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Holidays

Holiday recipes, foods, and ideas to make those days even more special.

CURRIED COUSCOUS WITH JEWELED FRUIT

CURRIED COUSCOUS WITH JEWELED FRUIT

This curried couscous with jeweled fruit is an easy side dish that is not only delicious and healthy, but it’s also beautiful to look at with the orange hue from the curry, the dark raisins, and bright red pomegranate seeds.  It’s an unexpected holiday side Read More..

3 Fruit Drink You Must Try For Thanksgiving

3 Fruit Drink You Must Try For Thanksgiving

From wearing the perfect clothes to deciding on a dinner menu, everything must reflect the true spirit of Thanksgiving. You dinner spread may include all the popular Thanksgiving recipes but you always need a refreshing drink to wash all that down. Before you go on Read More..

ELECTION DAY SHOOTERS

ELECTION DAY SHOOTERS

As we near closer to the end of Election Day 2020 and all the craziness, we may need a little something to take the edge off of the nerves, relax and mellow out the anxiousness.  My Election Day Shooters fit the bill very nicely!  They’re Read More..

FRIED DEVILED EGGS

FRIED DEVILED EGGS

It’s National Deviled Egg Day! And if any food should be celebrated, this would be at the top of the list.  But, is there any way to make a deviled egg even better?   Yep, you can bread and fry it.  These fried deviled eggs are Read More..

CALAVERA SUGAR SKULL COOKIES

CALAVERA SUGAR SKULL COOKIES

When you need a great activity for the kids to celebrate Halloween in the age of Covid…make a batch of Calavera Sugar Skull Cookies!  Sugar cookies, flavored with almond and vanilla, rolled fondant, and edible markers make this a delicious and easy Halloween project. With Read More..

PUMPKIN RAVIOLI IN SAGE BROWN BUTTER SAUCE

PUMPKIN RAVIOLI IN SAGE BROWN BUTTER SAUCE

Nothing tastes more like Autumn than a delicious bowl of homemade pumpkin ravioli in sage brown butter sauce, especially when garnished with toasted pecans and a dusting of amaretti cookie for a tiny touch of sweetness. I like to serve this with a starter of Read More..

BOOZY PUMPKIN TRUFFLES

BOOZY PUMPKIN TRUFFLES

Boozy Pumpkin Truffles are decadent little balls of spiced rum-laced, pumpkin cake mixed with cream cheese frosting, and dipped into white chocolate.  Yeah, I’ve gotten your attention, huh? They are the luscious, sweet, adult treats that you need after a long day. ALMOST LIKE THE Read More..

MUMMY HOT DOGS WITH SPIDER WEB SAUCE

MUMMY HOT DOGS WITH SPIDER WEB SAUCE

These adorable Mummy Hot Dogs With Spider Web Sauce are a great way to celebrate Halloween and feed the kids before trick or treating or starting the Halloween party at home! What kid (or adult, for that matter) doesn’t love hot dogs wrapped in crescent Read More..

3 Freaky Fruity Drinks You Must Try for Halloween

3 Freaky Fruity Drinks You Must Try for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, and preparations for the festivities are afoot. From getting the perfect costume to deciding on a dinner menu, everything must reflect the true spirit of Halloween. Your dinner spread may include all the popular Halloween recipes—pirate pasta, spooky deviled eggs, witch Read More..

SCARY HALLOWEEN SPIDER PIZZA

SCARY HALLOWEEN SPIDER PIZZA

This Scary Halloween Spider Pizza is the perfect kid-friendly dinner to celebrate Halloween.  It’s easy and tasty, plus the kids will enjoy helping to make and decorate it!   Make it a party by serving the pizza along with Bones And Bloods Breadsticks and Sauce, Severed Read More..

GOOEY CARAMEL PECAN PIE BARS

GOOEY CARAMEL PECAN PIE BARS

Why make a pecan pie when you could make these gooey caramel pecan pie bars?  They are a deliciously perfect combination of a shortbread crust, with a gooey, sweet pecan filling, and a nutty, salty sprinkle on the top. Your family will adore them. I’ve Read More..

ARGENTINIAN ALFAJORES

ARGENTINIAN ALFAJORES

Argentinian Alfajores are tender, buttery, sandwich cookies that have luscious dulce de leche caramel inside and a rim of chopped coconut and toasted pine nuts along the sandwich line.  They are very popular not only in Argentina but throughout South America and are melt-in-your-mouth delicious.   Read More..

DARK AND STORMY RUM COCKTAIL

DARK AND STORMY RUM COCKTAIL

A Dark And Stormy Rum Cocktail is a very masculine drink that’s refreshing and full of flavor.  The ‘dark’ comes from the black rum and the stormy comes from the ginger beer. It’s similar to a Moscow Mule, but using rum instead of vodka.   The Read More..

GRILLED BBQ PORK CHOPS

GRILLED BBQ PORK CHOPS

Why not take advantage of the last of the warm evening grilling opportunities.  These grilled bbq pork chops are juice, tender, and so flavorful with the dry rub and the barbecue finishing sauce. I like to serve the chops with Old Fashioned Fried Apples, Southern Read More..

SOUTHERN POTATO SALAD

SOUTHERN POTATO SALAD

Southern potato salad is a creamy, tangy, flavorful side dish that goes perfectly with grilled meats, burgers, fried chicken…almost everything.  This is comfort food that evokes happy memories of family picnics, barbecues, parties, and potlucks. Growing up in Pittsburgh one of my favorite summertime activities Read More..