Kahlua Spiced Pecans

Yummy to munch on anytime, but especially good during the holidays! So, yes – I bought a few too many pecans for the pecan pies I was going to make. Then, I remembered this recipe from many moons ago. Give this happy little snack a try. INGREDIENTS: 4 cups pecan halves 3 tablespoons Kahlua 1/4…

After Thanksgiving Egg Rolls (Turkey)

So…there I was with a fridge full of leftovers after the big turkey feast. But, I also was armed with egg roll wrappers. Trust me, your leftovers have never had it so good. INGREDIENTS: Leftover turkey, shredded Leftover stuffing Leftover green bean casserole Leftover gravy Egg Roll Wrappers Leftover turkey gravy Oil for deep frying…

Deep Fried Pumpkin and Deep Fried Pecan Pie!

Yes, Virginia – they do exist. You don’t have to wait until the state fair to transform your leftover pumpkin pie into a little bit of heaven here on earth. Here’s what you’ll need: INGREDIENTS: However many slices of pumpkin pie or pecan pie you have leftover. Oil for deep frying 2 cups flour 1…

Hamichangas

Yes, I invented this (as far as I can tell, anyway. So I’m just going to claim it, okay?) I had some tortillas leftover and some ham and monterrey jack cheese, so my initial thought was to make a “Hamchilada”. But I Googled it. Hamchiladas have been around since the 1970’s. Undaunted, I created this…

Bloomin’ Onion Bread

The beauty of this decadent snack is that you can use whatever cheeses set your heart afire. I’ve used combinations of as many as four different cheeses before – just make sure that at least one is good for melting (like a swiss or a mozzarella) INGREDIENTS: 1 pound (400-450 g) unsliced loaf bread 3.5…

Milky Way Blondies

Blondies are fabulous things, IMHO. This year, anticipating bunches of Trick-or-Treaters, I bought a large bag of the fun-sized Milky Ways. No Trick-or-Treaters. Zero. Zip. Rather than consuming the entire bag of candy bars myself (and, yes, it was a consideration), I decided to use them up in these incredible cookie-bars. I’ve added chocolate chips…

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Okay, kids… While we’re being creative here. Did you know that the recipe I shared for Pumpkin Cheesecake a few days ago ALSO makes awesome mini-pumpkin cheesecakes? (These would be perfect to munch on while reading a good book, by the way) Same ingredients, just spoon a bit of the yummy graham cracker crust in…

Cheese Frenchee

This is truly a blast from the past! When I was a wee little one, Saturday shopping trips with my daddy always culminated in a stop to King’s Food Host. They had this magical concoction called a Cheese Frenchee. I had no clue how they made it, but it was truly the most awesome half…