Cheese Cube Christmas Tree Appetizer

2013 has been a year that I really put so many ideas that I have had or seen into action.  This one is no exception.  I have probably seen half a million pins for this appetizer idea, in all different forms and sizes. Here is my version: I used three bars of chunk cheese (pepperjack, … Read more

Easy 5 Minute Appetizer – Caprese Bites

It’s like summer in a bite – and you can enjoy it all year long! This recipe is the essence of simplicity – and makes a fantastic finger food at any event. Only four ingredients to make these: mozzarella balls, cherry/grape tomatoes, fresh basil (cut in ribbons), olive oil Simply throw the mozzarella and tomatoes … Read more

Pumpkin Bread: Our Thanksgiving Tradition

I am happy to report, the annual day-of-pumpkin-bread baking was a success!  We should have enough delicious pumpkin bread for holiday meals, winter breakfasts, gifting to family, etc. Pumpkin bread freezes great and keeps for months (I wrap each loaf in a double layer of aluminum foil.) This bread is always a must-have at our … Read more

Fall Pumpkin Dip

Every year I tell myself that I am going to make a pumpkin dip for one of our many fall gatherings…. and it never happens.  I either forget or just don’t get to it. This year I was determined to finally whip up a batch.  It turned out to not only be one of the … Read more

Mulled Cider Recipe – Great for Slow Cookers!

I love cider. Let me say that again:  I LOVE CIDER! Cider, oh, cider.  Apple-y goodness that I just cannot seem to get enough of.  When I was pregnant with Landon, much like with Lily, I craved all things apple.  Apple pie, apple cake, apple ice cream, apple donuts, apple slices and yes, APPLE CIDER. … Read more