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Sangria Ham

I know its a bit late to post something that could be made on Christmas, but I’m still trying to catch up on all of the recipes I’d like to blog. The first time I made a ham for Christmas I saw a recipe that used sangria and thought that […]

2010 Recipe Review

As I skimmed through my Google Reader today looking for recipes, I realized that almost every blog I follow has done some type of recap for 2010. Since I learned a lot more about blogging and recipes in 2010 than 2009, I figured it was a good idea to hop […]

Thumbprint Cookies

I made these cookies earlier in the week, but I finally have time to blog them. The caramel and strawberry preserves ones are my favorites. Next year I think I’ll pick up some other flavored preserves to try out. Thumbprint Cookies Source: Amanda’s Cookin’ Yield: 4-5 dozen Printer Friendly Ingredients: […]

Ultimate French Onion Soup

For the longest time I was on a search for the perfect ramekin so I could make recipes like creme brulee and french onion soup. It never occurred to me until I was reading Joelen’s recipe for french onion soup that I could just as easily broil the bread in […]

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

I was never a big fan of green bean casserole until I came across a recipe that used cheese instead of cream of mushroom soup. I like cream of mushroom soup and would even be tempted to add fresh mushrooms to green bean casserole, but sometimes you just need a […]

Pork Loin with Cranberry Sauce

Ever since Tom mentioned that he was going to make a real effort to eat vegetables, I’ve been determined to make him try as many things as possible that he would never eat before. Cranberry sauce is one of them. I figured if I added enough sugar, he’d definitely eat […]

Herb Butter

I have a bit of a habit of overdoing myself. I figured since I was making two different types of rolls for our Thanksgiving dinner that I should also make my own herbed butter. Why? Honestly, I don’t know. I guess because I’m kinda crazy and wanted some things that […]

Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce

For years I would never get anywhere near canned cranberry sauce. The stuff is just scary looking. Its shaped like the can it was packaged in and it has the same consistency as Jello although it is not Jello. Plus its not very sweet. I know its not supposed to […]

Beef, Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna

If I’m making a meatless dish, I usually have to be pretty creative about it. Like me, Tom grew up where dinner consisted of meat and potatoes. Variances were rare. Unlike me, he still can’t get it out of his head that dinner doesn’t need to be that way. I […]

Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Cupcakes

I love cream cheese. It’s the only way I will eat a bagel. I put it with salsa and dip tortilla chips in it. I love it as a frosting. I could practically eat it plain. Even with all of that said, I’m not a huge fan of cheesecake. Maybe […]