Pineapple Pico de Gallo and Super Cheese Spinach Dip – 2 recipes

These are the two appetizers I served before our Christmas dinner because I invited our friends over early to visit. Both were massive hits! Both were more “me” than recipe, and I do not have a picture of the cheese spinach dip, because it was devoured literally minutes after I pulled it out of the…

Buttery Thumbprint Cookies with Jam

Day #4 Christmas Baking! I have not had thumbprint cookies in many years, possibly since one year when I was about 10 and my father made mountains of cookies and candies for Christmas. So when I ran across this recipe on Pinterest, I had to make it, and they turned out wonderfully! The cookie is…

Cranberry Bliss Bars

Day #3 Christmas Baking! This is a re-post from last year, with new pictures. I actually got phone calls last year from both my mechanic and my chiropractor (the two businesses I drop off goody baskets for each year) who raved about these. I must admit they are pretty yummy! I made them exactly the…

Super Simple Fruit Crumble

This couldn’t get any easier. Again, while at my friend’s place, she wanted me to make a dessert. To tell the truth, I wasn’t in the mood – it had been an exhausting couple of months prior to this visit and I just wanted to relax – but she loves my cooking/baking, so how do…

S’Mores Bars

The first of two Christmas cookie bars I made this year, and, well, they are pretty amazing, if I may say so myself! Graham crackers, semi-sweet chocolate, milk chocolate, marshmallows and sugar. How could this not be fabulous??? The crust has a slightly caramel flavor, the middle is chewy, and the Hershey bar pieces on…