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Treats for those Holiday Parties and Events

December is a month of special events including Christmas and New Year with family gatherings and parties. This year was different for my husband and me since we had moved in August to Sedona, Arizona from Michigan.  But  that didn’t stop the parties. We were more active here than in Michigan, and partly because I […]

Do you like chocolate? Mexican food?

One of our Thanksgiving treats was my newest find, Mexican Brownie Bites. Our family loves Mexican food and so I thought that was a perfect addition to the other desserts we had for Thanksgiving. And I promised my FB friends that I would share the recipe. Mexican Brownie Bites These tangy desserts are baked in […]

Swiss Creamed Peas

Fellow novelist Patt Marr loves cooking and giving dinner parties, and she also does what I do, she collects tasty recipes. Here’s a veggie that will add an interest treat to any dinner. Patt recommends you serve the decadently delicious peas with potatoes and grilled chicken. And enjoy! Swiss Creamed Peas Ingredients: 1 16-ounce bag […]

Breakfast Scalloped Potatoes

Novelist Irene Brand loves to use this dish for church breakfasts and for company. It’s a traditional casserole that is easy to prepare and enjoyed by everyone. Breakfast Scalloped Potatoes ** Ingredients: 2 lbs. thawed hash browns 1 tsp salt 1/2 c melted margarine 1/2 tsp pepper 2 T minced onion 1 can cream of […]

Low Fat Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Low Fat Lemon Crinkle Cookies This recipe came to me from somewhere, and whenever it says Low Fat, I grab it. I figured after the holiday season, we need to think Low Fat so I’m sharing this very easy recipe with you. Three ingredients and a dusting of powdered sugar and that’s it. What could […]

Oatmeal Banana Cookies – from Gail’s Kitchen

Another gluten free option for those who have allergies or just want to stay away from bad carbs. This recipe has no sugar, eggs or flour. Oatmeal Banana Cookies (no sugar, eggs or flour) Preheat oven 350 degrees Ingredients 3 ripe mashed bananas (medium size) 1/3 cup applesauce (no added sugar) 2 cups oats (regular) […]

Zucchini Parmesan Crisps – from Gail’s Kitchen

 When appetizers are needed at a party, try something that’s different and healthier than other types of chips. Zucchini Parmesan Crisps Ingredients: 1 lb. zucchini (about 2 medium-sized) 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan (heaping) 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs (heaping) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt freshly ground pepper, to taste Directions: Preheat oven to […]

Low Fat Spinach Dip -from Gail’s Kitchen

No matter how much we try to diet, we often fail, especially during holidays or at parties when we are tempted with favorites, such as Spinach Dip. Here’s a recipe from WebMD which offers healthy food choices. Low Fat Spinach Dip This is a light rendition of that colorful and tasty party staple, the spinach-dip-stuffed […]

Zuccini and Tomatoes with Parmesan

Zuccini and Tomatoes with Parmesian This simple recipe came from a reader and follower of my newsletter, Joye Wesley. Not only is it easy to make but it is very low in calories so you can enjoy it, guilt-free. This makes a nice vegetable for the family or even company. Joye says it’s yummy and […]

Cheesecake Crescent Rolls

Cheesecake Crescent Rolls This recipe came from a Laura J. Marshall, a Writer. She’s a fan of Gail’s Kitchen and I thought I would share it with you. It looks yummy.   2 cans of Pillsbury Crescent rolls 2 (8oz each) package cream cheese, softened 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup butter, melted cinnamon sugar […]