Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Turkey Day!

I hope you all enjoy your yummy Thanksgiving dinners surrounded by loved ones. I thought I'd give you a few ideas for what to do with your dinner leftovers. Click the links for the full recipe.

Hope You Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pies and Yummy Deserts

 So our lap top broke last week and we just got it back so I apologies for not post more Thanksgiving recipes. But this post should be pretty good! I made a list of pie recipes I love. Here they are:

Hope You Enjoy!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Basic Smashed Potatoes

Cheesy Potatoes

The Graham clan requires two types of potatoes every year. The top dish is a traditional smashed potatoes. It can be added to and changed up. The second dish is a cheesy potato, my sisters favorite. Both are really great!

Hope You Enjoy!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pre-Dinner Munchies

Pre-Dinner snacks are as big of a tradition in my family as turkey and gravy. My wonderful aunts usually make 4-5 different dips or platters for the family to munch on while dinner is being prepared. My grandpa and the other men in the house especially love having these snacks for the football game. Here are just a few of my favorites:

Cheesy Bread Dip. I tried this recipe about 3 months ago at a friend's house and it was a big hit.  And it is even better when you get to eat the bread bowl.

 We have had Onion Dip with chips for as long as I can remember. It's such an easy recipe: just pick up a pack of dry onion dip mix (I think it's in the salad dressing aisle), a container of sour cream (follow recipe on the onion dip mix package), and chips.

 Here is another great side that my Aunt Jennifer makes. I was surprised by how much my husband really liked them. All it is is a slice of cream cheese next to a jalapeno rolled up in a salami. Use a tooth pick to hold together. (I usually take out the jalapeno and eat the rest.)

 My family really likes chips and dip so here is another recipe. Take a block of cream cheese and pour salsa over it. Eat with chips or veggies. The last few years, someone has been bringing peach salsa and putting it over the cream cheese. I think I like that better. I'm not sure where they get it from, but if you ever see peach salsa you should try it.

And for good measure, one of my Aunts usually puts out a veggie tray. It usually consists of olives, carrots, celery, pickles, and carrots with ranch in the middle.

This is a new recipe for me but I love it! It's fruit salad with cinnamon chips. This recipe uses very few ingredients, but I've had fruit salsa with all kinds of fruit including mango, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, etc. Also, if you don't want to make chips you can get cinnamon flavored Pita chips from the store. This is a great way to incorporate fruit into your Thanksgiving feast. 

Hope You Enjoy!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Green Beans

Ok, so I know I've been slacking in the recipe updates but I'm gonna make up for it. Today I'm bringing you two recipe for green beans. The first is one of my favorite dishes of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

 Green Bean Casserole
My favorite part of this dish is the fried onions on the top, yum. Follow this link to get the official recipe:

Garlic-Roasted Green Beans Recipe with Shallots and Almonds

I haven't tried this recipe yet but it is on my menu this year. If anybody gets to this recipe before I do, please let me know how they turn out. 

Hope You Enjoy!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Texas Road House Rolls

One food item that no Thanksgiving feast should be without is a basket of warm rolls. I have found the best roll recipe ever! Seriously, people, look no further. This is the only roll recipe you will ever need! I made it with some friends a few weeks ago and they turned out fluffy but thick, and melt in your mouth. The recipe is pretty simple. I'm gonna give you the link to the blog I found the recipe on (eatcakefordinner). Her directions were okay . . . but if I can do it, so can you! Bonus: We followed her notes at the bottom of the recipe that helped the rolls split apart easily.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Welcome to November

It's November, or what I like to call "Unlimited Calorie" month. And to celebrate I'm gonna be featuring recipes for Thanksgiving and what to do with the leftovers. I would love to hear from you about your favorite holiday recipe or a recipe you want to try. This will be a season of traditional favorites and new holiday treats.