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.

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!