Month: December 2017

Cheesy Bacon BBQ Overnight Breakfast  Casserole

Cheesy Bacon BBQ Overnight Breakfast Casserole

It was the night before Christmas… When all through the house I had so much to wrap, bake, and clean that I gave into my not so silent chirping birdies plea’s for a quiet prepared dinner not by me. I placed my deli order with […]

Beer Can Roasted Whole Chicken – on the Grill Recipe

Beer Can Roasted Whole Chicken – on the Grill Recipe

It’s post-Christmas, and the fam is so very over the rich holiday food! Not only that but I’m exhausted from all the cooking and baking. I needed a break, and so did they.

Grandma’s Christmas Sugar Cookies

Grandma’s Christmas Sugar Cookies

Each Christmas I’ve made these cookies, my son’s grew up setting these out for Santa each year with hopeful expectation of gifts to come. As far as they were concerned it was a was a giant payoff each year under the tree and in the stockings.

Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Christmas = Brussel Sprouts
Actually, anytime of year is great for these mini cabbages. Especially when you add bacon. Bacon makes everything better! These are great no-carb treat, and my kids love to eat them for snacks.

Butter Pie Crust Pastry

Butter Pie Crust Pastry

My oldest son has said since the wizened age of eight that butter makes the world go ’round, and duct tape holds it all together. I was so proud that at such a young age, my son was so practical and visionary. Sigh…
My go to pie pastry is butter crust, because I have found it is universal and reliable like no other.

Pork Loin with Cornbread Apple Stuffing

Pork Loin with Cornbread Apple Stuffing

We love stuffed pork loin at our house, but the dish had gotten a little stale. The mere mention of it set off lots of groaning and crying. “Not again!” The old family favorite need a little sprucing up, so we decided to try it with cornbread apple stuffing.

Cornbread Apple Stuffing

Cornbread Apple Stuffing

It’s cold and wintry, a teeth-chattering 37 degrees where I’m at. I actually had to wear a jacket and close-toed shoes! The deep South experienced it’s first snowfall in years as far as north Florida. We got a fine rainy drizzle where we are, and grey skies. I decided to make some cornbread apple stuffing to go in a pork loin for dinner.

Ground Beef Cornish Pasties with Tomato Relish

Ground Beef Cornish Pasties with Tomato Relish

The pasty, pronounced “pass-ty”, has a long history with working men. Originally wives made these for their husbands as a portable lunch.

Tomato Relish Recipe

Tomato Relish Recipe

I found some crazy, colorful tomatoes at the store. They were like mini heirloom tomatoes, and they were just begging to be put into relish.

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

I scored a couple of pints of strawberries fresh off the farm from a co-worker early in the season, and decided to make them into Strawberry Shortcake. It’s a bit early but who can say no when tempted with this simple yet decadent dessert.