Thanksgiving Leftovers

I love thanksgiving so much that I often cook way more than I could ever eat.  So I usually end up make a  variety of leftovers that utilize the ingredients.  Here are my favorite ideas. Thanksgiving Potato Skins I love potatoes and I believe that they are the perfect vessel to deliver any food.  Thanksgiving … Read moreThanksgiving Leftovers

Base BBQ Sauce

Basic BBQ Sauce

This is my go to bbq sauce base.  It is perfectly balanced and is the base sauce for all of my sauces.  Like a sweet and tangy sauce, add honey and a pinch of cayenne pepper to the sauce.  Like it vinegary then add 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar.  Like it spicy add a pinch of cayenne, 2 tablespoons hot sauce and 1 tablespoon of chili powder.  If you just love a nice and well balanced sauce, eat as is.  This is why this sauce is the best sauce around.

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Soft Sugar Cookies With Light and Fluffy Frosting

Light and Fluffy Sugar Cookies

I was trolling around the internet looking for some inspiration and discovered these tasty cookies over at SavorySights.com.  They were posted by Fake Ginger and they reminded me of the super soft and delicious sugar cookies that the local Ukrop’s Bakery inside of Martin’s makes.  They were perfect.  Light and fluffy and exactly what I expected.  These cookies are almost like eating sugary air.  They are a must try.

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Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Dana has been craving pumpkin pie for a couple weeks now.  I decided that I should break down and make her one.  I wanted to try something different so I found a recipe from Paula Deen that uses cream cheese instead of evaporated milk. I made it and wow! It was awesome. Paula knows what … Read morePumpkin Pie

Grilled Meatballs

Grilled Meatballs

I know it is hard to believe but sometimes I get cook’s block.  It is like writer’s block except I can not think of a single thing to make for dinner.  So earlier this week Dana requested something from chicken and something from ground beef.  I went to the store  and picked up the basic … Read moreGrilled Meatballs

Summertime Picnic Brownies

Picnic Brownies

I have a vast collection of cookbooks.  Some are new and some I have collected from yard sales and random book sales.  I was looking through one random book on baking when a cutout of random paper fell into my lap.  That cutout was from a July issue of Coastal Living, and described this brownie … Read moreSummertime Picnic Brownies

Get Sauced! – Homemade Mustard

Memorial Day is the ultimate grilling day!  Nothing goes with hot dogs like Mustard.  The other day I tackled homemade Ketchup, and today I am tackling the other half.  Homemade Mustard. Once again making your condiments homemade allows you to determine what goes into your sauces.   No high fructose corn syrup, preservatives or fillers. … Read moreGet Sauced! – Homemade Mustard

Honey Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

The other week Dana asked if I could make the food a tad bit healthier.  Hard to make healthy things when your go to ingredient is Bacon, but I said I would try.  Our favorite food is pizza, so I figured I would take that for a healthy little spin. The first thing is to … Read moreHoney Whole Wheat Pizza Dough