Winter Chocolate Cookies from Cookie Stamps

Pretty and chocolatey with a minty glaze, Winter Chocolate Cookies from Cookie Stamps are a fun treat that requires little skill.

WInter Chocolate Stamped Cookies

Did your holiday season feel especially busy this year?  I blame it partly on the post Covid transition.  More activities = less spare time.  I know, first world problems. 

But as a result, I didn’t eat my quota of holiday cookies.  And as we headed “up north” for winter break, two of our kids announced they were craving cookies too.  

So today I’m introducing winter cookies.  ‘Cause one month of holiday cookies is never enough!  Read more


Keto Scotch Eggs

Tasty sausage-covered Scotch eggs are a fun appetizer or snack that’s at home anywhere, from pub to picnic to poolside cocktail party.

Keto Scotch Eggs

I had seen Scotch Eggs over the years. These unique snacks are comprised of hard-cooked eggs wrapped in sausage and breadcrumbs, then cooked until crunchy.

But truthfully, I found them a little off-putting.

This all changed during a Captiva vacation, before the devastating hurricane. Prior to a building cocktail party, there was an audible buzz, would there be Scotch Eggs?

They were clearly a favorite!  Read more


Butternut Mac and Cheese with Bacon

Mac and Cheese is the epitome of comfort food.  And this Butternut Mac and Cheese with Bacon and caramelized onions take it one step further with extra flavor and nutrition.

Butternut mac n cheese

Winter is the season for comfort food.  Like this tasty Butternut Mac and Cheese with Bacon. 

And in keeping with it’s comforting nature, it’s really no challenge to make. Just cook up the bacon and onions, make an easy cheese sauce and pasta, combine in a casserole and put in the oven to brown.  Before you know it, you’ll be enjoying dinner while the day’s stresses fade. 

Yes, creamy and flavorful, Butternut Mac and Cheese can help you through a challenge.  And did I mention the bacon?  Read more


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