Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter



I am a big fruit butter fiend. I mean like I could eat tons and tons of it! If it is a choice between jelly or jam, and fruit butter? Well, that really isn't a choice. I grew up eating my PB & J's with apple butter. Which I guess would technically make it a PB & B right? I would mix it into my oatmeal, smear it on my toast, and have even been known to top my ice cream with it. Yes, I will put it in/on just about anything to get my fruit butter fix!!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cheesy Jalapeno Potato Cakes #SundaySupper

Put some zippity in your leftover mashed potato do-dah with these Cheesy Jalapeno Potato Cakes. Have them for breakfast with some salsa and a fried egg, or as a dinner side with sour cream and chives. Then make sure to check out the other fabulous leftover ideas from the Sunday Supper crew!



Today's Sunday Supper is hosted by the wonderful Jennie of The Messy Baker, and is about all things leftover. You know when your fridge is still stuffed with Thanksgiving goodies, and you just can't look at one more turkey sandwich? Wait, is that possible? Could there really be too many leftover turkey sandwiches? Hhmmm I think not, but there are always other terrific ways to enjoy those tasty leftovers and we are here to show them to you.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bacon, Leek, and Artichoke Bread Pudding



I have really been enjoying the fall this year. Not that I hate the fall usually but, being a So Cal girl transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, when the days get gray and drizzly, the temps dive, and the sun is gone by 5 PM, it can kind of wear on a girl. Day dreams of warm sand between my toes and ocean waves crashing fill my head, and my mood can kind of falter. 

But the last couple of years have been different. I don't know if it is because I am finally acclimating (It has only taken me 6 years!), or maybe it is my little deer herd that have adopted us as family and show up several times a day to peer into the windows hoping for some treats. I don't know. All I do know is that I have been in the best of moods (with a few detours thanks to the flu and allergies) and look forward to each and every day. WOW, I am starting to sound like one of those perky people that have a perpetual smile and are constantly saying "Have a nice day"? Ya, those are the people that I usually want to smack right about now! Maybe the aliens came and I am actually a pod person and not really me at all? AHH!