Appetizers and Dips

Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Crostinis

Click photo to enlarge I saw these in a magazine a while ago and couldn’t wait to try them.  They were so fast and simple!  I used my homemade cranberry sauce, but canned would work as well.  Turkey and cranberry and cream cheese are such a great pairing!  These are a beautiful holiday appetizer, and… Continue reading Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Crostinis

Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Homemade Cranberry Sauce (like Grandma used to make)

Click photo to enlarge This recipe is so simple and so delicious!! Ingredients 12 ounces cranberries 1 cup white sugar 1 cup orange juice Directions In a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the orange juice. Stir in the cranberries and cook until the cranberries start to pop (about 10 minutes).… Continue reading Homemade Cranberry Sauce (like Grandma used to make)

Appetizers and Dips

Italian Cucumber Crostinis

Click photo to enlarge I had the ladies over for a craft night tonight, and I made three different appetizers for us to snack on.  One of them was this delicious recipe that I got from my friend Keri, who made this recipe for a party we both attended.  I love crostinis.  Crostini means “little… Continue reading Italian Cucumber Crostinis

Biscuits / Muffins / Scones

Homemade Lemon Curd

Click photo to enlarge This is a great filling for cake, pies, or tarts.  It’s also great spread on a scone. 🙂 Ingredients 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel Directions In the top of a double boiler, beat eggs and… Continue reading Homemade Lemon Curd

Biscuits / Muffins / Scones · Breads

Sweet Dinner Rolls

Click photo to enlarge This recipe is supposed to be made with a bread machine.  I don’t have a bread machine, but I have a kitchenaid mixer.  I’ll post the real recipe, and then how I made it.  These rolls were super yummy. Ingredients 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C) 1/2 cup… Continue reading Sweet Dinner Rolls


Paula Deen’s Popovers

Click photo to enlarge I love Paula Deen, because she bakes the way you are supposed to: with lots of butter and lots of sugar.  I once saw her make a breakfast sandwich using two Krispy Kreme doughnuts as the “bun” with bacon, sausage, cheese, and fried egg on it.  Tonight, I brought the rolls to… Continue reading Paula Deen’s Popovers

Appetizers and Dips

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Click photo to enlarge A delicious appetizer that is always a crowd pleaser.  These are great for big parties, but elegant enough for a dinner party. INGREDIENTS: About 50 white button mushrooms, stems removed 1 8 oz package of cream cheese, room temperature 1 pound of sausage 1/2 C of mashed potatoes (optional) 1/2 cup… Continue reading Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms