I have baked a ton of lemon bar recipes over the years and have never found "the one". I took what I liked from my top recipe picks and developed what I think is an awesome lemon bar recipe! They are incredibly luscious and luxurious. You might wonder what the secret is to these wonderful bars - well, I'll tell you. It's the flour in the filling. The flour gives the filling a rich creaminess that I absolutely love. The short bread cookie is all that it should be - butte
Caution...these are extremely addicting! If you are a jalapeño fan, these poppers are for you. With a creamy cheesy filling and bacon crumbles, they will not disappoint. These cheesy bacon poppers are hard to resist and so very yummy! I served these appetizers at a dinner party not too long ago, and everyone loved them. These poppers are perfect for spicing up a New Year's Eve party, but just make sure that you have plenty of them on hand (the recipe can be easily double
If you are a fan of chai tea, I have the perfect truffle for you! These chai truffles come from the December 2015 publication of Southern Living's Christmas at Home magazine. I can definitely say that these little chocolates are heavenly. If you want to impress friends and family with a gourmet tasting truffle, I recommend you make these chai chocolates. As an extra bonus, they are easy to prepare, and they keep in the refrigerator for 2 weeks! I enjoy these little desse
This flavorful bisque is perfect for warming you during a cold winter. It also would be great as an appetizer for your Christmas or New Year's Eve celebration. A bisque is a type of creamy soup that is made with shellfish. This bisque uses shrimp as the shellfish component. The other main component of this seafood bisque is the cod. I got this wonderful recipe from Betty Crocker's 2004 Holiday publication, and it is definitely a keeper! The added basil pesto is what mak
I have been making these cookies for many years now. They have become a holiday favorite with my family. When you take your first bite into one of these mouthwatering cookies, you will understand why these cookies are always on my baking list for Christmas. What makes these decadent cookies unique is the browning of the butter. The browned butter adds a depth and richness to the flavor of these Christmas cookies that cannot be beat! They really are extraordinarily good.
These potatoes are an absolute favorite among my family and friends! They are the perfect mashed potatoes for the Christmas holidays. If you love garlic, this is most definitely the dish for you. The recipe calls for garlic herb butter - which means that it is no more extra work than your usual mashed potatoes. There is no messing with garlic cloves, and extra steps as the butter is all that's needed. This butter really does make these mashed potatoes shine. Rich and cr
If you are looking for a mincemeat pie that isn't so work intensive, I found one! This mince pie with hard sauce comes from The All New Good Housekeeping Cookbook (2001). I love this recipe, because you have the convenience of store-bought mincemeat combined with other ingredients to give it a homemade taste. This pie is perfect for the month of December and Christmas! I have made (a vegetarian) mincemeat before, and while it was delicious, it is involved. It takes a wee
This is a beautiful and elegant main dish for any celebration. It especially works as a great Christmas meal. Beef tenderloin is a special cut of meat that is absolutely delicious when prepared properly. My recipe will give you a well seasoned and tender dish that you and your guests will love! The secret is rubbing Kosher salt onto the beef and letting it sit uncovered in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours. This process will tenderize your meat, making it the best y