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March 28, 2007

Recipe Index

Appetizers and Snacks

Amaretto White Chocolate Cheese Ball
Banana Bites
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Crab Rangoon
Crab Rangoon II
Irish Blue Crackers
Italian Nachos
Olive Garden San Remo Dip
Paula Deen's Bacon Wrapped Breadsticks
Paula Deen's Hot Crab Dip
Paula Deen's Pimiento Cheese
Pickle Wraps
Pizza Wontons
Pizza Nachos
Prosciutto-Wrapped Breadsticks
Pumpkin Dip
Puppy Chow
Quickie Meatball Bites
Rolo Pecan Candies
Sausage Puff Pastry Bites
Smoked Salmon Dip
Spicy Pomegranate Jam Phyllo Cups with Cream Cheese or Aged White Cheddar
Vanilla Bean & Pineapple & Bacon Wraps with Rosemary Skewers


Amaretto Stone Sour Cocktail
Amaretto Squeeze
Bocci Ball Cocktail
Bourbon Mint Iced Tea
Caramel Nog Cocktail
Champagne Cocktails
Fuzzy Navel Cocktail
Hard Lemonade
Limoncello Milkshakes
Orange Cream Mimosa
Peachy Dew
Moscow Mule Cocktail
Smith & Wesson Cocktail
Toasted Almond Cocktail
Tootsie Pop Cocktail

Apricot Coolers
Eva's Holiday Punch
Johnny Apple-cider-Seed Mocktail
Nic's Homemade Eggnog
Orange Cream Mimosa
Peanut Butter & Co. Smoothie
Secret Banana Smoothie
Spiced Tomato Juice


Baked Doughnut Puffs
Baked Rice Pudding
Baklava Muffins
Banana Coffeecake
Bread Nugat
Breakfast Rice
Cherry Pecan Bread
Chocolate Banana Bread
Chocolate Chip Pancakes & Whipped Cream
Chocolate Chip Pound Cake
Cinnamon & Pecan Pancakes
Easy as Pie Banana Bread
Easy as Pie White Chocolate Banana Bread
Eggnog Pancakes
Eggs in Purgatory
German Apple Pancakes
Gilmore Girls Cereal
Glazed Cheese Croissants
Lemon Poppyseed Bread with Lemony Glaze
Marshmallow Fruit Salad
Mini Chocolate Chip Orange Scones with Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
Overnight Orange French Toast
Raisin Gumdrop Bread
Sauteed Bananas with Maple Syrup
Sour Cream Coffeecake
Sun Dried Tomato Omelette with Cream Cheese, Mozzarella, and Basil
Triple Berry Coffeecake


Missy's Mild Chili
Scallop and Corn Chowder


Caesar Salad with Crisp Prosciutto, Homemade Soft Croutons and Freshly Grated Parmesan

Biscuits & Breads

Garlic Cheese Biscuits
Herbed Garlic Bread
Irish Blue Crackers
Italian Biscuits
Moist Ginger Pumpkin Bread


Avocado & Cucumber Salsa
Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
Fried Zucchini Coins
Mashed Potatoes
Orange Glazed Carrots with Cilantro
Perfect Fingerling Potatoes
Sauteed Spinach with Mushrooms, Walnuts, and Dried Cranberries
Savory Mashed Root Vegetables
Sun Dried Tomatoes
Sweet Potato Balls

Fish and Seafood

Fiesta Shrimp Tacos with Avocado & Cucumber Salsa
Grouper Fromage
Mom's Old School Tuna Melts
Oyster Stuffing
Pecan Crusted Trout with a Kentucky Bourbon, Maple Syrup Cream Sauce
Roast Cod with Crisp Potatoes
Scallop and Corn Chowder
Seafood Lasagna

Meat, Pork and Poultry

Amish Casserole*
Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry
Chicken with Basil-Lemon-Garlic Oil, Parmesan, and Black Pepper
Citrus Thanksgiving Turkey
Jen's Garlic & Parmesan Chicken
Lemon Chicken with Croutons
Maple Roasted Turkey with Sage, Smoked Bacon and Cornbread Stuffing
Meat Puffs
Mexican Chicken Casserole
Missy's Yummy Mild Chili
Mom's Skillet Goulash
Pork & Shrimp Fried Rice
Ritzy Chicken Nuggets
Roasted Sausages, Peppers, Potatoes, and Onions
Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes with Amy
Spicy Peach Glazed Ham Steak
Spicy Stuffed Peppers
Sweet and Sour Pork


Amazing Fettuccine with Peas, Ham, Cream and Parmesan
Cinnamon & Prosciutto Carbonara
Lasagna Rolls
Lemon Spaghetti
Mushroom Sauce & Pasta
Pastrami Mac and Cheese
Penne with Goat Cheese, Avocado and Slow Roasted Tomatoes
Pepperoni Mac and Cheese
Seafood Fettuccine
Shrimp Scampi with Linguini
Spaghetti and Meatballs from the DiSantos Sisters
Ultimate Spaghetti Carbonara


Edam and Aged White Cheddar Sandwich
Emeril's Egg Sandwich
Grilled Portobello and Sun-Dried Tomato Sandwich with Garlic Herbed Mayonnaise
Paula's Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich
Pear, Proscuitto, Spinach, Edam and Cherry Balsamic Vinegar Sandwich
Proscuitto, Edam, Spinach and Grapefruit-Peach Marmalade Cheese Sandwich
Pumpernickel Sandwich
Radishes with Herb Butter & Salt Sandwich
Roasted Veggies with Goat Cheese Wrap
Smoked Ham & White Cheddar Panini with Cranberry Horseradish
Tomato Sandwich with Basil Mayonnaise
Turkey, Avocado, Sweet Bell Pepper and Spicy Cheese Sandwich
Turkey, Cranberry and Goat Cheese Wrap


Pepperoni Pizza


Caramel and Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cherry Shortbread Cookies
Cherry, Walnut and Citrus Cookies
Chocolate Chip Angel Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies for High Elevations
Coconut Macaroons
Flat and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Fried Oreos
Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies
Martha Stewart Surprise Cookies
Mild Spice Bites
Neiman Marcus Mint Cookies
Neiman Marcus Peppermint Bark Cookies
Old Fashioned Orange Cookies
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Shortbread Cherry Cookies
Soft Ginger Cookies
Soft Cutout Sugar Cookies with Icing
Sugar Cookies
Tyler Florence - My Big, Fat, Chocolate Chip Cookies
White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
World's Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies


Amaretto Brownies
Buttermilk Brownies AKA The Best Brownies In the World
Cakey Brownie Bites
Jane Eyre's Brownies
Mocha Toffee Brownies
Peanut Butter Brownies
Quick Brownies
White Chocolate and Cherry Chip Brownies
White Chocolate Fudge Bars


Lemon Cream Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting
Lemon Cupcakes
Nesting Baby Bluebird Cupcakes
Orange Cupcakes
Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes
Peppermint Bark Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Self Frosting Cupcakes


Angel Food Cake with Eggy Glaze
Apple Pie Cake
Banana Butterscotch Cake
Better Than Sex Cake
Brownie Pudding Cake
Buche de Noel
Cherry & Vanilla Layered Cake
Chocolate Birthday Cake
Chocolate Chip Pound Cake
Cola Cake
Fabulous Fudge Chocolate Cake
Mexican Chocolate Cake
Old Fashioned Chocolate Birthday Cake
Orange Wedding Cake
Peanut Butter Cake
Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake
Terry's Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting
Upside Down Pineapple Pound Cake
White Cake
White-on-White Buttermilk Cake with Jack Daniels Frosting

Pies & Tarts

Apricot and Prune Tart
Chocolate Pudding Pie
Chocolate Meringue Pie
Custard and Berries Tart
Dark Chocolate, Pecan and Prune Tart
Key Lime Pie
Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts
Pecan Pie
Portuguese Egg Tarts
Rhubarb Pie
Rhubarb & Strawberry Tart/Pie
Vanilla Pie


Almond Roca Saltines
Almond Roca Squares
Banana Pudding
Blueberry Dumplings
Butterscotch Pudding
Butterscotch Souffle
Caramel Shortbread Squares
Cathedral Windows
Cherry Almond Meringues
Cherry Cheesecake Bites
Cherry Chip Squares
Chocolate Cheesecake Bars
Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Rice Krispies
Chocolate Goat Cheese Truffles
Chocolate Tapioca Pudding
Cola Frosting
Cream Puffs and Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream
Creme Caramel
Faux Fruity Marshmallow Cheesecake
Holiday Jam Palmiers
Homemade Vanilla Sugar
Italian Meringue Buttercream Frosting
Lemon Squares
Limoncello Cheesecake
Marshmallow Cheesecake
Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream
Milky Way Pain Au Chocolat
Mini Lime Syrup Sponges
Mom's Special Fluffy Chocolate Frosting
Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Bars
Peanut Butter Frosting
Pear Cranberry Crumble
Raspberry Caramels
Raspberry Charlotte
Sliced Pound Cake with Ice Cream and Warm Fudge Sauce
Toasted Pecan & Walnut 5 Minute Fudge
Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting
Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee
Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream
White Chocolate Boysenberry Creme Brulee

Jams, Spreads and Compounds

Basil Mayonnaise
Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
Cranberry Butter
Eggy Glaze
Garlic Compound Butter
Herbed Butter
Honey Lemon Butter
Hot Fudge (3 Flavors)
Raspberry, Honey & Lavender Freezer Jam
Strawberry Freezer Jam
Strawberry, Lavender & Honey Freezer Jam

Sauces and Marinades

Brown Gravy
Cranberry Dipping Sauce
Kentucky Bourbon & Maple Syrup Cream Sauce
Yummy Steak Marinade

Last updated 2/14/2006

March 19, 2007

How 'bout some soup?

So delicious.

Butternut and Acorn Squash Soup

1 butternut squash, halved and seeded
1 acorn squash, halved and seeded
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup chopped sweet onion (I omitted)
1 quart chicken broth
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened (I omitted the cream cheese and used a bit of milk and a splash of cream instead)
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
ground cinnamon to taste (optional)
fresh parsley, for garnish

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place the squash halves cut side down in a baking dish. Bake 45 minutes, or until tender. Remove from heat, and cool slightly. Scoop the pulp from the skins. Discard skins.
2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat, and saute the onion until tender.
3. In a blender or food processor, blend the squash pulp, onion, broth, brown sugar, cream cheese, pepper, and cinnamon until smooth. This may be done in several batches.
4. Transfer the soup to a pot over medium heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Garnish with parsley, and serve warm.

Recipe from

March 16, 2007

As of March 16th, I am 12 weeks and 6 days along. My estimated due date is Sept. 23rd, 2007.
He (I refer to the baby as he, we won't know the sex for a while) is about the size of a jumbo shrimp and weighs just an ounce.
As of March 16th, I am 12 weeks and 6 days along. My estimated due date is Sept. 23rd, 2007.

It was so cool to see him moving around! He was doing little flips and waving his arms around. You could see his little heart beating (153 beats, which she told me was great) and I could even see his brain and organs, which all looked fabulous.

My blood pressure is great, so that is a relief. I go in next week and the week after that for the official 'first visit' tests and what not. Woo hoooo!

Oh, and Jodi wins the contest!! She correctly guessed the exact due date. Way to work it!