Imitation Crab Dip {Christmas Traditions}

Imitation Krab Dip

Imitation Krab Dip

My Mom found a recipe years ago and made it each year for our Christmas Eve buffet.  We’d open our gifts then take a break and enjoy a wide array of finger foods and of course sweets.  My Mom was and still is an excellent cook.  Her holidays and parties are legendary.  When I had my own family, I had to call home for recipes.  The internet didn’t exist and letters just weren’t fast enough.  I needed access to Mom recipes! Continue reading

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Juicy Lucy Meatballs

Juicy Lucy Meatballs

Juicy Lucy Meatballs

I normally make Swedish meatballs around the winter holidays but we’d just had a big meatball feed.  While my daughter, son, cousin and I made our yearly lefse, I had a crockpot of meatballs and another crockpot of mashed potatoes going for our dinner break.  There were leftovers for a couple of days so I had my craving sated for a few months.  Time for some new meatballs for our Christmas lunch. Continue reading

Avocado Crostini with Tomato Garnish

Avocado Mash Crostini with Tomato Relish

Avocado Mash Crostini with Tomato Relish

In the bread man’s castle there is often such an over-abundance of bread that I’m challenged to find ways to use it.  You can eat just so much toast and so many sandwiches!   This day I was in the mood for some avocado mash on toast.  I eat that often enough when I’m tired of sandwich meat or eggs.  I simply mash the avocado, spread it on the toast, add salt and pepper and devour.  But I wanted pretty little toasts.  Crostini! Continue reading