Thursday, June 28, 2012

Spiced Pecans

Hey there! I know, I know....I've been a slacker! But, between having unexpected (and delightful) company the other day, and preparing for vacation, I've been a little, hope you can forgive me. These pecans should make you my friend all over again! Perfect for gift-giving  and I've already done the research for ya - now, you just have to make them...And don't make only 1/2 the recipe, like I did...(what a mistake); go ahead and throw your lot in and make the 2's worth it! The recipe that I used (Spiced Pecans) recommended a higher temperature than I use when toasting nuts - after many years of experience, I decided to reduce the temperature to something that I was comfortable with...nothing like burning your expensive pecans. SO, if you make this recipe, I suggest baking these at 275ยบ, for about 30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes. And, by all means, follow YOUR nose AND your instincts! Don't burn your pecans!
As always, thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Bacon Cheese Ball

WOW! This cheese ball is different enough to warrant a nod from me! Not your same old cheese ball for sure. I did roll mine in the pecans, as opposed to adding them right in with everything else. Bacon Cheese Ball will be perfect to make for your next party. The addition of the strawberry jam puts this over the top! If you're partial to these ingredients, you will love this rendition!
If you get a chance to try this, I promise, you won't be sorry! As always, thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Lemon Cream Pie Martini

Oh, my! I found that my friend, gailanng, who posts fabulous recipes at, had posted this one recently, and I just had to make it! I did not have the brands she specified, but I made due with my brands (<--read: ON HAND) just fine! Lemon Cream Pie Martini is wonderfully cool going down on a hot afternoon! You should make one; I dare ya! :D

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Comfort Food for my Sick Honey!

Hey there! Here's post #2 and apparently, it's sandwich week! Hubby has been home for the last 2 days, sick with bronchitis and an ear infection, so this was more for him than for me, but great, nonetheless...I was looking for the pinnacle in comfort food and what should I find but this: Ultimate Grilled Cheese - Gotta Try It! So, who am I to refuse? I made a couple of adjustments/ substitutions: I used the new (original flavor) Philly Cooking Creme in place of the cream cheese. I also butter toasted both sides of the bread (to help prevent sogginess) and I sprinkled a little freshly grated parmesan into the pan, to 'crust' the outsides of the sandwich. De-LISH! This will be perfect on a cold, wintery day, but it fit the bill for a sick honey TODAY!

Don't forget this one when you need a little 'extra' comfort! Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Croque Monsieur for Father's Day

Well, here it is - my first post. I've been debating starting a blog, and there are so many people who do, and do it well, and do FOOD well, that I've been intimidated. Well, no more - today, I am strong. Tomorrow, that may be a different story! So for lunch, I chose to make a Croque Monsieur for my hubby. Recipe found here: credited to David Myers. Turned out fabulously!

So, maybe I CAN do this! I'm gonna give a it a whirl, anyway! Thanks for stopping by and have a great Father's Day!