Southern Peach Belle Cocktail

With summer just around the corner, I begin to think about clam bakes on the beach and evening cocktail parties on the deck. I always look for new cocktail recipes that I can use as a signature drink. Having a signature drink at a cocktail party is fun to create and share something new for…

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We are Starting a Facebook Cookbook Club!

I collect cookbooks! Love sharing the books, recipes, and meals cooked from the books with friends and family.  To that end, it was suggested that I turn the Facebook page into digital dinner party/ cookbook club. How it will work: On the first Monday of each month, I will announce that months cookbook, give you…

Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies

Mom and Grand-mom was always baking cookies, pies, and cakes when I was growing up.  Mom always like making homemade cookies for us kids.  It was so much better for us than store cookies, and tasted better as well.  As grand-kids came along, she wanted to pass along family favorites and teach them a few…

Aunt Cookie’s Taco Sandwich Rolls

I love passing down family recipes to the younger members of the family.  Many of grandkids didn’t have the chance to know there grandparents or learn cooking from great grandparents. There is a great deal of history that could be lost; old recipes, stories, and cooking tips.  Not mention manners and how to sit a…

Whiskey and Ginger Carrots

This is one of my favorite veggie dishes!  I love Jameson Irish Whiskey, so using it in this dish gives me that touch of Irishness that I love to add to menus. This recipe serves 2-3 servings, but with me and my husband, it only gives only two servings.  We love our garden fresh carrots….

Simple Easter Dinner Menu for Two

Planning a special family holiday dinner is in order during this “stay at home” pandemic. I have found reading through my cookbooks as well as my mom’s, I can come up with something really special, maybe even old fashion or traditional. Growing up we always had special family holiday dinners. Roast Turkey with all the…

The Family’s Favorite Easter Press Cookie: Lemon Cream Cheese

Mom fell in love with these yummy little cookies. She would ask for them at Christmas as well as at Easter.  Easy to make, but you do need a cookie press to make them.  Also, I would add a little food coloring to match the holiday to make them a little more festive.  For Easter…

Mom’s Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies

During this pandemic downtime, I pulled out a few of Mom’s cook books. She loved to bake cookies for us kids. Needless to say she raised three cookie monsters. Between her and the grandparents,there were always cookies in the cookie jar.   One of our all time favorite cookies was the Oatmeal Applesauce. It’s time to…

Mom’s Sauerbraten Meatballs

Years ago, my Mom discovered that the both of us couldn’t tolerate the vinegar in the traditional German Sauerbraten. With a little experimenting, we came up with a dish that has the flavor without the vinegar sour heartburn and reflux.  The other thing was that we loved making a meatloaf version instead of the meatballs…