Friday, December 28, 2012

Party Food To Bring In The New Year




HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas to all! 
I hope everyone has a great 
love filled holiday 
surrounded by family and friends.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Broccoli Cheddar Jack Soup


Oh how I love soup. Did you ever have that one favorite dish where you licked the bowl clean? I may or may not have done that with this soup. I am pleading the 5th; sorry. I actually had full intentions of making broccoli and regular cheddar soup but only had cheddar jack cheese. Which really is my favorite anyway I use it in a lot of my dishes. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Anise Butter Cookies




Who doesn't love Christmas cookies? I usually spend about two days baking them, put them in all their tins and send them off to wherever we end up. These butter cookies have just the right amount of anise flavor plus crunchy seeds to finish them off. A perfect addition to your Christmas cookie collection of recipes.



Friday, December 14, 2012

Herb Dijon Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Pork is the other white meat. Sometimes your chops can come out dry and tasteless due to over cooking. Let's face it pork really just doesn't have that much flavor. This dish has tons of flavor. The herbs and dijon mustard compliment each other so well. I always opt for the tenderloin over the chops and roasts. It really is melt in your mouth delicious. It's like the filet mignon of pork. So if your looking for and easy quick weeknight meal or even a holiday dish this is perfect!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Green Bean Casserole


Do you love green bean casserole? I do! I know I have mentioned this before I just hate using caned condensed soup for anything. Something about it just grosses me out. I found that there is many ways to substitute it and not that hard to do. It's amazing what a roux can do I tell ya. A nice thick cream sauce seasoned with garlic, onion, Parmesan cheese, and some more, poured over fresh green beans with yummy red pimentos topped with crispy onions. This is the perfect Christmas side dish. Oh and PS...I finally am finished with my shopping; whew! Amen :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Italian Wedding Soup

Happy  Monday! It's been so dreary here on the Island and what a perfect day for soup. Italian Wedding soup as a mater of fact! I think this is my favorite kind of soup, I just love the broth with the spinach, carrots,  meatballs and tiny little pasta. Total Comfort Food...TCF.  

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sweet Potato Souffle

Happy Monday! Well not really I dread Mondays. I love the weekends. I love everything that comes along with them. Shopping, cleaning(not really), and Sunday family dinners. I made this dish for Thanksgiving and I will just have to make it for Christmas and even Easter to. It is by far the best sweet potato recipe I have ever had. It truly is a souffle light, fluffy and airy. I bet instead of using it for a sweet recipe you could add some savory seasonings and it would be even better. I will have to give that a try. It's a snap to make and really is delicious.