Chocolate Yule Log {Recipe}

Chocolate Yule Log ~ Just in time for holiday entertaining, here is a great recipe from the Taste of Home: Best Loved Recipes book.  {Reprinted with permission} Chocolate Yule Log Recipe photo by Taste of Home … [Read more...]

Homemade Eggnog {Recipes}

Just in time for holiday entertaining, here is a great recipe from the Taste of Home: Best Loved Recipes book.  {Reprinted with permission}   {Photo courtesy of Taste of Home: Best Loved Recipes} … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday ~ Macaroni Surprise {w/LINKY}

When my husband makes dinner, this is often his "go to" meal.  Over the years, the kids and I have lovingly dubbed it "Macaroni Surprise"!  {RECIPE} … [Read more...]

Cranberry Pistachio Bark {Recipe}

This recipe is from a former co-worker of mine.  I'll caution you to resist the urge to double the recipe, if you do, trust me, you'll eat it all!  We make it every Christmas and it is unbelievably good and super simple to make! Cranberry Pistachio Bark   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Author: Co-worker Recipe type: Dessert Ingredients 1 pound good quality white chocolate (I use Belgian) 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup shelled … [Read more...]

Macaroni Surprise {Recipe}

When my husband makes dinner Macaroni Surprise is often his go-to meal.  He has worked with a couple of family recipes and created his "masterpiece".  It's so nice to walk in the door at dinner time and feel the love and smell the delicious aroma of this casserole baking!   Over the years, the kids and I have lovingly dubbed it "Macaroni Surprise". … [Read more...]

Chicken Parmesan

My husband is a Chicken Parmesan fanatic, it is his favourite meal and always his request when I ask him what he would like for his birthday dinner. A few years ago I was watching the Food Network and saw an episode where Tyler Florence made Chicken Parmesan, and that was it, I wanted to make it too!  I searched recipe books and online and by taking ideas from here and there, finally came up with what is now one of our family's favourite recipes. We make it several times a year and it just … [Read more...]

How Did the Deer Guard Recipe Work? {Photos – One month later}

A few weeks ago I posted a recipe for a concoction called Deer Guard.  It is sprayed on your flowers and the theory is the deer don't like the taste/smell of it and won't eat your plants. How did it work?  See for yourself... … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – Strawberry Shortcake {w/LINKY}

I have only one word...YUMMY!! {If you would like this yummy recipe you can find it here.} Mister Linky's Magical Widgets -- Thumb-Linky widget will appear right here!This preview will disappear when the widget is displayed on your site.For best results, use HTML mode to edit this section of the post. … [Read more...]

Deer Guard ~ Do The Deer Think of Your Planters as a Salad Bowl?

Deer Guard ~ Until a couple of days ago, we had some pretty lush looking planters on either side of the garage door...notice my use of the word "had".  The poor deer have come to think of our planters and flower gardens as one big salad bowl.  I don't blame them, massive subdivisions have sprouted up overnight and the deer have nowhere to go. … [Read more...]

Veggie Burger ~ {Recipe}

Veggie Burger ~ I am not technically a vegetarian, I really don't eat much beef or pork at all, but I do eat fish, poultry and the odd piece of bacon. The rest of my family loves a nicely barbecued burger, but, they are definitely not my thing! I always felt a bit "left out" when I just had salad or whatever other side dish we happened to be having.  So, I decided to do a bit of research and came up with this recipe. … [Read more...]

A little taste of Spring ~ Rhubarb Muffins ~ {Recipe}

My sister recently brought me some rhubarb freshly picked from her garden.  It looked and smelled so much like spring!  I cut off the leaves, washed it, wrapped it in some damp paper towel and put it in the fridge. As many of you know by now I LOVE making muffins! Yesterday, I decided to make some muffins with the rhubarb...I adapted a blueberry muffin recipe I had and they turned out really well.  Light and sweet with just a little tang from the rhubarb. Do you love muffins?  What are … [Read more...]

Cottage Pie ~ Recipe ~

I have made this for recipe for Cottage Pie for years. This an old stand-by" hen I don't know what to have for dinner. It's not at all fancy, but it's pretty tasty, goes together quickly and I usually always have these ingredients on hand. … [Read more...]

Blueberry Sour Cream Muffins ~ Recipe

Blueberry Sour Cream Muffins ~ I have a confession to make, I am totally addicted to making muffins and will very often make them several times a week! I recently had a container of sour cream that was soon due to expire.  So, as any muffinaholic would do,  I started wracking my brain for muffin recipes that use sour cream. … [Read more...]

Yummy Christmas Recipe ~ Peanut Butter Balls ~

There are many, many variations on this recipe and you can certainly add a few finely cut up cherries or nuts, or a 1/2 cup rice krispies; but this is how we (I should say my daughter as she's been making them the last few years!) always make them. Peanut Butter Balls 2 cups icing sugar 1 cup peanut butter 4 Tbsp. milk 2 tsp. vanilla 1 cup finely shredded coconut Mix above ingredients together well, you really need to work the dough to get it to the correct consistency. … [Read more...]