Boozy Hot Chocolate

I love me some hot chocolate.

I mean luvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv it!

As soon as the weather chills and we get a bit of drizzle, which in Western Washington is every other day in the winter, I want a big cup of hot chocolate with a big dollop of whipped cream or a ton of marshmallows.

But then comes Christmas.

Christmas Fire Balls (aka Rum Balls with a Twist)

It is just a couple of days 'till Christmas and you still have cookies to make?

Join the club!

Although for me it was last Friday and there was a Christmas party on Saturday. YIKES!!

Friday Flashback 12/20/13

Well hello there! 

Can you believe that there are only 5 more days until Christmas? It seems to take forever to get here, and the *POOF* it is gone. 

Boy I sound like a little kid don't I? 

I can't help it, I have always been this way about Christmas, from as early as I can remember. I have so many wonderful memories of this time of year from my childhood, all the way to my kids being little, and now. 

I think if I could go back and relive any Christmas though it would be when my kids were little.

Turkey, Bacon, Corn Chowder (What To Do With Leftovers)

This year I have been trying to focus on coming up with recipes to incorporate holiday leftovers. 

I always make my Creamed Corn the Healthy Way, and I make a TON of it because it is easy to make, and everyone loves it.

Plus I make a HUGE turkey so we can have as many turkey sandwiches as possible.

But you can only eat so many sandwiches. I mean I can eat quite a few, but you just get tired of the same old thing.

Oven Baked Chicken and Dumplings

Do you have a, hands down, favorite dish of all time?

I do!

I know that I always talk about how much I love Mexican food, but when it comes to something I could eat everyday if I had to it would be chicken and dumplings.

Double Cheesy Taco Burger

I love it when I am left to my own devices to come up with a meal and no questions are asked.

E.g. "What are you making for dinner tonight?".

That is when I can have my way. Which usually means *drumroll* 

Roasted Poblano Corn Pudding

It is no big secret that I love Mexican flavors right?

It is also no big secret that Kevin isn't a big fan of Mexican food. 

Buttttttttt he does love spice. Throw some peppers in it and I can usually pass off anything.

Friday Flashback 12/13/13

Hiya gang! I know I have been a bit MIA for a couple of weeks, but between a cold, back pain, and holiday happenings, I have wished I could clone myself!!

One to sniffle, one to lay on the sofa with the heating pad, one to decorate and wrap Christmas presents, one to cook and do bloggy stuff, and then I will take a vacation!! 

Seriously. I would be on a tropical beach in a heartbeat!!

Garlic Chicken Casserole

I love casseroles.

There I said it.

I don't know why the word casserole can bring such a bad image to some people.

Maybe it is the flashback to our younger years, where everything was put into a dish and mixed with some cream of something soup. 

Fudgy Chocolate Caramel Brownies

When Pompeian asked me to be a part of the group that would be reviewing some of their products I really had no idea how much I would end up loving them. I honestly thought that oil was oil.

I mean I knew the super pricey olive oils were different. But the oils that us regular folk buy? I figured they were pretty much all the same. NOPE!!

I used Pompeian's Extra Virgin Olive Oil to make my Tuna Panino with Italian Salsa Verde and was blown away by the clean bright flavors.

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