Sunday, December 21, 2008


Finances in a jam? Here's a great gift idea, gifts from the kitchen are a great way to stretch holiday budgets. And your family and friends will love the special touch of getting a gift from the heart.
3 1/2 cups wine
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 ounce package dry pectin
4 1/2 cups white sugar
combine wine,lemon juice and pectin in a large pot. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Return to a rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam off top, if necessary.
Ladle hot jelly into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. tighten 2 piece lids. process for 5 minutes in boiling water bath.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008


It just would not be Christmas without my moms snowball cookies, My son asked for the recipe so his family could make them this year, so here it is Jay, Bubba Irenes snowball cookies.
2 Sticks butter(the real thing) softened
4 Tbl powdered sugar1 cup chopped pecans
2 cups flour
2 Tbl vanilla
2 Tab water
Cream butter and sugar, add water vanilla, flour and pecans. roll into small balls. place on ungreased cookie sheet Bake 1 hour at 275 when done roll in powdered sugar while still warm
then after they cool roll in powdered sugar again. makes 4 doz.
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Monday, December 8, 2008


Have you ever noticed how many variations to Stuffing are in cook books? My mom always made the same stuffing every year she used crackers and it was wonderful ( I'll post it later) but this year I wanted to experiment,My Husbands family always made Oyster dressing, he does not like it and neither do I ( I just can't see putting oysters inside my turkey) Don't get me wrong I love oysters just not in my turkey!
So I kept seeing all the Bob Evans commercials on TV and the sage sausage stuffing sounded really good so I thought I would give it a try. It was very good I only used 1/2 of the sausage it called for when I made it and I used 1/2 seasoned bread cubes and 1/2 corn bread cubes. Safe to say I can use this again we enjoyed it but something was missing so I guess I'll go back to Moms cracker stuffing again just didn't seem like thanksgiving without it.


  • 1 (1 pound) package Bob Evans® Sage Sausage Roll( I used 1/2 of the sausage roll)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6 celery stalks, finely diced
  • 2 medium onions, finely diced
  • 1 (12 ounce) package herb flavor stuffing mix (I used 1/2 herb flavor and 1/2 corn bread)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth( I used the broth from cooking my neck and giblets)


  1. In large skillet, crumble and cook sausage until browned. Remove from pan. In same skillet melt butter over medium heat. Saute celery and onions until softened, about 5 minutes. In a large bowl, combine celery, onions, sausage, stuffing mix, cranberries and salt. Add the broth and stir until well combined. If desired, loosely stuff some of the mixture into a turkey just before roasting. Place the rest of stuffing mix into a casserole dish. Cover and bake in a 325 F. oven for 1 hour or until hot.
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It's that time of year again, I wait all year for the day I walk through the doors at work and my resort is transformed into a winter wonderland. Each resort has its own unique decorations, We like to hop on the monorail and stop at all the resorts and look at the decorations, It's hard to beat the Grand Floridian Resort with the Giant Gingerbread House. The cast members work inside to sell gingerbread treats and smaller houses to take home. enjoy the pictures and in case you feel the urge to bake a life size gingerbread house I've included the recipe.
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Well every one can use a little Fiber in there diet, and I like Betty Crocker Fiber One apple and cinnamon muffin mix, of course I have to doctor it up a bit( I do that a lot) not that its not good on its own, but thats just me. So I add 1 apple chopped and 4 Tab apple sauce, and 1/4 cup bisquick.
just follow the directions on the box and add these few ingredients and you will have moist muffins every time. Just be sure to set your timer on the oven, and don't get involved on the computer I set off the smoke alarm( hey, I told my husband that I was just checking the smoke alarm Ha Ha.)
No one is Perfect
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Here's a tip I use a ice cream scoop to put my batter in my muffin cups that way you get the perfect amount in each cup every time!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008


We grilled some beautiful pork chops the other night and I made some roasted bananas as a side dish, These are soooo easy and they go great with pork.
Melt some butter and put into a bowl, add a little curry powder. Peel your bananas and dip them into butter mixture, then roll in crushed corn flakes to coat. put on cookie sheet and bake in oven at 350 for about 15 minutes you don't want the bananas to get to soft, serve with pork. I've also done this with cinnamon and ginger instead of curry.
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