Turkey Stuffing and Broccoli Hotdish

Turkey, Broccoli Stuffing Hotdish

Turkey, Broccoli Stuffing Hotdish

Instead of all of the traditional dishes and side dishes for our Christmas buffet I tried quite a few new ones.  We celebrated the holiday on Christmas Day instead of Christmas Eve.  I had an extra day to prepare foods ahead of time and that was a relief.  We had several frozen turkeys in the freezer and I wanted to use one for a cozy casserole-type dish.  It would be traditional in an informal way.
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Caprese Wreath

Caprese Wreath

Caprese Wreath

I’m finally getting the last Christmas recipe posted from 2018.  Although it’s not really a recipe, it was a cute idea that worked well.  I like to do a sort of artwork crudité each year and this year was simply cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil and black olives.  I could have served it with a balsamic drizzle but my family isn’t big on balsamic.  I took the safe route and went natural.  It was pretty, tasty and loved. Continue reading

Chewy Brown Sugar Brown Ale Cookies

Chewy Brown Sugar Brown Ale Cookies

Chewy Brown Sugar Brown Ale Cookies

These cookies were expensive!  Let’s start with the fact that the recipe called for 1/3 cup American brown ale, which I don’t drink.  I’m not even a beer person, so these cookies were a treat for my P.S. (Princely Spouse).  Then when we stopped at the liquor store to buy ale, I could only get it in a 6 pack, for $11.99.  That’s a bit crazy for 12 cookies. I’d have tripled the recipe had I known.
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