Sausage balls with cream cheese

Sausage balls are a perennial favorite at holiday parties and open houses.  But frankly I think they can be really dry.  So I hadn’t bothered to make them before.  However, I found this recipe from big oven that adds cream cheese to the recipe and let me tell you, that simple addition  makes all the difference!  […]

Watermelon Margaritas

What’s July 4th without watermelon?  This year, leave the actual fruit to the kids because here’s an adult way to enjoy watermelon – Watermelon Margaritas.  You’ll never celebrate July 4th without them again! Unlike regular frozen margaritas, where you have to add ice to the blender, in this recipe you freeze the watermelon so it […]

Beef Tenderloin

Some people like Ham or Turkey at Christmas. Beef Tenderloin is my favorite choice for Christmas dinner. It must be my British background. I love this recipe because it’s tasty and so easy. Just rub the tenderloin with olive oil and the pepper based spice mixture and roast on a rack in the oven until it reaches 130 degrees F. You’ll get a perfect medium rare beef that’s almost fork tender!

Snowy Mashed Potatoes

Continuing with my Thanksgiving 101 series … No Thanksgiving is complete without Mashed Potatoes. When I think comfort food, I think Mashed Potatoes – especially this time of year as it’s getting cold. It’s the perfect side to roasts and stews.  I often just quickly mash the potatoes and add cream, butter, garlic and chives.  Other […]

Cornbread Dressing with Bacon and Pecans

Thanksgiving 101 continues with the dressing – Cornbread dressing – I do believe I’ve found winner! Based on a recipe from Frank Stitt, (with a tasty shortcut), this recipe features the smokiness of the bacon and the nuttiness of the pecans…. scrumptious!

Accidental Turkey

Welcome to Thanksgiving 101! Today the turkey – I was a little nervous about cooking the Thanksgiving turkey (it had been decades!), so I went straight to Ina… her Accidental Turkey comes with a cute story and produces a wonderfully moist turkey.

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