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10 06, 2015

Chocolate Praline Graham Crackers

2023-03-02T17:51:29+00:00Cooking Blog, Recipes|

I saw a photo on Pinterest that led me to the Cookies and Cups recipe for an addictive treat involving brown sugar, butter, pecans, and graham crackers. It looked like an easier version of toffee but without the chocolate, so I couldn't resist the idea of adding a layer of chocolate! I baked a ...[ get the full recipe ]

22 05, 2015

Winning Barbeque Sauces from Our Tasting Party

2023-03-02T17:51:52+00:00Blog Tasting Parties, Cooking Blog, Tasting Parties|

Grilling season is finally here and to a girl like me who grew up in Texas that means barbeque ribs, sausage, chicken and brisket dripping with a tangy, tomato-based barbeque sauce!  My mouth is already watering. But over the years I have learned that everyone has their favorite style of barbeque.  The varieties are endless.  Do ...[ get the full recipe ]

3 05, 2015

Chicken Pot Pie Popovers

2023-03-02T17:52:53+00:00Cooking Blog, Recipes|

Serves at least 4 This is a recipe that works great with a rotisserie chicken from the store.  If you don't have time to make the popovers, then just serve this as a thick soup.  Add some toasty French bread, and you will have a great meal!  You can also substitute leftover turkey if ...[ get the full recipe ]

7 04, 2015

Shrimp Creole Recipe

2023-03-02T17:53:53+00:00Cooking Blog, Recipes|

This recipe can be made the day before and reheated as long you do not add the shrimp until you are ready to serve it!  While this shrimp creole is usually served with rice, it is also delicious served with a pasta, such as linguine or fettucini. Servings:  4 regular servings or 6 smaller servings Ingredients 1 ...[ get the full recipe ]

7 04, 2015

Cooking Shrimp Creole for Family!

2023-03-02T17:55:09+00:00Cooking Blog, Recipes|

We were so excited that Jeff's sister, Debbie, got to visit us in San Diego recently.  She has been so supportive of my blog, so one night we asked her if she was interested in participating in one of our cooking and photo sessions!  I was thrilled when she said "yes"! Just in case Debbie said "yes", I ...[ get the full recipe ]

24 03, 2015

Easy Mushroom Cream Gravy

2023-03-02T17:55:23+00:00Cooking Blog, Recipes|

Gravy is just the right finishing touch for so many of my favorite foods---mashed potatoes, chicken-fried steak, chicken tenders, turkey, and so many more.  But you don't want lumpy gravy, greasy gravy, or paste-like gravy, right?  Well this mushroom gravy is easy to make and is one of my favorites.  I start by slicing ...[ get the full recipe ]

10 03, 2015

Creamy Avocado Salsa Verde

2023-03-02T17:55:57+00:00Cooking Blog, Recipes|

This recipe makes about 2 1/2 to 3 cups of salsa. Ingredients 12 tomatillos 1 sweet onion 2 ripe avocados 1-2 jalapenos 1/4 a lime 1/4 bunch fresh cilantro Instructions Remove the husks and wash the tomatillos Quarter and peel the onion Place the tomatillos, onions, and jalapenos on a large baking sheet Place the baking sheet 4-5 ...[ get the full recipe ]

4 03, 2015

Easy Raspberry Nutella Meringue Cookies

2023-03-02T17:56:29+00:00Cooking Blog, Recipes|

Ingredients 2 egg whites 2/3 cup sugar 2-3 Tbsp. raspberry juice from 1 cup frozen raspberries (optional) 1/3 cup Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread) Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F Thaw the raspberries and place them in a fine mesh strainer.  Place the strainer over a bowl.  Using the back of a spoon press the raspberries ...[ get the full recipe ]

16 02, 2015

Chocolate Chip and Pecan Meringue Cookies

2023-03-02T17:57:11+00:00Cooking Blog, Recipes|

Ingredients 2 egg whites 2/3 cup sugar 1 cup pecans, chopped 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 2-3 Tbsp. raspberry juice (optional) Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form and they glisten Gradually add the sugar and continue beating the egg whites until the sugar is incorporated Add ...[ get the full recipe ]

3 02, 2015

A New Twist on Au Gratin Potatoes (aka Scalloped Potatoes)

2023-03-02T17:58:06+00:00Cooking Blog, Recipes|

I love potatoes, don't you?  Adding cream (or milk) and butter only makes them better.  When I was growing up, I always loved my mom's scalloped potatoes, which I later learned are also called au gratin potatoes.  Mom's version was very simple:  thinly sliced potatoes, milk, butter, salt and pepper.  No cheese.  I have ...[ get the full recipe ]

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