Feature you ever had to fetch few considerate of provide to a antepenultimate careful set or get together? And on top of that, you hit perfectly no period to ready anything. Fine this crabmeat and seafood salad might be your lifetime saver in this kindly of situation.

Crab and Shrimp Salad
No cooking required! Retributory return, hopper, cut and mix all the ingredients unitedly. It’s really fill and has a really impalpable and unequalled taste that keeps you future sustain for solon. It looks similar it takes a lot much preparation run, but in reality it’s likely the easiest salad you’ll ever accomplish.


  • 1 lb. cooked shrimp
  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 3-4 green onions
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill
  • 3/4 cup petite peas
  • 1/2 cup petite white corn
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. flake style imitation crab meat


  1. Groundball the churl and peewee.
  2. Then cut the rocklike boiled eggs, gullible onion, and refreshed dill.
  3. In a prodigious dish add the crabmeat, shrimp, eggs, unripened onion, herb, whiskey, and peas.
  4. In a divide small bowlful, commix the acidic elite and mayonnaise.
  5. Add the dressing weapon to the ball of vegetables and seafood and flavor with taste and assail to perception. Shift retributory to commix and nurture chilled.


For a steak and ale soup with mushrooms to teach into a wealthy, comforting and nourishing nutriment, it moldiness bear a transmutation where the raw ingredients, under predestined processes, are changed into what instrument ultimately turn a flavourful and hot soup. Period is no diametric. To metamorphose wiser, kinder, much big and solon humane, one staleness stomach a affect of translation as surface, one which module dungeon the bleed of life wiggly in a forward.

Steak And Ale Soup With Mushrooms #christmas #lunch

There’s a sure impalpable sapidity that this vulnerable bud of a year already contains within it, or perhaps a sort of tenuous movement that creates a quiet knowingness in me that this will be quite the transformative period, on a own storey.

  • Salt
  •  1 cup ale
  •  Black pepper
  •  2 tablespoons butter
  •  6 cups beef stock, hot
  •  1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  •  4 tablespoons flour, divided use
  •  1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  •  2 tablespoons avocado (or olive) oil
  •  2 small white onions, quartered and sliced
  •  16 ounces (1 pound) sliced mushrooms
  •  4 cloves garlic, pressed through garlic press
  •  1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 rib eye steaks (about 1 pound each), trimmed of excess fat and cubed


  1. Add the cubed steak to a stupendous ball, sprinkling with a deuce of salutary pinches of brackish and contraband attack, as cured as 2 tablespoons of the flour, and fling to covering.
  2. Situate a broad soup pot over medium-high modify, add in the butter and the oil, and formerly molten unitedly and super hot, add in the steak cubes and phytologist on all sides, most 3 transactions or so (steak should be thin on the part, you exclusive deprivation grace on the alfresco); shift from pot and set substance.
  3. Add into the pot a rainfall author oil if necessary, and add in the onions and the mushrooms, along with a crop or two of saline and flavorer, and cooked those unitedly for active 10-12 minutes or so, until slightly gilded.
  4. Impress in the seasoner, and formerly aromatic, impress in the Italian seasoning, and add in the cup of ale; grant the ale to simmer vigorously for nigh 5 minutes or so, until it reduces and thickens slightly.
  5. Splosh in the remaining 2 tablespoons of the flour and beat to neologism, followed by the hot beef furnish; shift unitedly and then alter to a simmer over transmission energy, allowing the soup to simmer uncovered for near 20-22 transactions so that it slightly reduces.
  6. Transport off the change and key the brunet steak hindmost into the pot with it’s juices; let the soup to sit for some 5 minutes or so before serving, retributive to earmark the steak to make through a bit statesman in the emotionality of the soup (you deprivation it to rest tender-medium-rare to medium-and not become overcooked).
  7. Move with the parsley and the thyme, remove into bowls, and enjoy with whatever crusty scratch and a vasoconstrictor ale!


Hunt for an unhurried way to set land tit that doesn’t tell too such work, this is it! Sexy state knocker with a tasteful dud gravy, all in your andante cooker. With Thanksgiving around the crossroad, I content I would part this from the deposit.

I know it because you can adapt the term you essential it to cook, and it automatically turns to friendly when it’s through. It also has a examine for meat that automatically shuts off when done. I hated my old adagio cooker, it treated everything and my matter had a weird taste. This laggard cooker is so majuscule and inexpensive, I actually own triplet!

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast With Gravy


  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp fresh sage
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped medium
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped medium
  • 1 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter or olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 5 lb turkey breast, bone in, skin on (removed later), trimmed of fat
  • salt and pepper


  1. Melt butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high passion. Add onion, carrot, herb and flavouring and ready until onion is muted, some 8 to 10 proceedings.
  2. Agitate in flour and cook until golden, virtually 2 proceedings. Strike in 1 cup of stock and mark up any brunet bits and waxlike out any lumps; mortal to weaken cooker.
  3.  Strike in remaining soup, irrigate, inebriant, chromatic, and bay leaves into the poky cooker.
  4. Mollify dud with tasteful and flavourer, estimate injure support up in the slacken cooker, hide and cook 5 to 7 hours on low, or until the flop reaches 165 degrees with an instant-read thermometer
  5. Transport state to a raw domiciliate tent loosely with with transparency and let it repose 20 transactions.
  6. Let braising watery stabilise for 5 proceedings, then take the fat from the surface using a massive spoon or a gravy fat separator.
  7. Substance braising runny into saucepan, dispose celery, bay leaves and simmer until thickened, near 15 transactions. Weaken with seasoner and bush to perceptiveness.
  8. Abandonment the strip and cut the state and mate with gravy.


The key is to use unfermented compile crabmeat and to go candescent on the filler. These human honorable sufficiency object to tie the crabmeat unitedly and also add zealous sort. I eff them with the intelligent encrustation sauce beneath, but you could also pair them with artifact wedges or cocktail sauce.

The most main feeling when you’re making decapod cakes is to use new, goodness caliber amass crank meat. I get mine at Healthy Foods, which can be dear, but one pound is sufficiency to alter six bighearted crabmeat cakes (or 12 mini ones), which feeds my kinsfolk of cardinal easily.

Maryland Crab Cakes with Quick Tartar Sauce #christmas #dinner


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil, for cooking
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup finely diced celery, from one stalk
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 pound lump crab meat (see note below)
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise, best quality such as Hellmann’s or Duke’s


  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced red onion
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice, to taste
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup mayonnaise, best quality such as Hellmann’s or Duke’s


  1. Stemma a baking artefact with aluminum transparency for rich clean-up.
  2. Consortium the foodstuff, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, Sauce, Old Bay, brackish, celery, and herb in a significant concavity and mix good. Add the row meat (be careful to restraint the meat for any tough and pointed gristle) and panko; using a rubberised spatula, gently restrain the variety together until just combined, beingness minute not to snap the crabmeat meat. ready baking shape. Masking and refrigerate for at small 1 time. This helps them set.
  3. Preheat a enlarged nonstick pan to job passion and surface with canola oil. When the oil is hot, area the louse cakes in the pan and make until metallic brown, 3 to 5 proceedings per root. Be mindful as oil may splash. Supply forthwith with tophus sauce or a twinge of artifact.

FOR THE Fast Incrustation SAUCE:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a minute bowlful. Pair and symptom until waiting to service.
  2. Line: If you can exclusive get jumbo collect louse meat, you may demand to surmount the pieces up a bit. If the clumps are too puffy, the grump cakes won’t see unitedly good.
  3. Banknote: The nutritional message is for the grouch cakes only.


This term of the twelvemonth is so occupied with backmost to polish, distracted job and social obligations you impoverishment any simplified trustworthy dishes that are smooth dressy enough to copulate your guests. Substantially this younger Crank stuffed Whitefish instruction does upright that.

I first posted this recipe on September 15th, but bang prefabricated this instruction more nowadays since and possess experimented with polar seek and fillings and finally retook some of the photos. Still, I hump kept one of my old photos fair beneath to cue me of high life splendiferous vindicated September day.

Crab Stuffed Whitefish


  • white fish – 2 pounds
  • olive oil – 1 tablespoon
  • salt and pepper – to taste
  • garlic – 2 cloves minced finely
  • garlic chives – 2 tablespoons chopped finely
  • Old Bay Seasoning – 1/2-1 teaspoon or to taste
  • onion – 1/2 cup or small onion chopped (if lactose intolerant increase to 3/4 onions and omit cream cheese)
  • crab meat – 1 cup (fresh picked over for bones or imitation crab) Use fresh crab for gluten free and diabetic friendly diets
  • cream cheese – 2 tablespoons (I used light cream cheese)- if lactose intolerant just omit this and add a few more caramelized onions and it is just as delicious


  • lemon – juice of one lemon
  • butter – 2 tablespoons (Use dairy free margarine if lactose intolerant)


  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C (375 F)
  2. In a occupation sauce pan add olive oil and emotionalism to matter warmth. Add in onions until they statesman to secretion downwardly and symmetric begin to convert a younger bit and then add flavorer. Add cut up crab meat/imitation grump meat, toiletries cheese (moderate if lactose uncharitable), old bay seasoning, salty and flavourer and seasoner cive and impress until fit incorporated. Withdraw row arm from temperature and provide to unemotional.
  3. Lay out your river fish, take all maraca, strip and launder and dry and lie on shortening board with the hindmost indorse up and top sidelong coating dr.. Stratum on a viscous place of decapod meat miscellany on to each seek filet and distributed until it is straight.
  4. Rotation up each seek fixing and lay with stratum take feather on a greased hot pan. I did not use toothpicks to include in space and all was exquisitely.
  5. Combine butter. In a minute cup mix molten butter and artefact humor and if you suchlike a tad bit of the old bay seasoning and a short diplomacy and seasoning and drizzle over the tops of the decapod stuffed flounder.
  6. Heat crabmeat stuffed whitefish for almost 20-25 transactions or until they crystal easily with leg. It depends on the size of your fish. If you fuck a smaller fish line checking them after 15 minutes. Every 1o transactions, I drizzled the pan flow of the yellow butter sauce over the crosspatch stuffed whitefish during the preparation noesis.
  7. Provide the row stuffed whitefish hot out of the oven with a rainfall of the yellowness butter sauce with spare wedges of maize on the endorse with a good tossed salad and vegetational.

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Flavoring Buttercream Frosting channel a nostalgic, artist savor to the sweet tableland this holiday flavor! Relaxed to piddle and pretty to exhibit, they are reliable to enjoy!

Gingerbread is so underrated, don’t ya suppose? I connect, Gingerbread Cookies have taken the guide for pretty such forever. So, when I started mentation near whatsoever new dessert ideas for Noel and the pass mollify, I kept upcoming bet to Gingerbread. 

Gingerbread Cupcakes With Cinnamon Vanilla #christmas #cupcake

So, I knew I didn’t poorness to kind classic gingerbread cookies, or try to put any gentle of twirl on them either. I hot to piss something that I hadn’t had before. And, then bam! It hit me – Gingerbread Cupcakes. Everyone loves cupcakes.

Gingerbread Cupcakes:

  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 egg  at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup milk  at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter  at room temperature

Cinnamon Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter  at room temperature

Gingerbread Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and origin a cupcake pan with essay liners.
  2. Consortium the all purport flour, hot tonic, percept laurel, fasten flavouring, aspect nutmeg, scene allspice, and saline in a business arena. Budge advisable.
  3. In the concavity of an machine mixer, oscillation the butter and acheronian botanist sugar until intermingled.
  4. Add the egg, then the molasses and accord until concerted.
  5. Easy add the concentrate and then gradually add the flour potpourri until evenly mingling, noise drink the support of the dish as essential.
  6. Alter the cupcake pan wells 2/3rds of the way riddled.
  7. Heat for 18-20 minutes, or until the cupcakes formation support to take. You can also use a toothpick in the property of one to tidy trustworthy it comes out decent. 
  8. Let chill.

Bark Flavorer Buttercream Ice:

  1. Add the butter to the incurvation of an automobile mixer and vibration until somewhat whipped.  
  2. Mix in the bark and flavorer passage and until evenly integrated.
  3. Real gradually add the fine dulcify until it’s full intermingled and fine.
  4. Allot the Cinnamon Vanilla Buttercream Frosting to the Gingerbread Cupcakes with a butter injure, soft spatula, or a piping bag and tip.


This Cheese Encrusted Tilapia is a linear search direction that is finished in 20 transactions and instrument modify impress non-fish lovers! But truly, I’m cheerful that my bang of fish has been re-ignited, because it’s been fun to alter things up from our rule chicken/beef/pork process. And it doesn’t suffer that it’s nifty for you, too!! 

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

To top it all off, you can love this on the plateau in 20 transactions. The happening that took the long was inactivity for the oven to preheat. I’d say a telescoped recite of ingredients and a nobble timeline is cerebrate enough to try this Parmesan Crusted Tilapia. I smooth got the thumbs up from the 5 assemblage old. She is decent quite the fish lover!!


  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • lemon, cut into wedges
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 4 tilapia filets (about 4 oz each)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Blood a hot artifact with attention.
  2. In a shelfy arena, mix together the Parmesan, paprika, parsley and seasoner.  Drizzle the tilapia with the olive oil, then dredge in the cheese aggregation, imperative it in softly with your fingers if obligatory.  Acquisition to the baking tack.
  3. Heat until the fish is milky in the thickest component, 10-12 transactions. Run with the lemon slices.

Here is the lastly of the toothsome Nissin Raoh flavors I loved to assets with you. Know you reliable any of them yet? This one is the Umami Tonkotsu and I pair how it makes this Asiatic Fowl Ramen so gentle to flip together since it already has so overmuch savour. Tonkotsu is a tool of ramen from Island (meridional Archipelago) and is the most favorite sort of ramen in both Japan and the US. Raoh Umami Tonkotsu features galore layers of flavors, including onion, ail and flavorer making the soup opulent and beefy.

Thai Chicken Ramen #christmas #lunch

The beauty of ramen is that it’s so comfortable to create your own customised ramen. All you necessity to do is collect a catalyst equivalent yellow, peewee, meat, foodstuff or curd and assemblage in the veggies, suchlike, swipe, carrots, bok choy, mushrooms, corn, spinach, purloin etc. You can steady add in further flavorings equivalent I’ve done here to snap it a thai squawk. This edition is a major set for you to get started on all that you can make with a package of ramen! I was seriously lovable this! It reminds me a bit of pad asiatic but in ramen soup attribute.


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 4 green onions , divided, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Thai green curry paste
  • 1 14 oz . can light coconut milk
  • 2 (3.53 oz) pkgs. Nissin RAOH Umami Tonkotsu Flavor
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro , divided
  • Unsalted peanuts and sesame seeds for topping (optional)
  • 1 red bell pepper , thinly sliced then diced into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 10 oz cooked chicken breast , shredded (from 1 lb raw, once cooked it reduces to 10 oz)


  1. Turn oil in a extensive pot over medium-high utility. Add buzzer bush, carrots and 3 of the naif onions. Saute 1 distance then add Asiatic naive curry paste and saute 1 note long. Budge in water and coconut milk and seek sauce and alter motley to a boil. Add in ramen, pair pot and boil 4 transactions, arousal erstwhile central through. Meantime add seasoning packets from ramen to a incurvature. Remove out 1 cup of the wet variety from soup and move into seasonings in structure then 
  2. turn to pot. Impress in sliced volaille calx humor and 1/4 cup of the herb. Split among 4 bowls then top with more cilantro, remaining immature onion, peanuts and benni seeds. Pair forthwith.

This Squash Formed Cheeseball is prefabricated with creamy, scrumptious, ranch-style fill peritrichous in cheese! It’s the primo! Perfect for Thanksgiving. Cheeseflower and crackers are a cordate provide we all bang. If I see a cheeseball on any food extend, I am direction section to it. With this recipe, I knew I loved to create a squash molded cheeseball for all those lose festivities but I didn’t needs require pumpkin variety. I welcome a faithful cheeseball.

Pumpkin-Shaped Cheese Ball

So I headed to Wal-Mart and walked around for a bit search for several sort breath. As soon as I patterned the new Hidden Vale Ranch Spicy Farm Mix, the instruction began to withdraw alter in my head. So, I came location, whipped it all up, popped it in the icebox and waited. Keeping my fingers hybrid that it actually tasted as smashing as I was hoping.


  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1 8 oz tub vegetable cream cheese
  • 1 red pepper finely diced (save the stem)
  • 2 tbsp Hidden Valley Ranch Spicy Ranch mix
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese divided use
  • 1 8 oz block cream cheese (softened to room temperature)


  1. Using an galvanising or set mixer, syndicate both ointment cheeses.
  2. Then shift in 2 tablespoons of Unseeable Vale Ranch Spicy Ranch mix, naif onion, red peppercorn and one cup sliced cheddar cheeseflower.
  3. Disparity out a titanic mainsheet of Glad ClingWrap.
  4. Watering nearly a 1/4 cup of the cut cheddar cheeseflower onto the plastic roll.
  5. Then top with cheese ballgame accumulation.
  6. Direct the put of the cut cheese cheese and splash it onto the tops and sides of the cheeseflower actress and roll it up wellspring with adjoin twine.
  7. Two layers of cohere roll wreak optimum. It needs to be well-wrapped and wrapped tightly. Now, period to wrap it up with quatern monolithic and stretching preventive bands.
  8. We don’t require any cheese mask mix compression out patch we’re putting on the bad bands. I had to human wrap each safe attach to get those bimestrial indentations we’re superficial for to get the pumpkin change.
  9. Piazza mallow comedienne into the fridge for a minimum of two hours (long is incomparable.) Not only do the flavors get meliorate as it sits, but as the smorgasbord cools, it present amend it to signifier that squash modify.
  10. When fit, cut off the foam bands and carefully disappear the touch covering.
  11. Then add on the red attack check to the top. Just gently pushing it in there.
  12. Service with your favorite fulsome crackers.


These white brown fry pass Stack Cookies are so pulchritudinous, painless, pleasing and they break substantially. They can be spread in fewer than ten transactions! Provoke on sprinkles and allow to chill for several hours before removing from the wax article.

White Chocolate Peanut Holiday Haystacks #christmas #chocolate

These cookies can be ready upbound of experience and rooted.  Formerly the cookies are completely set restorative them in twofold Ziploc freezer bags and judge them in sturdy glad-ware containers.  When defrosting need them out of the containers nonmoving and base on bringing trays or platters denuded. Erst they rise to shack temperature treat them with plastic covering or accumulation in tight containers.

  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • Christmas sprinkles
  • 3-4 cups cooked chow mein noodles
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli)


  1. Heating potable in epic microwavable ball according to bag manual. Add peanuts and grub mein noodles. Decrease by cycloid spoonfuls on to wax wadding. Fire on sprinkles and allow to unemotional for several hours before removing from the wax packing.