Dublin Coddle

You know how words can grab your attention. Well, that’s what happened with this recipe; “Dublin Coddle” sounded like something I would enjoy making. According to Cook’s Country “This old-school derivative of Irish stew layers pork sausage, bacon, onions, potatoes, and stock to “coddle”, or slowly simmer.” Not only the name but the ingredients tweaked my interest. Besides … Continue reading

Parade Punch For Mardi Gras

Oscars tonight and Mardi Gras tomorrow (actually Tuesday) – I just had to make this punch to celebrate two special events. Fill a glass full of ice, add rum to taste (optional), followed by a punch base full of fresh fruit juices, lemon-lime soda and a touch of grenadine to fill your glass. Then a splash … Continue reading

Decorating Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread cookies probably are at the top of my list of favorite Holiday cookies. There are so many ways to decorate gingerbread men but I thought these three were really cute ideas. How about a gingerbread man hugging a tiny graham teddy bear? What a great idea coming from Christmas Cookies by Better Homes and Gardens. Are these … Continue reading

Pineapple Jack-O-Lanterns

Halloween is probably my favorite holiday – no stress with cooking or entertaining. Just decorate your house, inside and out, maybe dress in costume and of course hand out candy or other goodies to all the neighborhood children. For the past few years I give the kids small bags of goldfish and they seem to … Continue reading

Rosa Parks’ “Featherlite” Peanut Butter Pancakes

This morning I received an email from Food 52 mentioning Rosa Parks’ pancakes contributed by Leslie Stephens.  Here is the link: https://food52.com/recipes/41313-rosa-parks-featherlite-peanut-butter-pancakes. I thought how appropriate for me to make these because 1) I love pancakes with maple syrup and my special honey butter; 2) February is Black History Month; 4) Rosa lived in the … Continue reading

Witches’ Fingers Cookies

It’s that time of the year when I am thinking about Fall, apples and pumpkins and such and then of course one of my favorite holidays, Halloween.  I seem to be on a “witches fingers kick” with Chocolate Covered Halloween Pretzle Fingers so now I am adding some very cute cookies you can make. Martha … Continue reading

Fourth of July

From my home to yours – we’re starting our day off with a bang 🙂 Tommy says Happy Fourth of July – Aunt Juju knows how to serve a breakfast with homemade sausage crepes,  long john coffee cake, fresh fruit, crispy bacon, biscuits with maple syrup. banana blueberry muffins, three cheese tomato galette, orange juice … Continue reading

Holiday Kielbasa Brunch

Holiday kielbasa is often a part of our seasonal menu.  This is usually served on Christmas morning as the main entree of  a special brunch.  It began many years ago when a co-worker of a sister made this for a company potluck.  Plain, simple and delicious!  I always thought this recipe originated from my Dad … Continue reading

Family Traditions

Once upon a time a young 17 year old girl made her first gingerbread house.  Yes, I was a senior in high school and that year we had just moved up to Michigan after living in Ohio most of my life.  I saw a recipe for a gingerbread house in a McCall’s Magazine; very simple … Continue reading