Chicken Alfredo Tortellini Soup

Tweet This warm and easy soup is my version of a recipe I found on the Kate in the Kitchen blog. The original recipe used fresh chicken and vegetables, frozen tortellini, and stock. I replaced those ingredients with what I had on hand and added a bit of garlic. It was scrumptious. Next time, I’m […]

Apple Dumpling Dessert

Tweet This dessert is essentially a chunk of apple wrapped with a strip of pie crust. What made me decide to copy it was the use of a can of Mountain Dew. This one might be interesting to try. I modified the recipe to use Pillsbury dough. The original is from the Schwan’s website. Ingredients […]

Crunchy Pea and Bacon Salad

Tweet I’m nearly certain this salad is one of those dishes that can’t really be as good for you as the word “salad” might trick you into thinking. For some reason though, it looks good to me. I have no idea why, but I’m saving it for that day when I finally give in and […]

Creamed Corn

Tweet I found this recipe on the Kraft site (original here). Obviously it’s an extra creamy version of creamed corn, thanks to the cream cheese. Sounds intriguing, so I wanted to add the recipe to my collection. Besides . . . it’s incredibly easy. Ingredients 2 oz. (1/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed […]

Sausage Cheese Balls

Tweet I discovered this recipe when I was babysitting for a couple who were planning a party and hired me to make appetizers while they were out at a concert. They brought their friends back after the concert, and I had the appetizers ready for everyone to eat. Since then, I’ve made them many times […]

Mini Broccoli & Ham Cups

Tweet This recipe from Kraft (original here) replaces the typical crust of a biscuit or roll with a ham cup (see the photo). Mini Broccoli & Ham Cups is the twenty-fourth of my 25 Appetizers of Christmas. Ingredients 1 pkg (10 oz) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed, well drained ¼ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes ½ cup […]

Layered Pizza Dip

Tweet My colleague Lisa makes the best pizza dip ever. On days she brought her pizza dip to work, I was more than happy to forego leaving for my lunch break. This recipe from Betty Crocker (original here) looks similar to hers. Layered Pizza Dip is the twenty-third of my 25 Appetizers of Christmas. Ingredients […]

Grape Jelly Meatballs

Tweet No office party is complete without these meatballs. People are usually skeptical when they hear the ingredients (really? jelly?), but they quickly convert when they try them. Grape Jelly Meatballs are the twenty-second of my 25 Appetizers of Christmas. Ingredients 2 12-oz jars Heinz chili sauce 1 32-oz jar grape jelly 1 bag frozen […]

Bacon Quesadillas

Tweet Bacon, cheese, and tortillas, that’s all you need for this tasty appetizer from the Kraft website (original here). Bacon Quesadillas are the twentieth of my 25 Appetizers of Christmas. Ingredients 4 flour tortillas, 6 inches in diameter 1 cup KRAFT Shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheeses ¼ cup OSCAR MAYER Real Bacon Bits 2 […]