It’s been a bit humbling for me not to be able to do much cooking (or typing) with my bum hand and shoulder. Especially when Christmas is only days away. So I’ve been trying to find super easy Christmas treats that can be knocked off at the last minute. I figured at this time of year, everyone needs something easy, bum hand or not! And when that recipe is as good as these Saltine Cracker Caramel Bars no-one will guess just how easy they are.
When the holidays roll around and you’re asked to a party, do you usually say, “What can I bring?” And what if you don’t usually cook, or can’t cook. And maybe your budget is overextended as it is. That’s when you might think Party Tray. And if you know how to assemble a Cheap Holiday Party Tray, all your problems are solved. At least the “what to bring” option is.
One thing I do love around the holidays is these salty, sweet nuts with just a bit of a kick to them. They’re a little sugary, a little salty, slightly spicy, crunchy and just divine. And Sweet Spicy Slow Cooker Nuts are pretty much addictive.
So a friend of mine called yesterday and asked about Broccoli Salad. Yep. Broccoli Salad. You know it, that Crazy Broccoli Salad that’s been around forever, kind of a mainstay for summer potlucks and picnics. It was my Mom who first gave me the recipe back in the 70s and I’ve been making it ever since.
I think this Classic recipe for Uncle Bens Wild Rice Turkey Casserole is the best ever. I still remember the first time I ever had it, at my friends’ house, Dave & Rosanne’s. I was wowed by it and asked for the recipe right away. That of course, was years ago (maybe decades, now) and I still think it’s a great way to use your turkey (or chicken) leftovers.