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All the Fixins’: Chitlins, Greens, Chocolate Cake & More!

Chitlins in broth.

Chitlins in broth. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With the end of the year coming ever closer, now is the time I usually start to anticipate the happy time of Thanksgiving and Christmas. I look forward to the turkey and stuffing and all the fixins’ like making chitterlings (chitlins), greens, sweet potatoes, dessert and more!

It’s the time of year when I like to explore new recipes to try, impress friends and family with my “new-found” cooking skills and just let all the unimportant things slip through my fingers. It’s a time to reflect on the past year, your triumphs, your disasters and everything else in between.

So, I’d like to share some great recipes with you in the spirit of sharing and love of food, family and a better New Year. Some are mine, most are not, but I hope you love them all as much as I do and will either share or try some of them yourself!

Chitlins’ (Chitterlings)

When it comes to chitlins, you either love them or hate them. Chitlins are enjoyed all over the world, not just in the South as some would believe, they can be boiled or fried and are just delicious. You can find a recipe for chitlins as well as some chitlin’ history here: Soul Food: How to Cook Chitlins (Chitterlings) & Some Chitlin’ History.

Moist Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting & Cherry Ganache

Who doesn’t love chocolate cake? I have searched far and wide for a chocolate cake recipe worthy of sharing and here it is! Moist Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting & Cherry Ganache, shared by my friend Vespawolf on Hubpages……it just makes your mouth water! Step-by-step instruction included with photos! Happy baking! (And eating.)

You can get the recipe for this decadent chocolate cake here:

Moist Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting & Cherry Ganache

Still, hungry? Try some of these great ideas for turkey leftovers like, my favorite, Turkey Pot Pie! Mmmmm… You’ll find an array of turkey recipes here from Curried Turkey Salad and Turkey Corn chowder, to Turkey Stew or turkey & Broccoli Fettuccine! Turkey rocks! You can get this Turkey Pot Pie recipe as well as several others here: Quick & Easy Recipes for Leftover Turkey

Quick & Easy Recipes for Leftover Turkey

Last, but not least, greens!! Collard greens have long been a southern tradition, but are eaten in the North and South alike. Here’s a great recipe for some Southern Collard Greens:  Southern Cooking: Collard Greens

Southern Cooking, Collard Greens

Have you Heard of Heel Condoms? A Unique Christmas Gift

Yes, I said it…CONDOMS…for shoes not for…well, you get the idea. My sweet, sweet daughter who is a stiletto diva shared this great website with me and after I got over the initial shock of the name, I was pleasantly surprised. What a great gift for all those dog lovers out there that have chewed up heels on their shoes. STOP THROWING YOUR GOOD SHOES AWAY!!

I’m sure they weren’t invented for this purpose, but what a great save to your shoe collection! And with Christmas coming up, I wanted to share this with all of you.  The also have heel panties as well. You just gotta see this….AND they have a sale going on now as well. Happy Shopping mamas!!  Here is their website:  Heel Condoms.


Other great Christmas ideas you might like:

Free Crochet Christmas Tree

10 Free Christmas Stocking Patterns

Ideas for Unusual Christmas Gifts





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