My friend Judy from The Southern Lady Cooks has tagged me in a game of Easter Tag. I have to make a virtual Easter meal using food and recipes that I’ve already posted on my blog.
I am going to create an Easter meal with pictures for you. Click on the photo for the recipe. Let’s have some fun and celebrate Easter!
Note: Since I am on the HCG diet, I will not be having this meal for Easter, only dreaming about it! :D
Since I don’t have a Ham recipe which is normally what I’d be having for Easter, I’m going to suggest a yummy Pot Roast with Root Veggies.
Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower would go quite nicely with the roast, I think. :)
It doesn’t seem that I’ve done a post on Skillet Fried Green Beans, but they’re a staple at our house, so I’m sure they’d be somewhere on the table.
And then my favorite, Layered Salad with that yummy tart dressing!
No holiday meal is complete without some homemade rolls.
Heavenly Yeast Rolls are just right!
Wow! I’m getting hungry! lol
And for dessert…
Aunt Mary’s Special Cake with Strawberries or Chocolate Sauce!
Easy Butterfinger Pie!
and most of all…
Have a very Happy Easter!
I know Christmas is close and I’ve been so busy in the kitchen,
I’ve had very little time to actually post what I’ve been cooking.
Soon I’ll have a post on the candies and cookies I’ve been making,
but in the meantime … these are some of the dishes
I made for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Glazed Applesauce Nut Cake
Cappuccino Mousse Trifle from Taste of Home
Cherries in the Snow
Aunt Mary’s Easy Chess Pie
Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole
1/2 stick butter
1 large pkg. frozen chopped broccoli
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 c. milk
1 (8 oz.) jar Cheez Whiz
3 c. cooked white rice
season with salt and pepper to taste
Cook the rice until done, add the butter, stir and set aside.
Cook the broccoli in a large pan until done.
Add the soup, milk, cheese and rice. Season.
Pour into a greased casserole.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes.
Corn Spoon Bread from Deep South Dish
Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
What have you made over this holiday season?
Posted in Cakes, Culinary Creations (High Carb), Desserts, Holiday Hits, Recipes
Tagged baking, broccoli, Brunch, casserole, chess, dessert, easy, holiday
A crazy, hectic day at work means I get to re-post some goodies from the past.
When I think about all the great recipes and cooking I’ve done over the years that I never took pictures of…that I could blog about…I get sad.
All the years of Taste of Home and Quick Cooking subscriptions and all the recipes I made when my kiddos were young and I was a SAHM…they got me where I am today. Needing to lose some inches!
The longs lists of goodies made for the holidays, candy trays made for my mom to share at work, loaves of bread I baked for a sick friend…great memories.
My diet has changed, out of neccessity. Now I try to be a little smarter in my cooking and a little more choosy in my recipes.
Some of the old family favorites haven’t changed and probably never will.
Here’s some of my favorite candies and treats for the holidays…treats because that’s about the only time they get made! :)
Easy Peanut Butter Fudge
Pineapple Cheese Ball
Peanut Butter Balls
Cheesy Sausage Balls
Another Brownie Recipe
What’s your favorite can’t-live-without-holiday treat?
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I’m in the giving mood,
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My Mom’s Coconut Cream Pie was always my favorite.
On a low carb diet, this is the next best thing. It’s not so much like a cream pie, but it sure is good. And easy. That counts a lot.
Blender Coconut Pie
¼ cup butter
¼ t salt
2 t coconut extract (flavoring)
2 t vanilla
½ t baking powder
1 cup unsweetened coconut
2 cups heavy cream
½ cup Splenda
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9 inch pie pan. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into prepared pie pan and bake for approximately 1 hour until top is golden brown and set. Cool. Store in refrigerator overnight to give the “crust” time to better set up. Top with whipped cream prior to serving.
Total net carbs are 31. Each 1/8th of the pie piece has 4 carbs.
Recipe courtesy of the Low Carb Friends Recipe Board. For more reviews and variations of this recipe visit the thread found here on LCF.
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Posted in A Link of the Week and other Goodies, Holiday Hits, Low Carb Recipes, Recipes
Tagged coconut, cream, dessert, holiday, low carb, pastry, pie, sugar free
The holidays are just around the corner
and eating delicious goodies that we only make on special occasions has become a tradition.
Cheeseballs, Spinach Dip, Peanut Butter Balls, Spiced Pecans…these are a few of my favorite things.
The special occasion was a wedding on Saturday night. My friends Terry and Angie decided to tie the knot. I wanted to help them celebrate by bringing a treat to the reception. It was all eaten up. Pictured below was the little bit I had left at home for a midnight snack or early morning breakfast.
This started out as my friend Laura’s recipe. I’ve made some tweaks of my own with favorable results.
Pineapple Cheese Ball
cream cheese, 16 oz
crushed pineapple, (small can) drained dry
pecan pieces, 2 C
chopped onion, 1/4 cup
shredded cheddar, 2 oz
seasoned salt, 1 T
Mix all togther. Refrigerate and roll in chopped pecans.
Serve with crackers.
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The holiday season will soon be here.
Thanksgiving is a very special holiday for our family and usually centers around our family dinner.
Mom’s Southern cornbread Turkey and Dressing is the usual star of the main meal. There are other favorites that complete our meal. My brother has to have Chunky Potato Salad, made the same way my grandmother made it. I usually enjoy the Sweet Potatoes and baked Ham.
One daughter loves the Green Bean Casserole and Yeast Rolls while daughter #2 loves the Ham and Cream Style Corn.
And of course, the dessert choice wouldn’t be complete without mom’s Angel Salad on the menu. (Pictures and recipe forthcoming)
I’m a dessert eater. Below are some of my favorites.
Peanut Butter Balls
Southern Pecan Pie
Sour Cream Pound Cake
And if you’re watching your sugar intake…
Low Carb Mini-Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
What special dish are you looking forward to?
I’ve been making this recipe for 27 years now. I first made it as a teenager while living at home back in the 1980′s. It was a favorite of my brother and he still requests them today. This recipe is great for the Christmas holiday or even Easter!
Peanut Butter Balls
One 18 oz jar of peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
2 sticks butter, softened
1 & ½ boxes of powdered sugar (I usually buy the 2 lb bag and guesstimate according to the mixture’s consistency)
Chocolate Bark (1 lb or as needed to dip the balls)
(My recipe actually calls for chocolate chips and parrafin melted over a double boiler, but chocolate bark melted in the micorwave is easier)
Cream the peanut butter and the butter in a heavy duty mixer. I burnt up a couple of handheld mixer motors before my Handyman got me a Kitchenaid stand mixer. Add the powdered sugar a little at a time until mixed thoroughly. The mixture will be VERY thick.
Roll into 1” or smaller balls. I then chill mine for a few hours. Melt the bark in a small deep bowl in the microwave until creamy smooth. Proceed to dip balls and place on a parchment covered sheet pan until the chocolate hardens. This recipe makes several dozen.
Store in the fridge for several days or on the counter ‘cause they won’t last long!
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Tagged balls, chocolate, dip, holiday, peanut butter, recipe, sugar. dipped, sweet, treat