It's going to be a long weekend of family favorites! Lots of fun and activities - at home, at the cabin, and on the boats, and lots of meals and snacks to make for the crowd. I'm never quite sure exactly HOW many people will be with us on holiday weekends, as the crowd comes and goes, but I do know that these are a favorite!!
Every time that we make theses delicious Hawaiian Sliders, they are DEVOURED! Perfect with leftover ham or turkey...and perfect on Hawaiian sweet dinner rolls. And these become true Hawaiian Sliders when you add a spoonful of Caramelized Pineapple to the stack! Caramelized Pineapple takes these familiar little sandwiches to a whole new level - people BEG me for the secret recipe!
Flavorful Buffalo Chicken Stuffed French Bread is loaded with our favorite creamy, cheesy and spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip baked right in the loaf, and loaded up with three cheeses that melt into gooey deliciousness! This crazy delicious and EASY appetizer is perfect for parties or game day – and is always the first thing to disappear. Everyone will be begging you to make this!
COLD BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP
This cold Buffalo Chicken Dip is an easy, no fuss appetizer that’s great for football parties or game-day festivities. Tender shredded chicken breast is combined with cream cheese, sour cream, crunchy bits of celery, lots of spices and plenty of hot sauce to make the perfect cool version of Buffalo Chicken Dip to serve with fresh vegies and crackers, or spread on tortillas for FABULOUS Buffalo Chicken Wraps or pinwheels!
Happy New Year! And nothing screams New Year like Chinese food! I can't wait until the Chinese New Year to share this with you! And whether you are celebrating the Year of the Rat, or celebrating the start of 2020, you are going to LOVE these tender and delicious Chicken Egg Rolls with Sweet & Sour Sauce.
We actually enjoyed these on New Year's Day - the perfect little appetizer is also a perfect dinner when you serve it with hot rice. And this Sweet & Sour Sauce, with just a hint of fresh pineapple juice and Asian Sweet Chili Sauce, is WONDERFUL drizzled on top of white or brown rice!
WINTER CELEBRATION CAKE
For a special celebration, this Winter Celebration Cake starts with an amazingly rich, tender and moist Chocolate Raspberry Cake, layered with luscious Raspberry Jam Filling, silky Chocolate Mascarpone and covered with Dark Chocolate Ganache. Rich dark chocolate cake and fresh raspberries are even more indulgent when topped with wintery Chocolate Pinecones and Sugared Cranberries and Sugared Rosemary. The fragrance from the Sugared Rosemary gives this an outdoor fresh smell and seasonal flavor as well! A truly special cake!
This creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup is simple, easy and delicious – better than anything you can get at Olive Garden! Tender chicken, pillowy gnocchi, fresh vegetables and aromatic herbs, and a creamy and flavorful broth, this homemade Chicken Gnocchi Soup is wonderfully rich and possibly the best soup ever!
We had dinner at Olive Garden a few weeks ago, and everyone was SO disappointed with the soup! No more unlimited soup and breadsticks option, and the Chicken Gnocchi Soup they served us was lukewarm, watery, and the vegies were crunchy and raw - no flavor and so disappointing! Just another reason that I prefer making big pots of our favorite soups at home! Everyone loves a steaming bowl of homemade fresh and creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup, and this Mama can serve up warm parmesan garlic breadsticks on the side too!
I think I've shared this before, but my favorite treat is Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Raspberry Squares, and I am constantly on a quest to make/bake something that recreates that fabulous treat! Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Shortbread Bars capture the dark chocolate flavor and the fresh sweetness of raspberries in a buttery shortbread crust.
A silky and creamy chocolate and raspberry filling is layered in a buttery brown sugar shortbread, topped with dark chocolate and fresh raspberries bursting with flavor. These Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Shortbread bars are so simple to make and sure to become one of your favorites!
Sore throat? Cough? Sniffles? Feeling under the weather? Now it’s easy to enjoy the delicious and soothing comfort of a homemade Starbuck’s Medicine Ball (also called Honey Citrus Mint Tea or Cold Buster Tea) at home with this super easy recipe!
FIVE ROMANTIC DINNERS
Salmon with Champagne & Raspberry Crème Sauce
Skipper and I decided years ago that it was much more relaxing and romantic to make Valentine's dinner together at home. A roaring fireplace, our favorite music and a chilled bottle of champagne help set the tone! Here's some of our favorite Romantic Dinner Recipes - perfect for Valentine's Day or anytime you have a quiet evening with your special someone!
Do you have a playlist of your favorite romantic songs?
BRAISED SHORT RIB BEEF STROGANOFF
LOBSTER RAVIOLI with CRAB ALFREDO SAUCE
CRAB FETTUCCINE ALFREDO
CLASSIC FRENCH ONION SOUP
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