COUNTRY CREAMY POTATO SOUP thanks to the cute guy at the Bar at Alessia’s!

To the cool guy at the bar the other night, Jeff,  (don’t get excited….his gorgeous  wife Dara was there too).  I was picking up food to bring home and tasting Rose, and ended up staying two hours talking food with this cute couple.  (We laughed a little too).  Jeff asked if I could make a … More COUNTRY CREAMY POTATO SOUP thanks to the cute guy at the Bar at Alessia’s!

JELLO SHOTS….do not read this if you are not an adult beverage fan!

This week I learned something new.  Believe it or not, I have never had a jello shot in my life.  I know about them, I’ve seen them and I know that servers run around in clubs at night and give them to people (do the customers pay for them?  I don’t know….) So, I was … More JELLO SHOTS….do not read this if you are not an adult beverage fan!

A SIMPLE SALAD BAR

This Post is not so much a recipe as an idea.  When you are having people over, why not set up a Salad bar?  Use your imagination as to what you include.  There are so many advantages to using this method.  One obvious one is that you can feed a Vegetarian like Steven!  Another is … More A SIMPLE SALAD BAR

HUNGARIAN MUSHROOM SOUP…. John’s favorite. And we aren’t even Hungarian!

  Whenever anyone gets sick, has an operation, moves in or out, has a baby, gets mad at me, gets a good grade, does me a favor, oh well…..you get it.  ANY occasion, I do what I do best.  Make SOUP!  People ask me a lot what my favorite things to cook are.  And I … More HUNGARIAN MUSHROOM SOUP…. John’s favorite. And we aren’t even Hungarian!

SIMPLE BUT GREAT: CREAMED PEAS OH WHAT A MEMORY OF MY MOM!

I know it’s kind of late for another side dish for Thanksgiving.  But I am a Pea lover, so I will make this anytime.  On Friday nights when I was growing up, my Mom, Geri, would make Salmon patties and creamed peas.  She served the peas right over the crispy little tasty patties.  Here’s the … More SIMPLE BUT GREAT: CREAMED PEAS OH WHAT A MEMORY OF MY MOM!

CRANBERRY CITY!!!

This year Christy and I are going to have a cranberry duel!  She made the one above.  We will throw cranberries at each other all afternoon until someone is declared the winner……(it’s gonna get messy because we are having 6 kids under age 7!).  It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year. CHRISTY’S CRANBERRIES 1 … More CRANBERRY CITY!!!