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BAKED BEEF AND KALE TACOS

Kale is the popular food right now! I am loving it! In one of my favorite cookbooks, the “50 Shades Of Kale”, I am yearning  to make every recipe! I will! Today I am making a yummy fiesta with Baked Beef and Kale Tacos. They are crunchy and so full of flavor. I sauteed the …

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 470,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 20 days for that many people to see …

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ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP

Italian Wedding Soup is one of my favorite soups. It is served at Italian weddings, American Italian weddings. It is not a heavy soup, perfectly delicious. It is also called Italian Escarole Soup or zuppa di scarola. I used beef and escarole for this recipe, but you can use any type of ground meat that …

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PECAN PRALINES

When we visit New Orleans, I can’t get enough of these southern treats! They are just perfect for the holidays. So I thought would make a double batch. Tricks for Perfect Pralines ( From the Southern Living.com site) Pralines aren’t difficult to make, but they can be tricky. The requirements are plenty of stirring, patience, …

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Christmas Cookies in a Jar

We made these with the Girl Scouts last year! It was so much fun working together as a group. These make perfect Christmas gifts, everyone loves cookies. Just add a label to the front saying Cookies for Santa, or anything you like! On the back make a label with the directions: What you need to …

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Pecan Almond Bars

One of the most popular cookie bars from the Joy of Cooking cookbook is the Pecan Bars recipe. I thought I would switch it up a bit and add almonds, I know, I am wild, you didn’t think you would ever see this side of me did ya??? Welcome to my world! I thought these …

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CROCKPOT ROASTED CHICKEN

By now, you may have heard, that my Crock Pot is my best friend. Yes, it hasn’t let me down, so I had to try this Whole Chicken recipe for the crock pot. It is a “roasted” chicken, roasted with quotes, because it is tender and moist, just like a roasted chicken would be in …

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