Cynthia

I love cooking and I have been known to scurry around the kitchen, creating my own unique masterpieces. Creatively speaking there is not much I won't try and I have found one of my greatest joys in life is making our house a home. As a contributor on Cooking for the Holidays, I will be sharing my own recipes, cooking tips, and my love for working and playing in the kitchen!

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Homemade Jam or Jelly Recipe Using Sure Jell Fruit Pectin

Homemade Jam or Jelly Recipe Using Sure Jell Fruit Pectin

When I was a little girl, I “helped” my grandmother make homemade jams and jellies.  As soon as we picked fresh fruit, I knew we would start making jam soon.  I always enjoyed working with my grandmother regardless of the job.  However, making homemade jam was one of my favorite chores because it yielded delicious […]

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Easy Chicken Crescents Recipe for Dinner

Easy Chicken Crescents Recipe for Dinner

  Chicken Crescents are a delicious way to prepare chicken for dinner, or even lunch.  I always serve my chicken crescents with vegetable sides like cream corn, green beans, steamed veggies, etc.  You may wish to liven up the meal by adding a spicy sauce side instead of the milder plain or steamed vegetables.  Ranch […]

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Homemade Chicken Salad Sandwiches Recipe

Homemade Chicken Salad Sandwiches Recipe

Anytime I boil chicken breasts for a casserole, I boil extra chicken to make Homemade Chicken Salad. It doesn’t take a lot of chicken for my Chicken Salad recipe, usually only 1 breast, but it is easy to make more. This recipe is based on 2 cups of chopped chicken, but I frequently double the […]

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Breakfast Sandwich – Egg, Ham and Cheese Toasted Sandwich

Breakfast Sandwich – Egg, Ham and Cheese Toasted Sandwich

During the school year, we are always looking for a fast and easy breakfast.  What a joy it is when it can also be scrumptious and nutritious. When our children were in elementary school, their pediatrician recommended eggs for breakfast.  He believed protein was a necessary part of a students diet and would satiate their […]

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Sherbet Punch Recipe

Sherbet Punch Recipe

Sherbet Punch is a Great Party Drink Over the years, I have served this Sherbet Punch Recipe at bridal showers, baby showers, graduation parties, Halloween parties, luncheons, teas, etc. and guests always ask for the recipe.  Of course, I am always happy to share the recipe for this delicious punch with my friends and family.  […]

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How to Bake Potatoes ~ Fast & Easy Baked Potato Recipe

How to Bake Potatoes ~ Fast & Easy Baked Potato Recipe

Cooking a Baked Potato Everyone I know loves a Baked Potato, but not everyone knows how to make them. Baking potatoes in the oven is really very easy. Potatoes are one of my favorite foods to eat or cook. I frequently add potatoes to our meals simply because everyone likes potatoes, even if they are […]

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Chocolate Covered Bananas Recipe

Chocolate Covered Bananas Recipe

Chocolate Covered Bananas are Fun to Make and Delicious to Eat My children love Chocolate Covered Bananas! They always make a great after school treat, weekend treat, party food, or even as an appetizer at a dinner party. Since bananas are so easy to dip in chocolate, making them is really not very time-consuming and […]

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Easy Stenciled Cupcakes for the Holidays

Easy Stenciled Cupcakes for the Holidays

Stenciled Cupcakes – Decorate Holiday Cupcakes with Stencils Decorating stenciled cupcakes for fall or for the holidays is a fast and easy way to decorate cupcakes with festive designs. With just a bit of powdered confectioner’s sugar, I turned these chocolate cupcakes from drab to fab in a few short minutes. It is really very […]

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Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

Make Your Own Mix and Save Money If you are looking for a way to warm up this Fall, why not make your own Hot Chocolate Mix and save money!  This Hot Chocolate Mix recipe is my favorite hot chocolate.  Add a few marshmallows on top and viola, the perfect cup of Hot Chocolate.  This […]

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How to Make a Cupcake Pumpkin Cake

How to Make a Cupcake Pumpkin Cake

The Cupcake Pumpkin Cake You will be amazed at how easy it is to make this awesome cupcake pumpkin! This pumpkin, made with mini cupcakes, is a lovely decoration for your Halloween table. It is also a delicious cupcake treat. The Cupcake Pumpkin is certain to be the talk of your Halloween party!     […]

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