Author Archives for Laura

Chile and Cheese Spirals

December 24, 2009 6:30 am Published by 18 Comments

Here is another easy and delicious appetizer.  I can’t remember where I got this recipe,but it’s perfect for Christmas.  You can use any type of tortilla to make them, but at Christmas I like to make them with green tortillas.  I buy the Mission garden spinach herb kind. These are full of flavor and look... Read More

Ranch Salsa Dip and other appetizers

December 23, 2009 6:30 am Published by 7 Comments

From now until about New Years Eve, I plan on sharing quick and easy appetizer recipes to get you through your holiday parties.  It seems like you can always use a good last minute appetizer at this time of year.  They also make great hostess gifts.  Today I am going to share a recipe I... Read More

Overnight Pull Aparts

December 22, 2009 6:30 am Published by 9 Comments

Last year I shared with you the recipe I make every Christmas morning – Overnight Pull Aparts.  It is very similar to what is known as Monkey Bread.  The original recipe was a cinnamon version but I adapted the recipe to make an orange version, which is what I always make. This year I decided... Read More

Chocolate Pancakes and other breakfast ideas

December 21, 2009 8:07 am Published by 6 Comments

The past few days I have been focusing on breakfast ideas for Christmas morning.  Today I want to share a recipe for chocolate pancakes.  I found it on a site called Everything and Nothing. She got the recipe from a Better Homes and Gardens magazine.  For me, chocolate pancakes are a special treat saved for... Read More

Weekend Breakfast Bake |

Weekend Breakfast Bake

December 19, 2009 6:30 am Published by 11 Comments

Today’s recipe is another yummy egg dish that I adapted from a recipe I found in Simple and Delicious magazine.  This recipe only takes 5 ingredients and turns out so delicious.  It also comes together quickly and would be easy to make for Christmas breakfast.  The secret ingredient is a can of cream of mushroom... Read More

Christmas Morning Pie |

Christmas Morning Pie and other breakfast ideas

December 18, 2009 8:59 am Published by 6 Comments

So now that I have given you ideas for Christmas Dinner, over the next few days I will be sharing breakfast ideas for Christmas morning.  I am a big lover of breakfast.  I could have a nice big breakfast or brunch and be set until dinner. Today’s recipe is a yummy breakfast pie  that I... Read More

Cran-Orange Almond Salad

December 17, 2009 6:30 am Published by 4 Comments

I recently went to a women’s dinner at my church and they served this salad.  Lucky me, they even passed out copies of the recipe.  I have been completely in love with this salad since I had it.  I went out the next day and purchased the ingredients for it and have eaten it several... Read More

Market Steet Au Gratin Potaotes

December 16, 2009 6:26 am Published by 9 Comments

Here is the potato dish as promise for Christmas dinner.  Market Street is a really yummy seafood restaurant here in the Salt Lake Valley.  I have shared their clam chowder recipe before.  Now I have never had these potatoes at the restaurant, so I am not sure how this recipe compares, but I loved this... Read More

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Sauce

December 15, 2009 7:39 am Published by 4 Comments

I wanted to put together a few recipes that could be served for Christmas Dinner.  I wanted things that were a little different from the norm and that would look fancy enough for Christmas dinner but actually be quite simple to make.  I saw this recipe over on Tasty Kitchen last week and decided that... Read More

Microwave Granola plus Gifts from the Kitchen

December 14, 2009 8:18 am Published by 89 Comments

As promised I have a healthy recipe for you today after “Sweet Treat Week”.  This one is so simple.  It’s a granola recipe that you can make in you microwave.  This is a recipe I got from a lady that lives by my mom.  You have no excuse now for not making homemade granola.  If... Read More