Simple and Elegant Cashew Blueberry Salad

 A Holiday-Worthy and Company-Worthy Salad I like using the term “company-worthy” when describing a dish I think is special enough to serve to company. Today, I’ll go one step further and also add “holiday-worthy” to this wonderful Cashew Blueberry Salad.  I’ve used the term “company-worthy” in the past to describe my recipes for Chicken Paprika (Click Read More …

Butterscotch Blondies – Quick and Easy!

A Time for Baking It’s time for holiday baking to begin!  In today’s post I’d like to share with you my recipe for Butterscotch Blondies.  These are so delicious! A Brief Background Back about 2003 I was a member of the “Roundtuits” Chapter of the Red Hat Society.  Let me say I’ve never been fond Read More …

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Holiday Feasting Thanksgiving officially begins the annual holiday season and the annual holiday feasting. During the holidays, the average American puts on 50% of their annual weight gain. What can one do to avoid gaining weight in the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s? Some healthy holiday eating tips are offered to hopefully answer Read More …

3 Steps to Perfect Hot Mushroom Turnovers

An Ideal Appetizer / Hors D’oeuvres Hot Mushroom Turnovers are ideal savory appetizers or hors d’oeuvres for holiday parties and other social events.  A filling of minced mushrooms and onions mixed with sour cream and spiced with thyme are encased in a cream cheese pastry and baked until golden brown. Hot Mushroom Turnovers are half Read More …

How to Create a Family Recipe Collection

  A Great Gift for Family Members If you’re trying to think of something unique to give your family members for Christmas or Hanukkah, you might consider a family recipe collection. Three years ago I gifted my family with a compilation of recipes from various family members, some living and some no longer with us.  It Read More …

My Grandmother’s Praline Pumpkin Pie

My Grandmother My maternal grandmother, Rose Elizabeth Chastain Warren, was a very special person in my life.  My grandparents had a photography studio in my hometown for 45 years.  My grandmother made wedding photos, baby photos, graduation photos and portraits for many people over the years.  She took the photos, developed the film, made prints Read More …

Decadently Delicious Kahlua Pecan Pie

Holiday Desserts During the holiday season we want our family and friends to enjoy the best food we can possibly prepare because great food is a large part of the memories created each year of holidays past.  Sometimes there’s even a little sibling rivalry over creating the best dishes!  Today’s post features an exceptionally delicious pie Read More …

3 Captivating Recipes with Cranberries

Cranberries  Cranberries are captivating with their beautiful ruby-red hues and their unique tangy taste!  Even though 20% of all cranberries are eaten at Thanksgiving, that doesn’t mean that they only enhance turkey dinners!  Cranberries are so versatile that you can eat them in one form or another all throughout the day. For those of us Read More …