The trick to staying sane in the kitchen is prep work and avoiding the oven whenever you can! (and mostly good friends and the ability to laugh at yourself) Avoiding my oven is the hardest part. However, I know all Summer long I used my Crock-Pot® Slow cooker for just that purpose, and it’s saving my sanity again! This year I’m making this Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Pineapple Ham Recipe, and I’m saving my sweat induced meltdown for another year.
This Corn Casserole is an amazingly creamy side dish that perfectly complements just about every meal. It’s great with everything from lasagna to Mexican. My favorite part, my kids love it! It’s perfect for when you’re having company too. Most of us have seen this golden cornbread looking casserole at some point. Whether it was at a potluck or a family gathering we all remember knowing it would be gone before the last person got through the line! Those of us lucky enough to have tried it have fallen in instant culinary love with this crusty creation.
For a twist on the traditional try out these Sweet Potato Coins for an appetizer your friends and family will love you for! Year after year everyone has their favorite dishes that get requested, but the one thing that no one asks for is the appetizers and relish tray. They don’t ask because it would be a sin to skip them! There will always be little hands (and probably not so little hands too) wearing olives on every finger! And we all pretend we mind even though we don’t as long as they don’t go back on the tray that is! Someone always says, “You’re still making your sweet potatoes aren’t you?” “Of course I am!” Because no holiday gathering is complete without candied yams. Although, come to think on it, I don’t know what the difference between a yam and a sweet potato is. Maybe it’s just where you’re from. Hmm? One day when I have extra time, I’ll look that up.
Thanksgiving is coming, and we all have our main dishes pretty much chosen at this point. It’s traditionally a turkey or ham taking center stage when our dining room table is set for the upcoming holiday. It’s the side dishes where we tend to get stuck each year! Every year we make the same things. There’s no way we can just not make mashed potatoes or green bean casserole! However, no one says we can’t flavor up the dishes we already love. I don’t know about you, but there’s always room for new favorites in my house!
Homemade Pumpkin Bars are moist yet light and fluffy. Topped off with rich decadent frosting, these are nothing less than exquisite! I’ve tried a lot of pumpkin bar recipes over the years, and I love the flavor of this one. The most irresistible spiced pumpkin flavor, and the sweet, slightly tangy cream cheese frosting really make these bars shine.
1. Butter it up: Rubbing butter under the skin will help baste and keep in flavor while the turkey is roasting 2. Show it off: Opposite of what you might think..don’t cover your bird while roasting. When you cover it it steams the meat and makes the fibers tough. 3.On the flip side: Cook the…