December 29 – Ring In The New Year With Some Family Recipes

December 29

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” -Julia Child

“I feel a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation.” -Madam Benoit

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” -Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“Don’t eat anything your great-great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” -Michael Pollan

I have spoken many times on this blog recently about how important spending time in the kitchen together or around a dining room table is to my family. Your senses of taste and smell are highly connected to memories. Certain kitchens had certain smells in my childhood and I want to remember them all. Lets ring in the New Year with some family recipes. <3 I hope you enjoy.

Mamaw Shirley

** This is the only picture that I have with my MaMaw Shirley and my firstborn son, Nikola. Take more pictures, my friends. We are never promised tomorrow. <3

MaMaw Shirley’s Tortilla Pinwheels

  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. jalapeno pepper, seeded, softened and minced
  • 3/4 c. sliced green onions
  • 1/2 c. cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 8-10 flour tortillas, about 7 in.
  • Salsa or Picante sauce
  • Plastic wrap

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a bowl, mix well. Spread one side of each tortilla with filling mixture. Roll up tightly and wrap each roll in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Slice each roll into 1-inch pieces and arrange on a tray. Serve with salsa. Can be prepared several days in advance, if desired.

MaMaw And Grandma Bundick

MaMaw Nina’s Deviled Eggs

**Man, I could eat these things like crazy!! So good!! They were at EVERY family ‘gatherin’ <3 🙂

  • 15 large eggs
  • 3/4 c cooked and chopped bacon, divided
  • 1/3 c minced onion
  • 3 Tbsp. dill pickle relish
  • 3 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. yellow mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp. paprika

Broil your eggs. Once finished cool the eggs, under cool running water. Peel the eggs and slice each egg in half, lengthwise. (the long way) Place yolks in a bowl. Mix the bacon with the onion, relish, mayonnaise, and mustard with the egg yolks. Stir in your salt and pepper, to taste. Scoop the egg yolk mixture into the egg white halves and sprinkle with paprika.

Debra and Nikola

**This is the only picture I have of my Stepmom and my firstborn son. Again, I have to reiterate. Take pictures. Make memories. You never know. <3

Debra’s Holiday Cheese Ball

  • 2 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
  • 1 tsp. chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 tsp. chopped green onion
  • 1/4 c. drained crushed pineapple
  • 1 tsp. seasoning salt
  • 1 c. chopped pecans

Mix together well. Shape into a ball. Then cover with the chopped pecans. Chill for several hours.

I pray the New Year brings you full bellies and many, many glorious blessings. From my family to yours



“For unto us a child is born, unto us, a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” -Isaiah 9:6



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