Saturday, November 14, 2015

Fun Fall Acorns Made with Chocolate Kisses and Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate and peanut butter...who can resist?  These whimsical Fall acorns, made with chocolate kisses and mini peanut butter sandwich cookies, are so fun and would be a great project to do with children!

Serve these adorable treats at a Fall gathering on a pretty doilie-lined tray or plate.  Or, use them for an easy Autumn decoration on a Thanksgiving cake or on bar cookies, and you'll be very thankful for all the praise you'll glean.  They would also make wonderful party favors in cellophane bags tied with pretty bows, or gifts presented in lovely boxes or tin cans.  Friends and family will think you're so clever!

                                           Uh-oh, These Are Going Fast...
                                 Better Squirrel Some Away For Myself!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Remarkable Warm Fried Okra Salad with Field Greens

I wish I could say that I remember what inspired this remarkable creation, but I can't.  Probably because I wanted a salad and I wanted fried okra, so I figured why not combine them...well, WOW!   I can only tell you that the unexpected combination of these traditional, simple ingredients creates a delightfully unique palate experience!

Change it up a little and surprise your family and guests with this out-of-the-ordinary, incredibly delectable salad...perfect for Autumn!

                                 What An Intriguing Combination Of....
                                          Scrumptious Ingredients!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Laborless Labor Day Recipe Roundup!

Labor Day should be laborless, right?  That's exactly what this roundup of entrees, salads and desserts is all about...for you to enjoy a classic, fun and relaxed Labor Day!

For even more scrumptious recipes, perfect for a carefree Labor Day, see my Fourth of July Recipe Roundup!

                                      Keeping It Easy and Delicious...
                                      For a Laid-Back Labor Day!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Beef Carbonnade ~ Also Known As Beer Beef Stew

Called beef carbonnade, beer beef stew or Flemish beer stew, this mouthwatering casserole is an ideal savory and comforting dish to enjoy with the onset of autumn.

Because this delectable stew is so easy to prepare, it makes a perfect weeknight meal.  You can cook and refrigerate it a day ahead.  Or, you can make in advance and freeze it...then just reheat and prepare any sides right before you serve it.

You'll find this delicious carbonnade is certain to please or guests!

                             It's That Time Of Year, So Pull Up A Seat...
                                    For A Hearty and Satisfying Meal!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Spiked Cherry Cheesecake Bonbons with Dark Morello Cherries and Toasted Pecan Coating

You all know how much my son loves desserts with cherries!  Naturally, I was inspired when I saw Dan at Mantitlement's recipe for Moonshine Cherry Cheesecake Bites.  Using his recipe as a guide, I did my twist on it using amaretto liqueur, firming and making the batter more workable with cake mix (which also added more texture and even more flavor) and completing with a coating of crushed toasted pecans.  I imported the idea of the cake mix from my recipe for Marbled Candy Barks with Cake Batter.  I also substituted the maraschino cherries with dark morello cherries.

We enjoyed these divine coated spiked cherries as a prelude to other desserts at a recent "After-The-Fact" family birthday party, and they were gobbled up in no time!   The party was to celebrate several birthdays for which we'd all been unable to gather at the same time.

I can't give Mantitlement enough accolades!  Dan, in collaboration with his wife Christie, offers such unique recipes with fabulous photos!  Their creations include delicious family-friendly recipes, along with marvelous appetizers and beverages.  Do check them'll love the site!

By the way, accidents sometimes do actually become wonderful creations.  I forgot not to completely cover the cherries with the batter, so I added an uncoated spiked cherry on top of each coated spiked cherry; and Ta-Dah...

                                               A Wow Presentation...
                                      Offering A Little Bit Of Heaven!