Category Archives: Fabulous Foods

Christmas Elves Follow-Up

You’ll remember the delightful Christmas Elves that dropped off a goodie basket at our house?  (the young men and women in our church)

Well, one of the goodies in that goodie basket was so good, and so simple to make, that I did something I haven’t done in years!

I located a recipe for it on the internet, and then not only did I make some, but I shared them with others!  Wow!  🙂

I used to do stuff like that all the time, back when I was a stay-at-home mom.  But now that I have a job outside the home, there is just not much time left for other things, especially the non-essentials.  😦

But, these are so quick and easy, it only takes minutes to do and they look very festive and taste so good!

They are Rolo pretzels with peanut M&Ms!

I bought the little waffle pretzels and laid them on a cookie sheet.  Put one Rolo (chocolate-covered carmel) on each.  Bake at 350 degrees for 3 minutes.  Top with a peanut M&M.  Let cool.  Viola!

These are fast, delicious, and can be topped so many ways.  I even made some on rice crackers with colored mini marshmallows on top so they’d be gluten-free.  Also delicious!

Thank you, Christmas Elves, for such a wonderful treat that jump-started my “homemade” gift-giving efforts again!  🙂

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Four leaf clover

Four leaf clover (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


When our children were young, on St. Patrick’s Day we wore some token green so we didn’t get pinched.  And I might have tried to figure out something green to serve with dinner – usually green jello or maybe green frosted cake.


Today for dinner we ended up having corned beef that I roasted like prime rib, over potatoes and carrots, asparagus, pureed broccoli cheese soup, green corn chips, spinach salad, green grapes, kiwi, and green key lime flavored cookies and frosting, and green punch.  It was wonderful and much of it thanks to my daughter!  It was really fun.


At their house they woke up to rainbow-colored streamers, green decorations, green marshmallow Lucky Charms for breakfast, and rainbow gummi candy on the cookies with Rolos as the pots of gold at the end of the rainbow.  How cute and creative!  🙂


I sent out a few cards that had a picture of a 4-leaf clover.  It reminded me of when I was young and how I’d lay on the lawn at our house, looking for a 4-leaf clover.


And then somewhere along the way I heard there was no such thing as a 4-leaf clover.  😦  So I didn’t look anymore.


Then, the last time we went to Yellowstone National Park a few years ago, we met some kids who said they found a 4-leaf clover in the field they were just returning from.  I said, “No, there’s no such thing.”  They showed it to me.  It was the real thing!  Then they told me they found a few, and they gave me one.


Now I have a 4-leaf clover!!  🙂



What’s For Dinner?


Denny’s (Photo credit: Thomas Hawk)


Today we went to Denny’s to celebrate a birthday.  We love Denny’s.


Interestingly, and a reason we love it there, practically everything on the menu looked wonderful!  It’s so hard to choose just one!  I think I could eat there every day and not have the same thing twice for a month.  Just look at some of the choices (and usually several variations of each):



Yet at home, I can never think of what to make for dinner!  🙂