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Cast Iron Skillet on the left is only used to make Cornbread - one on the right is a stovetop grill

 Holiday Comfort Foods
or any time of the year!

Everyone has a few favorite Holiday Comfort foods, you know, the ones that make the holiday special.  I share with you some of our family favorites. A few go back several generations, others only a few years.

*Over the years this collection of recipes has grown to cover every day foods. I delight in adding recipes from other kinfolk......thanks!

Click on one of the headings below

And after the holidays - when you are full of good foods - try the
Grapefruit Diet to get you back into reality

Got an old CAST IRON SKILLET that needs reseasoning?


  Apple Cheddar Muffins
   Apple Strudel Muffins
  Angel Rolls with Honey butter & Stawberry butter
   Banana nut cornbread muffins
Banana Nut Bread
  Banana - Pumpkin Bread

   Biscuit Mix
  Blueberry Muffins
  Cracklin' Bread

  Chocolate Gravy - goes on hot biscuits
  Cheese garlic biscuits a la Red lobster
  Cheese Stuffed French Bread
  French Toast

  Pumpkin Bread
   Pumpkin Flax Seed Bread
  Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese filling
  Pumpkin Pancakes

  Sally Lunn Bread
  Sweet Potato Biscuits
  Sweet Potato Muffins
  Triple Chocolate Muffins


  Beer - Health Benefits
  Boiled Custard

  Brunch Punch
   Champagne Punch
  Mint Juleps
  Southern Tea - sweet or unsweet

   Beef Fondue - Making New Traditions
   Turkey - Stuffing - Gravyside dish stuffing Cranraisin-Apple
   Cranberry Relish
   Cornbread Dressing
   Salmon Loaf
    Salmon Patties
   Salmon Fritters
   Salmon Fillets - grilled or baked
   Salmon - whole - grilled
   Salmon - Broiled
   Fish Fillets - Spicey
   Rare Roast Beef
   Perfect Sirloin Tip Roast
   Pan Fried Steak
   T- Bone Company Steak
   Rib Roast Beef - roasted Veggies & Yorkshire Pudding
   Chunky Texas Chili
   Green Enchilada Pie
   Fried Country Ham - Red Eye Gravy
   Fried Chicken - Milk Gravy
   Jezabell Sauce for Ham, Chicken or fish
   Roast Wild Goose
   Roast Duck with Orange Sauce
   Chicken Aparagus
   Chicken Breasts with gravy
   Chicken - Outback Steak house
   Chicken & Rice Casserole
   Chicken - Grilled lime
   Chicken Quesadilas
   Chicken - Hot Chicken Salad
   Chicken (or Turkey) Impossible Pie
   Marcaroni Cheese Recipes
   Potted Pot Roast
   Manicotti - stuffed
   Pork Chops with Sweet Potato Gravy
   Live Maine LOBSTER with butter sauce
   Lamb Ragu - rich and meaty - a la Thomas

  Artichoke bottoms
  Armour Dried beef ball
  Smoked egg dip
  Brunch Stuff
  Breakfast Casserole
  Crab Spread
  Chicken Salad in Cream Puffs
  Dilly Dip
  Lipton's dry Onion Soup Dip
  Clam Dip
  Tuna Dip
  Frosted Grapes
  Meatballs - homemade - microwave - with wine sauce
  Meatballs - Frozen with Cranberry Orange Sauce
  Meatballs - frozen with Grape Jelly & Chili Sauce
  Mushroom logs
  Mushrooms - Stuffed - 2 recipes
  Potato Latkes 
  Salmon spread
  Sausage Swirls
  Tuna Pinwheels
  Rum Cheese Ball
  Basic NACHOS
  Chili Salsa Dip with Nachos
  Meaty Nacho Dip
  Tortilla Roll Ups
  Layerd Taco Salad
  Quiche Lorraine
  Sausage Cheese Balls
  Cocktail Weiners - smoked - spicy
  Oyster Cracker Snack Mix
  Chex Party Mix - Nuts & Bolts
  Potato Skins
  Cheese Straws
  BBQ Chestnuts with bacon

   Chocolate Cake in a MUG
  Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese Crust
  Swedish Apple delight
  Fried Apples
  Applesauce Walnut Cake
 Apple Cake with Carmel Frosting
 Fresh Apple Cake
 Applebutter Pumpkin Pie - so easy
 Apple Pie - Carmel
 Apple Apricot Charlotte
 Apple Pie - old fashioned
 Apricot - Cranberry Rustic Tart
 Banana Bread Pudding
 Bread Pudding
Bon Bon Cookies
  Butter Balls
 Candy Cane Cookies
 Cheesecake Cupcakes
  Cheesecake - best you'll ever eat
  Chess Pies
  Cherry Tiffle
 Cinnamon squares

 Coconut Cherry cookies
 Cherry Pecan Refrigerator Cookies
 Chocolate Dream Drop cookies
 Chocolate Drop cookies with choc frosting - g-Aunt Anna Mae Wiest
 Chocolate Truffles
 Chocolate Pies - Double Choc - regular & sugar free
 Chocolate pie - Herseys quick and easy
 Chocolate dessert - Heavenly
 Christmas Fruitcake - a funny
 Christmas Jewel Cakes
 Dirt Pudding
 Double Chocolate Fudge - microwave
 Donuts - Grandma R's
 English Toffee Cookies - several recipes
 Hickory Nut Cake
 Ice Cream Pie
 Key Lime Pie - easy
 Lace Cookies
 Tea Time Tassies - Mini Pecan Tarts
 Tea Time Tassies - Cranberry-pecan
  Molasses Cookies - Grandma Clark's
 Old Fashioned Frosted Cookies
 Orange Jelly Candy
 Peach Cobbler - fresh
 Peach Ice Cream - fresh
 Peanut Brittle - microwave
 Pecans - sugar glazed - microwave
 Pecans - sugared
 Pecan pie with bourbon
 Pecan cake with bourbon
 Pumpkin Spice cookies
 Rice Krispie Squares 
 Scotch Shortbread
 Strawberry Pie
 Strawberry Bavarian Cream
 Fruit Compote - good for a brunch
 Alexander Torte filled with raspberry preserves
 4 Layer Pudding - Mamaw McDade's
 Butterscotch Pie - goes back more than 150 years
 SORBET by Michael
 Orange Creamy Ice Cream - Grandma Raddatz/Dick
 Pumpkin pudding & custard a la Heather
 Simple Sesames Cookies a la Teresa

   Spinach, Orange & Almond Salad - Teresa
   Ambrosia Salad

   Apple - Cranrasin Salad
  Avocado & shrimp salad
  Avocado Turkey salad
  Chicken Salad - Cranraisnin - apple
   3 Bean Salad
  Potato Salad - big batch
  Tuna Salads
  Cranberry jello salad
Jello Xmas mold salad
   Wilted Salad
   Black Bean Salad

    French Onion Soup - Crock Pot
    Baby Portabello Mushroom Soup
    Peanut Soup
    Basic Southern Soup Beans
    Chicken Soup
    Brunswick Stew
    Lentil Soup
    Clam Bisque
    Cauliflower- Creamy Soup
    Turkey - Leftover Soup
    Cabbage Ham Soup

    Cheesy Hash Browns
    Hash Browns & Eggs Casserole
    Tater Tot Casserole
    Heavenly Hash Brown casserole
    Mashed Potatoes - like twice baked potatoes
    Mashed Potatoes - make ahead & freeze
    Mashed Potatoes - reheat in crock pot
    Smashed Red Potatoes - Garlic - skins on
    Potatoes Lyonnaise
    Potatoes - Roasted sweet & white - Auntie Ellie
    Green Bean Casserole
    Brussel Sprouts gratin
    Okra & Tomatoes
    Fried Green Tomatoes
    Salsa - Canning
    Baby Lima Beans in cream
    Pink Eyed Purple hull peas
    Crockpot Party beans
    Corn Pudding
    Corn Pudding Casserole
    Corn Casserole - Sue's
    Spoon Bread
    Grits - cheesy souffle
    Mexican Corn Bread Casserole
    Mexican Rice
    Fried Dill Pickles
    Orange Juice Sweet Potatoes
    Sweet Potato Souffle with splenda
    Jim Beam Sweet Potatoes
    Sugared Sweet Potatoes
    Squash Casserole
    Squash Souffle
    Squash Patties
    Squash Puffs
    Squash Balls
    Squash Stuffing Mix Casserole
    Harvard Beets
    Swiss Chard
    Acorn Squash
    Asparagus Casserole
    Broccoli - Cauliflower Casserole
    Broccoli with Garlic Butter & Cashews
    Butternut Squash
    Carrots - spiced
    Creamed Onions  
    Creamed Peas
    Creamed Spinach
    Mushroom Saute
    Pumpkin- Potato Patties
    Sweet Potatos - Candied
    Yellow or Summer Squash Casseroles

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