Friday Football Fare – Simply a Cheese Ball

 A little late with the "recipe of the week" for tailgating! Too much turkey, too much shopping and too much football prognosticating! Check out our family predictions for tomorrow's Iron Bowl. We missed a few and some are still thinking! It's a fun tradition for each of us to pick the score of the Alabama-Auburn … Continue reading Friday Football Fare – Simply a Cheese Ball

A Thanksgiving Prayer

 I clipped this "Thanksgiving Prayer" from the newspaper a few years ago but lost it. "Dear Abby" printed it again today. It was written by her mother, Pauline Phillips. "No Thanksgiving would be complete without it", says Abby. Oh, Heavenly Father, We thank Thee for food and remember the hungry,We thank Thee for health and remember … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Prayer

Thanksgiving Breakfast Treat

 Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins10 tablespoons (5 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature3 cups all-purpose flour2½ teaspoons baking powder¼ teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon kosher salt1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon½ teaspoon ground ginger¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg¼ teaspoon ground cloves1/3 cup buttermilk1¼ cups pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)¾ cup light brown sugar2 eggsFor the Cinnamon-Sugar Coating:¼ cup unsalted … Continue reading Thanksgiving Breakfast Treat

Not Just Pumpkin Pie

It's Thanksgiving week, and as everyone is preparing the pumpkin pies, here are few other pumpkin options - all good! Glazed Pumpkin Pound Cake  1 15 oz. can pumpkin3/4 C. granulated sugar3/4 C packed dark brown sugar1/2 C. butter, softened4 eggs1 t. vanilla3 C. all-purpose flour1 1/2 t. pumpkin pie spice1 t. baking powder1/2 t. baking soda1/2 … Continue reading Not Just Pumpkin Pie

Friday Football Fare – "It’s Football Yall!

While out running errands today, I was listening to sports talk radio (our friends, Jim Dunaway and Ryan Brown, mostly) and everyone was talking about what a lousy weekend it was for college football! It doesn't matter who your team is playing, you can still enjoy some great tailgating food! Here are some favorites I … Continue reading Friday Football Fare – "It’s Football Yall!

Thankful Thursday – A New Tradition

 This week, while waiting at the orthodontist (shout out to Dr. Haraway and the staff of University Orthodontics whom we are thankful for!), we found this great idea in an issue of Family Fun Magazine and decided to make it a new tradition at our house. After braces were taken care of, we headed straight … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – A New Tradition

What’s in the Bread Basket? Praline Apple Bread

 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, divided 1 (8-oz.) container sour cream 1 cup granulated sugar 2  large eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups finely chopped, peeled Granny Smith apples 1/2 cup butter1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar  Preheat oven … Continue reading What’s in the Bread Basket? Praline Apple Bread