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Easy Savory Cheese Bread1

Easy Savory Cheese Bread

I have so many recipes waiting in "queue" to be published on the blog, that I think I might need another life to cook and bake. So many of them and the pile keeps growing, so little time for every one of them! However, when a recipe makes it twice to our table, it must be really worthwhile, like this one. I love quick breads. They save you a trip to the store, they are versatile and delicious and always…

Traditional Cheesy Potatoes

Traditional Cheesy Potatoes-A Holiday Favorite

The Traditional Cheesy Potatoes casserole is the most expected item on the table around holidays in my house. We live in Minnesota and there is nothing more comforting during the winter months than potatoes cooked in different ways. Cheesy potatoes bring joy to the Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas. I remember one year when we were trying to lose some weight and I "dared" to announce my family: " This year we are not going to have cheesy potatoes for Thanksgiving. I…

Classic Broccoli Bacon Salad

Classic Broccoli Bacon Salad

I am sure many of you already know at least one version of this recipe of broccoli salad with bacon that is so popular in United States. For the rest of you out there who like to try something new, this is a great recipe that can be made all year around. In Minnesota, we make it a lot in the winter, around holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas. However, you can make this salad for lunch and it travels really…

Vegetarian Wild Rice And Mushroom Stuffing3

Vegetarian Wild Rice And Mushroom Stuffing

Today I am going to share with you a recipe that uses wild rice, but before I do that, what do you know about this little grain? Did you know that the wild rice in United States is mainly produced in Minnesota and a little bit in California? Wild Rice, which is Minnesota's State Grain, is almost as old as history itself. In Minnesota it is cultivated by Native Americans who consider the grain a sacred component of their culture. It was…

Chicken Salad With Pecans And Cranberries

Cranberries Pecans Chicken Salad

I made this salad few times in the last few weeks. Why? Because it seemed to be a great success with my family and also with my coworkers who almost stole my lunch one day. They love coming to my desk and sniffing my lunch asking questions about what I brought that day. With this salad though, after they tasted it, they went crazy about it. It is quite a simple salad and I do not believe it is anything…

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Easy Pumpkin Bread

Yes, it is that time of year when pumpkin is "the thing" again. From lattes to pies, from breakfast to dinner, Americans love their pumpkin and pumpkin flavor in anything. It is the symbol of Fall and the beginning of the holiday season. I have had this easy Pumpkin Bread recipe in my collection for a while now, but I never made it before. You see, I have this love-hate relationship with pumpkin. I grew up with pumpkin pie, but…

Easy Sausage Cranberries And Walnuts Stuffing7 1

Easy Sausage, Cranberries and Walnuts Stuffing Recipe

The holiday season is here and hopefully this recipe will be a real help for many of you. I know that in the U.S., people make stuffing mostly for Thanksgiving, but I also know that a lot of people around the world might have it also for Christmas or New Year's Eve. So here you have my favorite recipe of Easy Sausage, Cranberries and Walnuts Stuffing. The good news about this recipe is that besides being easy to put together, it…

Old Fashioned Lemon Bread With Lemon Syrup6

Old Fashioned Lemon Bread with Lemon Syrup

This recipe of old fashioned lemon bread with lemon syrup carries a double dose of lemon. Finely grated lemon zest in the batter and lemon syrup poured over the bread after baking, make this bread one of the best lemon bread recipes I ever tried. I found this recipe to be an awesome one for the holidays because it makes a very pretty gift to family and friends. Wrapped in a cute box or bag, the bread looks luxurious and…

Smoked Trout With Mayo2

Smoked Trout Dip With Mayo

Most people get excited about the holiday season because of all the wonderful baked goods and sweets they get to consume. I get excited about appetizers. I consider them to be a very important part of the meal, and I like them to be simple and delicious. Are you looking for an appetizer you have to bring to a potluck? Make this smoked trout dip. Do you need an appetizer for your next party but you don't have the time to…

Pistachio Cranberry Marshmallow Fudge4

Pistachio Cranberry Marshmallow Fudge

We shouldn't make fudge just for the holidays, don't you think? It is decadent, super easy to make and can be enjoyed with family and friends. On top of all these advantages, fudge IS delicious! It is such a simple recipe that is so versatile! When you make fudge, you can basically add anything your heart desires while that chocolate is melting, from nuts, to marshmallow, to white chocolate or coffee. The sky is the limit!   This recipe of…

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