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homemade egg nog

Homemade Egg Nog


It never really feels like the holidays without the classic eggnog. Like most things though, eggnog taste so much better when it’s homemade verses bought premade at the store. A few ingredients and some simple steps and you can be enjoying homemade egg nog while celebrating the holidays with family and friends. This recipe will appeal to those that don’t…

Savory Puff Pastry Bites with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

Savory Puff Pastry Bites with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms


These savory puff pastry bites hit all the right notes with sweet caramelized onions, marinated Portobello mushrooms, Applewood smoked cheddar cheese, and a hint of fresh thyme. Although there are several steps required to assemble these tasty morsels, the results are well worth the effort. I typically don’t share labor-intensive recipes like this but these are so good. If you…

Salted-Caramel Apple Dip Appetizer

Salted Caramel Apple Dip Recipe


This easy Salted Caramel Apple Dip appetizer recipe can be ready in about 5 minutes if you purchase the salted caramel sauce. However, many ready-made varieties contain artificial preservatives, flavorings, and high-fructose corn syrup. I recommend taking the extra time to make homemade caramel sauce. It can be a little tricky to master but once you do you’ll love the…

Portobello and Sage-Stuffed Acorn Squash
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Portobello and Sage-Stuffed Acorn Squash
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This portobello and sage-stuffed acorn squash recipe provides a healthy and tasty alternative to traditional holiday side dishes. Crisp pancetta, rich Portobello mushrooms, sweet dates, and aromatic sage bring fabulous, yet diverse, flavor to every bite. As an added bonus, the lentils and walnuts make it more filling, so maybe you’ll be able to stop at just one piece of…

easy cheese garlic bread

Easy, Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe


If you are serving e a hearty pasta dish like lasagna, spaghetti or rigatoni or if you are serving up a hearty stew or chili you’ll want to serve this easy, cheesy garlic bread to accompany it.  Of course, this can always be served as an appetizer with a marinara sauce for dipping. If Gruyere isn’t available or if it’s…

One Skillet Lemon Chicken Orzo


This one skillet lemon chicken orzo reipce is perfect for those busy weeknights when you want something quick and satisfying that won’t dirty every dish in your kitchen. This recipe pairs bone-in chicken thighs with lemony orzo for a hearty meal you can have on the table in just over half an hour. For this recipe, the chicken thighs are cooked…

Ginger Lime Martini Recipe


Looking for a twist on the traditional martini consider a ginger lime martini.  When I travel I enjoy visiting different distilleries around the United States and on a trip to Lake Charles, Louisiana I was able to visit Bayou Rum Distillery and it was here that I was able to find a very tasty silver rum to make this amazing…

Prosciutto Baskets with Whipped Goat Cheese Filling


Looking for a party appetizer that will impress even your most critical guests? Look no further than these Prosciutto Baskets with Whipped Goat Cheese Filling. Easy enough to make and only requires a few ingredients. These elegant appetizers look a lot more complicated than they actually are. The trick is to use to prosciutto that is sliced thin enough to…

spicy chili recipe

Spicy Slow Cooker Chili Recipe


It is getting cold outside which means it’s soup, stew and chili season. It really is the best time of year. This spicy slow cooker chili recipe gets a nice boost of flavor by using a combination of spicy and sweet pork sausage, rather than ground beef. If you like your chili to be extra spicy use all spicy sausage.…

Easy to Shake Peppermint Martini Recipe


Celebrate the holidays with the fun and festive peppermint martini recipe. The crushed candy cane rim takes this drink up a notch and perfectly compliments the chocolate and peppermint flavor of the drink. Easy enough to mix up a batch before a cocktail party and wow your guests with the presentation and taste. So delicious you’ll want this cocktail long…