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Pear Honey

Pear Honey  is just a little thicker than traditional honey and thinner than a preserve or jam. Beginning in the fall every year, sometime in September,  a friend of mine would give me huge amounts of fresh pears from off their trees. There were too many to eat before they would go bad, so I needed another recipe besides Pear Preserves. This recipe is perfect because it calls for real ripe pears.

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits Made The Old Fashioned Way + secrets to making them tall and fluffy!

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits , tender, flaky biscuits made from scratch with a secret to making them tall and fluffy. These biscuits are easy to make and perfect for any meal of the day! Took off a day of cooking for my birthday yesterday. I had a wonderful day!!! My family splurged on me and made me feel very special.

Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon {aka Pig Candy}

Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon is a mixture of cayenne pepper, brown sugar topping sprinkled over strips of bacon in a single layer and baked. Have you every had Pig Candy? If you have not, you are missing the highlight of eating bacon. When I first heard about this recipe over at Mommy's Kitchen , I thought why ? 

Pear Salad {Granny's Recipe}

Pear Salad ,  a vintage recipe going way back.  Pears are filled with mayonnaise and freshly grated cheddar cheese, then topped with a cherry. This recipe is a childhood favorite of mine. My mother would always make Pear Salad with canned pear halves, as none the difference from fresh pears.

Oreo Truffles

Oreo truffles, cookie crumbs blended with cream cheese and covered with a chocolate candy coating for the best-tasting truffles. These Oreo Truffles were a great addition to the  Red Velvet and Coconut Cream Cake Balls I served recently at a reception. Over at  Bakerella's blog post, she says it best "Oreo Truffles made with, you guessed it… Oreo cookies. They are super easy to make and even easier to eat. Oreo cookies are crushed blended with cream cheese and then covered in white chocolate".

Red Velvet and Coconut Cream Cake Balls

Red Velvet and Coconut Cream Cake Balls are made using your favorite flavor of cake mix and coatings, you have a people-pleasing treat! I was looking for a real eye-catching dessert for a reception I was helping my sister give, and remembered that I had seen a recipe for Cake Balls , but I never printed it. After looking up cake balls on the Internet, I found out just how much these little jewels are popular. The Dallas News had a wonderful article and tips on how to make cake balls, but all time queen of cake balls is over at Bakerella .

Crockpot Apple Butter

Crockpot Apple Butter, an easy recipe made right in your slow cooker several hours during the day or overnight.  One of the most delicious treats for fall or all through the year. This apple butter is just too easy to make. All you have to do is throw the ingredients into your crockpot and let it cook all day.  Now, how easy is that?

White Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Celery

White Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Celery, a lovely appetizer made with simple ingredients, white cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, black olives, and fresh chopped chives.  Perfect to serve at baby showers, brunches, and even for an afternoon snack.   This platter of White Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Celery is another stuffed celery recipe.

Chipotle Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Celery

Chipotle Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Celery, a pimento cheese seasoned with chipotle peppers stuffed in cut celery sticks. This stuffed celery is not your classic retro pimento cheese stuffed celery. It is an easy spicy stuffed celery that is simple, and very tasty. It looks great on your salad plate or on an appetizer tray, which is how I served them at a reception along with White Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Celery and Ham Rolls.

Pink Breeze Punch

Pink Breeze Punch, a fabulously simple and delicious punch.  Perfect to serve at baby showers, wedding showers and just about any party. Pink Breeze Punch is a fabulously simple and delicious punch that I recently served at a reception that my sister was giving to honor volunteers in our community. 

Shrimp Stuffed Eggs

Shrimp Stuffed Eggs, finely chopped shrimp added to the perfect egg mixture in a stuffed egg.  These are always requested at family gatherings. Shrimp Stuffed Eggs are a perfect appetizer to take for any occasion. They were a step up to your normal stuffed eggs at a recent get together with my high school classmates along with this Pig Candy .

Thai-Style Stir Fried Chicken

Thai-Style Stir Fried Chicken, simple to make with all the flavors of savory, sweet, and spicy flavors.  The easy and healthy ingredients will not disappoint for homemade takeout. While looking for Chinese recipes, I came across this wonderful Chinese dish of Thai-Style Stir Fried Chicken at myrecipes .com .

Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken, crispy chicken bites covered in a sweet and spicy sauce.  Distinct flavors of Chinese takeout at home with few ingredients. A friend of mine emailed me on facebook and asked if I had any Chinese recipes, which I only had one. I don't know why I didn't have more since my husband is a huge fan of Chinese food.