5 Ingredient Fudge

So easy! Just a little sweet treat for a rainy weekend! Ingredients: 1 1/2 tsp. plus 1 Tbsp. butter, divided 2 c. semisweet chocolate chips 1 pkg. milk chocolate chips 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk 1 tsp. vanilla extract Directions: Line a 9-inch square pan with foil; grease foil with 1 1/2 tsp.…

Bacon Cheeseburger Chowder

Found this little gem in the Taste of Home magazine I’ve been squirreling to read on a rainy day. Well. It is misting a bit so I counted that as a rainy morning! This yummy little soup will appear on our table in a few hours! Source: Kristin Stone via Taste of Home magazine Ingredients:…

Chili Queso

So we were looking for something for a late Friday night snack while competing in the family video game challenge. The hubs came up with this concoction and we decided its a keeper! Ingredients: 16 oz. Velveeta cheese 1 c. milk 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (ground) 2 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. salt 1 (15 oz.)…

brookeville coleslaw

Brookeville Coleslaw

This is one of our favorite recipes for coleslaw. We typically make this when we have shredded pork loin that is destined for a bun and slathered with BBQ sauce. Heap on a couple tablespoons of the coleslaw and you’ve got a heck of a sandwich! Ingredients: 1 c. heavy whipping cream 2/3 c. granulated…

Sunday morning potpourri

I was scouring the spice cabinet this morning looking for something to throw in a pot to make a nice potpourri. Here is what I came up with! It certainly takes the chill off a crisp late fall morning! 3 or 4 Cinnamon sticks (4″) 3 Bay leaves handful of whole cloves 1/2 lemon, cut…

Fudge-Striped Cookie Salad

By far my all-time favorite potluck salad! It is really more like a dessert than a salad! The perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table… especially if you are assigned to bring a salad to the family gathering! Fudge-striped Cookie Salad Ingredients: 2 (3.4 oz) packages instant coconut cream pudding 1 ½ c. half and half…

The Second Tree

It happened overnight. The political ads went away and suddenly the aisles at every discount store were cheerily lined up with Christmas trees of various sizes and colors adorned with twinkling lights. People were pushing carts like mesmerized zombies as they attempted to select some decorative theme they would lift up for the holidays. “Do…