Archive for December, 2011

December 30th, 2011

2011 Favorites: Main Dish

These are some of our family favorite meals-we hope that your family will love them too.  We hope that you have a great New Years!!  We will be back on Monday with some new recipes.  We look forward to a great 2012!!!

2011 Favorites: Main Dish

Marinade for Flank Steak or Chicken-family favorite with caramel potatoes

Sunday Roast (and French Dips)-cook once and eat twice!

Pepper Steak

Crockpot Barbecue Ribs-Have great ribs all year long

Chicken Taco Chili-yummy crockpot recipe

Honey Lime Enchiladas-best enchiladas ever

Chicken and Rice Bake

Chicken Spaghetti-a delicious twist on an old classic

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Balsamic BBQ Chicken

Maple Baked Chicken

Pork Chop Stew-comfort food and it goes in the crockpot

Teriyaki Pork Chops with Sesame Noodles

Corn Chowder



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December 29th, 2011

2011 Favorites: Sides and Salads


When we look back over the last year, what stands out for both of us it the start of this blog.  It is not perfect and there is still a lot to learn, but we stepped out and are enjoying the journey.  As we move into 2012, we are sure it will bring new recipes and great ideas from the kitchen.  What is it about 2011 that you most remember?

2011 Favorites: Sides and Salads


Caramel Potatoes-Our signature dish

Caramelized Onions and Veggies

Oven Fried Zucchini

Crispy Smashed Potatoes-most viewed of 2011

Ravioli with Walnuts and Spinach

Mexican Rice with Cotija Cheese-so much better than store bought mexican rice blends

Tortellini Skewers-can leave off the skewers for a great side


Spinach Salad-Can’t ever go wrong with this one.  It is tried and true.

Pear and Pistachio Salad with Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette-Jocelyn’s favorite salad of 2011

Autumn Chopped Salad


Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls-combine your carbs with a veggie

Rosemary Olive Oil Dipping Bread-A good bread for beginners

Classic Cornbread


December 28th, 2011

2011 Favorites: Breakfast & Brunch


So do you have your new year’s plans made?  Cozy night at home?  Small Party?  Big Party?  No matter how you celebrate, if you’re planning a midnight breakfast or New Year’s Brunch, here’s a few favorites:


Best of 2011 Breakfast and Brunch

Blackberry French Toast Bake- AKA Breakfast Bliss- (be sure to serve it with Buttermilk Syrup)

Banana Blueberry Muffins

Sour Cream Apple Coffee Cake

Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

Blonde Texas Sheet Cake with Caramel Pecan Frosting

Monkey Bars- Banana Bars with Browned Butter Frosting

Glazed Cranberry-Pecan Orange Rolls

Cheese and Sausage Egg Strata

French Toast Skewers with Blueberry Compote

Rosemary, Thyme, and Garlic Seasoned Breakfast Potatoes

Simple Apple Dumplings

Baked Apple Sundae

Hazelnut Hot Cocoa with Vanilla Marshmallows



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December 27th, 2011

2011 Favorites: Appetizers


So how was Christmas?  Hopefully you had a wonderful time and are still enjoying this week with family and friends!  This week we’re going to feature a few of our most popular recipes from 2011 – that way you’ll get some great reminders for the new year.

First up, Appetizers for New Years Eve . . .


Best of 2011 Appetizers

Tortellini Skewers- by far the most popular appetizer post

Cream Cheese with Raspberry Chipolte Sauce- the easiest appetizer ever

Sparkling Cranberry Cups- the most impressive appetizer

Sweet and Crunchy Munch Mix- most addictive

Spinach Artichoke Dip- Jocelyn’s  favorite

Pepper Blend Cheese Ball- best to make ahead for New Years or unexpected guests

Caramel Apple Nachos- a fun appetizer or dessert all year round


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December 23rd, 2011

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas


We hope you have a wonderful Christmas spending time with family and friends –  we’re going to take a few days off and do the same!  Merry Christmas!

PS:  you can get this beautiful free printable here



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