Most Popular Posts in 2015

WordPress sends me an annual report at the end of every year which is fun to look at and see how my blog has grown.  If you’d like to see the full report then you can click here but I thought it would be fun to share the 5 posts that got the most traffic … Continue reading

Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

The weekly pot of soup after the gluttony of Christmas!  This one’s a keeper, hearty and warming. 1 cup sliced celery, about 3 stalks 1 cup sliced carrots, about 2 carrots 1 cup diced onion, about 1 medium 1 1/3 cups sliced zucchini, about 2 small 4 cloves garlic, pressed 3 (14.5 oz each) cans … Continue reading

Maple Walnut Pie Bars

And still more holiday baking, yahoo!!!  These were delicious, a bit messy to eat as they were sticky but still delicious. 1 pouch sugar cookie mix plus ingredients to make cookies 3 eggs 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons flour 1 1/3 cups maple syrup 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts 1  Heat oven to … Continue reading

Creme de Menthe Sugar Cookie Bark

Here’s another easy treat idea if you’re needing one for a neighbor gift or party potluck and not only is it easy to make but it is so tasty too! 1 pouch sugar cookie mix 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 egg 1 bag Wilton white candy melts 1/3 cup Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips … Continue reading

No Bake Speculoos Truffle Cookies

I love the holiday season for all kinds of reasons but one of them is that I get to make lots of treats for neighbors and friends and family so I get to try out all kinds of recipes!  Fun, fun, fun!  I had dinner the other night with some good friends and made these … Continue reading

Black Bean Chili

Trying out different recipes for the weekly pot of soup, decided to do a chili this week and since everyone here loves black beans, this was a good choice, thick and hearty, perfect for winter. 2 onions, chopped, about 2 cups 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped carrots 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper … Continue reading