Friday, January 15, 2016

Deviled Eggs Recipe/Kitchen Tip: Perfectly Peeled Eggs, Every Time.

I've always loved deviled eggs. And bonus, they're packed with protein and all of the essential amino acids, too. So today, I'm going to share with you my recipe, plus a little kitchen tip.
These are by far the best tasting deviled eggs, bar none.

This recipe calls for 6 eggs, so it may be doubled. These eggs are always a hit at potlucks.


6 eggs
1/4 cup mayonnaise (not Miracle Whip)
1/2 teaspoon Mustard
1 1/2 teaspoon Pimento
1 1/2 Tablespoon Wickles Pickle Relish (You may substitute regular pickle relish if you wish, but I like the lil' kick this relish gives).
Salt and Pepper to taste

Place eggs in saucepan. Cover with cool water. Instead of immediately boiling, I gradually turn up the heat, because otherwise your shells will crack, and this can invite bacteria if you choose to save the eggs for later use.

Kitchen Tip: Add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda to the water.

Bring water to a rolling boil, then cover pan with lid and remove from heat.

Let stand one hour.

Pour off water and add cool water. Repeat this process two to three times until cooled. Ideally, you want the eggs room temperature. (I often add ice cubes to the cool water to speed up this process).

When eggs have cooled, gently tap eggs on the counter to initially break the shell. Peel eggs.

Slice and place cooked egg yolks in a bowl. Mash yolks with a fork. Gradually add remaining ingredients, stirring well.

Place egg mixture into the yolks. I use a Wilton tool (tip 4B) to do this.

Sprinkle each egg with a small amount of Paprika.

Place a sprig of dill on each egg yolk (if desired).


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Holiday Potpourri

Hello Sweethearts!

Here is the recipe for my holiday potpourri. I make this every year. If you could package the smell of the holidays ... baking, home, warmth, family, love ... this would be it.
It makes your house smell amazing.

I've been waiting (patiently) for just a time as this to share it with you.

Here's how to fill your home with aromatic fragrance this holiday season.


1 orange, cut up or sliced
1 cup fresh cranberries
3 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cloves (whole or ground)


Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan.

Add water to just about an inch below the rim.

Stir the ingredients well.



Be sure and keep checking back for more amazing recipes for this holiday season.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Matty Chronicles

Meet Matty. The Bolognese with a personality the size of Texas.

Matty is the newest edition to our family. He's a puppy with so much energy, and personality. Such personality. Since he's an Italian breed, we wanted him to have an Italian name. So we chose the name Matteo, which means 'Gift of God'.

There will be many posts about him in the near future. :)