheeses and so much more.


Come take a look at these ideas and how easy they are to assemble.


Most of the time these Cheese, Meat and Fruit Tray Appetizers are eaten on a Sunday for us.


Paired off with a good bottle of our favorite Chianti wine, it's the best way to start off the day before a big meal.



This is a cheese, wine, fruit, olives and board built with all kinds of appetizers to include raw and washed fruits and vegetables


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Chicken Chipotle Avocado Sandwich

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Winter time tends to pack on the pounds eating comfort foods. I found this delicious sandwich that awesome on your waistline, filling and low in calories! Chicken Chipotle Avocado Sandwich is a sure taste please when your counting calories. Get your summer body ready!



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Baking Mix Cinnamon Sugar Banana Muffins

Sunday, November 5, 2017
I love these combination of flavors. Baking Mix Cinnamon Sugar Banana Muffins are sure to be a hit for all banana bread fans out there and this recipe is so much easier!


Baking Mix Cinnamon Sugar Banana Muffin  are an easy muffin starting with baking mix. There is the addition of bananas and cinnamon to make these muffins semi homemade quick and easy



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Baked Banana Pancakes

I just love easy recipes. I also love these easy baked banana pancakes to use up those over ripe bananas with! The smell of these baked banana pancakes gets everyone's mouth watering! These are much more comforting to make in the oven, than standing over a hot stove flipping them!



These are baked banana pancakes with rich buttery maple syrup. Easy to make and not stand over a hot stove




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Grandma's Holiday Rice Pudding

I love Grandma's Holiday Rice pudding. She always put some pineapple and a cherry on top to look festive for our rice pudding! It's a delicious treat dessert. You can add other suggestions if you're not a pineapple fan! Use Red and Green Cherries for Christmas!



Grandma's Holiday Rice Pudding all dressed up with maraschino cherries and pineapple for a festive holiday treat



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Mushroom Zucchini Quiche

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Mushroom Zucchini Quiche is a delicious savory cheesy filling all in one flaky pie crust.


This is perfect for breakfast or brunch!


Originally quiche is one delicious cheese and cream-filled crusted pie and popular in French.


Here is an adapted Italian version of how American Italian quiche came about.





Zucchini Mushrooms with a egg filling called quiche made with cheeses in a golden baked crust



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Slow Cooker Potato and Bacon Soup

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
What's more comforting than a bowl of potato and bacon soup on a chilly day?


This is so easily made in the slow cooker.


The best part is not only is it easy, but it's also done in around 2 to 3 hours.


While you go out shopping or at work, turn this big pot of soup on and it's waiting for you after a long day.


It really is the best potato soup recipe, ever.


I came up with it after enjoying baked potato soup at one of our favorite restaurants but added way more bacon and shredded cheese on top.


I have always been a big loaded baked potato person and this soup reminds me of just that!


Kick back and stroll through this deliciously easy recipe that is a hearty bowl of rich thick creamy bacon and potato goodness.


Just scroll down to the recipe card to print this off.





this is how to make the best creamy potato soup with bacon. This soup is easy and done in a slow cooker and this recipe shows step by step instructions on how to make potato soup in a slow cooker.




So Thick It's Almost a Side Dish!



This is a very rich soup with so much cheesy deliciousness inside this slow cooker.


I was amazed at how filling it is but we often use this as a side dish with chicken or fish.


It is that thick to be just like a cheesy scallop potato side dish.




this is a hearty easy creamy slow cooker potato and bacon soup recipe





Ingredients You Will Need

  • potatoes
  • cream cheese
  • garlic
  • cheddar cheese soup
  • bacon
  • cheddar cheese shredded
  • flour
  • milk
  • parsley


this is how to make the best creamy potato soup with bacon. This soup is easy and done in a slow cooker and this recipe shows step by step instructions on how to make potato soup in a slow cooker.




Other Cooking Methods

  1. Instant Pot
  2. Stovetop 
  3. Slow Cooker



this is the base recipe for how to make a creamy rich easy potato soup




Everything Taste Better with Bacon



There is no rule on how much cooked bacon to add, we love it.


The rich smokey flavor of applewood bacon is our favorite to use, you can also substitute ham if you have leftover spiral ham.


I have a smoker so we sometimes when we have leftover ham steaks, I use that or even left ham for the holiday, I have also used leftover smoked pork.




this is how to make the best creamy potato soup with bacon. The crispy bacon is on top of the creamy soup in a crockpot




Partially Cooked Potatoes



Awe yes, this is the secret of it cooking so fast.


I microwave the potatoes first, or if you want to boil them that's fine too.


Just until they are slightly cooked but still firm so they cut easy.


Cool the potato first under cold water then slices and make them into chunks.


Even if you overcook the potatoes, it will still taste amazing!


If you like the potatoes firmer then don't precook them!




this potatoes pre cooked to show this is how to make the best creamy potato soup with bacon. This soup is easy and done in a slow cooker and this recipe shows step by step instructions on how to make potato soup in a slow cooker.




Tools You Will Need

  1. measuring cups
  2. knife
  3. potato peeler
  4. measuring spoons
  5. slow cooker or instant pot
  6.  saucepan
  7. strainer


these are potato in flour to show how to make potato soup in a slow cooker easy creamy recipe





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Baked Parmesan Potatoes

Best Potatoes Recipes




this is how to make the best creamy potato soup with bacon. This soup is easy and done in a slow cooker and this recipe shows step by step instructions on how to make potato soup in a slow cooker.




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Topping Suggestions

  • more shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • chopped fresh tomatoes
  • crumbled tortilla chips
  • oyster crackers
  • crumbled bacon




pre cooked whole potatoes this is how to make the best creamy potato soup with bacon. This soup is easy and done in a slow cooker and this recipe shows step by step instructions on how to make potato soup in a slow cooker.




Comfort Food



Potato soup is pure comfort food and best part, it feeds a crowd and super easy to make.


We just love potato recipes like Loaded Mashed Potatoes.


Everyone loves it loaded with bacon, who doesn't love bacon.


My kids even love this topped with tortilla chips, chopped tomatoes, and sliced olives so get creative!





Author:
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 2 hourtotal time: 2 H & 10 M
When I think of comfort food, my mind goes right to this creamy potato and bacon soup. It's thick rich and so easy to make in no time. Using anything from stovetop to slow cooker or even the instant pot, you can have a hearty bowl of bacon and potato soup in no time!

ingredients:

  • 4 lbs of yellow potatoes partially microwaved, cooked then sliced
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can cheddar cheese soup
  • 8 strips of cooked bacon cut up
  • 1 cup extra sharp shredded cheddar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried Italian parsley
  • Optional garnish: Shredded cheddar cheese, oyster crackers

instructions:

How to cook

  1. Heat the slow cooker on high, then oil spray your cooking pot. (you can make this in a soup pan, slow cooker, crockpot, instant pot or pressure cooker by following the instruction manual, Cooking times will vary)
  2. In a large bowl add the potatoes and toss them in the flour with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. In another medium-sized bowl, add the milk, soup, and parsley stir to combine.
  4. Starting with the potato add a few to the bottom, pour some of the soup mixtures, sprinkle with half the shredded cheese and half the cream cheese.
  5. Repeat with potatoes, soup, cheeses until everything is used. Top with bacon.
  6. Set the slow cooker on low for around 2 to 3 hours, stovetop around 25 to 30 minutes until potatoes are softened. For pressure cooker, this takes around  9 to 10  minutes.
  7. Check and make sure potatoes are soft enough. Ladle into bowls.
  8. Serve with oyster crackers. and garnish with shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Calories
325
Fat (grams)
22
Sat. Fat (grams)
19
Carbs (grams)
19
Net carbs
11
Sugar (grams)
9
Protein (grams)
15
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this is a hearty easy creamy slow cooker potato and bacon soup recipe
17

Baked Artichoke Hearts

I love old fashioned stuffed artichokes and the heart is the best part when I can't find whole fresh artichokes I used canned to make this baked artichoke heart casserole.



They are the perfect solution in a pinch as they take hardly any time to prepare and so delicious!



Once you try these you will be amazed how easy they are and no fuss with the great flavor of stuffed artichokes.



The topping is fabulous and pretty much the same ingredients you would use for Italian stuffed fresh artichokes except you have all hearts!



I really love this side dish and artichokes so if you love them to try this out and keep some cans on hand so you don't have to wait for artichoke season or holidays!



These make the best side dish and done in minutes!



Scroll down for this printable easy recipe to the bottom of the page.







this is how to make stuffed baked artichoke hearts for a side dish. These are baked in a white ramekin oven proof baking dish  These canned baked artichoke hearts are perfect alternative to stuffing artichokes





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Halloween Pistachio Witches Finger Cookies

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Halloween Pistachio Witches Fingers are absolutely bewitching!


These cookies are delightful for the young and old! I just love making ghoulish treats for Halloween.


Witches fingers are green and very tasty for any party your hosting or need to bring something too.


Everyone will rave on your creative skills.


Trust me these Halloween Pistachio Witches fingers are so easy to make too.


They easily mold into the crooked fingers and look frightfully bewitching!


So fitting for any Halloween treat!


One taste and you'll be hooked on the cookie itself if you're a pistachio lover!


Scroll down for this delicious printable recipe below!





Halloween Pistachio Witches Finger Cookies scary crooked pistachio cookies buttery pistachio green tasty cookies topped with pumpkin seeds for fingernails. The pistachio cookies are molded into fingers. the Halloween decorations are ghosts, pumpkins, a witch, rip gravestone and carved pumpkin heads




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Halloween Spooky Spider Cake

Monday, October 30, 2017

Halloween is such a fun time to cook! I am making a Halloween spooky spider chocolate cake for the table! It's easy check it out!

this is a spider cake made with chocolate cake and chocolate frosting


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Slow Cooker Beef in Wine Sauce

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
I absolutely love a tender roasted fork-tender beef, don't you?


This slow cooker beef marsala is so flavorful, and it just like that.


The slow cooker makes any cut of beef fork-tender and I just love not having to use a knife!


This roast makes a delicious juice that is great as a meal with sides and perfect leftover for a delicious sandwich in garlic toasted bread.


Scroll down to print off this recipe





slow cooker marsala delicious with green beans mushrooms





2

Best Clay Dough Ornaments

Thursday, October 19, 2017
This is the best clay dough to make ornament and shapes I ever made.

Nothing like the salt dough this looks so much better!


Hardens perfectly drying or baking. The kids will love this! If you're creative, the sky's the limit on what you can mold, shape and create.


Paint them, leave them plain, color the dough.


Add a clear coating to preserve them and voila, you have some pretty cute memories to make with your kids or favorite art-loving family and friends.






homemade clay for ornaments



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Mom's Scratch Anisette Cake

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

My family loves anisette cake and always used it in cookies, cakes and I loved the smell of it!

 Mom's Scratch Anisette Cake

This is a cake that was amazing to us on Sunday dinners with the family that mom made many times. Either you love anisette cake or hate it, Italian or not! 

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Halloween Sweet Potato Fun

Monday, October 16, 2017
Perfect for your picky vegetable eater! Halloween Sweet Potato is delicious and fun to make!


Halloween Sweet Potato Fun


1

Pasta e Fagioli or Pasta Fazool

Sunday, October 15, 2017
One of the first recipes I ever learned to make is Pasta Fagioli.


It’s on heavy rotation at my house (especially during those colder months) because we all love it so much!


It has incredible flavor and it’s jam-packed with a garlic tomato sauce, making it more like a bean and pasta stew than a soup.


Every Region in Italy makes it a little different.


I have two versions today for you Red Tomato Sauce version and a White Cannellini version.


Italian classic recipes like this one were considered depression food by my grandma and family.


Mom made wonderful pasta dishes quickly like pasta ceci, baked cavatelli, pasta with Italian sausage, quick lasagna, and a favorite Italian goulash.


Back in the 1960s when money was tight, we ate this very often.


It would feed many people including, family, friends, and the neighborhood kids on the block.


We always had a huge pot of this on the stove. I still make this pasta fagioli often and think of my mom and grandmother, precious memories were made.





this is Italian pasta fagioli with ditalini and white beans in a tomato red sauce in a white dish



5

Slow Cooker Venison Cacciatore

Venison Mushroom Cacciatore is slow-cooked perfectly and will taste very much like beef stew.

My husband loves hunting in the woods in Upstate New York.

When he came back to Florida from the New York woods of  Rome New York in the fall of 2015, I was eager to learn how to prepare venison all different ways.

This flavorful cacciatore was a big hit!

I have had a ball making my venison Italian style all winter long all different ways.

The meat is tender, melt in your mouth delicious.

If you already love venison try my fried venison steaks, they're totally addicting!

Don't forget you can use beef, chicken, pork or whatever meat you like, but it sure is fabulous if you happen to have deer meat on hand!

Easy to make in a slow cooker, you will be amazed it's really deer meat and not beef!





this is a plate of venison cacciatore with peppers and grated cheese. The peppers are red and green




3

Donut Hole Halloween Eyeball

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Here's some scary donut hole Halloween eyeballs! They're the spookiest treat for kids on Halloween!
Perfect to serve with some hot apple cider on a cool bewitching evening.
An easy fun food for the whole family to make.

These are store bought donuts made into a spooky Halloween Treat like eyeballs for fun with M and M's on the middle of the frosting used for the pupils of the eyes

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