New Years Chicken Chili Cheese Dip

We are going to a New Year's party which will likely last a while. The plan is actually to get together as a late Christmas party but that means we'll eat early. So about 10:30 or so people will be wandering around looking for something to eat. I thought I'd put this out to satisfy... Continue Reading →


25th Day of Christmas: Merry Christmas… Leftovers Soup

Don't we always have tons of leftover and while we can just eat them up like we are having a hundred Christmas dinners sometimes we want something a little different but have no energy after the holidays or just feel disappointed by going back to "normal" foods. How about some leftover Christmas dinner soup??? Sounds... Continue Reading →

24th Day of Christmas: Apple Cider Popsicles!

Happy Christmas Eve! Okay so here is a heads up. At our family gathering, in the country, the wood stove is going and it can get so HOT! I love my wood stove because it is a deeper heat and it soaks into you but sometimes it is just so warm in the house. And... Continue Reading →

21st Day of Christmas: Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate with Melting Snowmen!

So I've had this slow cooker recipe for hot chocolate for a couple of years but it only feels wintry and not as Christmas-y as I'd hoped. But then I found this adorable twist and thought it was necessary to share the whole thing over again. What You Need: 3 cups nonfat dried milk 1... Continue Reading →

19th Day of Christmas: Apple Cider & Apple Cider Floats

Brought to you by Sally's Baking Addiction. A lovely slow cooker recipe for homemade apple cider which I am going to make for Christmas because WOW. And then since you've got the apple cider why not make a float out of it. I've been thinking about this with hot chocolate too. We almost did hot... Continue Reading →

Slower Cooker Hot Chocolate

prep time: 10-15 minutes cook time: 2-3 hours serves: 10-12 What You'll Need 1 cup powdered sugar 3/4 cup cocoa powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup chocolate syrup 1-2 tsp peppermint extract (optional) 7 cups non-fat milk (2% or whole is your choice) marshmallows and candy canes for garnish Mix It Up 1. Combine the... Continue Reading →

Much More Than Jello

Who likes Jell-O? Well, I suppose many out there do because it is still a thriving business. I, however, have never been a fan.... until my mother made this Jell-O recipe for my siblings and I when we were children. Now we like to make it every Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter though I'm seriously considering... Continue Reading →

Tortilla Soup

prep time: 10 min cook time: 20-25 min serves: 5 Quite literally the easiest soup in the world and one of the best. I also have to wonder if left over turkey would be good in this? Worth a try I think! Ingredients 1 large chopped onion 1 tablespoon oil 2 or 3 cups chopped... Continue Reading →

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