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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Fruitcake Cookies Recipe

Fruitcake Cookies Recipe

My Mother’s Fruitcake Cookies Recipe My father’s favorite cookie is my mother’s Fruitcake Cookie.   Mom perfected her Fruitcake Cookie Recipe decades ago.   Honestly, I don’t remember a time that Mom didn’t make these cookies for Dad for Christmas. Fruitcake cookies are a great way to serve the traditional Christmas fruitcake in single servings or bite […]

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Chocolate Dipped Pears

Chocolate Dipped Pears

Chocolate Dipped Pears are Fun to Make and Delicious to Eat Pears have great health benefits and are a delicious source of Vitamin C.   Personally, I think pears are a pretty fruit and I simply could not resist dipping them in chocolate and serving them as an afternoon snack recently. It only takes a […]

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Heart Cupcakes

Heart Cupcakes

Say “I Love You” With Heart Cupcakes Decorating Heart Cupcakes is really very easy! Although, a better description of my heart cupcakes would be cupcakes decorated with hearts. I enjoy making special treats for my family that reflect how much I love them. What better way to do that, than to make cupcakes decorated with […]

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Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Instant Pot Recipe

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Instant Pot Recipe

It took me months to perfect a creamy chicken noodle soup recipe for the instant pot.  Because the soup is basically chicken and broth with vegetables, the only difference each time was the consistency of the soup.  I really wanted a creamy soup instead of a watery soup. Most of us think of the popular […]

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How to Bake a Turkey

How to Bake a Turkey

For many years now, I have been the designated turkey baker in our family mainly because I know how to bake a turkey that is tender and delicious. I grew up watching my mother prepare the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, so it naturally followed that one day that task would fall to me.  I am […]

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Beef Tips Instant Pot Recipe

Beef Tips Instant Pot Recipe

I recently discovered this new Beef Tips recipe for my Instant Pot.  It is the best new recipe I have tried in years and I highly recommend this wonderful dinner recipe.  I found the original recipe in my Taste of Home Instant Pot Cookbook, which has several wonderful recipes for the Instant Pot. I was […]

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How to Avoid Food Poisoning

How to Avoid Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is never a welcome guest in any home! Avoiding it altogether is the best remedy, but you also need to know the symptoms of food poisoning.  In this article, we will discuss both the preventive measures every cook should practice, as well as the symptoms for spotting it. Some of these suggestions may […]

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Creamy & Delicious Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Creamy & Delicious Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Over the years, I have meet a lot of people who loved mashed potatoes, but had no idea how to make them.  This mashed potatoes recipe is easy if you have the basic recipe below. My mother’s recipe for mashed potatoes is easily one of the most requested sides in our family.  I admit, until […]

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Chicken & Dressing Casserole Recipe

Chicken & Dressing Casserole Recipe

Not everyone likes turkey.  This chicken & dressing casserole recipe is a great alternative for turkey and dressing.  Because this recipe is made with Pepperidge Farm dressing mix and cream of mushroom soup, it is a very easy casserole to make once the chicken is cooked. Our family eats this chicken & dressing casserole year […]

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Delicious Homemade Hot Spice Tea Recipe

Delicious Homemade Hot Spice Tea Recipe

As the cool weather moves in, we turn to warm, even hot, drinks.  One of my personal favorites is my own homemade Spice Tea recipe.  The recipe is easy to mix together and a hot cup of spice tea is extremely easy to make once the recipe is ready. My sister originally gave me a […]

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