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.

Cheddar and Gruyere Cheese Bread Ring

The recipe for my Basic Potato Bread makes four loaves of bread, but I usually make three loaves of regular bread and use the fourth to make a cheese bread ring.

Traditional Red Velvet Cake

When you think of a showstopper cake for Valentine's, Red Velvet Cake comes to mind.  It's a beloved flavor of the South.    Waldorf Astoria Cake Red Velvet cake, sometimes called a Waldorf Astoria Cake, is a wonderfully delicious cake with traditional vintage frosting. Red velvet cake is a signature dessert made famous at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City during the 1920s.  I think its popularity has made a comeback in the last few years.

Valentine's Day Trash

Valentine's Day Trash , candy coated cereal with pretzels and peanut M&Ms will wow anyone's guest.  Change out the color of the M&Ms for each holiday! I am so behind on my blog post that I am determined to catch up this week.  This trash is an all time family favorite. I make it for Christmas, Valentine's, Easter, and whene ver there is something to celebrate.

Basic Potato Bread

Basic Potato Bread , using leftover mashed potatoes will make soft fluffy white bread that slices perfect sandwich bread. There is nothing like the aroma of homemade bread coming straight from the oven. In my house there is no holding back, as soon as it comes out of the oven, the knife is ready to slice a big thick slice and immediately slather it with real butter. You have to eat it with both hands while the butter runs down the side of your face. Wow! Was I a little dramatic, or maybe more like was just telling the truth (grins). Needless to say, I don't have to tell you how much my family enjoys eating homemade bread. What I like most about this recipe is that it makes 4 loaves at a time. I use one piece of the dough to make my Cheddar Cheese Bread Ring and the other 3 pieces of dough I use to make regular loaves. This bread turned out to be a great accompaniment to a pot of Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder and Black-Eyed Pea and Kale Soup . Basic Potato Bread R

Black-Eyed Pea and Kale Soup

Along with the Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder , I decided to make a simple soup of black-eyed peas with kale to balance out the richness of the chowder. I served this Black-Eyed Pea and Kale Soup with my homemade bread, but it would be wonderful served with a cornbread muffin, and of course, any time a true Southerner has greens of any kind, you have to serve a pepper sauce to go along with it. Combining the fresh earthy taste of the kale and the heartiness of the black-eyed peas, this soup is satisfying as well as complex in texture and flavor.  This soup is so easy and quick to make, and a great addition to a rich meal!

Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder

Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder ,  rich corn chowder built on a base of chicken stock and half-and-half has carrots, corn, potatoes, and chunks of chicken for a meal in a bowl. Listening to the weather report the night before, I knew we were going to wake up to a winter wonderland.  My first thoughts were, I can make some homemade bread and this new recipe for chowder that I have been wanting to try.  This chowder is not only a delicious and filling chowder, it is just what you need on a cold wintry day. Despite the long list of ingredients, it does come together rather quickly if you peel and chop all your vegetables, and have them ready with all the remaining ingredients while you boil your chicken.  You have a perfect balance of the chicken, the creamy cheese, and the tenderness of the corn to best describe this recipe as "one big pot of extravaganza"!

Texas Style Chili Cheese Dip

Texas Style Chili Cheese Dip , few ingredients thrown together in a crockpot to make the quintessential dip for any gathering.   Chili and cheese together are the perfect combination that, when you eat it together, you have to scoop it up with a salty tortilla chip. With each bite you take, there is that taste of spicy chili, creamy cheese, and I add the heat of a slice of jalapeno. Oh my, it is so good.