Gingerbread People are a treat and decorating them with my grandchildren is a treasured holiday tradition. This is a simple recipe that can be made ahead of time and freezes well. Then when it’s time for holiday time with the kids they’re ready to decorate. Here’s what you need. 6Read More →

Taste Tester Tom requested a Fruitcake. I’ve never been a fan, and I’ve never before made one. I did some research, put together what I learned and came up with this method. Here’s what you’ll need. Candied fruit mix Chopped dates Currents or Golden Raisins 1/3 cup grated crystallized gingerRead More →

These drummies are quick, easy and delicious. Here’s what you’ll need. 20 drummies 1/4 cup lime juice 1/2 cup butter – melted 1/4 cup water 2 teaspoons sugar 1 tablespoon Hoisin sauce 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco 2 teaspoons freshRead More →

I grew up in a family that grew English Walnuts. So as much as I love pecans, it is always Walnut Pie I make for Thanksgiving. Since my dad, Jim Bowden was the last in the line of walnut producers, my sister Ann and I finally sold the orchard afterRead More →

These stuffed chicken breasts are simple to make and are a satisfying twist on chicken. Here’s what you’ll need. 4 large tenderized, boneless, skinless chicken breasts 4 slices deli ham 2 tablespoons real butter 4-6 chopped crimini mushrooms 1 chopped green onion 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach 1/4 cup choppedRead More →

No measurement needed for salad. Use as much or as little of ingredients as you like . Ingredients Chopped cooked chicken Chopped red cabbage Real butter Sliced raw almonds Sesame seeds Canned mandarin oranges drained Hoisin Sauce Melt butter in skillet. Sauté almonds, sesame seeds and chicken in butter. DrizzleRead More →

Recently a reader asked for a good recipe for Spudnut Donuts. I had never made them before so I had to do some research. When I found out she was asking for help so that she could make them for one of my favorite cousins; Deanne, I dove in andRead More →