Thursday, January 2, 2020

Best of 2019 - Top 15 Recipes

From ooey gooey casseroles to delicious desserts, these are a few of your favorite things from 2019!!! 
Hello 2020 and Goodbye 2019! It's been an amazing, delicious year for Mommy's Kitchen and now it's time to take a look back at your favorite and most popular recipes for the year. I have to say it's always so much fun looking back at all the recipes that made the cut. 

The recipes below are the ones that had the most traffic and page views by you my readers. I hope you'll stick around and see what 2020 has in store for us. Happy New Year to you all, and thank you to everyone who stops by and visits. 

Friday, December 27, 2019

Crock Pot Party Meatballs

These 4 ingredient sweet and savory meatballs are always a party favorite and perfect for holidays, game day get togethers and a hungry crowd. 
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Now that Christmas is behind us, it's time to start thinking about the new year. Today I want to share a quick and easy appetizer perfect for your New Years Ever get together. Whether you're hosting a party or going to one these Crock Pot Party Meatballs are a must. 

Anytime I take these meatballs to a get together everyone loves them and they're always one of the first appetizers to be finished off. Store bought frozen meatballs, covered with a chili sauce, raspberry jam, and barbecue sauce are all you need to make these easy meatballs.   

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Prairie Gingerbread

This one bowl Gingerbread cake is a great way to celebrate Christmas. Gingerbread is an old fashioned cake made with molasses, ginger and other spices.  
Christmas is tomorrow! Are you ready? I only have a few last minute touches to do before tomorrow, but for the most part, I'm ready!!! In Texas, Tamales are a Christmas tradition, so that's what we will be having tonight for Christmas eve dinner. I have no idea how to make true tamales, so I always order mine from an individual that makes them homemade. 

I serve traditional side dishes to go along with the tamales, Mexican rice, beans, red salsa, homemade tortillas and a traditional Tres Leches Cake from a local Panaderia. All in all it should be a delicious Christmas Eve. I am planning a Christmas morning breakfast with my husband and kids and then we're opening presents and having a traditional Christmas dinner with family later in the day. 

I have finished up all my Christmas baking and have several trays just waiting to be delivered to family and friends. My youngest son and I love Gingerbread cake, so today, I am sharing my favorite Gingerbread recipe with y'all. 

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Pineapple Jell-O Fluff

Pineapple Fluff is a light and fluffy pineapple dessert salad perfect for holidays, get-togehers, potlucks or summer cookouts. 

Today I am sharing a family favorite fruit fluff that's easy to prepare and serve. In the south a holiday just isn't a holiday without a good Jell-O fluff salad. I have several favorite flavor variations, but all of them are delicious. This Pineapple Fluff pairs perfectly with ham and always graces our Christmas and Easter table. 

Cranberry, raspberry and strawberry are wonderful at Thanksgiving and lemon, lime, peach and cherry are delicious for spring and backyard cookouts. Most fluff salads call for Cool whip, but I like to make use real whipped cream. 

Sunday, December 8, 2019

DIY Dollar Tree Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Lanterns

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Lanterns using mostly Dollar Tree Items for around $10.
I don't think that I have ever been so obsessed with Dollar Tree than I have this year. This years Dollar Tree holiday craft items and decor pieces have been really awesome. I honestly need to stay off of you tube and stay out of DT because I keep finding more and more items to DIY. 

I get most of my Dollar Tree DIY craft inspiration from Bargain Bethany and Krafts by Katelyn (two of my favorite Dollar Tree you tube craft vloggers).  Today, I'm sharing my take on Kraft's by Katelyns Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Candle Holders. When I spotted the red fragrance warmers at my local Dollar Tree, I knew they would be the perfect base for Christmas lanterns.