Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Turkey Orzo Lemon Soup

Turkey-Lemon-Orzo-Soup.jpgSorry I missed posting last week life was rather crazy with well life. I had Thanksgiving shopping, our dryer broke  and now I have clothes hanging all over my house on hangers until the 5th of December when the new dryer arrives. My house looks like a laundry mat. That's life that's what all the people say your riding high in April, shot down in May.. Sing along if you like..lol.. I always love a little Sinatra! To top it all off  L.J.'s birthday was Monday the 26th and he was so excited to hit the double digits. A very sad moment for me since my babies are no longer looking like babies but handsome young men! 
Since we had a 27 pound Turkey for Thanksgiving I thought I would share with you a favorite soup in our house. Turkey Lemon Orzo Soup. The kids love the small shape and texture of the orzo in soup and well you all know me by now I just soup. It's always cold and wet in Washington so there's no better way to warm up then a nice big bowl of soup!

Friday, November 16, 2012

A Few Thanksgiving Favorites!

With Thanksgiving fast approaching and my menu planning under way I thought I would revisit a few of my Thanksgiving favorites! This is defiantly one of my favorite pies and will be hitting the dessert table this year!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Molasses Cookies

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I posted these delicious cookies almost exactly 1 year ago and I thought I would update the picture of Molasses Cookies! My photography skills have defiantly come along way. The first two pictures are the updated pictures and the third picture with the glass of milk was taken last year! I personally like picture number two but I have a feeling foodgawker  will tell me picture number one is better because of composition!
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I just love this picture! I feel it really relays just how delicious these cookies are!Molasses-Cookies.jpg
Nothing says the holidays like molasses cookies!  It's that time of year to start thinking about holiday baking so I thought I would share 1 of my favorite cookie recipes. This recipe came to me from my neighbor Kathy who saved me the day I was locked out of the house. She is the cookie queen! I love these they are chewy and moist with a nice balance of spices. I make these every year, so far this was the 3rd batch of the season! If you have great neighbors like I do make sure to share, receiving these always makes my day!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hot And Sour Chicken Soup

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There's just something about hot soup on a cold fall day and I'm always cold this time of year. Hot bath's, warm blankets and the fireplace are my friend. I thank God every day I married a human furnace to keep me warm or I would freeze, matter of fact I'm not sure how I survived with out him! Not only does he keep me warm but he takes quite a few of the fabulous pictures on the blog, helps prep dinner and supports me in my zany wacky ideas. He really is my Superman! I love you Colt! 
Ok back to the soup! The fam loves  Hot and Sour Soup and just about all Asian food for that matter! This soup isn't overly sour but rather a nice blend of flavors and makes a perfect quick weeknight meal in under 30 minutes. 
If your really looking to please a crowd of hungry kidlets or hungry men folk I like to throw in some Fresh Shrimp Spring Rolls.  
This soup also works well with leftover turkey instead of chicken just add after the mushrooms are softened.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Chicken Or Turkey Casserole With Garlic Cheddar Biscuit Crust

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 Chicken Or Turkey Pot Pie!  Add cheddar biscuits to the top and I am in heaven! The filling can easily be made ahead of time and topped with the biscuits right before baking! Hello deliciousness! Come to Mama! 
When I was little Granny would regularly make chicken pot pies in the cute little ramekins. It was always a favorite but right off the bat I fall short on recreating her cute little pot pies. Why you ask? I'm missing the cute little ramekins and it's just never the same in a large pie because the crust to filling ratio is off! Someday real soon I will finally buy some cute little ramekins and make you some very cute little pot pies but for now I will bring you something equally as delicious!  

Monday, November 05, 2012

Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I was honored to receive an email inviting me to try out a recipe from Nestle's Fall Flavors . After a hard decision and a game of ink a bink a bottle of ink I finally decided on Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies.
I'm a mint and chocolate aholic and these hit the spot! What a perfect treat for the upcoming holiday season! We will definitely be making these again in the near future and dipping them in some homemade Hot Cocoa while snuggling in front of the fireplace. 
For more idea's from Nestle please stop by and visit The Nestles Fall Flavors Page for lots of other fall and holiday favorites! 

Friday, November 02, 2012

Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Pumpkin Ale Chili

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This months Yahoo Shine Supper Club Challenge is One Pot Meals and I thought what better way to celebrate then with my favorite Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Pumpkin Ale Chili! Whoo that was a mouthful! 
It's football season in case you don't have football fever going around your house like it's going around mine! It really is just the boys in the house it seems to spread to but I always enjoy the food! The Hubby let me know you all love recipes for a good tailgating party. He must be a mind reader I guess! He is pretty incredible! So I decided to take his recommendation.
Just in case you don't have football fever don't fret. If I were you I would just make any excuse to make this! Sooner rather then later because it is D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S! I mean what a perfect fall comfort food dish! Does life get any better then chipotle pepper's, chicken, black beans, sweet potatoes, topped off with a pumpkin ale? I think not!
The hubby had eaten half a bowl before we even sat down to eat and the kids cleaned their plates   
This recipe was shared over at Miz Helen's Texas Star Chili Cook Off.
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