From the monthly archives:

November 2011

Spicy BBQ Cabbage Rolls

November 30, 2011

A few weeks ago I wrote this guest post over at My Sweet and Savory.  I am not sure how, but I published it last night on my blog.  When I discovered it this morning, I immediately made it private again but then I thought, why not just edit it and share it.  We have [...]


Giveaway Winner

November 29, 2011

Congratulations to the winner of the Shabby Apple “Through the Looking Glass” necklace!  The winner is Dianne Grubbs! Please take a moment and check out some of Shabby Apple’s other great products.


Easy, Creamy Beef Stroganoff

November 28, 2011

I have been wanting to make my mother’s Stroganoff lately.  My mom was an awesome cook and this was in the rotation when I was a child.  It is one that I learned to cook really early in my marriage.  However, my mom uses round steak and I will post her recipe another day.  Actually, [...]


Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Pumpkin Chile Cream Sauce

November 21, 2011

I had a half of a can of pumpkin leftover the other day and rather than freeze it for later, I decided to create a savory dish with it.  I also had two poblano peppers that I intended to stuff and make a lighter version of a Chile Relleno.  So, I decided to combine the [...]


How to Brine a Turkey—No Fail Juicy

November 20, 2011

Why brine a turkey?  Well, brining is a sugar and salt marinade which causes the break down of the proteins in the meat tissues.  This causes it to absorb the water of the brine and when cooked, it stays moist.  Generally, when brining, you use equal parts sugar and salt.  I used Agave Syrup and [...]


GIVEAWAY: Beautiful Looking Glass Locket 24” Silver Chain

November 18, 2011

Have you visited the awesome website, Shabby Apple?  I love their products, particularly their amazing vintage jewelry.  Check out some of these: What about these adorable refrigerator magnets: They also carry vintage dresses, maternity dresses, preteen dresses, and little girl’s dresses…and more…..Beautiful and elegant clothes! Drum roll…..Here is the giveaway.  It is a locket on [...]


Best Chicken and Dumplings Ever

November 14, 2011

My husband REALLY wanted Chicken and Dumplings the other night.  I was looking for my dumpling recipe (not), when he offered to go to the store and buy some canned biscuits….Grands, to be exact.  I said….well…..of course I have never used canned biscuits before……me….an all scratch kind of gal (teehee).  But, if I were to [...]


Creamy Banana Nut Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting

November 14, 2011

Today is the Secret Recipe Club Reveal day.  There are over 300 bloggers that participate each month in a recipe exchange….so to speak.  We are secretly assigned to another blogger and are supposed to choose one of their recipes to cook.   Then we are to blog about the results.  Sounds fun, huh?  I was assigned [...]


Breaded Buttermilk Chicken Strips

November 9, 2011

Everyone cooks with Panko Bread crumbs and I have to say, that I LOVE the way these crisp up something breaded….baked or fried.  But truthfully, I have never cooked with them myself.  Just can’t remember to buy them and I rarely actually bread something any more. But the other day, I was in the new [...]


Cinnamon Pear Tart and Pear Jam

November 7, 2011

We were given some little pears from a friend’s tree that were so delicious.  They were hard and I kept thinking that they would soften over the next few days but they didn’t.  I only cut into one because it had a bad spot, which was getting bigger.  Oh, my goodness!  Was I glad that [...]

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