Sunday, January 10, 2016

Decadent Brownie Bread Pudding with Caramel and Dark Chocolate ~ In The Slow Cooker


Warm and satisfying, this easy decadent brownie bread pudding makes the perfect cold-weather or Super Bowl dessert.  Just imagine, a pool of French bread drenched in rich dark chocolate, caramel and cream with crunchy walnuts!  The sumptuous chocolate flavor is further enhanced with strong, brewed coffee (no need to tell finicky eaters...it can be our little secret)!

I shared this marvelous pudding at a gathering during the recent holidays, and they loved it!  I just took the cooked pudding in the slow cooker with me to the party and plugged it in when I arrived to keep it warm.  We enjoyed it with large dollops of whipped cream, but it would be wonderful with ice cream too!

                                              Who Knew Heaven...
                                           Could Be So Sinful!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Luscious Pecan Praline Topping Holiday Gifts

This luscious pecan praline topping is so marvelous, it should be canned and gifted!  Show your friends and family how much you appreciate them...there's nothing like the joy of presenting or receiving homemade gifts!

Tie your gift jars with pretty ribbon along with gift tags explaining care and suggested ways to use.  For several ideas to enjoy this decadent topping, see my original post Luscious Pecan Praline Topping ~ "How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count The Ways".  It's so sinfully delicious, my daughter likes to eat it straight from the jar!

                                             Oh, You Shouldn't Have...
                                               Can't Wait To Open!         

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 all...family or guests!

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