Sunday, November 29, 2009

M&M macaroon cookie recipe and other great and easy cookie recipes!

It's cookie baking time!
This M&M macaroon cookie recipe was adapted from the M&M baking book! If you like M&Ms it is a great book to have.

-->M&M macaroon cookies
Here are just a few more great and easy cookie recipe for you to try!

-->Eggnog cookies
-->Bisquick cookies
-->Cream cheese cookies
-->Kolacky cookies
-->Electric skillet cookies
-->Pumpkin chocolate chunk cookies
-->Chewy oatmeal cookies
-->Chocolate chip mint cookies


For more great cookie recipes and cookie tips, click here: http://www.examiner.com/x-5523-Raleigh-Cooking-Examiner~topic122691-cookies?selstate=topcat#breadcrumb

Enjoy this time baking with your children...it will create great memories for you and them :-)
Check out this article about baking with your children:

-->Kitchen helpers: Having children help in the kitchen
Want to bake with family that is far away, check this out:
-->Baking with out of town family

Interested in giving gifts from the kitchen, take a look:
-->Gifts in a pan

Happy Baking!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving: leftovers, food disaster solutions, black Friday shopping tips, snow cream recipe, smore dessert recipe


Happy Thanksgiving!
Here are some great recipes and tips for and after the big Thanksgiving Day!

Thanksgiving: leftovers food disaster solutions, pumpkin alternatives, Black Friday shopping tips

Smore dessert cups

Snow cream


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Easy sugar cookie recipe and Rice crispy treats (chocolate mint rice crispy treats)


Here are 2 new recipes for you to try...just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
These sugar cookies are easy and the dough does not need refrigeration before cutting!
Easy sugar cookies

Enjoy rice crispy treats? Try this twist:
Chocolate mint rice crispy treat

Happy baking!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Easy pumpkin bread recipe and SendOutCards product interview!


Here is a super easy pumpkin bread recipe, just in time for Thanksgiving:
Easy pumpkin bread

If you would like someone else to send out your Christmas cards this year, check out: SendOutCards:
SendOutCards product interview

For more Thanksgiving recipes and tips, click here:
http://www.examiner.com/x-5523-Raleigh-Cooking-Examiner~topic317428-Thanksgiving?selstate=topcat#breadcrumb

Do you like what you see in this picture? All I did was take jellied cranberry sauce, cut it into slices and cup out shapes with mini star cookie cutters! Your guests will enjoy it :-)


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanksgiving recipes! The Ultimate Thanksgiving meal guide!


Weekend Review: Thanksgiving!
This Thursday is the big day! Here are some articles to help you organize:

Save money on groceries for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving dinner recipes
Thanksgiving pie recipes
Holiday cheesecake recipes
Pumpkin recipes
Holiday chocolate recipes
Thanksgiving meal planning

Thanksgiving recipes: Womans Day Thanksgiving recipes
Thanksgiving pie recipes: All You
Food Network: Thanksgiving menus
Turkey information from: National Registry of Food and Safety Professionals
Womans Day: Thanksgiving recipes

Specific recipes you may need:
Orange honey glaze (for ham)
Cream soup
Cheese biscuits
Monkey bread
Ambrosia salad
Sweet potato casserole
Whipped sweet potato casserole
Pumpkin casserole
Easy stuffing

Additional articles that will help:
Green bean casserole
Pumpkin turnover
Holiday lemonade
Pumpkin pie bars
Pecan pie bars
Eggnog recipe ideas
What to do with cranberries

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thanksgiving tips for: TLC! Womans Day Holiday planning tips!


Weekend Review:
Saturday: Thanksgiving tips!

Here are 2 new articles today: One is from the TV station TLC, the other Womans Day magazine:

Thanksgiving tips from: TLC
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-5523-Raleigh-Cooking-Examiner~y2009m11d21-Thanksgiving-tips-from-TLC

Womans Day, Holiday planning:
Womans Day holiday planning

For more great Thanksgiving articles, click here:
http://www.examiner.com/x-5523-Raleigh-Cooking-Examiner~topic317428-Thanksgiving?selstate=allcat#breadcrumb

Friday, November 20, 2009

Great new articles from Womans Day!


I received an email today that contained these great Thanksgiving tips!
I wanted to share:

Navigating Awkward Holiday Situations
http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Family-Lifestyle/Navigating-Awkward-Holiday-Situations.html

Solutions for 11 Thanksgiving Food Disasters
http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Food/Tools-Tips/Solutions-for-11-Thanksgiving-Food-Disasters.html

Pumpkin Purée Alternatives
http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Food/Recipes/Pumpkin-Puree-Alternatives.html

Dinner and a Movie: Thanksgiving Fun
http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Food/Recipes/Dinner-and-a-Movie-Thanksgiving-Fun.html

Turkey Alternatives for Thanksgiving
http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Food/Recipes/Turkey-Alternatives-for-Thanksgiving.html

Easy shrimp dip recipe, fruity or cocoa krispy cakes recipe and mail order Christmas trees!


You can order a fresh Christmas tree my mail and get one of the most beautiful trees you have ever seen! Take a look at theis article and the pictures of these great trees!
Mail order Christmas trees from: Green Valley Christmas Trees

Ready to make a quick dip recipe? Try this easy shrimp dip recipe. If you scroll down the article, check out the easy crab dip recipe linked at the bottom...make both!
Easy shrimp dip

Here is a great baking idea for the family: try making these treats together:
Fruity or cocoa crispy cakes

Spending time in the kitchen together is a great experience for all involved...have some fun together today!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

My blog is linked to Woman's Day!


I am so excited to say that Woman's Day magazine has a link to MY BLOG on one of their pages!!! Can you tell I am very happy about this?!
Here is the link for you to check out: http://www.family-fun-guide.com/best-thanksgiving-ever-2
After you open that page, click on the Thanksgiving ideas link and poof, there I am!

Hee Hee =D

I am so thankful to God for all of the doors of opportunity He has opened up for me. The last year, I have seen time and time again where He is there to help me.

This Thanksgiving I sure have a lot to be thankful for :-)

Christmas Miracles book review, Eggnog cookie recipe and Womans Day Thanksgiving recipes!


Its the time of year for baking cookies! Here is an eggnog cookie recipe to try:
Eggnog cookies

Need more Thanksgiving food inspiration? Try one of these recipes from Woman's Day:
Womans Day: Thanksgiving recipes

I was asked to do a book review for this book: Christmas Miracles. Here is the review:
Christmas Miracles book review

Happy baking, cooking and reading!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thanksgiving! Turkey tips (how long to cook a turkey), No bake cream cheese pie recipe and Regional baking traditions


I have some really great information to share today! Thanksgiving is here in about 1 week! If you have any questions as to how long to cook your turkey or at what temperature to cook your turkey, check out this great article. The information was given to me by the National Registry of Food and Safety Professionals. Their website is included in the article as well as a phone number if you have any additional questions or concerns:

Turkey information from: National Registry of Food and Safety Professionals

Here is an easy recipe for no bake cream cheese pies! The recipe makes 2 pies and can be made in advance of Thanksgiving Day:

No bake cream cheese pie

Scrolling through a magazine one day, I found this neat information: Regional baking information. I learned how different parts of the counrty make different things. I found it interesting enough to share! The link included shares the recipes to each treat:

Regional baking traditions

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thanksgiving menus from Food Network chefs, orange honey glaze recipe (for ham) and Christmas cookie club!


If you are searching for some new Thanksgiving meal ideas, check out what The Food Netwok chefs have to say:
Food Network: Thanksgiving menus

Try this honey orange glaze over your Holiday ham:
Orange honey glaze (for ham)

How about starting a Christmas Cookie club with your family and friends:
Christmas cookie club

Monday, November 16, 2009

Food Netowrk: 12 Days of Cookies, Family time: Children in the kitchen tips, Save money on groceries at Thanksgiving and Christmas carol lyrics


I have a lot of great information to share today!

Kitchen helpers: Ideas about how to have children help you cook and bake in the kitchen:
Kitchen helpers: Having children help in the kitchen

Food Network: 12 Days of Cookies Newsletter information:
Food Network: 12 days of cookies

Tips on how to save money on groceries for Thanksgiving and Christmas:
Save money on groceries for Thanksgiving

In addition to all of this great information, here is an article about Christmas carols and where to get Christmas carol lyrics online:
Christmas carol lyrics

Sunday, November 15, 2009

How to save money this Thanksgiving and Christmas!


Here is a topic we are all interested in...saving money!
I have some budget ideas, economical gift ideas and money saving tips for groceries!

Raleigh Cooking Examiner Articles:

Save money on groceries
Coffee
Helpful kitchen tips

Save money by making your own:

Easy snack recipes
Hot cocoa
Hot cocoa (continued)
Easy pie crust
Easy pie crust 2

National Christmas Examiner Articles:

Scrapbook on a budget
Giving gifts on a budget
Christmas gifts under $10
Making a blanket
Christmas A B Cs-Christmas tips and ideas
Christmas card craft ideas
Holiday budget tips
Christmas coupon organizing
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