Meat Dishes/ Most Popular Recipes/ Soups, Stews and Chili

Pork and Lentils

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Eating Pork and Lentils is an Italian tradition and considered a good luck meal on New Year’s Eve.  Every year we celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends and always serve a simple dish of lentils and a dish of pasta made with a pork sauce, and it’s usually served before the ball drops.  Then it’s followed by a toast with a glass of Prosecco or Champagne to bring in the new year!

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Casseroles/ Kid-Friendly Recipes/ One Dish Meals/ Rice and Grains

Best Rice Ball Casserole Stuffed with Meat and Peas

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Best Rice Ball Casserole Stuffed with Meat and Peas.  This rice ball casserole is stuffed with a blend of chopped meat, peas, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, in an all-in-one  delicious casserole, then baked until the mozzarella on top is melted.

It makes an easier alternative to making the original  Sicilian rice balls which are large rice balls stuffed the same way, only they are coated with breadcrumbs then deeply fried.  These Sicilian rice balls are commonly known as “arancine,” and one my husband goes bonkers for!
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Breakfast Breads and Lattes

Christmas Brunch Recipes

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Christmas Brunch Recipes. When it comes to making Christmas Brunch for family and guests, I  know you will agree we need to make brunch simple, practical and most importantly, a brunch to remember!

Christmas brunch is probably the most popular holiday brunch next to Easter.  And what better way to serve your guests on Christmas day with one these delicious treats for a cozy breakfast on Christmas morning!


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Desserts/ Gluten Free Recipes/ Holiday Treats/ Vegan Recipes

Chocolate Dipped Apricots

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Chocolate Dipped Apricots are a delicious way to make holiday candy!  Dried apricots are dipped in dark and white chocolate and coated with crushed walnuts, shredded coconut, and colorful sprinkles.  These are probably the easiest candy or treats you’ll make this holiday season!  A festive candy you can eat and indulge without guilt, and will leave you craving for more!

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Appetizers/ Vegetable Sides

Roasted Asparagus with Prosciutto and Cheese

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Roasted Asparagus with Prosciutto and Cheese are thin asparagus spears, wrapped in crispy prosciutto with melted Swiss cheese roasted to perfection, makes this a divine dish to serve anytime.

This is an easy appetizer to make for the holidays. Using a cured meat such as prosciutto along with Swiss cheese melted inside, adds amazing flavors to the asparagus; we like to call these “asparagus rollatini.”

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Kid-Friendly Recipes/ Pasta Dishes/ Southern Inspired Recipes/ Under 30 Minute Meals

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese makes a wonderful dish during the winter months.  Every now and then we crave for a dish of mac and cheese, only this one is even better.  Oh, and it’s positively delicious.  It contains 2 kinds of cheeses, one pound of butternut squash, and it’s made on stove-top!  The butternut squash is completely melted and hidden in this mac and cheese making it smooth and creamy.

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Cookies and Snacks/ Holiday Treats

Snow Ball Christmas Cookies and Online Cookie Exchange

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Snow Ball Christmas Cookies and Online Cookie Exchange. These buttery snow ball cookies, also known as Russian tea cakes or pecan meltaway cookies, are the ultimate melt-in-your-mouth cookies! Loaded with crushed pecans and rolled in powdered sugar, makes them one of our favorite cookies during Christmas season.

For as long as we I can remember, my girls have always called these small buttery cookies the ‘Snow Ball Christmas Cookies.’  The name evolved from the popular Disney movie at that time ‘Snow White,’ which all little girls loved. Nowadays, all the little girls, including my granddaughter are into the current Disney movie ‘Frozen.’
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