Friday, December 16, 2011

A Few Christmas Goodies

Here are a few tried and true and easy recipes for some Christmas goodies!!
Happy eating!!

Cheddar Ranch Cheese Ball

1 block (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup (can add up to 2 cups) shredded cheddar cheese, room temperature
1 envelope dry Ranch Dressing mix

Beat cream cheese until soft and fluffy.
Add dressing mix, combining well.  Add cheddar cheese, one cup at a time.
Serve with tortilla chips.
Enjoy :)

Patti's Dip

1 (16 ounce) carton Sour Cream
1 packet taco seasoning
Mix well.
Serve with Tortilla Chips.
Now, how easy is that???


Ritz crackers
Peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
White and Dark Chocolate Candy Coating

Spread peanut butter between two Ritz crackers
Dip in melted chocolate.
Place on waxed paper til coating is set.
Optional:  Scatter a few sprinkles on top.

Fruit and Nut Bark

Assorted nuts and dried fruits
White and Dark Chocolate Candy Coating

Melt chocolate; stir in fruit and nuts.
Pour onto waxed paper sheet until set.
Break into random pieces.
Repeat with other variety of chocolate.

Simple, tasty fare!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

OH my goodness!!

Eggnog Cheesecake Bars!!

I am 
Well...on my second day of "blogging" I am finding out it is much easier to bake than to set up a blog, lol!!  My philosophy in the kitchen is there are no failures, just opportunities for creative twists to bring about a success.  I don't think that same philosophy will work here!! Speaking of baking......I'm off to the kitchen!! 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Well, I'm not exactly sure I'm a blogger but, I am sure I love to bake, really love to cook - period, but baking is my specialty, well....maybe. I thought, perhaps, it might be interesting to chronicle my adventures and mishaps, if for no one else's reading enjoyment, then for my sweet little grand baby who may someday read this and say, "Oh...that's my Nana" - so, welcome to my blog!!