Saturday, December 5, 2009


With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas fast approaching, I’m constantly thinking of food. What to make, if I have the necessary ingredients, or making a grocery list for the items I need. My mother is even calling and asking questions about the upcoming Christmas meal.


I’m thinking…ham or turkey? Or both? Pecan pie or Red Velvet Cake? Or both? Dear God, how does one pick between those two? *licks lips in anticipation* Dressing, peas, Mayonnaise Biscuits and Chicken Corn Chowder are Christmas meal staples, so I know I have to purchase the necessary ingredients for those items.

So, with food on the brain thanks to Thanksgiving, and with Nicola Cornick sharing her Husband’s Macadamian Nut Cookies yesterday at Moonlight, Lace & Mayhem (go here to read), I thought it’d be fun to share some recipes with one another and maybe we’ll each find something new to put on the Christmas table this year. But it doesn’t have to be a Christmas food item. I’d still love to hear your favorite food.

So, provided it doesn’t violate trade secrets, share, share, share your favorite recipes! ;-)

I’ll share several of my favorite recipes with you, all of them easy, because with my boys’ busy schedule, I need fast and easy.

Mayonnaise Biscuits
1 cup self-rising flower
4 teaspoons of mayonnaise
1 cup of milk

Mix all ingredients together and pour batter into muffin pan. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 20-30 minutes or until golden on top. Voila! You have the easiest biscuits ever created! This is my husband’s grandmother’s recipe and everyone I’ve ever cooked these for love them. Most of the time when I ask what I can bring to a gathering, “Mayonnaise Biscuits” is what comes out of everyone’s mouth. LOL

A way to give them a little pizzazz is to add some shredded cheese into the batter and bake as above. Yummy!


Chicken Corn Chowder
2 chicken breasts
4 cups of milk
1 can of Cream of Potato soup (if you want more potatoes, then add a 2nd can)
2 cups of shredded cheese
2 cans of Mexican Corn (1 can works just as well if you’re not a huge fan of corn)

Boil the chicken until done, then shred it. Combine all ingredients in a large boiler and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently or the milk will scorch. Once the cheese is melted, it is ready to serve and eat! Chicken Corn Chowder is great with Mayonnaise Biscuits too.

And every year we bake Peanut Butter Cookies especially for Santa Claus.

Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup of peanut butter (your choice of creamy or crunchy)
1 cup of sugar
1 egg

Spray a cookie sheet with a non-stick spray. Mix all ingredients, form into balls, place on cookie sheet and use a fork to flatten them. Bake at 350 degrees until toothpick comes away clean.


I hope you all enjoy these recipes as much as we do here in our home. Now, your turn…The Moonlighters want to know your favorite recipes.

WARNING: If you don't share, we'll sic one of Santa's elves on you...

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Mark Alders said...

I love peanut butter! So gonna do that one!



Gracen Miller said...

I love it too! I think you just about can't go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter. I take M&M's and dip peanut butter out with a spoon, cover the top of the PB with M&Ms and eat it. Oh, God...have died and gone to heaven! Yummy stuff!

But these PB cookies are really good. Hope you enjoy them.

~huggles back~


Tierney O'Malley said...

Nice post, Gracen. :) I copied your recipes for my daughter. She is my Cooking Daughter!

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