Monday, November 9, 2009

Want a NEW "tried and true" Recipe??

I am joining Kim who us sharing from her cooking blog today and this week is going to be sooo much fun PLUS if you want to get some new recipes for your thanksgiving week, this will be the place for you!!

Today is APPETIZERS sooooo. If you need something for your church bible study thanksgiving luncheon, or something to take to work or send to DH's work for that thanksgiving celebration, or just something to make before your own thanksgiving dinner, today is that day. If you would like to add your own recipe you can link up here and at the end of the week our Sweet friend Kim is going to be giving away a Gooseberry Patch booklet. Who doesn't love Gooseberry!

I love Appetizers don't you :) Here are some of my & my family's VERY FAVORITE:

Green Bean Bundles from Loren McGhee

3 cans LONG green beans
1/2 lb bacon cut in half

1 c. bean juice
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
salt & pepper

mix together the bean juice, brown sugar, dry mustard and a little salt and pepper.

take 2-3 green beans and wrap uncooked bacon around the green beans (remember to cut it in half) and fasten together with a toothpick. Continue to do this placing them close together in a shallow dish. Pour juice mixture onto green bean bundles and cook at 400' for 25 min. turning the bundles over about half way.

Note: This is a great recipe for those little ones who want to HELP! :)

Pizza Sticks from Loren McGhee

I can of Bread Sticks
24 thin slices of pepperoni

2 T grated parmesan cheese
1/2 t Italian seasoning
1/4 t garlic powder MIX these 3 ing. together and set aside

1 jar of your favorite Pizza Sauce

Separate bread sticks. Place 3 pepperonis on top 1/2 of breadstick now fold bottom 1/2 of the breadstick over the top & pinch them together and begin twisting the pepperoni stick.

Sprinkle the spice mixture onto each pepperoni stick and bake according to the breadstick directions.

Warm 1/2 c. Pizza sauce and pour into bowl for dipping.

NOTE: this recipe is super easy and you may wish to double or triple because these DO NOT LAST LONG AT ALL!! Especially if you have kids around

HOT PECAN SPREAD by Loren McGhee...this one is my personal FAVORITE!

2 T. milk
8 oz. cream cheese softened (whatever version you desire ~ fat free, low fat, all of them work)
1 ~ 2 1/2 oz. jar dried beef
2 T. onion flakes
1/4 t pepper
1/4 c Bell Pepper (chopped finely) ~ red and green
1/8 t garlic powder
1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 c chopped pecans

Blend milk w/cream cheese. cut up dried beef and add onion, seasonings and bell pepper. Fold in sour cream. Spread into a 2 QT baking dish. Sprinkle pecans on top and bake at 350' for 30 minutes. Serve with Pita chips or melba rounds.

Have a Jesus Filled Monday my friends

Love and Blessings



These all sound wonderful sweetie.

E @ Scottsville

Oh man, Loren! You are making me SOOOOOOOOOOO incredibly hungry right now. =0)

Sounds super yummy! I'm ready for Thanksgiving Dinner now.

The Real Me!

Those sound scrumptious my friend! YUMMORIFIC!
Love ya!


Loren can cook! :) Everything sounds yummy!!! Thanks for sharing them all! Love easy recipes as sometimes, seems like we are always rushing!!! I love to experiment so gotta' try 'em sometime!!! Have a great day sister Loren! God bless you! Love to you.

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates

Oh they all sound so delicious!!

Girly Muse

Wow, these ALL look REALLY good! I need to try them all!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana

Hey! I can even do these recipes! I bet the grandyoungins would love those pizza sticks!

Love to you my friend. THank you for continuing to lift up, inspire, edify and just bring a smile to my face!


Sounds yummy. Thank you for your sweet note on arise 2 write. We had a wonderful time in the mountains. I thought and prayed for many of you while I was away. Being amidst GODs creation has a way of clearing my mind.

Blessings, andrea


Wow - they all do sound really great. I love the green bean bundles - sound scrumptious!!!

Beth E.

Yummo...these sound so good! Thanks for sharing them.

Sassy Granny ...

Soul food! I've gathered so many good recipes here in cyberspace. Thanks for sharing some of yours.

I also appreciate your dropping by my blog-roost. Your comments always warm my heart. I hope you don't mind, but I've taken the liberty of adding you to my own blogroll.

Blessings and hugs,

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