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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Gingerbread Cookie Bars

Gingerbread Cookie Bars

Gingerbread Cookie Bars

I was looking forward to these gingerbread cookie bars with cream cheese frosting.  Then I made them and used double the butter!  I don’t know why I used two sticks of butter (1 cup) instead of one stick.  I realized it right after I put the pan into the oven.  I let the bars bake while I made up a new batch in a new pan.  The extra buttery bars were done just as the second pan was ready to go into the oven. Continue reading

The Nutty Bird Returns!

Nutty Bird

Nutty Bird

Years ago I used to grab lunch at a small restaurant downtown near my office.  One of my favorite sandwiches was a pile of sliced turkey layered with alfalfa sprouts and sunflower seeds.  Served on bread, a bagel or a croissant slathered with cream cheese, it was a sandwich “event”!  I often recreated the sandwich for dinner in the evening as my family loved it as well. Continue reading