The first recipe post of 2021 has to include the traditional black-eyed pea. According to the internet (and I did have to go look it up to be certain), although eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s is a southern tradition to ensure prosperity for the coming year, this has been considered good luck by various …

The last decadent recipe of 2020. This is a new one I found on Food Network’s website when I was looking for a special, festive and new dessert to serve for Christmas Eve. This one is definitely worthy of a special event and was well received by everyone. It’s important to note that it’s not …

You don’t have to smoke your prime rib. In fact, I followed pretty much this same process for years when roasting my Christmas Eve prime rib in the oven. However, there’s just something extra tasty about having a high quality prime rib roasted on your smoker. This is more of a process than a recipe. …

My daughter introduced me to these heavenly treats. They’re definitely an indulgence and take a number of ingredients, but, oh my! They’re certainly worth the effort! I found this version on Belle of the Kitchen’s site. INGREDIENTS: For the bars: 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted1 1/2 cups cups brown sugar, packed2 eggs1 teaspoon orange …

I’m not one of those cooks who produces decorated sugar cookies that are tiny works of art. I am a regular Mom and Grammy who makes cookies that taste good and become a fun experience to share with my children and grandchildren. My favorite holiday sugar cookie recipe is from King Arthur Baking Company and …

Pssssst…want to know a secret? I have a holiday treat recipe that is so easy a child can do it. As a matter of fact, it’s a great activity for you and your kids to do together. These cinnamon spiced pecans are a wonderful snack, an easy and thoughtful gift, and everyone loves them. They …

Need something pretty, impressive and super simple to add to your holiday gift basket? This simple “recipe” is limited only by your own creativity. You can make it so that it is cute or you can make it truly elegant. Using a base of melted almond bark, the toppings can be anything that suits your …

My family, friends and coworkers have received this as a gift from me for years. It’s another great excuse to use my Granny’s cast iron skillet and a wonderful, easy, and impressive bit of holiday extravagance. By extravagance, I mean this is NOT a low-fat or low-calorie item. That’s why we break it into little …

By popular demand, I am posting what is probably one of my most requested dishes. This is something my children want me to make every Christmas Day. It’s a dish my niece asks for as a gift for her birthday. It is the standard by which all other comfort food in our family is measured. …

While holidays usually come fully equipped with all of the standard, traditional fare, special dietary requirements sometimes send us in search of new options. This year, I came across this awesome sweet potato option that is really easy, healthy and looks absolutely festive on the table. This comes from another site called OneHotOven.com INGREDIENTS: 1 …