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Month: November 2013

Classic Split Pea & Ham Soup

Classic Split Pea & Ham Soup

Another winter favorite, this is a perfect soup when you want a hearty, healthy, warm meal. Also great for using up your leftover ham bones.

Beef Barley Soup

Beef Barley Soup

When winter hits, it’s all about the soups and this is one of the few soups I can feed my husband where he will consider it a meal. Hearty, beefy, yummy, this soup is easy to make and perfect for those winter evenings at home.

Amazing Pumpkin Cheesecake

Amazing Pumpkin Cheesecake

This is my favorite way to use leftover pumpkin pie filling. I usually make a double batch of filling so I can make a deep dish pumpkin pie, but that leaves me with extra filling. Not enough for a full pie of course. Turning it into a delicious cheesecake is so amazing, you will always make extra filling for this sinful dessert.

Marinated Mushrooms Recipe

Marinated Mushrooms Recipe

No need to buy your marinated mushrooms, just make them yourself. Make them the same day or in advance. Either way, you’ll enjoy these on your relish tray at your holiday gatherings.

Keep your celery fresh with tinfoil!

Keep your celery fresh with tinfoil!

Just wrap your celery in tinfoil to keep it fresh for weeks…

“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.” ― Sophia Loren

“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.” ― Sophia Loren

“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.” ― Sophia Loren

“The only time to eat diet food is when you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” ― Julia Child

“The only time to eat diet food is when you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” ― Julia Child

“The only time to eat diet food is when you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” ― Julia Child

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”  ― Charles M. Schulz

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ― Charles M. Schulz

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ― Charles M. Schulz

Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

A little sweet, a little salty, these drumsticks are beautiful and tasty.

Jamaican Beef Pies

Jamaican Beef Pies

This Jamaican beef pie is one that matches those we had at Sandals Negril’s beach resort on our vacation many many years ago. Curried ground beef wrapped in a flaky curried pastry.