M&M Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies

I got a phone call from my father the other day asking if I knew his address. Of course I do! I was hurriedly thinking I was going to have to call 9-1-1 for my mother or something. He then asked, “Well, if you want to send us some Christmas cookies I wanted to make…

Sun-Dried Tomato Ravioli

I love sun-dried tomatoes. We went on a Costco run a few weeks ago and while we were there I saw a jar of sun-dried tomatoes. Seeing as a small jar runs me about $4.99 in the grocery store the jar they had was only $8.99, on sale! Great buy, right? Yeah. I didn’t realize…

Cheese & Sausage Balls

Still on the finger foods for meals. These with some scrambled or fried eggs? Awesome and super simple to make. Want them as a simple bite with a salad or fresh veggie platter? Delicious! When I saw this recipe for “Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls” on Pillsbury.com (click for link to original recipe) I knew I…

Tomato Pesto Roll-ups and Roast Beef Horseradish Roll-Ups

This is the week we make super easy meals in our house. We bake cookies, clean, and continue to decorate, watch Christmas movies, and the drag my son through online school. Senior-itis is settling in before Christmas break and he still has 2 more college applications to complete before January 1st. So, our meals are…

Simple Cream Cheese Filled Breakfast Rolls

Yes, I am thinking ahead to Christmas morning. It is only 12 days away and I am planning our Christmas breakfast. We do things a bit differently in our house. We start off by opening stockings (which are now mostly personal care items and a bit of candy and animal crackers with an orange in…

Check in: Day 273

Week 39: We are not completely decorated for Christmas yet. We had a bit of a set back in that my son’s room had a slow leak in his window and it softened the wall board and warped the baseboards. Having a son with autism means he cannot let it go so he picked a…

Ferraro Rocher Cups

My family discovered chocolate hazelnut spread during the pandemic. I think it was such a comfort food for everyone that I could not keep it in the house. I would buy a big jar at Aldi, a US discount grocer, and it was gone in a day or two. I would buy the little snack…

Sweet ‘n’ Tangy Little Smokies

My family would vote hands down that this is their favorite appetizer. It is so simple yet so flavorful. I make them 2-3 times a year. This is one of our favorite ways to serve them. They can stay warm in the slow cooker until they are served. So simple! Verdict: Sweet and Tangy says…

Slow Cooker Ground Beef Pot Pie Soup

I made a soup my entire family liked! I was so excited. Not a single, “It’s good but…” just lots of compliments and happy eating sounds. I think the secret is the rich flavor. It had plenty of “chunks” for my need to chew their soup family and such a rich depth of flavor that…

Southwest Eggrolls

We are continuing our appetizer recipes. These tasty eggrolls have a delicious slightly spicy taste. They are the thing my kids will seek out at parties and for meals if they see them. Anything wrapped in an eggroll wrapper and fried or baked some how seems more fun, doesn’t it? Verdict: These are so easy…

Garlic Shrimp Dip

We cannot go out to in restaurants, go to parties, or happy hours right now. So, we are making meals special by doing all the foods we love from these places at home. What does that mean? Lots of appetizer meals. You know those little noshy bites you seek out at the parties? Make them…

Top 7 Recipes for November 2020

November 2020 seemed to be a time of comfort foods. Lots of slow cooker meals, casseroles, cakes, and breakfast for dinner meals. I think my family was not the only one seeking comfort foods that were also simple to make. These were the top 7 recipes for the month by visits on my blog. Enjoy!…