OLD FASHIONED SCALLOPED POTATOES

An Old Fashioned Scalloped Potato recipe packed with a rich creamy, cheesy sauceI am sharing some side dish recipes this week that our family enjoys.  Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes is one of their favorites.

I have been making this recipe for Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes at least 50 years.  This is a  basic recipe that  other ingredients can be added to for some variety.  I have added ham chunks, diced garlic, or crumbled, crispy bacon in the past.  

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HOLIDAY PEAR APPETIZER WREATH

Holiday Pear Appetizer Wreath starts with a crescent crust,honey pecan cream cheese spread and topped with pears,ham,sausage,nuts,bacon,cranberries,and a drizzle of honey.Holiday Pear Appetizer Wreath

This Holiday Pear Appetizer Wreath begins with a crescent dough crust in the shape of a wreath, and covered with a honey pecan cream cheese spread.  It is then loaded with sausage, ham, pears, cranberries, bacon, pecans, and drizzled with honey. So perfect to serve at your upcoming holiday events!

I am one of the lucky bloggers chosen to compete in the USA PEARS BLOGGER RECIPE CHALLENGE.  It has been so much fun researching, creating, and taste testing different ideas to submit.  My husband and I were totally in love with the flavor combinations on this pear wreath. Continue reading HOLIDAY PEAR APPETIZER WREATH

EMPTY NESTERS THANKSGIVING IDEAS

Thanksgiving dinner can be a  very difficult time for empty nesters. 

I would like to share some ideas for a Thanksgiving dinner for empty nesters. My husband and I have a blended family consisting of 8 children, their spouses/fiances, and 13 grandchildren.  The first 10 years of our marriage, 7 of the 8 children lived with us so every meal was a feast and Thanksgiving always involved days of baking and cooking.  They are now grown and have their own homes so we are  rarely able to all be together for Thanksgiving. 

The Thanksgiving dinner should still feel like a special meal of the year.  My husband is a hunter and Thanksgiving week is the highlight of hunting time in WV.  He hunts until around mid-morning and then comes in for a few hours.

Thanksgiving ideas for empty nesters.I try to make it special by using fresh flowers, candles, and linen napkins.  The foods do look a little strange to me served in such small dishes, but if you fix your plates and carry them to the table, it will feel like you are not missing a thing.  (It is a bit more quiet though than with the family here)    Continue reading EMPTY NESTERS THANKSGIVING IDEAS

CREAMY CHICKEN POT PIE SOUP

Chicken Pot Pie Soup loaded with chicken,veggies,a creamy broth and topped with herb flavored pie crust toppers.Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup with flavored pie crust toppers

A rich, creamy soup to satisfy your pot pie cravings.  Loaded with chicken, veggies, seasonings, and a  creamy broth. Top with pie crust cut-outs flavored with cheese and herbs.  Perfect for a fall or winter day.

My family loves chicken pot pie, and we love most kinds of soup. This Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup is a delicious combination of both. Continue reading CREAMY CHICKEN POT PIE SOUP

HALLOWEEN CANDY BAR COOKIE

This Halloween Candy Bar Cookie is a mixture of different cookie dough, and brownie mix baked together on a sheet pan. Different candies and chips are added to dough or top the treat. This Halloween Candy Bar Cookie is a combination of chocolate chip dough, peanut butter dough, and brownie mix baked all together on a large cookie sheet.  Mini candies and chips are mixed in the dough and top the baked cookie. 

 

This Halloween Candy Bar Cookie is a mixture of different cookie dough, and brownie mix baked together on a sheet pan. Different candies and chips are added to dough or top the treat. My Halloween Candy Bar Cookie is a fun treat to serve at any party, as well as a good way to use some of the leftover Halloween candy. Continue reading HALLOWEEN CANDY BAR COOKIE

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