Appetizers · Cooking

Dilly Cucumber Bites

You know those times when you make a grand entrance at a holiday party with the nagging thought skittering around the back of your mind "I cannot eat more junk. If I consume one more chocolate treat I'm going to explode."? Nah. Me neither. However, I understand these kinds of people exist. For all your… Continue reading Dilly Cucumber Bites

Appetizers · Cooking · Drinks

Cranberry Jalapeño Bruschetta

This week, I'm sharing some of my favorite Christmas Party foods. Everyone needs a few good, go to items to bring when you're invited out at the holidays! We're starting off with a recipe I stole from a friend after she brought it to a party last Christmas. The beautiful red color of the cranberries… Continue reading Cranberry Jalapeño Bruschetta

Baking · Candy · Desserts

Crockpot Christmas Crack

Have you ever dreamed of being one of those people who hands out homemade candy at Christmas, but secretly loathe those with that much time on their hands during the holidays? Well my friend, this recipe is for you. I've been making cookies, candies, treats and tasty things at Christmas time for two decades (sheesh… Continue reading Crockpot Christmas Crack

Appetizers · Cooking

America’s Test Kitchen Deviled Eggs

As I've mentioned before, my husband doesn't have much of a sweet tooth. In fact, the one food weakness he has is deviled eggs. Not just any deviled eggs. These. I love my America's Test Kitchen Cookbook. Something about the detail and testing that encompasses each recipe appeals to my logical nature. I don't just… Continue reading America’s Test Kitchen Deviled Eggs

Baking · Cooking · Desserts · Dinner · Pie

Happy Pi Day!

It's March 14th! That means math rules the day and we get to celebrate by eating pie! Yes, the third month, the fourteenth day is very special around here. For it is the glorious day we celebrate the tool that helps us calculate all circular things. 3.14 = pi. March 14th = pie. Here are… Continue reading Happy Pi Day!

Cooking · Dinner

Easy Irish Soda Bread

No Corned Beef Dinner would be truly complete without delicious Irish Soda Bread to accompany it. I am absolutely required to bring a still-warm loaf (or two) of this soda bread to my mom's each year for St. Patrick's Day dinner. It is pillowy soft inside with a gorgeous crusty exterior. This bread is also… Continue reading Easy Irish Soda Bread

Cooking · Dinner

The Best Corned Beef Dinner Ever

Saint Patrick's Day is coming. Time for too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ra-ing about Molly Malone, Danny Boy and my Wild Irish Rose. Time for dancing a jig while not spilling a drop. Time for decking out in shades of forest, emerald, mint and moss. For celebrating my freckles and green eyes while lamenting my lack of red-headedness. And the… Continue reading The Best Corned Beef Dinner Ever

Kid Activities · Life

Stove Top Potpourri With FREE Printable Gift Tags

Do not eat this recipe. It is not food. Well, it is food...I mean obviously those are oranges and cranberries. But it's not food you should consume. This is the most amazing, make your house smell incredible, holiday cheer inducing, dance around the living room smelling the air -- stove top potpourri. Did you know… Continue reading Stove Top Potpourri With FREE Printable Gift Tags

Appetizers · Cooking

Flayed Witches Fingers (Ham and Asparagus Roll Ups)

One of my favorite party appetizers involves pickled veggie wrapped in cheese and meat. These Flayed Witches Fingers are easy to whip together with all store-bought ingredients. I used a jar of pickled green beans I got from my mom-in-law, but you can easily use jarred asparagus from your local supermarket. Slap some softened cream… Continue reading Flayed Witches Fingers (Ham and Asparagus Roll Ups)

Baking · Bread · Breakfast · Cake

Plum Cake Bread

Great neighbors are hard to come by. I know someone (who shall remain nameless) who lives next to a family where the kids play a game called "Am I Being Murdered?". An activity that's such fun, it has to be enjoyed during every single hour of every single day. A jolly good time for the… Continue reading Plum Cake Bread