Author: christina

...What's on yours for Christmas dinner?  At the Jones house, we're having: Cornish Hens Dressing Greens Green Beans w/Potatoes Homemade Cranberry sauce Glazed Carrots Spaghetti Baked Macaroni and Cheese Fresh Rolls Candied Sweet Potatoes German Chocolate Cake What we're not having: Corn on the Cob, because I forgot to get it. Chitlins (Chitterlings, for you proper folks, lol) because...because....Byron hates them, and I can't eat a whole pot of them by myself! *sobs* What are you guys having?...

This was just DELICIOUS.  Nothing like that crap Rachel Ray had us eating a few weeks ago.  We did the little weekly recipe pull out thing from her magazine, and everything that week was just honestly awful. This week, I downloaded the Epicurious app for my phone, and chose 7 recipes to do this week.  It compiled a shopping list for me, and here we are!  This is actually the 3rd day, but this is the first recipe that I thought was just really AWESOME!! I did make a few changes though.  The original recipe called for peas, but I hate...

(This recipe was originally posted on my food blog on August 10, 2010)
Best served warm, this berry crumble is fruity and delicious! So, on my grocery shopping adventure this morning, I ran across some beautiful strawberries, for only $1.88 for a whole pint! That was a deal that i simple couldn't pass up! I knew that I wanted to make smoothies, but beyond that, I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the rest of them. I ended up picking up some blueberries on the same trip, so I decided to combine the two, and try this yummy dessert. I have made this dish before, but always with peaches or apples. Before today, I never would have imagined that I would enjoy the taste of warm strawberries, but this simple, easy dish is going to become a staple in our home!

If you know me well, it shouldn't be any secret to you that I LOVE Asian food. Too bad that living in Arkansas severely limits the quantity of reasonably priced cuisine available to me, I find myself experimenting with Asian flavors, hoping to find the magic combination that will allow me to stay away from high fat, MSG-filled buffets forever! My first experience with pot stickers was (I'm ashamed to say) in a Lean Cuisine Frozen meal, years ago. They were actually pretty awesome, so I knew that if I could find some freshly made, I would be in for a treat! I never did find those fresh pot stickers that I was looking for, so guess what? I made my own! I did a little searching around online and found several recipes, but none that really, really stood out to me. Most called for steaming in water, and then dipping into a "sauce" of soy sauce and rice vinegar. Sounds bland to me! So, I figured I would just wing it, and put it what I felt like putting in. The results were amazing. (this recipe was originally posted on my food blog, which I am discontinuing.

On My SparkRecipes PageIngredients10 tbsp (Half a Jar) of Nutella2 8oz packages of Cream Cheese1 cup of sugar, seperated into 1/2 cups1 cup of flour1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder1/2 stick of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter (or regular butter or margarine) DirectionsBlend together softened (NOT MELTED!) butter, flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, and cocoa powder until it turns to a crumby texture.Press this mixture into a 13x9 pan. (preferably glass, since you will be storing this in the refrigerator) If you choose to use a smaller pan, (so that your slices will be thicker) you should cut the...