Thursday, December 27, 2012

What's For Dinner After The Holidays?

Happy Holidays! Or post holiday, or whatever you prefer. Anyway, I hope this post finds you healthy and not too full of Christmas leftovers. Don't get me wrong - I love leftovers. But sometimes...they can become a tiny bit boring.

So I gathered a few of my favorite go-to recipes that are easy to pull together but add a bit of fresh taste to your normal dinner menu. I dug up several beef recipes and threw in a pork chop recipe just for fun! I hope you try one out on your family this week.

English Beef Pot Pie

Beef Carbonnade

Alene's Pork Chops

Basic Meat Loaf

Crock Pot Onion Swiss Steak

Regardless of what's for dinner, enjoy the rest of your holidays and for some of you, winter break!

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

All Souped Up for Christmas!

Outside my front door the wind is blowing and howling and gusting and wreaking havoc with my trash bins! One trip to the mail box and I am chilled to the bone. So it has me pondering life's great question: What's for dinner? Soup!

With all hurry and scurry and flurries leading up to Christmas, who has time to make a huge detailed dinner every evening the next few nights. You'll busy wrapping, laughing and merry-making. So keep dinner simple. Make soup. I've gathered a few of my favorites to make it just that much easier on you! Enjoy.

Beef Stew

Chicken & Dumplings

Crock Pot Chili

Crock Pot Goulash

Crock Pot Potato Soup
Whether it's snowing or blowing in your neck of the woods you and your family will appreciate a warm, filling soup or stew this evening! Connect with us on Facebook to share your favorite hearty soup or stew recipe or visit Annie's Recipes for more soup ideas!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Divine Desserts for the Holidays!

Can you believe Christmas is less than two weeks away? It's literally just around the corner. I don't know about you but I have plenty of shopping, wrapping and baking left to do. Thankfully, my approach to the holidays is a laid back one - whatever I get done, I get done.

And speaking of done - I've rounded up some delicious desserts for you to bake this holiday season to share with loved ones or enjoy at home. These lovely concoctions are sure to make your Christmas taste divine!

Angel Food Cake

Blueberry Pie

Boston Creme Pie

Blueberry Square Cake

Brownie Pudding Cake

However you prepare for the festivities of the season, enjoy a little time in the kitchen creating something sweet and inspired! Connect with us on Facebook to share your favorite holiday dessert recipes of visit Annie's Recipes for more divine dessert ideas!

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

More Homemade Gift Ideas for Christmas

I love giving gifts at Christmas. And I don't want to sacrifice the meaning behind the gift. My mom taught me a secret to gift giving at Christmas. She bakes a lot of her gifts. Mom (to this day) makes Gingie cookies using my great-grandmother's old German recipe.

(Sorry, it really is a protected family secret.) She packages them up for special people like my grandfather and uncles' families. And it's a once a year thing. Making the Gingies is truly a labor of love. It takes all day to make one or two batches and (having helped many times) it's strenuous for a cookie recipe.

My grandfather looks forward to his bag of Gingie cookies more than almost any other gift. He freezes them and only takes out one or two per week, making them last well into March! He treasures those cookies because they remind him of his mother, now passed on.

I challenge you to find your own signature holiday recipe that you can create and pass on for years to come, and that your family will come to treasure. Here are a few recipes to get you started.

Fudge Sandwich Cookies

Peach Cobbler Crumb Cake

Apple Butter

Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies Mix

Rock Candy

Make your gift giving a little easier by baking the gifts this year. Visit Annie's Recipes for more dessert and holiday baking recipes or connect with us on Facebook to share your favorite Christmas goodie recipe!

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