Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

This recipe for Chicken and Gnocchi Soup is one of my favorites.  I absolutely love this soup.  It tastes exactly like the chicken and gnocchi soup at Olive Garden – all creamy and delicious, but I don’t make it very often because Matt isn’t a big soup person.  However, with the cold weather lately, I decided Read More …

Poppy Seed Thumbprints

I love thumbprint cookies, and these Poppy Seed Thumbprints are just special enough to make a great treat for Valentine’s Day.  To make them extra special, roll your cookies in sugar before baking. Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 2 egg yolks 1 tablespoon orange liqueur like Grand Mariner, or if you prefer Read More …

Almond Toffee Bars

Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter 1-1/2 cups quick rolled oats 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs 1 6-oz package of semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup almond toffee pieces 1 cup sliced or chopped almonds 1 140oz can sweetened condensed milk Instructions: Heat oven to 325 degrees. Melt butter or margarine in a 9×13 inch pan in the Read More …

Spiced Spritz with Browned Butter Glaze

I originally found this recipe in the 2012 Land O Lakes holiday cookies publication.  One reason I love this publication is that it has great tips, like what to do when you want to make spritz cookies and don’t have a cookie press.  Did you know you could use an icing bag with a large Read More …

Ball Blueberry Jam

This is the ball jar recipe for blueberry jam. Ingredients: 2 pints frozen blueberries 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 pouch 100% Natural Fruit Jell Pectin 5-1/4 cups sugar Instructions: Thaw and drain blueberries. Crush blueberries one layer at a time. Combine 3 cups of crushed blueberries and lemon juice in a large saucepot. Stir in Read More …

Crockpot Cheese Tortellini

I originally found this recipe in the 2011 Taste of Home Summer Slow Cooker publication, and love it. Ingredients: 1/2 lb Italian sausage 1/2 lb lean ground beef 1 jar marinara sauce 1 can (14.5 oz) Italian diced tomatoes 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 1 pkg (9 oz) refrigerated cheese tortellini 1 cup (4 oz) Read More …

Spiced Molasses Cookies

This year I’ve decided to try several new recipes, for the holiday season.  I’ve made Red Velvet Fudge – which is amazing, even if it turned out a little dry.  It was totally the fault of my cooking thermometer though… I think I totally need a new one. I made some Subway style chocolate chip Read More …

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

This is the recipe for Chicken Pot Pie that my mother-in-law makes.  It’s based on the Betty Crocker recipe, with a few variations.  The crust I use for this is her mom’s. Filling Ingredients: 3 cups cooked chicken pieces ( I boil mine, but Mary Kay pressure cooks hers.  You could also just use a Read More …

Mamaw’s Apple Pie

It’s been chilly out for the last couple weeks, which by itself is quite lovely.  The leaves are starting to change, and I can make pumpkin flavored anything without people looking at me weird. The one bad thing about this time of year is that  even though it can get quite cold in the house, Read More …