Holiday-Thanksgiving

cream cheese corn pudding

A wonderful accompaniment to any holiday meal! Cream Cheese Corn Pudding is comfort food at it’s best! ~ preheat oven to 350 degrees F. ~ 8 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature (not lite) 1 (14 oz.) can corn, drained very well 1 (14 oz.) can creamed corn 1/2 cup sour cream (not lite)…

thanksgiving leftovers salad

After yesterday’s eating frenzy, and this morning’s leftover turkey dinner sliders, I decided to make something healthy for lunch. Are you thinking the same thing? Then this Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Salad is for you. 1 large handful baby spinach or mixed spring greens 2 Tablespoons crumbled bleu cheese, feta or chevre 1/4 cup pecans, walnuts…

slow cooker spiced apple cider

We adore spiced cider this time of year and made up a big Crock Pot full for a recent gathering at our home. I have a big infuser ball that looks like a tea ball and I put all my spices in that and just plop it in the slow cooker. I don’t put the…

pumpkin patch turkey chili

Here’s a recipe for an incredibly delicious, easy and healthy chili. It features pumpkin (lots of pumpkin) but once everything is mixed in you don’t really notice an overpowering, pumpkin-y flavor. If you’re serving people who claim to not like pumpkin, don’t even bother telling them it’s in there. This is a good “fake out”…

slow cooker mac & cheese bar

This is such a fun, easy, fairly inexpensive idea for an intimate autumn gathering. Last night we hosted a little dinner party and this macaroni and cheese bar was the star of the show. The key is to start with an excellent macaroni and cheese recipe and to offer lots of delicious, interesting toppings. Don’t…

vanilla pudding pumpkin bread

It’s that time of year again, Friends! Pumpkin season! I have soooo many new, autumn recipes to share with all of you. This is the first of many, and it’s a beaut. This is absolutely, hands down, the BEST pumpkin bread I’ve ever made. The addition of vanilla pudding makes it super moist with just…

mashed potato bar {in a slow cooker}

This is such a fun way to serve decadent, warm comfort food at a cool weather gathering in the autumn or winter. Guests can serve themselves and make their mashed potato “parfaits” any way they like. This time my toppings were pretty standard but you can get really creative with the toppings if you like.…

deli “rotisserie” chicken {in a crock pot}

Another lovely, summertime Crock Pot recipe for you to try! This makes a wonderful, dinner when served with mashed potatoes and your favorite steamed veggies. Use the leftovers to make: tacos, chicken salad sandwiches, pot pie, white chicken chili, soup…. The possibilities are endless! The best part about using your slow cooker in the summer…

cream cheese mashed potatoes + swedish cream gravy

Ahhhhh, so far our winter vacation has been wonderful. We had an amazing Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Lots of visiting with family and friends, fantastic food, candlelight, fireside cups of cocoa and tea, strolls through the snow, phone calls from people that we love who are in other cities and states, surprise packages in…