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Beef Lombardi

Beef Lombardi is a hearty casserole with ground beef, egg noodles, cream cheese, tomatoes and tons of flavor.

Beef Lombardi: this could become your favorite beef-tomato-pasta casserole!

I know it’s almost Christmas and everyone is anxious to read about the latest fudge or cheese filled appetizer, but let’s face it folks, we all have to sneak in a little dinner here and there.  And is this ever a dinner to remember!  Oodles of oniony cream cheese layered between egg noodles and a beefy tomato sauce will have you saying, “What plate of holiday cookies?” and going back for seconds and thirds. Continue reading

Christmas Tree Cinnamon Twists

Turn traditional cinnamon rolls into  memorable Christmas Tree Cinnamon Twists!Christmas Tree Cinnamon TwistsSo many of us serve cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning.  I thought it was just my family, but then I married into The Good Guy’s family and realized that it was a much more wide-spread tradition.   As I have grown older and talked with friends about their holidays, it seems like many people serve something sweet while presents are being opened.  So, after I found a photo of a Christmas tree shaped cinnamon roll with no directions, I set about fixing that problem.  This Christmas Tree Cinnamon Twist is sure to put smiles on everyone’s faces!

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Salted Caramel Banana Cream Pie: Food Truck Road Trip

Do you live in a town that is big enough to have a food truck or two?  Have you ever eaten at one?  Even more likely, have you watched a show on television, be it crime or comedy and seen the actors raving over food bought at one?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, have I got a cookbook (Food Truck Road Trip–A Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes Collected from the Best Street Food Vendors Coast to Coast)
for you!  And while I am at it, have I got a pie for you, too!!

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Apple Pie Granola

Apple Pie Granola: pecans, dried apples and cinnamon make this granola a special way to start the day.

Apple Pie Granola: pecans, dried apples and cinnamon make this granola a special way to start the day.

In November, I cannot get enough apples.  I eat a fresh one topped with peanut butter every single day while they are in season.  I supplement that regiment with pies, crisps and cakes, but those are mostly for my family.   This year, I decided to add a little extra apple goodness to some homemade granola.  The resulting Apple Pie Granola is something I am going to enjoy all year round because it uses dried apples instead of fresh. Continue reading

Pimento Cheese: a Southern Favorite

Pimento Cheese is a classic Southern dish that can be used as a dip, a sandwich spread or even as a topping on potatoes or burgers.

Pimento Cheese: a Southern Classic

Although this is a basic dish with two main ingredients, oddly enough, there are as many recipes for pimento cheese as there are cooks.  Some people like it creamy, some people like it thick.  Others like it spicy while still other folks like it mild.  There is no right or wrong way to make it, but I am sure there are some strong opinions.

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