Holiday

Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark

One of my son’s favorite holiday candies is Peppermint Bark. We’ve tried a number of versions of peppermint bark over the years and I’ve discovered his favorite combination is when the candy is half peppermint vanilla candy with candy canes and half chocolate. I decided […]

Candy Cane Bread Sticks

Candy Cane Bread Sticks

This month’s Food ‘n Flix Challenge is the movie Clueless. It was fun to re-watch this movie while looking for food clues to inspire my recipe. There was only one Christmas scene in the movie and it was a party where the outside of the […]

Holiday Spinach Pecan Salad

Holiday Spinach Pecan Salad

This month’s Food ‘n Flix Challenge is the movie Clueless. The main character in the movie, Char, is constantly trying to help her father eat healthy. She often will make him or bring him a salad and makes sure that he eats it for dinner. […]

Gingerbread Cookies – Our Family Tradition!

Gingerbread Cookies – Our Family Tradition!

We have been making a Gingerbread House as a annual tradition in our house for about 16 years. We’ve used the same Gingerbread Cookies recipe, and it’s delicious and stays tender and soft for quite a few weeks. This tradition started out simple, as my […]

Mrs. Weasley’s Christmas Fudge

Mrs. Weasley’s Christmas Fudge

Mrs. Weasley’s Christmas Fudge is inspired by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. This fudge recipe has been in our family for generations and is the best homemade fudge I’ve ever tasted.    It’s the most wonderful time of the year – time for the […]

Pecan Snowballs

Pecan Snowballs

This month on the Monday Movie Challenge, we are taking on inspiration from Christmas movies. My movie is The Santa Clause movie. There are so many references to milk and cookies, I couldn’t resist making a delicious, traditional holiday favorite, Pecan Snowballs. I also took […]

Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes

These Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes recipe has been a family favorite since my kids were quite young. When my oldest was six years old, the school he attended held a potluck Thanksgiving and all the families brought a kid friendly dish to share. One of the […]

Cinnamon Star Bread #Bakealong Challenge

Cinnamon Star Bread #Bakealong Challenge

This months King Arthur Flour #Bakealong Challenge is Cinnamon Star Bread. I must admit when I first saw this bread I thought it was going to be difficult. Then I read the step by step directions provided by King Arthur Flour and gained the confidence […]

Irresistible Spiced Walnuts

Irresistible Spiced Walnuts

My family has made these Irresistible Spiced Walnuts as long as I can remember, probably since before I was born. My family used to own and operate a walnut orchard. We always had lot of wonderful walnuts around. This recipe is so popular that it has been […]

Holiday Rice Pilaf

Holiday Rice Pilaf

Every year when the holiday’s roll around we make this Holiday Rice Pilaf for almost every meal. It’s traditionally served with Thanksgiving Dinner and Christmas Dinner but our family enjoys it so much and it is so easy to prepare, it will often be served […]