Old fashioned broccoli casserole recipe

Bring Back the Broccoli Cheez Whiz Minute Rice Casserole

Or…let's not. Did you know they still make Cheez Whiz? It may be one of those things you've not had since you were a kid. Can you believe it made it's debut on grocery shelves in 1953??? As part of the processed food revolution, it brought us a whole new level of convenience, along with a slew of  recipe developers who made sure we had hundreds of ways to use this unnatural wonder. When I was growing up it's favorite targets were hot dogs, sandwiches and taco chips. And purchasing the pressurized can version, one was able to make pretty little orange squiggles on crackers… or shoot it right

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Impressive shrimp appeitzer

Pancetta Wrapped Shrimp Appetizer with Gorgonzola

Butterflied shrimp stuffed with a sliver of Medjool date, wrapped with a slice of pancetta then fried. A sprinkle of Gorgonzola cheese, some flakes of chive and a drizzle of honey and you’ve got an easy and impressive shrimp appetizer.

Easy Cream Cheese Lemon Pie

Best Foodie Gifts and Not So Christmasy Pie

Easy Lemon Coconut Cream pie. No matter how hectic things get, there’s always time for this refrigerator pie made with pudding, Cool Whip, and sour cream. With the move, I was a little concerned about Santa finding our new home this year. But being the clever sort that he is, we had a wonderful Christmas

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Beef Stew with Beer

Belgian Beef Stew with Belgian Ale, #SundaySupper

Beef stews are usually very forthcoming in nature. Chunks of beef and hearty vegetables served broth or in a thick gravy. This Belgian Beef Stew becomes rock star special with the addition of a bottle of Belgian Golden Ale and then finished with mustard and red wine vinegar. Sorry Mom, this version may have just

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Holiday Beverage

Carl’s Homemade Eggnog

Are you squeamish about eating raw eggs? I guess I’d have to answer “no,” since I use them in my favorite Caesar Salad Recipe and most recently in making eggnog. I just make sure I’m using super fresh good quality eggs and hope that I’m doing the right thing. I’d be interested in hearing your opinions,

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Bratwurst cooked in beer

Brats and Kraut for Blogger C.L.U.E.

It’s time for our December Blogger C.L.U.E. event, but first a big thanks and congratulations to Liz over at That Skinny Chick Can Bake for organizing our group and for a successful inaugural launch in November. How much fun is this…each month we’re assigned to a blog and we’re given a clue. With that clue, we’re

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Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Crescent Rolls with Gruyere

Holidays are all about memories of family traditions, carrying forward those traditions or starting your own. Christmas Eve was spent with just Mom and Dad and myself. After the tortuous task of making sure every dish was clean and in the cupboard after our roast beef dinner, we were finally ready gather around the tree and open

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Shrimp Salad for pot lucks

Shrimp Salad with Lime Zest

Who can say no to shrimp, cream, mayonnaise, dill and lime. This is a great shrimp salad that travels well for a buffet pot luck party. Made in advance, it’s refrigerated and the flavors blend into a delicious salad.

Recipe for Breakfast Quesadilla

Breakfast Quesadillas

  Bacon, Hatch green chile, mushrooms and cheddar cheese melt together for killer breakfast quesadillas. Happy Saturday everyone, hope you’ve had a delicious week. As with most of you, we’ve gone from a beautiful, lingering Indian Summer to being plunged into the deep freeze. I mean really, 14 below??? Ouch. We’ve had scant snow, not really enough to

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Vegetable side dish for the Holidays

Cauliflower with Garlic and Sage for Blogger C.L.U.E.

This fresh, crisp and delicious cauliflower recipe is a great addition for any dinner. Sage and garlic are a great pairing for creamy cauliflower and the dish is a great addition to any Holiday meal or dinner party.

Easy Braised chicken recipe

Rosemary Chicken

This easy one-pot braised chicken dish is stunning in flavor. Simple ingredients, wine, rosemary, bay leaf and lemon return a very flavorful and rich tasting meal.