Baked Spinach Dip, a Green appetizer!

If you are looking for a delicious appetizer, this Baked Spinach Dip is truly one to consider. It is a family favorite! Plus, make it for St. Patrick's Day . . . GREEN! Baked Spinach Dip, perfect for St. Patrick's Day! As I was pondering "green" foods for St. Patrick's Day, I ran across this Baked Spinach Dip that I made for a gathering of friends a few months ago. I thought, "Why not? After all, it is GREEN!!!" While Spinach Dip is most likely NOT an Irish dish, it does fit into the "green" category. And, with Easter coming up, you might consider it as an appetizer for that holiday as well. It is one of our family favorite dips. Baked Spinach Dip and Benjamin . . . My grandson, Benjamin, came over the afternoon I made this Spinach … [Read more...]

Peanut Snow Mix, a delicious treat!

This delicious Peanut Snow Mix is sure to become a favorite with your family and friends! Bag it up and give as gifts. I'm sure you will get rave reviews for this snack! Peanut Snow Mix, A Holiday Tradition . . . Snow Mix has become a holiday tradition! And, now, I'm adding Peanut Snow Mix to my list, which is a variation of the original. In fact, I think it is actually better than the original Snow Mix. In my previous post, I shared with you that on Saturday, Trey and his children came over for me to help him make Snow Mix. It has been one of my favorite "munch" type snacks to make during the holidays for years. It is both colorful and delicious. Plus, you can change it for the seasons by changing the color or type of M&M's you … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Krispie Treats Recipe

Pumpkin Krispie Treats a la Halloween style! While at Candace's house, she decided she wanted to make these Rice Krispie treats she had seen on Facebook. She wasn't feeling well that day, so Cameron and I went to the grocery store to buy the necessary ingredients. The recipe is based, of course, on the traditional Rice Krispie Treats recipe, but with the addition of orange food coloring, chocolate rolls candy (Tootsie Rolls), and green fruit rolls (Fruit Roll-ups). I sent Cameron to find the green fruit rolls. He came back with a package that had green color on it with all these fancy names of the roll-ups inside. Here was the deduction: if the package has green on it, the roll-ups inside have to be green. Right? WRONG!!! Lol!!! The … [Read more...]

Easy Halloween Treats, Cooking with Grandkids!

Easy Halloween Treats to make with little ones! After seeing so many cute and Easy Halloween Treats on Pinterest and in emails, I decided to make some of them with my sister, Jeri's, grandkids. Two of them were able to come: Jalynn and Duke. Jalynn is my niece, Amber's, oldest child, and Duke is my niece, Cara's, son. Amber's middle child, Jaycee Ruth, began running fever in at the afternoon at school, so she couldn't come and make treats:( Jalynn is 9 and Duke is a little over 2 years old. So, they were the perfect age for me to help make these Easy Halloween Treats! We did have a couple of "helpers": Candace came to Mama's that day, so she took some pictures for us, and Cara really HELPED! Cara helping Duke with the "eyes" Making … [Read more...]

Xiomara’s Authentic Guacamole!

Xiomara's Authentic Guacamole from Guatemala! We were so blessed to have Xiomara show us/ teach us how to make her Authentic Guacamole at our "South of the Border Cultural Food Fair" last week. Xiomara and her husband, Benjamin, who are from Guatemala, came to the United States in the 1980's. She shared with us how to make her Chicken Enchiladas, Mexican Rice, and this Guacamole. All of the food she showed us how to make were delicious! I'm waiting for the other recipes to share with you soon:) I chose to name both Xiomara's and Amalia's recipes as "Authentic" because their recipes are from their home countries as they prepare them there. One of the things that both Xiomara and Amalia expressed to us was the difference between the foods … [Read more...]