Category Archives: Recipes

menu plan monday ~ december 15, 2014

It took me a while to get back up to gear after the open house. DH took that Monday off work, which was nice. Our son and his wife were here until Wednesday afternoon, which was also nice. We enjoyed our visit with them. In a few days, we will host a house concert with […]

a week from today

Open House is getting closer. We’re counting down. Just a week left. Today our older son and his family came to help with decorating and cleaning. Along with our two daughters, DH, and my sister Genny, a lot was accomplished! The downstairs is almost entirely ready. Besides the kitchen, of course. Cleaning it for company […]

cherry fudge truffles

I have a board on Pinterest that is just for truffle recipes. I pin other recipes there, too, that I think might work for truffles. This recipe for Cherry Fudge is one of those recipes. The picture on the web site was so inviting. They looked delicious. Here’s what I ended up with. Cherry […]

two truffles dipped and done

Yesterday I made Peanut Butter Truffles and also dipped the Chocolate Cream Truffle centers that I made earlier this week. I had planned to freeze the Chocolate Cream centers and dip them in candy coating a few days before the party. But DH found a container of various truffles from last Christmas in the freezer […]

truffles and acorns

Our middle daughter and I made three kinds of truffles and candy acorns as favors for the wedding of our friend Justin and his bride Dana. The wedding had a fall theme, so the truffles were dipped in orange, yellow and chocolate candy coatings. The chocolate covered one with the orange sugar crystals is a […]

pumpkin scones

While looking for ideas for Menu Plan Monday, I came across a recipe on for CopyCat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones. I made a double batch which worked very well. The recipe below is for a single batch of scones. Makes 8-12, depending on how they are cut. Pumpkin Scones Preheat oven to 400°F. Using the […]

fig jam

Last year, my daughter-in-law brought me some figs from the store where she works. We are far enough out in the boonies that I have never seen fresh figs for sale in any grocery store in the area. Sad, isn’t it? This year, I asked her to get figs for me again. They were on […]

make a salad box . . . your own mini salad bar

Would you like an easy way to fit more salads into your menu? An easy way to help your family choose salad with dinner or for a quick and light lunch? You need a salad box! A salad box is a self-contained mini salad bar in your own fridge. Everything is prepared ahead of time […]

crustless broccoli and cheese quiche with bacon

The inspiration for this dish came from the recipe Cheddar Broccoli Quiche. I added ingredients to mine that make it a different dish. Following is my version. Crustless Cheese and Broccoli Quiche with Bacon 1 tsp. canola oil 3 c. chopped broccoli 2 c. sliced mushrooms 4 oz. Canadian bacon, diced (or use bacon of […]

triple chocolate cookies