Easy Cheesy Crab Artichoke Dip Recipe

This recipe for a cheesy crab artichoke dip is really easy to make. Perfect for a winter party, but really yummy any time of year. I like to serve it in a deep dish pie pan, or something like the tart pan below.  One thing I haven’t tried but am curious about, is a large bread bowl…. [Read More]

Easy Ice Cream Brownie Cake Recipe

I made this easy ice cream brownie cake for Christmas Eve. We had a few cookies and candies, and my sister also brought over a nice tray of cookies, but I just had to serve something in addition for dessert. It was last minute, but I couldn’t believe how easy and yummy this dessert turned out…. [Read More]

Leftover Mac & Cheese Recipe Your Family Will Eat Up

This leftover mac & cheese recipe is super simple and a great way to use up the expensive cheese you buy for entertaining your guests. We always serve a few nice cheese wedges and crackers when we entertain. Often we set out an antipasto tray for everyone to enjoy with a drink before dinner. There… [Read More]

Garden Matter – Top 10 Posts of 2016

Happy New Year! As you can see this post is coming out on a Monday. For 2017, Garden Matter will be posting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Mondays will be dedicated to garden-related posts. On Wednesdays you will find more projects, including DIYs, decorating, and crafts, including this month’s $100 room makeover event starting this… [Read More]

Entertaining and The Moscow Pom Cocktail Recipe

We host Christmas Eve dinner at our house, and this year I tried to come up with a new drink to serve. We also have wine, and basic bar drinks, but I thought it would be fun to make something and have my guests give it a name. The winner is: The Moscow Pom Cocktail.  Moscow… [Read More]

Fresh Cranberry Shortbread Cookie Recipe

This is the best time of year to make fresh cranberry shortbread cookies. You may be able to find frozen cranberries any time of year, but why not buy a couple of extra bags now, and toss them into the freezer, while they are still in season. Fresh Cranberry Shortbread Cookie Recipe There are many cranberry… [Read More]

Easy Poinsettia Arrangement for the Holidays

You can find them everywhere this time of year, and though they do come in many pretty shapes and sizes now, the average poinsettia in a pot can be a little boring. Why not make a poinsettia arrangement for the holidays by cutting the flowers and placing them in a vase? Easy Poinsettia Arrangement for the… [Read More]