Baked Beer Chicken Legs and Thighs

Thursday, December 28, 2017
A very tender, juicy chicken, it's the only way to make a great baked beer chicken. You can use any pieces of chicken you like. It comes out crispy and full of flavor baked in the oven. Don't miss trying this delicious Bake Beer Chicken Legs and Thigh recipe.

 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.


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


Cookie Cutter Pancakes

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Cookie Cutter Pancakes are always the perfect treats for all your little Elves and Santa to enjoy!

Adorable pancakes that will make every child smile!


Best Snickerdoodle Cookie EVER

Monday, December 18, 2017
I have had many many snickerdoodle cookie recipes but this one by far has been the best one through the years we have made them.


these delightful cinnamon cookies are buttery and rich in flavor a childhood treat

A snickerdoodle is a childhood favorite. These cookies have been around as long as I can remember.

Mom use to make them when I was a child, that was in the late 1960's. We love the smell of them.

They kind of remind me of a buttery sugar cookie with cinnamon and sugar on top. The ingredients are usually always in the house.

They go great with a cup of flavored teas, especially a cinnamon tea.

An easy cookie that most folks have everything in the house to make them anytime with these basic ingredients with an exception for cream of tarter, that is one you will probably have to invest in.

Tip: If you don't have cream of tarter you can substitute lemon juice.

For every 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tarter you can use 1 teaspoon of lemon juice or white vinegar.

It's a crunchy outside, soft inside cookie rolled or topped with cinnamon sugar.

I love the whole cookie drenched in the sugar not just the tops. The original way to make them is sprinkling the cinnamon sugar on top.

It's a crunchy outside, soft inside cookie rolled or topped with cinnamon sugar

I love the whole cookie drenched in the sugar not just the tops. The original way to make them is sprinkling the cinnamon sugar on top.

Yield: Makes around 30 small or 16 large
Best Snickerdoodle Cookies a childhood favorite cookie recipe

Best Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe EVER
(Recipe can be doubled)
Makes around 30 small or 16 large

1 3/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
1/2 cup butter softened not melted ( 1 stick)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla  

Cinnamon Sugar for rolling: (make more if necessary)

1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cinnamon
1 medium or small melon ball or ice cream scooper


    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place the dry ingredients in a bowl set aside.

      In a mixing bowl cream the sugar and butter together. Add the egg, milk and vanilla. Blend with the dry ingredients until all is evenly mixed together.

      Put the cinnamon sugar mixture in a pie plate. Using a small melon ball scooper, scoop up some dough and add to the cinnamon sugar rolling evenly.

      Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees until set around 7 minutes.
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    Macadamia Coconut Chip Cookies

    Friday, December 15, 2017
    Whether it's holiday season or just because you love these kind of cookies, they're always a hit! These Macadamia Nut Coconut Chip cookies are all dressed up for the Holiday season.
    these macadamia coconut chip cookies take you to a tropical island in flavors


    Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    Seriously a delicious way to make a chicken meatball Parmesan with a few less calories than beef! It's sure is fun to try new recipes to me. These chicken Parmesan meatballs are one that I will surely make again. These chicken Parmesan meatballs are just the perfect addition to any meal you make adding to pasta, pizza or  in your submarine sandwich!

     these are meatballs made with Chicken then added tomato sauce and mozzarella on top baked in a glass dish


    Graham Cracker Christmas House

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    This is a great project for the kids to make at Christmas. I just love the ease of using Graham crackers to make this adorable little house. Please watch the video first to see the pieces and how they fit like a puzzle to make the instructions easier.

    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


    Almond Paste Butter Crescent Cookies

    Monday, December 11, 2017
    These buttery almond butter crescent cookies can be shaped to whatever you like! The dough is delicious and perfect for shaping anything you like!

    almond paste cookies dipped in chocolate on each end in pistachios and italian christmas cookies on a christmas green red and white plate


    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


    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


    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


    Italian Chocolate Fudge Roll Cookie

    These are exactly what they sound like Italian Fudge Rolled into a delicious cookie crust! This is one of those all time favorite Christmas cookies. The filling is actual fudge. Once you make that filling it's hard not to keep eating it before it gets into the dough for the cookies! The dough is a little tricky to roll out so be sure to use lots of flour on either wax paper or parchment paper when rolling.

    these are the most decadent filled fudge cookie ever and Italian specialty at Christmas


    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.

    Christmas Eve Pan Fried Smelts #christmas #fish


    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!


    Thanksgiving Shortbread Turkey Cutout Cookies

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    Thanksgiving shortbread Turkey Cutout Cookies are perfect for your Holiday tables!
    Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers!

    I love to make festive ideas around any of the Holidays this is the perfect cut out cookie for any of your Holiday baking needs. They are delicate shortbread pastry style cookies that everyone will love. The best part is they are filled with any of your favorite jams! Of course if you find fall looking cookie cutters of any kind add them to this plate to be festive. I bet some horn of plenty, pumpkin cookie cutters and fall leaves would be adorned on this plate.


    Sweet Potato Gnocchi

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

    Sweet Potato Gnocchi homemade pasta dough using sweet potato #pasta


    Jam Filled Bow Tie Cookies

    Sunday, November 19, 2017
    This vintage recipe of Jam filled bow tie cookies are so delicate and delicious, this will be your go to recipe for any occasion. Just a warning, they smell so good baking you can hardly wait to eat the first one without burning the roof of your mouth!

    a jam filled Italian Cookie Shaped into bow ties with powdered sugar


    Giving Thanks Recipe Roundup

    Saturday, November 18, 2017
    Giving Thanks all year round is important. I am thankful for all the food, family and love we share. This roundup was our Thanksgiving and my first one all together not working in 31 years on Thanksgiving Day. It was the best year ever. Love and good health to all. Links at the end for recipe. Thanks for joining us today.

    fried turkey recipe


    Stove Top Sirloin Steak Marsala

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Stove Top Sirloin Steak Marsala is one of my favorite comfort foods. Come see how easy this is to make a tough steak into a delicious meal! When I was growing up, I would come home from school and the aroma was just mouth watering when that door opened. Sirloin Steak Marsala was on the stove top cooking and I could hardly wait for dinner. This was one of my all time favorites mom made, and still is.

    this is sirloin steak with mushrooms made into a marsala sauce  on top of the stove


    Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Bars

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    I used my fresh pumpkin puree that I had from last year in the freezer. Thawed it out to add to this cake mix and got the moistest most delicious bar ever! This is a great dessert, cake and chocolate heaven bar cookie! I never dreamed that pumpkin and chocolate would be so heavenly in one bar!

    these are a chocolate brownie made with pumpkin and chocolate chips on top using a cake mix, cooled in  a brownie pan then sprinkled with powdered sugar perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday and the perfect chocolate pumpkin spice bar


    Bow Tie Mock Lasagna

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

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

    Cheese, Meat and Fruit Tray Appetizers

    Sunday, November 12, 2017
    When we have the family get together these cheese, and meat boards are build to the families favorite appetizers before the big dinner we usually have. Most of the time these Cheese, Meat and Fruit Tray Appetizers are eaten on a Sunday. Paired off with a good bottle of our favorite Chianti wine, it's the best way to start off the day.

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


    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!


    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


    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


    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!

    Grandma's Holiday Rice Pudding


    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!

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


    Baked Artichoke Hearts

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017
    I love old fashioned stuffed artichokes and the heart is the best part! These baked artichoke hearts are the perfect solution in a pinch as they take hardly any time to prepare check it out!

    These canned baked artichoke hearts are perfect alternative to stuffing artichokes

    This is one of the easiest ways to satisfy your stuffed artichoke craving. I just love how easy these are to make! Baked in the oven and done in 20 minutes!


    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!

    Halloween Pistachio Witches Finger Cookies scary crooked pistachio cookies buttery pistachio green tasty cookies for a ghoulish Halloween trick or treat


    Lemon Chicken with Linguine Pasta

    I could eat this everyday! The flavors are amazing rich with butter, wine and lemon. The chicken is fork tender. It's just plain awesome!


    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!

    Halloween Spooky Spider Cake


    Mom's Salisbury Steak Marsala Recipe

    If you want a comforting quick meal that really will wow everyone, this is it Salisbury Steak Marsala!


    Holiday Sandwich Ideas

    Friday, October 27, 2017
    Even the pickiest of eaters will love these cute Holiday Sandwiches for school lunches. Perfect for a party too. See the filling suggestions I have below!


    Slow Cooker Beef Marsala

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    Tender juicy slow cooker beef marsala. The meat falls apart and melts in your mouth!

    slow cooker marsala delicious with green beans mushrooms


    German Potato Salad

    Sunday, October 22, 2017
    A little switch for me with German Potato Salad! I have made this salad for more than 20 years and if you love spuds this is a delicious salad that any potato lover will enjoy.
    One of my favorite side dishes! German potato salad is a tangy creamy salad that goes with any meal you make it's also addicting. Once you make this old fashioned recipe, you will crave it again and again!

    Potatoes, vinegar, bacon salad in a bowl with spices and a perfect side dish german potato salad is a classic dish and this is the best recipe


    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!

    I can't begin to tell you the ease of this recipe and the fun memories we made together. This clay dough is the best to work with for any projects with the kids

    Italian Beef and Bean Soup

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Italian beef and bean soup really hits the spot on a chilly day!

    this is a hearty italian bean soup much like minestrone but with much more in it carrots, white beans, tomato, meat, green beans all in a square white bowl along with grated cheese


    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! 


    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


    Halloween White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies

    Sunday, October 15, 2017
    Are you ready for Halloween White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies?  

    Halloween White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies

    Check out this easy ghoulish recipe!


    Twist Pasta with Chili

    Saturday, October 14, 2017
    A delicious twist pasta with chili the kids just absolutely rave about!

    Twist Pasta Chili #pasta #chili


    Donut Hole Halloween Eyeball Instructions

    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!

    Donut Hole Halloween Eyeball Instructions

    Donut Hole Halloween Eyeball Instructions



    Store bought donut holes your choice of any flavor (but get them in powdered sugar or roll them into it)
    M & M in different colors for the eyes

    Canned white frosting

    Ziplock bag

    Powdered sugar

    Wax paper

    Make sure the donut holes are heavily rolled in powdered sugar. Using a ziplock bag, pour the white frosting in it. Cut on the diagonal a small hole to squeeze the frosting out of to make the protruding eye. Place the candy in the middle let the dry around 1 hour on wax paper.

    For more haunting ideas:
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    For More Spooky Recipe Ideas Check Out My Halloween Video


    Broccoli Lemon Chicken Bow Tie Pasta

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    One of the tastiest pasta dishes you will ever make Broccoli Lemon Chicken Bow Tie Pasta!

     Broccoli Lemon Chicken Bow Tie Pasta

    Even my 3 year old grandson had
     three helpings he loved the taste of the pasta!