Cookbook Review: 500 Casseroles by Rebecca Baugniet

 As January is National casserole month, it only seemed fitting that we reviewed a book of collected casserole recipes.  This months review is “500 Casseroles” by Rebecca Baugniet.  The book although small in size is great in the value of its recipes.      Although, there isn’t a story behind each recipe, there is a short…

A Robert Burns Dinner Celebration

                Robert Burns, also known as Rabbie Burns, was the Bard of Ayshire. He is a national poet and lyricist from Scotland. To this day he is celebrated worldwide. The Burns Supper, traditional celebrated on January 25 (the Bards Birthday) is an institution of Scottish life for immigrants and expats all over the world.  It…

January is Casserole Season!

If it’s January, then it’s time for warming casseroles that are both flavorful and easy-to-prepare; Cottage Pie is one of those dishes! In a land where sheep were traditionally a primary food supply, it’s not surprising that lamb is the foundation for many farmhouse dishes. However, this dish is equally good with ground beef or…

Game Day Dipping Sauces for Appetizers

It’s game day! You’re planning a small gathering of friends and family.  Creating a menu with lots of finger foods and appetizers ready made for dipping is the best route to go for an occasion like this. Sports and dippable finger food go hand-in-hand. So what do you use as a dipping sauce?  Here are six…

Mid-Winters Ladies Tea Scones

                                Mid-winter with its ice-cover branches and snow-capped trees, the powdery white landscape is both beautiful yet, chilling.  Playing in the snow can be fun for both old and young alike. Once you come inside though, wouldn’t you rather be cozied up in front of a fire enjoying our Midwinter tea? Come warm up…

A Mid-Winters Ladies Tea Menu

When Mid-winter has a hold and you are looking for a quite corner to curl up in, try this warm and delicious tea menu by the fire with some quite jazz in the background.  Soothing and Calming to the soul.  Jazz suggestion:  Beegie Adair’s “I’ll Take Romance”. Menu Smoked Gouda and Rosemary Scones with clotted…

Mini Blue Cheese Quiches

            What is a quiche? It is an unsweetened custard pie usually with a savory filling. Some, like a French quiche, consist of pastry crust filled with delicious custard and pieces of cheese, meat, seafood, or vegetables. Today, though, we are going to make yummy mini blue cheese quiches, just perfect savory bites for tea…

Yorkshire Pudding

                Yorkshire pudding is a multifaceted dish that can be set out in many ways depending on the ingredients you choose to use. In the Britain, the word pudding means something totally different than in America. Rather than a creamy dessert that we Americans think of as pudding, a pudding can refer to sweet and…

Winter Comfort Food: Venison Chili

Winter Comfort Food Mini-series           When the weather is cold and not so inviting, there is nothing better than curling up on the couch with a movie, a blanket, and some good old fashioned comfort food. There are so many different recipes to choose from that I couldn’t just write about one. This is just…

A Soup and Salad Supper: Creamy White Bean and Sage Soup and Apple and Cranberry Salad

                Winter is the soup season! With so many kinds out there to taste, what will you choose? I am always looking for new recipes to make. My favorite has always been good old-fashioned tomato soup. However, my aunt sent me this recipe and I am so excited to make it. Want to try with…