12 Days of (Christmas) Cookies

On The First Day of Christmas my true love gave to me...A Cookie Cookbook! Okay, maybe I only wish that but, I do love cookies.. gingerbread, sugar cookies, snickerdoodles, chocolate chocolate chip... you name them, I love them.  Just call me Cookie Momster (hee hee, get it) One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is the smell of piping hot cookies baking in the oven and the bright, shining eyes of my family and friends as I serve up plates of decorated cookies and the sounds of their sighs as they crunch delightedly on some of my favorite homemade treats. This Christmas season, I want to share with y'all some of my favorite cookie recipes and I want y'all to share your favorite cookie recipes with me, too.  I am going to feature 12 days of Cookies here on Blissfully Domestic.   … [Read more...]

Garlic Parmesan Fries Recipes

Seasoned Potato recipes are flying around the web, but with the country's ever expanding waistlines many are afraid to try these recipes and are missing out. Cooking Light has the solution. These Garlic Parmesan Fries have all the tongue tantalizing taste, without all the guilt. 4 teaspoons canola oil 3/4 teaspoon salt 3 pounds peeled baking potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips Cooking spray 2 tablespoons butter 8 garlic cloves, minced (about 5 teaspoons) 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese Preparation Preheat oven to 400°. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag, tossing to coat. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 50 … [Read more...]

7 Recipes for Your Super Bowl Party

Whether your team is playing in the Super Bowl or not, chances are that on February 5th, 2012 - you and your football loving family and friends will be glued to the television. Regardless of whether it's the Super Bowl ads or the Super Bowl itself - Super Bowl Sunday is a day of football, television, fun, family, friends and at the center of it all - FOOD! Appetizers, Drinks, Main Dishes - Super Bowl Sunday is ALL about the food. [imagebrowser id=24] … [Read more...]

Chicken and Dumplings

The weather outside is frightful, but a hot bowl of comfort food is so delightful and down South, there are few things for comforting than a steaming bowl of Chicken and Dumplings. Chicken and Dumplings, is one of those recipes that is practically synonymous with southern hospitality, homemade and comfort food. Warm, fluffy, doughy dumplings topping, hot delicious flavor packed chicken and vegetables. Chicken and Dumplings made with love can soothe the savage beast and warm up the coldest noses and toes(es). This delicious recipe is easy to follow and simple to make, but packed with flavor and goodness. Chicken & Dumplings 3 tablespoons oil, divided 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast, cubed Salt to taste Pepper to taste 1 onion 1 stalk celery, … [Read more...]

Back To School Lunch Ideas

Back to school time means packing nutritious lunches that kids will actually want to eat, five days a week! The very thought of that sends shivers of fear down even the most confident and seasoned parents' spines. Not only do these lunches need to be fun and appealing to the kids, but they should also provide a good and delicious source of calcium and vitamin D. Lunch Ideas I thought that I'd share some of my favorite tips for healthy back to school lunches and snacks, too. My elementary schooler and pre-schooler are both big on bite size finger foods: I cube cheese and put it in one container, halve grapes and put them in another, roll lunch meat, cut it and put it in another container, and add baby carrots or broccoli florets to another container and pack all this … [Read more...]

5 Most Adorable Themed Bento Lunches

Do you Bento? Bento" originates from the Southern Song Dynasty slang term 便當 (pinyin: biàndāng), meaning "convenient" or "convenience." - source Wikipedia Over the past couple of the years Bento lunches have been rapidly gaining popularity here in the States; you can even buy an entire 'how to bento' book on Amazon called; Yum-Yum Bento Box. I must admit that I'm becoming increasingly fond of Bento - for as long as my daughter has been eating 'big girl' lunches, I've used cookie cutters to make her sandwiches and decorated her plates and lunch boxes with fruits and veggies. Now that she's older, I've been wanting to get more creative. While searching for inspiration, I've stumbled across some amazingly adorable and creative Bento - these are my 5 favorite Themed Bento Lunches from … [Read more...]