Garlic-Basil Butter

Who doesn’t love Garlic-Basil Butter?  Follow these instructions to enhance the taste of meat, bread and vegetables.  There is a free printable recipe at the bottom of the page. Ingredients: 4 large garlic cloves ¼ cup packed fresh basil leaves ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ¼ teaspoon coarse salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter […]

Panna Cotta

Quick, easy, delicious….the three simple words every hostess wants to hear!  Panna Cotta fits the bill if you want something that hits all three marks.  It’s a no-brainer if you know you’re going to be rushed for time but you need to impress the guests.  Let’s get started! Here’s all you’ll need: 1 envelope of […]

All American Cheesecake Pie

This easy All American Cheesecake Pie is perfect for Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, or July 4th Celebrations…really it’s yummy for any day of the week!  Your friends and family will love it! The ingredients: 1  8oz block of cream cheese, softened 1  can of sweetened condensed milk 1/4-1/2 cup fresh lemon juice* (to taste) 1  xl […]

Barbecue Baked Beans

1/2 medium chopped onion 1/2 lb. ground beef* (optional) 10 slices cooked crumbled bacon 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar 3/4 cup barbecue sauce 1 can kidney beans 1 can butter beans 1 can pork n beans 2 tablespoon molasses 2 teaspoon dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, chili powder   Cook and drain beef […]

Company Casserole

I believe this casserole has been with us at every holiday for as long as I can remember.  A close family friend introduced it to our family 30 years ago and it has been with us since.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we have. Ingredients: 1 6oz box wiled, long-grain rice, prepared […]

Lemon-Poppy Seed Muffins with Lemon Glaze

If you are a fan of all things lemon like I am, you have come to the right place.  These muffins are amazingly moist and pretty quick to make.  For an added intensity of lemon (and yumminess), add the glaze.  If you’re in a hurry you can substitute bottled lemon juice for fresh.  You can […]

Italian Cream Cake

I’ll confess right up front … this cake takes a little bit longer to make than your average box cake but it’s so worth the effort. Here’s what you’ll need for the cake: 2 cups of sifted all-purpose flour 2 cups of sugar 1 stick of unsalted butter 5 eggs, separated 1/2 cup of canola […]

Mexican Crock Pot Chicken

Thanks to my cousin Lisa, Crock pot Mexican Chicken is an easy favorite in our house.  Not only does it give an added dimension of flavor to Mexican dishes, but it’s super simple to make. To make it, you will need: 2-3 chicken breasts (I like to use boneless, skinless breasts because they are easier to shred) […]

Shrimp Salad

Sleek summer bodies are made in the winter!  If you wait until spring to start thinking light you’ll be too late.  Here’s a quick light recipe to put a little summer in your cold winter days. Here’s what you’ll need: 1/2 lb boiled, peeled, deveined shrimp 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, washed and cut in half […]

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Nothing is better on a cold winter morning than a warm blueberry muffin fresh out of the oven.  This is one of my go-to recipes (for any time of year).  They just melt in your mouth – yum!  There is a free printable recipe at the bottom of the post. MUFFINS: ¼ cup butter, softened […]

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