Dec 31, 2016

25 Best Recipes of 2016

As 2016 is nearly behind us it is time that I compile my yearly 25 favorite recipes for you to peruse and enjoy. Wishing you a Happy New Year! 

Note: To view the recipes please click on their title above each picture.

Eggnog Truffles

For the last food post of 2016 we have these sweet little eggnog truffles. They are perfect for giving away to friends and family who love the flavor of eggnog.

They are very sweet, to be sure, but for those in your life that have a major sweet tooth, I think they will love them. Enjoy!

Dark Chocolate M&M Cookies

For all of the hardcore chocolate lovers out there, I present to you Dark Chocolate M&M Cookies. When paired with red and green M&Ms on top they are adorably festive.

Rich with over the top chocolatey goodness.


Dec 30, 2016

Christmas Roundup 2016

We had a great Christmas party this year. The menu is posted at the end of this post. Lots of family favorite recipes plus a few new recipes as well. Enjoy!

Triple Chocolate M&M Cookies

Kiddos (Age 9 and 7)

Christmas Party Menu:

Appetizers & Drinks
Saucy BBQ Lil' Smokies
Best Ever Spinach Dip
Chinese Sweet and Sour Dip
Spicy Creole Shrimp Dip
Eggnog Punch
Hot Buttered Rum Batter

Side Dishes:
Bacon and Cheddar Macaroni Salad
Broccoli, Cranberry and Bacon Salad (omitted cheese)

Main Dish:
Brown Sugar Bourbon Pineapple Glazed Ham

Creamy Dreamy Fudge
Eggnog Truffles
Triple Chocolate M&M Cookies
Soft & Chewy Rum Crinkle Cookies
Soft & Thick Cut Out Cookies
Coconut Cherry Macaroons
Cherry Amaretto Chocolate Chip Cookies
Crazy Gingerbread Men

Soft & Chewy Rum Crinkle Cookies

This Christmas I was all about the rum and eggnog flavors. I loved this wonderfully soft Rum Crinkle Cookie. They are sweet, soft and chewy, and packed full of that wonderful rum flavor.

If you are a fan of the butter rum flavoring in desserts, you will love this cookie.


Dec 29, 2016

Cherry Amaretto Chocolate Chip Cookies

Greetings friends. I hope you had a good holiday season. I am so ready to get on to 2017, but first I have a few Christmas cookie recipes to post as well as my yearly best recipes.

The flavors of cherry and Amaretto are some of my all time favorites, so I knew I had to make these. Buttery, sweet and delicious.


Dec 13, 2016

Best Homemade Pecan Sandies

Pecan Sandies are delicious cookies for those that enjoy the simpler things. This is not a style of cookie that is packed with chocolate chips, candy or marshmallows. The base is a buttery cookie studded with lots of chopped pecans and the exterior is rolled in sugar before baking, giving it a crisp "sandy" texture.

This recipe makes five dozen, so pick up a few decorative cookie tins, pack them with this gems and give them to your relatives this Christmas.


Dec 10, 2016

Favorite Eggnog Recipes Collection (Updated 2016)

Here are a few of my favorite eggnog recipes to enjoy this holiday season.

I think my most favorite is the Moist Cranberry Eggnog Bread directly below. It is incredible. I've even used it in a trifle. I cubed the cranberry eggnog bread and for the filling I combined a package of instant vanilla pudding with eggnog (however much it calls for on the package, I think it might be 2 cups.) After that has set for a few minutes, combine it with a container of cool whip. Mix with an electric hand mixer then layer in a trifle dish. Fantastic. Enjoy!