Thursday, April 7, 2016

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Stuffed Spring Cookies / Fill The Cookie jar

Spring is in the air, and I am celebrating with these Stuffed Spring Cookies! Cookies are always a great way to celebrate! These cookies take some time to make, but several of the steps can be made ahead of time and the cookies are essentially two cookies in one because they have a top and bottom, so going a smaller size on these is not an issue. For more spring cookie inspiration, when you are done reading this, keep scrolling down and see all the cookies the other members of Fill The Cookie Jar made today! Happy Spring!

 Stuffed Spring Cookies

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Stuffed Ravioli with Alfredo Sauce / #SundaySupper

Of all the many meals I have cooked for my family, this Stuffed Ravioli with Alfredo Sauce always gets the most yums! I don't know if it is the creamy mix of fresh ricotta and mozzarella trying to burst through the edges of the homemade ravioli's or the richness of the alfredo sauce made with fresh asiago and heavy cream as it bubbles it's way to thickening in the pan, but it does taste amazing! I hope you think so too!
Stuffed Ravioli, Alfredo Sauce
 Stuffed Ravioli w/ Alfredo Sauce

Thursday, March 31, 2016

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Pastrami on Rye Final Four Appetizer Stack

 If you are a Final Four game watcher, like me, you don't want to spend much time in the kitchen during the game.  This Pastrami on Rye Final Four Appetizer Stack makes sure you catch all of the excitement of the game, and you are serving your family and friends an appetizer they will enjoy! Plus, it's filling! This app is quick to put together. You can make the sauce ahead of time and refrigerate it, cut the cheese slices and portion the pastrami, and even saute the onions. Put it all together and broil it right before game time! Have fun!

pastrami rye, mustard, swiss
Pastrami on Rye Appetizer Stacks

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Tyropita Appetizer Bites / SundaySupper

Today for Sunday Supper, we are celebrating the new movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2", which opened in theaters this past Friday. I made Tyropita Appetizer Bites and we all made some Greek food to share with you, because it's not a party without great food!
These Tyropita Appetizer Bites are a great way to get the party started! Fillo dough filled with four cheeses, then baked to a golden finish are really simple and quick to make. I served them with a little bit of strawberry jam for a touch of sweetness.

Tyropita, jam
Tyropita Appetizer Bites

Thursday, March 24, 2016

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Chocolate Filled Easter Eggs

What would Easter be without Easter Eggs?! They are such a big part of many celebrations! As my son was growing up we had one Easter tradition that was a part of every Easter~the annual Easter Egg hunt. The only difference was their our hunt was really a hunt for his basket full of goodies. The first egg was next to his bed when he woke up in the morning. Each egg held a clue to the next egg. He had to read the clue and follow the directions to the next clue. I always made them rhyme, and I would change them, making them more difficult as he got older. When we first started he couldn't even read. We did them until he was about 14 or 15, but I have a feeling he just wanted to do it for me. I even thought about making them way more difficult by having him hunt on his dirt bike or four wheeler, but we never did. Maybe when he has kids!

Anyway, these eggs are probably not the best for hiding, but I think you will find them perfect for eating!

chocolate, eggs, filled

Chocolate Filled Easter Eggs

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Easter Ideas!

Looking for some Easter Ideas? Check out all the ideas from Celebrate It! Blog Link Party! You will find yummy recipes, cute Easter decorations, and some stylish Easter Eggs! Scroll down to find the clickable links!


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Creamy Flan / #SundaySupper

With Easter almost here, and spring right around the corner, we are cooking and baking with eggs today for Sunday Supper! I made a Creamy Flan to celebrate because, well, why not?! It's creamy and rich and decadent and a great dessert for Easter Sunday! I was given this recipe from a friend and former co worker. He grew up in Mexico with a mother who owned a restaurant, and this was her recipe. It is so tasty! I made this flan in individual servings, but this recipe can also be made in a larger dish for everyone to share, or make smaller servings by using 4 ounce dishes. Any way you bake this flan, your friends and family will love it.


Creamy Flan