Realistic Cooking Ideas

for Busy People! And sharing our life adventures along the way!

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season! This year we tried several new recipes for Thanksgiving that I will be sharing. We also ventured into making a deep-fried turkey with a deep fryer that can be used within the house. The day before the turkey was injected with a butter and garlic marinade and …

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I hope everyone is making good progress on their holiday preparations! Greg and I are pretty much ready for Christmas except for things like wrapping gifts. I am winding the year down at work and will be off Christmas eve day through New Years. Of course I have a lot to do before vacation begins! …

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It is time to try a new cookie for Christmas. This is Alton Brown’s recipe that you can find here. I really like his recipes because they are scientific-based with exact measurements. He weighs his ingredients instead of measuring for precision. We prefer our cookies to be soft instead of hard and crunchy. Most ginger …

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I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. It is a cold day with a system-wide snow. So all the snow that melted last week has come back! Tomorrow I will be baking a couple of new cookies. Because I have a lot of new readers I though I would share a few recipes that I …

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This is another Christmas cookie that my mom made this year and has made since I was a child. When I was a child, this cookie felt like it was made for adults in comparison to Mama’s Peanut Blossom Kisses and other fun kid cookies. Over the years, I have a new appreciation for this …

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For Christmas, my mother made her wonderful Peanut Blossom Kisses. This is another cookie I have loved since I was a child! Hershey Kisses were just so much fun to look at, open, and eat. Then around Christmas they came in beautiful wrapped colors just like little Christmas gifts. I loved looking at them in …

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