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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls,  take only 30 minutes to rise.  Bake for 15 minutes and they are ready to eat.  Don't forget to drizzle lavishly with powder sugar icing! It only took just a little nudging from the family for me to make my Homemade Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast this Thanksgiving morning.

Almond Pound Cake

My mother's Buttermilk Pound Cake was a regular dessert around my house growing up.  You could bet that at every gathering her pound cake recipe was requested.

Sauteed Cabbage with Bacon

Fried Cabbage with Bacon  has been a favorite around our house for many years. I was trying to think of what I could serve with my Stuffed Round Steak and mashed potatoes, and I remembered that I had a head of cabbage in my refrigerator.

Kay's Swiss Steak

Swiss Steak ,  inch-thick round  steak tenderized,  browned and then cooked low and slow in a sauce of tomatoes, onion, garlic, and herbs. When I think of comfort food, Swiss Steak is first on my list. With buying an economy pack of round steak last week for my Stuffed Round Steak , I had enough left to make this excellent  Swiss Steak .

Pumpkin Pie Flan

Pumpkin Pie Flan, Mexican dessert with a pumpkin flair, creamy smooth and the perfect ending to any meal. Flan is a traditionally a Mexican dessert, and there are many versions. The Pumpkin Pie Flan sounded so good to make for this time of the year.

Baked Apple Delights

Poached Apples , baked in a lovely bath of apple cider that simmers into a wonderful syrup.  Serve them stuffed with glazed pecans, hot or cold with a dollop of whipped cream. When buying apples for my Crockpot Apple Butter, Apple Pie Fritters , and for my husband who eats an apple a day, I decided to make some Poached Apples. I served these at one of the catering events I hosted.  We made 250 of them.  You would think I never wanted to see them again, but they were such a hit I decided to make a batch for my husband.

Mincemeat Gingerbread (recipe for both the jar mincemeat and the dry mincemeat)

Mincemeat Gingerbread is a combination of two strong flavors that go together delightfully! After looking around on Twitter, other blogs, and especially knowing how my daughters and daughter in love feel about this wonderful ingredient, mincemeat, I did not know if I really wanted to post this recipe or not.

America's Favorite Chocolate No Bake Cookie {Granny's Recipe}

Chocolate No Bake Cookies , America's favorite for years, children and adults alike have an affection for chocolate, oatmeal, peanut butter, and cocoa melted and swirled together into a no bake cookie. One of the first cookies I ever learned to make was Chocolate No Bake Cookies . I remember mother would make these cookies, and there were enough of us to eat the whole batch in one sitting.

Stuffed Round Steak

Stuffed Round Steak, boneless round steak rolled up with a breadcrumb mixture of herbs and seasonings.  This dish is an incredibly flavorful main dish that can be served for any fancy dinner party or the humblest of guests.  This is a great recipe to serve for Thanksgiving if you are not a fan of turkey! In 1981, I entered a cooking contest on a local TV show, P M Magazine, that came on each night after the evening news. As I am writing this blog post, I am thinking about the economy as it was in the 80's, as in comparison to today's economy. The unemployment rate was high, and jobs were also hard to find.

Jennifer's Signature Chocolate Cream Pie {Jennifer's Recipe}

Chocolate Cream Pie, a family favorite, dreamy, creamy delicious.  Pies can be fun to make and such an accomplishment when finished.  This pie is simple to make with little fuss, yet has a rich and intense chocolate taste and topped with sweetened whipped cream. When I was growing up, Chocolate Cream Pies were made for nearly every get-together. When it comes to making a delicious chocolate cream pie today, my daughter, Jennifer is the one everyone wants to make it.

Apple Pie Fritters

Everyone has their favorite donut or pastry they like best. It is so funny; some people will step out of the box and try new things and then there are those who choose the same thing every time.

Baked Spaghetti and Homemade Meatballs

A heaping plate of Spaghetti and Meatballs gives a feeling of comfort, great for family get together, or just a night of relaxing.