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

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

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