Fudge Candy (Modified Hershey’s Recipe)

Fudge is an iconic part of any holiday celebration; I've been looking forward to sharing my first fudge recipe with you.  This sweet, melt-in-your-mouth recipe is a modification of the Hershey's recipe.   3 cups sugar 2/3 cup cocoa powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cup canned coconut milk (approximately one 14-15 ounce can) 1/4 cup … Continue reading Fudge Candy (Modified Hershey’s Recipe)


Wintertime is a time when we are looking for hot foods to warm us up.  This recipe fits that description both in temperature and spice, depending on your spice and/or sausage choice (chorizo sausage anyone?).  Perfect served with a salad, warm tortillas or cornbread.   ¼ cup dry kidney beans ¼ cup dry black beans … Continue reading Chili

Lightened Leftovers Salad with Cranberry Balsamic Dressing and Roll Croutons

This is a great way to enjoy leftovers from your holiday celebration, and a way to lighten it up if you had a heavy meal.   Salad 2 cups Salad greens (my favorite is arugula and/or spinach) 1/2 cup cubed leftover turkey 1/2 cup leftover sweet potatoes, cubed 1/4 cup leftover roasted or baked vegetables … Continue reading Lightened Leftovers Salad with Cranberry Balsamic Dressing and Roll Croutons

Country Fried Steak with Sausage Gravy

Who doesn't love a good country fried steak?  Comfort food at it's best, this warm and savory dish is great for breakfast or dinner.  Serve with potatoes and vegetables for dinner or with eggs and hash browns for a breakfast meal.   2 thin sliced beef steaks, well dried with paper towels 2 cups flour 1 … Continue reading Country Fried Steak with Sausage Gravy

Cookie Round-Up

Here is a round-up of all my cookie and brownie recipes for your 2018 holiday season.   Bread Crumb Cookies D&J Favorites (Chocolate Chips) Gingerdoodles Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Peanut Butter Cookies Persimmon Cookies Sugar Cookies No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Brownies Lemon Bars Cream Cheese Mints   Happy Holidays!