Mini Spinach Dip Bread Bowls

I needed an idea for an appetizer. The hostess of the party said,”I need a dip or a pick food.” Okay…hmmm. Well, I usually make spinach dip in a big pumpernickel bread bowl, but there was going to be 60 people at this shin dig. That’s 60 people dipping into the bowl. Yuck! Then, I…

You’re A Big “Dill”

This is a cute and funny way to make someone laugh and at the same time congratulate them. I saw some of these online which gave me the inspiration for this particular one. The hardest part was finding the darn pickle. It’s basically just a giant pickle in a bag. I had everyone on the lookout…

Cape Cod Crunch

I was recently invited to an “Oyster Roast” at a friend’s house. I’ve never been to an oyster roast and I’ve never had an oyster, cooked or otherwise. Let me tell you…they are good. I tried them 3 ways: raw, cooked & smoked. My favorite were the smoked ones and surprisingly once I got the…

“Over The Hill” Survival Kit

  My dad is turning 70 this year and I wanted to do something fun! I got my inspiration from Creative “Try” Als and added some of my own funny gifts. Being that my dad has the best sense of humor than anyone I know, I knew he’d love it! I tied on a baby picture with…

Christmas Caramel Grapes

Christmas Caramel Grapes This is an adaptation to this fool proof recipe “Caramel Apple Grapes” that I use all the time, but instead of nuts, I used sprinkles. My niece has a severe nut allergy and I didn’t want her missing out. I also covered some in chocolate and they taste wonderful too. Too make it…

“It’s A Wonderful Life” Host/Hostess Gift

   If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a fun and creative gift to bring to holiday parties. Heck, this would just make a nice gift in general. I know I’d love to get one! Now, for a little background on this creation. In the movie , “It’s A Wonderful Life”, the Bailey’s give…

Country Club Omelette

I love this omelette! Hollendaise sauce is pretty much a form of kryptonite for me. If it has Hollendaise on it…I’m all about it. This is so easy and it tastes sooooo good. Country Club Omelette with Hollendaise Ingredients 3 eggs Splash of water 1 tbsp. Butter 3-4 slices of turkey (chopped) 4-5 pieces of…

Buttermilk Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Buttermilk Cheddar Mashed Potatoes  These were so easy and tasted so great!  I was looking for something to compliment the meatloaf I made tonight and I thought, “Of course. mashed potatoes. What else goes better with a loaf of meat?” Pretty much nothing. That’s what. My next dilemma: Do I have anything to even make mashed potatoes…

Chicken Salad with Green Apples

Chicken Salad with Green Apples Spring is in the air here in NEPA and so are thoughts of picnics, BBQ’s and family gatherings. I love chicken salad sandwiches and I really like the combo of ingredients in this one. They really compliment each other. It’s really simple to make and really delicious. The secret ingredient…

Nutty Irishman

Nutty Irishman Slainte’! I love Bailey’s Irish Cream, but what I love more is when it’s homemade. Oh, my blog! This is soooo good. I made this recipe and gave it out to friends and family for the holidays. So, I thought with St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner I’d get this baby up…

Chicken Lazone

Chicken Lazone Ermahgerd! This is fabulous. It’s kind of like Nirvana on a plate. I’m a sucker for cream sauces and all things bad for your figure. Why couldn’t I just like brussel sprouts and water every night for dinner? Ughk. Everything in moderation, right? My fifteen year old son loved this too. He said,…

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi This was a recipe I found in the 11th hour right before my guests were about to arrive. Yikes! Nothing like cutting it close. Shhhh, you didn’t hear it from me, but there’s “Dijon Mustard” in this recipe. I almost second guessed myself when I saw this as one of the ingredients. Yes,…