Monday, December 30, 2013

Crafty Chocolate-Coated Spoons

I enjoyed making and presenting these chocolate-coated spoons as gifts during the holidays.  They add that little bit of something special when stirred and melted into hot milk, cocoa or coffee.  My favorite way to use them is in hot milk. ...which is kinda funny; since I rarely drink milk, and I'm a real coffee fan.  It's not like having hot cocoa, but more like enjoying hot chocolate milk.  Oh, don't even think about trying to eat the chocolate off the spoons...I know it's tempting, but the chocolate is better melted into a hot drink.

These fun and easy chocolate spoons are especially good for last minute gifts, and they would make welcomed hostess gifts on New Year's!

                                                  Stirring Up A Little...
                                                    Chocolate Fun!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Chunky Cranberry Applesauce In The Slow Cooker

My daughter wanted to serve a cranberry applesauce for Thanksgivukkah.  Since I normally bring the homemade cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving, I volunteered to add this to my contributions for this year's very special holiday.

When I discovered Dawdling Darlings' easy, chunky cranberry applesauce, I knew this was ideal for our celebration.  I made twice as much as the original recipe, so I altered the other ingredients as well and omitted the water.  To achieve a chunky applesauce, it was not pureed.

The festive red color of this sauce makes it an ideal condiment or side dish for your Christmas meals. 

                                                 Tart, Tangy and ....

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Comforting Beef Casserole with Homestyle Egg Noodles and Colby-Jack Cheese

With the hustle and bustle of all the holidays, coupled with the cold weather, you want an easy, hearty warm dish to prepare for dinner.   You're kinda over the turkey (at least for the moment) and ready for a little beef...

Between all the holiday fare, you and your family will love this uncomplicated and comforting, cheesy beef casserole made with homestyle egg noodles! 

                                             Nice To Come Home To...
                       And So Easy...Give It To The Teenagers To Prepare!