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29 11, 2014

Ideas for Holiday Food Gifts – Spice It Up!

2023-01-15T21:47:14+00:00Cooking Blog|

We love receiving food gifts during the Holidays! Cookies, candy, wine, cheese, smoked sausage, name it, you can be certain we will enjoy them. But it is just as much fun to pick out gifts for my family and friends.  My mom has always said you should give gifts you like receiving (in other words, don't ...[ get the full recipe ]

22 11, 2014

Pumpkin Cheesecake—Combining Family Recipes!

2023-01-15T21:47:35+00:00Cooking Blog|

My mom and dad always made two desserts that I love this time of year (fall):  pumpkin pie and cheesecake.  So why not combine these two family traditions into a two-layer version.  It sounded yummy to me, so I started with the pumpkin pie recipe that Mom always used and the cheesecake recipe that ...[ get the full recipe ]

22 11, 2014

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe


Ingredients Graham Cracker Crust 1 2/3 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 2 Tbsp. sugar 6 Tbsp. butter, melted Cheesecake Layer 3 8-oz. packages cream cheese, room temperature 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 1/2 tsp. vanilla Pumpkin Layer 1 15 oz. can Pumpkin puree (pure pumpkin) 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed ...[ get the full recipe ]

18 11, 2014

Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Salsa Verde

2023-01-15T21:48:13+00:00Cooking Blog|

When I know I have a long day ahead of me, it is great to put something into the slow cooker and know that the house will smell great and dinner will be ready when I get home from work. Recently, pork shoulder roasts were on sale, so I bought one that was about three ...[ get the full recipe ]

18 11, 2014

Pork Roast with Salsa Verde—Slow Cooker Recipe


Ingredients 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 lb. pork shoulder roast 1 cup salsa verde (homemade or store bought) 1 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. chipotle chili powder Instructions Combine pepper, salt and chili powder in a small bowl Use paper towels to pat the pork shoulder dry Rub the spice ...[ get the full recipe ]

11 11, 2014

Thanksgiving Dressing (aka Stuffing) Blog Tasting Party—Drum Roll Please…

2023-01-15T21:48:53+00:00Blog Tasting Parties, Tasting Parties|

When it comes to Thanksgiving, I always think of turkey and dressing, or as some would call it---stuffing.  While there are many ways to prepare a turkey, there seem to be even more versions of dressing, so we decided our pre-Thanksgiving Blog Tasting Party (BTP) would focus on that amazing comfort food---dressing. But first ...[ get the full recipe ]

11 11, 2014

Southern Cornbread and Biscuit Dressing (aka Stuffing)


Ingredients 9 3-inch squares of cornbread (see recipe tab for cornbread recipes or use your favorite recipe or mix) 6 biscuits (use your favorite recipe or mix) 3/4 large onion, chopped 4 3/4 cups low sodium chicken, turkey, or vegetable stock or broth 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped (optional) Salt and pepper to taste Instructions ...[ get the full recipe ]

11 11, 2014

Wild Rice, Bacon, Cranberry and Apricot Dressing (aka Stuffing)


Ingredients 2 cups uncooked wild rice blend, quick cooking (such as Rice Select's Royal Blend with white, brown, wild and red rice) 1/2 lb bacon, cut into ½ inch strips 1 cup dried cranberries 3/4 cup dried apricots, quartered (preferably Mediterranean apricots because they are not as dry as the California apricots) 1 1/4 ...[ get the full recipe ]

11 11, 2014

Ciabatta, Sausage and Mushroom Dressing (aka Stuffing)


Ingredients 1 lb. Ciabatta bread, cut into ¾ inch cubes 12 oz. sausage (remove casings) 8 oz. cremini mushrooms, quartered and sliced 1/2 large onion, chopped 3/4 cup chopped bell pepper (preferably red, yellow, or orange) 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme, choped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup grated parmesan ...[ get the full recipe ]

5 11, 2014

Mashed Potatoes Baked with Bacon, Cheddar, and Broccoli!

2023-01-15T21:36:16+00:00Cooking Blog|

Don't you just love potatoes?!  If so, you can use this recipe to elevate mashed potatoes to a new level or transform leftovers. Potatoes are one of my all-time favorites foods.  It doesn't really matter how they are prepared---mashed, baked, fried, skins, hash browns, or any other way---they are just a great comforting food!  That ...[ get the full recipe ]

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