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Rich Tomato Basil Soup Copycat {la Madeleine' Is My Favorite}

Today it is raining like crazy here in Northeast Texas.  We experienced a dangerous drought this Summer and early Fall, so we are not complaining.  Today is a perfect day for soup and my Tomato Basil Soup is a quick and  hearty tomato soup to warm you up. My favorite place to eat Tomato Basil Soup is at a la Madeleine' Country French Cafe --  so much so that I had to find out how to make it.  I found this copycat recipe that is the closest to la Madeleine's  so far.  Their Signature Tomato Basil Soupe is available at Sam's, and I must say I do buy it occasionally, but it is pretty pricy and doesn't go very far --  so this soup is a fill in until I make it to my favorite eating place.

Winter Fruit Salad {Janna's Recipe}

My daughter, Janna makes this Healthy Winter Fruit Salad each year for Thanksgiving and Christmas that her daddy simply enjoys every time she makes it.  Because of her diabetes, she is always looking and developing recipes that are healthy and delicious at the same time. This fruit salad is delicious by itself, but you will want to drizzle the Agave Lime Dressing over it to capture all those wonderful juices from the fruit. Janna has a real eye for delicious and healthy food and is always calling me and letting me know some of her ideas.  She has this wonderful recipe for a Berry Granola Trifle that is a morning ritual for her breakfast that I will be sharing later!

Today Is National Pie Day {Here Are Some Of Cooking with K's Favorites}

Today is National Pie Day and I have linked some of Cooking with K's favorites with my personal favorite being Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Pie ! Nestle Toll House Pie German Chocolate Pie Chocolate Cream Pie Coconut Meringue Pie Sweet Potato Pie Mince Cream Cheese Pie Butterscotch Pie Pineapple Chess Pie Plum Custard Pie Apple Cheesecake Pie Southern Pie Recipes  Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip  German Chocolate Pie Chocolate Cream Pie Coconut Meringue Pie Sweet Potato Pie Minemeat Pie Butterscotch Pie Pineapple Chess Pie Simple Baked Custard Pie Apple Cheesecake pie

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake With A Broiled Coconut Pecan Icing {Granny's Recipe}

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake , dense, moist cake with a broiled coconut pecan icing that will remind you of baked oatmeal with icing on it. Did you know that January is National Oatmeal Month ?   Another thing you might not know is that there is more oatmeal eaten in the month of January than any other month.

Ham & Cheese Sliders {Ideal Party Food}

The Super Bowl is coming up and what better slider to serve at your Super Bowl Party than these Ham and Cheese Sliders .  Here is how easy they are to make---assemble the sandwich, drizzle the sauce and heat them in the oven until the cheese is melted--how easy it that?  Sometimes I make the sandwiches up in the morning and put them in the refrigerator.  Just hold drizzling the sauce until ready to bake. The buttery mustard poppy seed sauce is what puts these sliders over the top.  Yummy yummy! You don't have to wait for a get together, or party to make these.  I made these with some leftover ham we had at Christmas for a quick supper.   If I were you, I wouldn't wait for the Super Bowl to make yours. (giggles)

Hidden Valley Ranch Sausage Stars {The Perfect Appetizer}

Hidden Valley Ranch Sausage Stars were the main attraction at our New Years Eve Party.  I have seen these in many magazines over the years and even cut the recipe out, but never made them.  Well, I found out just how much these are amazingly quick and easy to make!  You can count on these to be on our table for our Super Bowl Party. To serve a few guest you can make them in a regular size muffin pans, or to serve them as an appetizer like I did, you can make them in mini muffin pans.  They hold up well to take somewhere as well as easy to heat up just before you serve them.

Mud Hen Bars

Mud Hen Bars , starts off with a cookie crust topped with pecans, marshmallow, and chocolate chips, but the magic comes with the final layer of brown sugar meringue...mmm so good! In the 50's, the recipe did not have chocolate chips or mini marshmallows in it.  This just shows you how recipes evolve over the years.  I remember eating them with just pecans.