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...]

Yummy Christmas Recipe ~Hashbrown Casserole ~

  My sister just recently asked me to send her this recipe, so I thought I would share it with you too.  It's simple to make, very delicious and goes really well with ham.  HASHBROWN CASSEROLEIngredients2 packages frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed3/4 cup melted butter2 cans cream of celery soup1 large container sour cream3/4 cup chopped onions3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground black pepper2 cups crushed cornflakes cereal1/4 cup melted butterDirectionsPreheat … [Read more...]

Yummy Christmas Recipe ~Christmas Magic Cookie Bars ~

This is a variation of an old standby.  Very easy to make and extremely delicious to eat!!  CHRISTMAS -  MAGIC COOKIE BARS   1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 (14 ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup white chocolate chips 1 cup dried cranberries (Craisins) 1 cup cups flaked coconut 1 cup chopped nuts (your favourite, I usually use pecans or walnuts)   Heat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees for … [Read more...]

Yummy Christmas Recipe ~ Surprise Dip ~

PHOTO FROM  FREECHRISTMASWALLPAPERS.NET My daughter makes this dip every Christmas and we usually have it on Christmas Eve.  There are many variations on this recipe, hope you enjoy our take on it.   Surprise Dip   250g (8oz) cream cheese 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup mayonnaise 250g (8oz) can small shrimp, drained 1 cup seafood sauce 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese 1 large tomato seeded and diced 1 green pepper diced 3 green onions diced   Cream first three ingredients … [Read more...]

Yummy Christmas Recipes ~ Cranberry Pistachio Bark ~

PHOTO FROM  FREECHRISTMASWALLPAPERS.NET   Over the coming weeks I thought I would share some of my favourite Christmas recipes.  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!! Cranberry Pistachio Bark 1 pound good quality white chocolate (I use Belgian)1 cup dried cranberries1 cup shelled pistachiosMelt chocolate in the top of a … [Read more...]

Banana Chip Muffins….these are so delicious! {Recipe}

Today I had some bananas that were getting over ripe.  Usually I make banana bread or peel the bananas and freeze them for future banana breads.  I love banana bread...but, quite frankly, today the thought of another one just held no appeal.. So, I headed off to look through my trusty cookbooks.   Several hours later I emerged from a pile of cookbooks, recipe cards and magazines and asked myself...what was I looking for??  Oh yes, something to do with the dreaded, rotting bananas.  So, … [Read more...]

Home-made turkey soup with home-made biscuits

I'm recovering from my "Road Trip" and Thanksgiving by having a nice quiet day at home.  Been catching up on laundry, emails and figuring out what to do with the turkey leftovers! I've decided to make a nice hearty turkey soup for tomorrows dinner, so right now I have the carcass simmering with some onions, carrots, celery, salt, pepper and bay leaves.  It needs to simmer for a few hours and then I'll refrigerate it and tomorrow I'll remove the meat, strain the broth and start in on the real … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – Z

Awhh...the end of the challenge, it's been a lot of fun reviewing my recipes and meeting many, many new friends.  I'm sure everyone had a great time. I know I did, and in a month or two, I'll be looking forward to next years challenge..hahaha :)  “Z”Hope you enjoy this last recipe, it's an excellent bread to have in your repertoire.Zucchini Bread 2 eggs1/2 cup vegetable oil1 cup white sugar1 cup grated, unpeeled zucchini1 tsp. vanilla2 cups all purpose … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – Y

Even though I live in Canada, this is a Sunday dinner tradition!!  “Y” Yankee Pot Roast4 Tbsp. olive oil3 onions, quartered and seperated3 to 4 pound top or bottom round beef roastFlour for dredging 8 carrots, peeled and cut in large pieces3 ribs celery, cut in thirds5 or 6 sprigs fresh thyme 2 1/2 cups beef stock1 1/2 cups red winesalt & freshly ground pepper2 tablespoons room temperature butter2 rounded tablespoons flour In a large, heavy dutch … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – X

I never shorten the word "'Christmas" in this fashion, however, finding a recipe that starts with an "X" was really tough.  Please excuse this one indiscretion, I won't do it again!!  “X”You prepare this the night before, and we always have it for breakfast on Christmas have to try it!!  Serve it with fresh cut up fruit, hot cinnamon rolls, coffee and cranberry mimosas.Xmas Morning "Husband" Saver  3 cups milk6 eggs1/2 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. … [Read more...]

Taking "Ten Amazing Foods" one step further!!

I'm on a bit of a recipe kick right now, so for ten Wednesdays I'll give you a healthy recipe,  one for each of the "10 Amazing Foods" from the March 30th post - The fourth on my list of amazing foods is broccoli and the recipe to go with it is a favourite at our house: Broccoli Salad 5 cups bite sized pieces of broccoli florets 1/2 cup chopped red onion 1 cup raisins 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1 cup grated sharp … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – W

I have been making these delicious meatballs for many years...they take a little bit of effort but the reward is worth it!!   “W” Waikiki Meatballs1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef2/3 cup soda cracker crumbs1/3 cup finely chopped onion1 egg1 1/2 tsp. salt1/8 tsp. ginger1/4 cup milk1 tbsp. olive oil2 Tbsp. cornstarch1/3 cup packed brown sugar1 can pineapple tidbits (14 ounces), drained (reserve syrup)1/3 cup vinegar1 Tbsp. soy sauce1 chopped green pepperMix together first 7 ingredients and … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – V

This is a perfect casserole for those special occasions!!  “V” Vegetable Scallop Casserole1 pound fresh scallops1/2 cup butter2 cups sliced mushrooms1 cup chopped celery3/4 cup chopped onion1/2 cup chopped sweet green pepper1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper1/4 cup all purpose flour1 1/2 cups milk1 cup grated Swiss cheesesalt & freshly ground black pepperTopping:1 cup fresh bread crumbs1/2 cup chopped almonds or cashews2 Tbsp. melted butterSeperate scallops, rinse and remove … [Read more...]