Lamb Shrimp Kebab 1

Lamb and Shrimp Kebabs {or Meatballs}

I had the hardest time deciding on what to post about today. I have a couple more holiday and party recipes I want to share but I also realize that dinner still has to happen. So, I decided on a recipe that works for both. These lamb and shrimp kebabs are great for dinner but you could also make them into small meatballs for a party appetizer. Lamb …
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Hibiscus Tea Ginger Lemon Spritzer |

Hibiscus Ginger Tea Spritzer

Who is ready for Christmas? Is it bad if I said not me? In my fantasy world, the house is totally decked out and there is a big wreath hanging on the door. In reality, I have done exactly zero Christmas shopping and am contemplating not even putting up a tree this year. This looks bad for me, doesn't it? You see, we are going to be out of town …
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Chocolate Bread Pudding |

Chocolate Bread Pudding

You could say that the theme of this week's posts is "Yummy dishes made with leftovers from your fridge."  It wasn't intentional - it just worked out that way. Earlier this week, there were turkey empanadas to use up any leftover turkey you might still have lingering around.  Today, it's dessert in the form of chocolate bread pudding. Being able …
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Turkey Empanadas - a creative way to finish off those Thanksgiving leftovers from

Post-Thanksgiving Turkey Empanadas

I am finally finishing off the last of my Thanksgiving turkey. It was great for awhile but, frankly, I am ready to be done with it. We did the full leftovers dinner which polished off the mashed potatoes, stuffing, and macaroni and cheese. We also did the meal of turkey paninis which finished off most of the cranberry jelly. When I told the kids I …
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Amaretto-Almond Crunch Pumpkin Pie |

Amaretto-Almond Crunch Pumpkin Pie

This pumpkin pie was voted the family favorite several years ago … maybe … no one is actually 100% sure. Let me explain. Several years ago, we had a request for pumpkin pie for dessert at Thanksgiving. Since my husband and I didn't have a "go to" pumpkin pie recipe at the time, we researched several recipes and found one that we thought would be …
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Fresh cranberry jelly is easy to make with only 3 ingredients from

Cranberry Jelly

When it comes to Thanksgiving, I find that everyone has one dish that they couldn't live without. There's always one dish that makes the holiday for them. For me, it's mashed potatoes made with Yukon gold potatoes, lots of butter, and cream. For my husband and his siblings, it's this cranberry jelly - a recipe that has been handed down through four …
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