Category Archives: Holiday Cooking

Latke Waffles

It’s Hanukkah! Have you had your Latkes? How about Latke Waffles!? Potato pancakes in waffle form with pockets of ever so crispy grated potato all golden brown and delicious; best of all, no frying! Pop them in either a Belgian or … Continue reading

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White Chocolate Eggnog Fudge

Simple, No Fail Fudge: This recipe is an adaptation of my dark chocolate fudge recipe. Using white chocolate chips, eggnog, and traditional eggnog flavorings, this fudge is a fabulous addition to any Christmas candy lineup. 

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Pepperoni Cheese Ball

This recipe for a Pepperoni Cheese Ball is like having a pizza to spread on crackers. It’s a perfect appetizer for your Christmas and holiday gatherings, and beyond. Cream cheese and ricotta, pepperoni, black olives, pepperoncini and green onions; garlic … Continue reading

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Jam Cake with Easy Caramel Icing – A Southern Tradition

This Jam Cake recipe is as authentic as it gets; loaded with blackberry jam, pecans, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice, and topped with caramel icing, it’s a perfect Autumn and Winter treat. And the recipe is one I have, … Continue reading

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Italian Ricotta Cookies (Orange and Lime)

This recipe for Italian Ricotta cookies makes five dozen of the lightest, fluffiest, most pillowy cookies. Ever. Flavored with orange and lime zest; topped with a simple glaze and a sprinkling of ground, toasted almonds, they are an explosion of deliciousness … Continue reading

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The Feast of the Seven Fishes

This year is ending on a high note for me, after over a year of sadness with the suicide of one of my best girlfriends (one of The Blount County Girls, aka The BCGs). It’s fitting that this year’s Christmas … Continue reading

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Wild Rice with Nuts (Meatless Monday)

This recipe for wild rice is wonderful served hot, great at room temperature, and is an amazing cold salad; since it’s so versatile, it’s perfect for holiday entertaining. 

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Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttermilk Buttercream Frosting (#Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar)

This recipe for Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttermilk Buttercream Frosting won second place at the Blue Ribbon Country Fair in the Chocolate Cake category; it’s today’s #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar post. This week of chocolate and a fabulous chocolate package … Continue reading

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Refried Bean Salad – Cinco de Mayo (Meatless Monday)

Refried Bean Salad is today’s Meatless Monday recipe, just in time for Cinco de Mayo celebrations tomorrow. The beans can be served two ways: cold, as on this salad, or heated to molten hotness for any southwest inspired meal. Throw … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Carnitas Pork (Crock-Pot Recipe)

This recipe for Carnitas Pork is simple, it can be made ahead and seared to perfection when you’re ready to eat, it’s full of flavor and just in time for Cinco de Mayo. But this recipe is one you will use all … Continue reading

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