Spicy Beef Bites

December 22, 2014

Spicy Beef BitesThese tasty little treats add spicy bites to any festive occasion. This recipe begins with shredded beef. I cooked a small beef tri-tip roast (any beef roast cut will do) in a slow cooker until tender. It should shred easily with a fork. Note: leftover pot roast is perfect for this appetizer! Continue Reading…

Love Language Mashed Potatoes

December 19, 2014

Love Language Mashed PotatoesThere is nothing like the smell of bacon to capture a man’s attention (or that of my children). There is nothing like mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese to make them pull up to the table with vim and vigor. My family loves mashed potatoes — and bacon and white cheddar, mushrooms and spinach. And because I love my family, Continue Reading…

Cranberry Salsa with Cinnamon Chips and A Giveaway

December 15, 2014

This post may include affiliate links. Please see my disclosure.Cranberry Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Chips

When it comes to Christmas dinner, some years it’s a formal affair served buffet-style, and some years we bring finger foods for an all-day grazing experience. I know, who wouldn’t love that?!  No matter which form of meal(s) occurs, each family usually brings a dish or two to share. And on top of the meats and starches and vegetables and rolls, there are cheeses and crackers and savory bites and sweet little Christmas candies and cookies. It’s rich, decadent food that can easily overtake the seasoned eaters, you know … the ones who knowingly show up in fat pants!   Continue Reading…

A Book Deal for the Holidays

December 14, 2014

Hey friends, just checking in on a Sunday to offer a gift idea that will surely bless your friend, family member or … you, too. There’s no shame in purchasing a little something for yourself when chances are it will bless the people around you as well.  Continue Reading…