Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Pineapple Sherbet Punch

Sweet and creamy Pineapple Sherbet Punch is a wonderful recipe for a large gathering.

Pineapple sherbet can be a little tricky to find at some supermarkets. If you are unable to find it for sale, feel free to only use the vanilla ice cream.

This recipe makes a lot, enough for a large party. Shown in the picture above is half of the original recipe, which still filled my entire punch bowl, which is on the smaller side. Enjoy!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Fancy Peas and Mushrooms

Probably the best recipe that was made for Easter was this dish for Fancy Peas and Mushrooms. Holy cow is it good! It truly is an amazing recipe. Not only is it simple but it requires few ingredients and the end result will knock your socks off. Make this immediately, don't wait!


Friday, April 29, 2016

French Onion Soup with Gruyere

French Onion Soup is a classic and delicious soup. The depth of flavor is delicious and comforting. It is hard to get much better than this folks. If you don't have homemade beef stock on hand, try to find a high quality bouillon. I use the jarred variety that is a paste which is branded Superior Touch Better Than Bouillon. This Martha Stewart recipe is a beloved classic in our home. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Ina's Carrot and Pineapple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Folks, Ina makes a mean Carrot and Pineapple Cake. It is everything you'd hope for in a carrot cake. Moist, flavorful and not greasy, which is a risk when it comes to carrot cakes as they typically call for oil. The cream cheese frosting is rich and not overly sweet. Truth be told, we added a bit of extra confectioners' sugar (aka powdered sugar) to sweeten it up slightly.

Carrot cake lovers need to try out this recipe. It is truly one of the best that I've had. If you aren't the baking type, reach out to a friend or family member who enjoys baking and request it for your next gathering. For a pretty garnish, which we either forgot or skipped, top with freshly diced (small) pineapple pieces.


Monday, April 25, 2016

Glazed Corn Beef and Cabbage with Horseradish Cream Sauce

I have a bit of a backlog of recipes that I am working through posting as I had another round in the hospital recently which always throws a wrench in the works when it comes to regular blog posts. I am just about caught up now, which is a relief.

We prepared a few days late St. Patrick's Day meal. I followed this recipe for the most part, but skipped the potatoes entirely and we cooked the carrots separately. The only reason for that was I had planned on skipping the carrots as well, but in the end we prepared some as they are tasty and add a nice bright color to the dish.

One thing to keep in mind is that you need a very large pot to fit all this food.

The corned beef has a delicious brown sugar and mustard glaze. I forgot to take a picture of the horseradish cream sauce but it was tasty too. I felt it could've been thinned out a bit with some milk as mine was a bit thick, but that is a person preference. All in all, it was a delicious and beautiful meal. Enjoy!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

If you have a lot of hot chocolate lovers in your home, try out this homemade hot chocolate mix. It will make a ton of servings and it is delicious.