Guiness & Dubliner Cheese Soup

St Patty’s day is soon upon us and what screams Ireland more that Guinness and Dubliner Cheese?  Answer is easy – Nothing!!!  Many years ago, in the early 2000’s, I took an amazing trip with my cousin to Ireland.  Two young women driving around in rental car, on the wrong side of the road (and…

The Best Easter Ham Ever!!!

Who is ready for Easter next weekend???  If you are not, here is something that can help and it’s easy  There has been one style ham that we have made in my family forever!  It has been made in the oven along with using a slow cooker.  I love the slow cooker style because then…

Ginger Cookies

This recipe was a gift from my mom.  We went to visit over the holidays two years ago and these cookies were hard to resist.  They are soft and sweet, and the combination of ginger and molasses does something that makes them just unique enough that they will become a favorite in your home as…

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

There is so much that can be said about this recipe that I don’t totally know where to start.  I have been making this (and versions of this) for years; it is requested at almost all holiday functions I attend (both sides of the family); it is an amazing appetizer to fit any number of occasions  it has…

Chili Deviled Eggs

Finger foods are where it is at…between holiday parties, cocktail parties, football parties.  It seems everywhere you look right now, there are suggestions for the simple one bites of tastiness.  This recipe is one that is great for potlucks and will not disappoint.   We went out to dinner with family last month to a…

Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake

Some times I get lost in a sea of postings and recipes and ideas for cooking online.  It can be over whelming between the ‘this looks good,’ or ‘I like the idea of this recipe,’ or sometimes ‘this looks really cool, but I’m not sure I want to eat that.’  Then there are times when…

Holiday Challenge – Week 2 – Mini Chocolate Pies

For the longest time I able to avoid Pinterest.  Partially because I didn’t totally understand it right away and partially because I wasn’t sure that I wanted to have access to one more thing that would consume some more of my time.  Well, about eight months ago I gave in, and I have to say,…

The Holiday Challenge – Week 1 – Home Made Whiskey Caramels

The holiday season is upon all of us and like the last few years, our house already screams Christmas.  Both trees are up with lights on, but not fully decorated yet.  The Christmas Village is rockin’ it’s light house, fire pit, carolers, B&B, Wine Shop and more.  And the rest of the boxes and totes…

The Day After Holiday Leftovers

After a big family holiday meal and making sure the family and guests are all fed, well, at least with this family, there is enough food for leftovers.  After all of the cooking, all of the laughter, all of the eating…this year, it seemed a little boring to just reheat the leftovers and eat.  Plus,…

Home Made Apple Pie

This is home–made-to-the–finest apple pie!     Although, I’m fairly confident in the kitchen, when it comes to something like Apple Pie, where it is well known to everyone and evokes such fond memories, I get a little nervous to create something new.  You hear how everyone‘s grandma or aunt or mom makes the BEST apple…