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15 Cooking Tips for Harried Holiday Cooks
These cooking tips might take some of the anxiety out of your last minute holiday cooking. Peruse the list. You’ll surely find one or more you can use–and remember, anything that simplifies holiday cooking aids in preserving sanity. Trust me–I know this firsthand! To pare pineapple easily cut ...
Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle
A trifle is a bowl (preferably clear glass for presentation purposes) filled with layers of deliciousness, including fruit, whipped cream or topping, a pudding-type layer and some kind of cake. This strawberry cheesecake trifle features all these and more. You’re going to love it and so will your guests. ...
Blueberry Lemon Layer Cake
This blueberry lemon layer cake is the perfect diversion from typical holiday sweets. Rich, yet refreshing, your whole family will love this amazing confection. It comes to you courtesy of YourHomeBasedMom.com. Photo source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/255438610089585335/Pinterest Ingredients: Cake 2 sticks ...
Mocha Hazelnut Tart
This mocha hazelnut tart isn’t an ordinary dessert. This is what you make when you want to impress your guests–as in knock their socks off impress them. It’s so far beyond amazing, your guests will think you bought it at an upscale bakery. Photo source: ...
Sweet Potato and Quinoa Burgers
These sweet potato and quinoa burgers are a nice change of pace from a typical veggie burger. The texture is different and the flavor is simply amazing, albeit unique. I didn’t so much like eating these as a ‘burger’ with a bun as I did a ‘patty’ along with side dishes as part of a main...
Caramel Apple Pie
This caramel apple pie is the perfect addition to your holiday menu. A far cry from traditional pies, your guests will dub you the most creative pie baker around. You can even cheat and used canned filling and pre-made crust. Yes, it’s that easy! Photo source: ...
Lemon Crinkle Cookies
These lemon crinkle cookies are an excellent option amidst a sea of sugar cookies, chocolate cookies and ginger cookies (both ginger snaps and gingerbread men) that are all so prevalent at holiday time. Lemon is a refreshing change for those who prefer a lighter flavor. If you’re hosting or attending a ...
Avocado Egg Rolls
These avocado egg rolls are the perfect combination of Asian and Mexican cuisine. They make the perfect appetizer for all your holiday gatherings. Or whip up a batch for a tasty and satisfying vegetarian meal. Serve with soup or salad for heartier fare. Photo source: ...
Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls
Sweet potato cinnamon rolls will use some of your Thanksgiving leftovers in a delicious way. If you have leftover sweet potatoes, skip first step in instructions below. Photo source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/162340761540654461/Pinterest Dough: 1 sweet potato ¾ cup Soy Milk 4 tablespoons margarine ¼ cup brown ...
Spinach and Tomato Tortellini Soup
This spinach and tomato tortellini soup is a delicious way to enjoy soup and pasta at the very same time. Easy to make and filled with unique flavors, this hearty soup will definitely satisfy all who grace your table. Check out the options below before assembling ingredients for cooking. Photo source: ...
Crunchy Marshmallow Brownies
These crunchy marshmallow brownies feature the tradition of chocolate with the addition of marshmallow and a crunchy surprise. They are simple to make, using a boxed brownie mix–adding each layer per the steps below. School holiday parties are coming. I like to add one more layer to these treats by ...
Beef and Cheddar Biscuits Casserole
Beef and cheddar biscuits baked together with an array of delicious, aromatic ingredients is a dinner your family and your guests will love. A sort-of take on a pot pie, this eliminates the crust and tops the casserole with biscuits instead. This recipe makes two 9 x 13 inch pans filled with a hearty, savory ...
Pumpkin Streusel Pie
For a new take on a Thanksgiving tradition, check out this pumpkin streusel pie. Switch up your dessert options this season, or serve a traditional pie alongside this new version. Photo source: http://iconosquare.com/p/831807869954326321_145695030Instagram Crust 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp granulated sugar ...
Spanish Chicken and Tomatoes
Spanish chicken and tomatoes is a hearty one-pot dish that makes a complete, delicious meal. The preparation time isn’t too bad, but it’s not one of those dishes you’ll want to start after getting home from work at 5 PM. Either prepare it on a weekend or on a day when you can start preparing ...