Chocolate Raspberry Tart

This could not be any easier to make and it seriously could not taste any better either.  It was even better with a little (or big) dollop of Cool Whip on top.  It comes from the Martha Stewart magazine, “Everyday Food”. 32 chocolate wafer cookies (about 8 ounces) or graham crackers 2 tablespoons sugar coarse … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Edible Placecard Markers

This is a fun and easy idea that I found on the Wilton website, placecards made out of candy!  They are bigger than they look, almost the size of a regular candy bar. ingredients: white candy melts (I didn’t do any white ones, just orange and cocoa) orange candy melts dark cocoa candy melts (I … Continue reading

Green Beans and Bacon

This recipe also comes from the November 2001 issue of “Food Network Magazine” (Thanksgiving dinner at the Johnson’s brought to you by the Food Network Magazine!).  I used the bacon that Bob had wrapped around the turkey in these.  They were really good! 2 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed Kosher salt 1/2 pound bacon, roughly … Continue reading

Basic Popovers

I decided to try and make popovers this year which wasn’t a total disaster but didn’t turn out perfectly either.  I had to send my niece Heidi and her husband Mark to the store to buy rolls because most of the popovers didn’t turn out and the 6 that were acceptable were a little too … Continue reading

Bacon Wrapped Turkey

Bob wanted to try Bacon Wrapped Turkey this year so he was in charge of the bird and did a great job.  We bought an 18 pound Butterball turkey; first he brushed it with melted butter, salted it and then covered it with about 2 packages of bacon. He put it in a 450 degree … Continue reading