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Chunky Buttered Potatoes

How many ways can you fix potatoes? My husband is a meat and potatoes guy. He could eat potatoes every meal I think, so I am always changing up the potatoes in our house. This time I used a simple version of the typical mashed potatoes without adding in the milk. As I said in the previous post, he likes the purest form of the vegetable, and this is as close as you can get to it. Potatoes prepared this way go well with the Oven Fried Chicken and Glazed Carrots with Thyme .

Glazed Carrots With Thyme

Something as simple as buttered carrots can be taken to a new level with just adding a fresh sprig of thyme to them.

Jalapeno-Cheddar Scones

Jalapeno Cheddar Scones , pillows of tender biscuit like bread with speckles of jalapenos and cheddar cheese running all through it.   As I was thinking about what to make to go with my Simply Venison Stew, I remembered seeing Jalapeno Cheddar Scones over at Kristen's blog, Blissful Bites.   They looked scrumptious.

Simply Venison Stew

This  Simply Venison Stew  is another family favorite using venison that I serve often. It is a simple recipe, yet bold with flavor. The long, slow cooking in a homemade beef broth ensures that the meat will be tender and succulent. If you don’t have venison, feel free to substitute beef chuck, rump roast or sirloin tip. Serve with dinner rolls or as I did with Jalapeno Cheddar Scones for sopping up those delicious juices. Venison Stew Ingredients: 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 pounds venison stew meat 1/4-1/2 cup flour 1 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon ground coriander 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon coarse ground pepper 2 cups chopped onions 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped carrots 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 2 bay leaves 4-6 potatoes, cubed 2-3 cups homemade beef broth (or canned) Directions: In a large pot, over high heat, add the olive oil. In a mixing bowl, toss the venison with flour and garlic powder, c

Miss Kay's Heavenly Rolls

Miss Kay's Heavenly Rolls , my family affectionately calls my homemade rolls, pillows of pure heaven.  They make an appearance at all our family dinners.    Yesterday my grandson turned 13 years old. I can't believe I have a teenage grandson and one that is taller than me.

Waldorf Salad with Dried Cherries

This  Waldorf Salad with Dried Cherries  is a very easy and simple salad with my take on the original Waldorf Astoria Salad which has a long, rich history. The original Waldorf Astoria Salad was created in the 1890s at New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel by maĆ®tre d' Oscar Tschirky. The original salad contained only mayonnaise, red apples, and celery, and was usually served on a bed of lettuce. In later years as is today, it is generally served with walnuts and other ingredients. Mayonnaise, red apples, celery, and walnuts are the way I remember my mother making her Waldorf Salad. In this recipe, I have combined a tart Granny Smith apple with a sweet Gala apple, and for that additional tart and sweet taste, I added dried cherries and toasted walnuts. From the days of my childhood, the recipe may have changed, but not the taste of the crispness of the apples, celery, and walnuts mix together with that wonderful mayonnaise dressing. Waldorf Salad with

Mexican Hot Cocoa

Mexican Hot Cocoa  is a rich drink so much so that it could be considered a dessert by itself. This recipe is rich in flavor, but not too sweet, and it is delicately seasoned with spices.

Tiger Butter Candy {Jennifer's Recipe}

Tiger Butter Candy is the BOMB! Can you guess how easy it is to make 3 ingredients look so sophisticated and taste so good? When my daughter was a teenager, I remember almost every time she went to the mall, she would stop by the candy store, Morrow's Nut House, and buy some Tiger Butter .

Millionaire Fudge

Millionaire Fudge is simply an incredibly scrumptious chocolate fudge that is as rich as the name says.

Classic Chocolate Peanut Clusters {Granny's Recipe}

Chocolate Peanut Clusters were a classic Christmas treat around my house when I was growing up.  It only takes two ingredients make these little jewels. The delicious taste of the sweet and salty together makes these the perfect treat. Chocolate Peanut Clusters are unbelievably easy to make, and when you have unexpected company, they are just what you want to make to wow your guest. I must say that they are a great addition to my Christmas gift boxes this year also. Instead of dropping spoonfuls of the clusters on waxed paper, I decided to use a scoop and drop the clusters into a mini muffin pan lined with mini muffin papers. Whether you are making them for gift giving, company coming or just to have some around the house, you can't go wrong with mixing Chocolate Peanut Clusters 36 mini muffin paper liners 1 lb. Milk Chocolate 16 oz. lightly salted peanuts Line a mini muffin tin with mini muffin papers.  In a large microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate in