Baby It's Cold Outside - 6 Crock-Pot Recipes To Keep You Warm

Posted on January 08, 2016 by Stacy Altiery | 0 comments

Baby It's Cold Outside - 6 Crock-Pot Recipes To Keep You Warm
Brrr, it's finally feeling like winter here in the south and nothing helps keep my family warm and my schedule lighter than planning meals to make in the crock-pot. I've gathered up six of my favorite crowd pleasing recipes for you try, so pick one to make this weekend. Also if you're in major ORGANIZATION mode like I am (happens every January 1st) have you thought of adding Meal Planning to your toolbox? Once a week I sit down with my family schedule and plan out our dinners for the week, plus the shopping list. You will be amazed how this simple task can help reduce weekly stress.  I can't live without my Weekly Meal Planning Pad and did a blog post about meal planning, found HERE. Enjoy the following recipes and stay warm... 1. Fall Off The Bone Crock-Pot BBQ Ribs - My family's FAV! 2. Quinoa Black Bean Crock-Pot Stuffed Peppers - Perfect for Mexican night 3. Slow Cooker Black Lava Cake - Ooey Gooey and PERFECTLY amazing 4. Crock-Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip - Easy and tasty for entertaining 5. Beef Stroganoff  - Old fashioned comfort food 6. Shredded BBQ Chicken Burgers - Bringing picnic foods indoor for winter

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6 Delicious and Easy Breakfast Casseroles for Holiday Guests

Posted on December 17, 2015 by Stacy Altiery | 0 comments

6 Delicious and Easy Breakfast Casseroles for Holiday Guests

I'm having my husband's entire side of the family here for Christmas this year. Breakfast casseroles are not only my favorite to eat, they're my favorite to serve a crowd.  I've scoured my recipe binders for you and come up with my favorite SIX. I hope one of these puts big smiles on your guests faces this year and makes it to your list of favorites. Merry Christmas!

Bacon and Hash Brown Egg Bake {source: Betty Crocker}

Country Breakfast Casserole {sausage, eggs, gravy} {source: McCormick}

Southwestern Egg Bake {cornbread stuffing, corn, eggs} {source: Betty Crocker}


Holiday Breakfast Bake {sausage, eggs, biscuits} {source: Betty Crocker}


Ham ‘n Cheese Omelet Bake {source: Pillsbury}


Marmalade French Toast Casserole {source: Cooking Light}

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Santa's Favorite Cookies - Mine Too!

Posted on December 15, 2015 by Stacy Altiery | 0 comments

Santa's Favorite Cookies - Mine Too!
Each Christmas,  we make my childhood favorite Thumbprint Cookies for Santa. He tells us they're his absolute favorite :) I always double the recipe and use Seedless Black Raspberry Jam, YUM Did I mention what great gifts these cookies make? Perfect for teachers, neighbors, your mailman, anyone! Click HERE for great cookie gift wrapping ideas. This recipe is easy to make gluten free, simply substitute regular flour for GF flour. Merry Christmas and Happy Baking! Click HERE for your printable cookie recipe.

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Great Grandma's Sour Cream Apple Pie + Printable Recipe Cards

Posted on November 24, 2015 by Stacy Altiery | 0 comments

Great Grandma's Sour Cream Apple Pie + Printable Recipe Cards
Today I am showing you how to make a "not so typical" apple pie and this tradition was handed down to me by my "not so typical" great grandmother Emma Geiger LaGorin, of German descent. I was lucky enough to have my great grandmother alive and well until I was around 20 years old. I called her "great grandma on the farm" because...well... she lived on a farm of course! Each visit to grandma on the farm's house in rural Ohio, would begin with a huge dinner, farmer's wife style. When we arrived and walked through the back door, instantly you would be welcomed by the smell of her fresh baked Sour Cream Apple Pie cooling in the pantry. I would rush through dinner just to get to this sweet, tangy, creamy pie! Till this day when I bake this pie I'm transported to grandma on the farm's house.

Thanks for letting me go down memory lane with you today and share a recipe which is very near and dear to my heart. I hope this posting sparks a new tradition in your family for years to enjoy!

Gather All Ingredients aka, Mise en place. A little culinary lingo for you:)

fill your favorite pie pan, lined with your favorite crust, with enough cored, peeled and sliced apples (I prefer Granny Smith's) beat together eggs, sugar, salt, lemon juice then sour creamPour sour cream mixture over apples and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Then combine crumble topping, sprinkle over pie and bake at 350 degrees for another 35 minutes or until bubbly and yummy.

your house should be smelling amazing by nowMmmmmm!

Hungry? Click here to download your festive recipe cards and share with your friends and family.

Posted in Entertaining, Food, Recipes, Thanksgiving

2015 Holiday Gift Guides

Posted on November 10, 2015 by Stacy Altiery | 0 comments

2015 Holiday Gift Guides




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Best Casserole For Casserole Season

Posted on November 09, 2015 by Stacy Altiery | 0 comments

Best Casserole For Casserole Season
It's that time of year where I seem to be needing to bake and take a casserole with me everywhere I go. My GO TO casserole that I've been making for over 20 years is this Garden Chicken Casserole, from a cookbook called Gifts That Taste Good. It's super cheesy, made with wild rice and veggies and oh so tasty!! Super easy to make, I always double the recipe and freeze one for later. Everyone loves it and you will too. Click HERE for the recipe. I use real mushrooms and cheddar cheese (not American) Need a super cute and stylish casserole carrier? Check this THIS one out! Bon Appetit!

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I've died and gone to BUTTERFINGER heaven ...

Posted on October 30, 2015 by Stacy Altiery | 0 comments

I've died and gone to BUTTERFINGER heaven ...
I  have to admit that tomorrow night as soon as my kiddos get home and open up their little bags of sweets, this mom is going to be raiding the BUTTERFINGERS! Say no to the 3-Musketeers (who ever thought that was a good one?) Milky Ways (yuck) and most awful Smarties :)  I'll gladly forgo all sweets for just a bit of my favorite sweet and salty Butterfinger. Thanks to my friend over at Love From The Oven for rounding up over 50 BUTTERFINGER Recipes. It's going to be a busy weekend! Happy Halloween! Have fun and stay safe.

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