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Valentine Treats! Marshmallow Pops

Valentine's Marshmallow Pops are the perfect treat to make for celebrating Love in the air!  Each one can personalize their favorite candy.     What do you do with your grandchildren for Valentine's ?  In the last few years, one of my favorite things to do with the grandchildren around holidays or celebrations is to include them in making treats.  Not only is it fun for them, but they also have the time of their life getting to use their creativity and imagination, not to say their appetites too -- for all those yummy ingredients. This year I wanted to do something that they could dip chocolate in since I had so much left over from Christmas.  At first, I thought of strawberries (and they love those), then I thought about cake balls (and they love those), but I saw these strawberry marshmallows at Walmart and decided that they would be fun to dip too.  To add little piazzas to them, I bought some Valentine's sprinkles, and as you can see in the picture also, the cocon

Tortilla Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Tortillia Ham and Cheese Pinwheels , a flavorful appetizer easy to prepare.  These are better made the day before, refrigerated and served the next day. When I saw these Tortilla Ham and Cheese Pinwheels over at Mommy's Kitchen, I knew that these would be on the menu for our Super Bowl Party. They are the most versatile appetizers you can make.

Frijole Bites aka {Homemade Mini Kolaches}

South of the Border Bites , a pastry that holds a spoonful of shredded cheese, pinto beans, and diced jalapenos.  Wrap up the mixture in a ball and lay upside down in a dish.  Brush with butter and bake.  Perfect bitesize bite!   The recipe for these South of the Border Bites aka "Kolaches" came about when I only used half of the dough from my Heavenly Cinnamon Rolls that I made on Saturday.

Delish! Texas Style BBQ Hot Wings

Texas Style BBQ  Hot Wings  are crispy, tender, spicy hot,  sticky sweet and smothered with Baby Ray BBQ Sauce.  Delish! I prefer to bake my chicken wings in the oven until golden brown and crispy instead of frying them. Especially while the Super Bowl Game is on, so I am free to get the rest of the appetizers ready. After they have baked, I toss them with a mixture of hot sauce and barbecue sauce. Not only do they call for a few ingredients, but also they are fast and easy to make. They are the perfect bite. In the beginning, you taste the tangy sweet and end up with that wonderful hot spicy flavor in the back of your mouth. The next time you are making some hot wings, think about making, Texas Style BBQ Hot Wings, you will not be disappointed! WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE TEXAS BBQ HOT WINGS 1 1/2-2 lbs. chicken wings, frozen generous amount of salt and pepper for brining 1 12 oz. bottle Texas Pete Hot Sauce 1-1 1/2 cups Baby Ray barbecue sau

Punch Bowl Cake

Punch Bowl Cake is a recipe from the 1970s!  You can vary the ingredients, but starting off with a yellow cake is traditional! Super Bowl Party Cake Punch Bowl Cake is a fun dessert to make and take to a party, family reunion,  or any large crowd gathering. Step back and watch everyone go in awe over it.  Punch Bowl Cake has been around for a long time. I remember my mother making it in the 70s.

Super Bowl Eats! Ham Rolls {Granny's Recipe}

Ham Rolls are the perfect appetizer for any gathering you may have, or if you are like me, you may like to make them just for a snack. Every Thanksgiving, Christmas, or special occasion, you will probably see these on our table. The recipe came from my Mother. There are so many variations now. I have to say hands down, that the ham roll recipe that my mother handed down to me is still my favorite, and that is the one with just ham, cream cheese, and pickles.

Yummy! Old Fashioned Coconut Meringue Pie {Granny's Recipe}

Yummy!   Old Fashioned Coconut Meringue Pie, just like Grandma used to make. Get the recipe to make the perfect pie filling and a secret to keep the meringue from shrinking!! Southern Coconut Meringue Pie Homemade Coconut Meringue Pie is a staple in the South.  The pie filling is a rich, creamy custard loaded with sweetened coconut poured into a flaky, prebaked pie crust, then piled with a luscious cloud of meringue and sprinkled generously with sweetened coconut. I found out this morning that today is National Pie Day . Not knowing this yesterday, I made a Coconut Meringue Pie and an  Old Fashioned Butterscotch Pie to take to our Life Group Meeting this evening. How cool is that!  

Easy Homemade Spinach Artichoke Pizza

If you are a fan of spinach artichoke dip , you are going to love this simple and quick Spinach Artichoke Pizza . It made with a yummy creamy white sauce and topped with white cheese! When I made this Spinach Artichoke Pizza New Year's Eve, I was making it by the seat of my pants.

Hot Sweet Pepper Relish and Spicy Pinto Beans

Hearty, flavorful Pinto Beans cooked with Mexican-style seasonings make a great side dish,  with cornbread and topped with hot sweet pepper relish! I just read or heard on a food show that it has long been said that pinto beans originated in San Antonio and some refer to them as "Cowboy Beans". I don't know all about that, all I remember is that my mother cooked a lot of them when I was growing up in the 60's, so delicious, and I never got tired of them! Many a time they were the main course on our dinner table with a pan of cornbread and Chow Chow.

German Chocolate Cake {Granny's Recipe}

German Chocolate Cake , three layers of sweet, rich chocolate cake, creamy coconut pecan filling, and covered in a chocolate buttercream frosting. My all time favorite cake at Thanksgiving and Christmas is the classic German Chocolate Cake .