Cranberry Ginger Whole Wheat Quick Bread

I had grandiose ideas.

Yes, I had done the The Twelve Days of Christmas for 2010 and I had done fourteen Christmas gift posts last year.

This year promised to bring posts on “Gifts from the Kitchen 2012.”   I had even written many drafts, some  as far back as January 2012.   I had lots of things . . . → Read More: Cranberry Ginger Whole Wheat Quick Bread

Sock monkeys for adults

Remember the perennial sock monkey?

I still have a vintage one that mom made me back in the day.   (I will not tell you how long ago that was.)

When the nieces and nephews were babies, I attempted to make some sock monkeys and even some sock elephants.

I think the elephant is still waiting, . . . → Read More: Sock monkeys for adults

A gift for the birds

Hopefully the family won’t think this gift is “for the birds!” . . . → Read More: A gift for the birds

Family Cookbooks: Food, traditions, customs and love

It may be too late to put one together this year for your family, but this is a great year ’round project. . . . → Read More: Family Cookbooks: Food, traditions, customs and love

I’m dreaming of a white chili.

I’m dreaming of a white chili…..Just like the ones I used to know.

Every once in a while, our local paper will publish cherished recipes from long ago closed restaurants.    St. Michael’s Alley white chili must have been a much loved favorite because it is featured quite often.   I made this same recipe about five . . . → Read More: I’m dreaming of a white chili.

Pepper Jelly Jewel Thumbprint Cookies

Finally, another Gift from the actual Kitchen!

And finally, another use for pepper jelly.   I can only make so much cream cheese dip.

I saw this cookie at the BHG site.   For the original recipe, click here.    I decided I had to make it.

These cookies are similar to a short bread cookie with the . . . → Read More: Pepper Jelly Jewel Thumbprint Cookies

More Christmas Gifts

OK.

Forgive me.

I have not been in the kitchen all week.

I am hoping that my name wasn’t up on the board to bring holiday treats tomorrow.

It ain’t happenin’.

I have just not felt like cooking much lately.    Work has been über stressful.

Enough said.

I am waiting for Christmas break and I . . . → Read More: More Christmas Gifts

Advent Calendar: Making paper bells

This isn’t a Gift from the Kitchen, but we did make it in the kitchen.   That counts, right?

When the in-laws were here for Thanksgiving, my mother-in-law and I got so bored with the 24/7 football that was blaring in the living room, we found a project.    She was wanting to make paper ornaments for . . . → Read More: Advent Calendar: Making paper bells

The Gifts from the Kitchen Kick-Off: Cheese Ball Kits

The first year that I was invited to spend Christmas with The Hubs’ family (my future in-laws), I was thrilled.     We had been dating a long time and I had only met the parents once.

It was to be a momentous occasion to be sure.

His family always celebrated on Christmas Eve with an appetizer/sandwich/snack . . . → Read More: The Gifts from the Kitchen Kick-Off: Cheese Ball Kits