Favorite Recipes

I don’t always follow recipes in my everyday cooking but when I run across one that I love I’ll add it to the list. Feel free to share your favorites with me as well; I’m always looking to try something new!

Santa’s Salt and Pepper Butterscotch-Pine Nut Cookies –These won ABC’s The

Salt & Pepper Butterscotch Pine Nut CookiesChew Cookie Swap competition (2011) and I had to try them. These are my favorite cookies!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!




Layered Peppermint Cheesecake – From Dec. 2011 Southern Living. This was a hit at our Thanksgiving dinner.




Date Walnut Pesto – a true cleaning out the fridge original concoction

1 1/2 cups pitted dates
1 cup Walnut pieces
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt & Pepper (to taste)
Combine ingredients in a food processor and pulse until desired texture. Feel free to adjust quantities to get the best mix for your taste and desired consistency. This makes a great side item for a cheese plate and is also a great stuffing for pork.

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