Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

Comforting French Onion Soup can simmer away in your crockpot and be waiting on you when you get home… I’ll admit that I only recently tried French Onion Soup for the first time.  I’m not really sure why it took me so long.  But I think all the wait  made it all worthwhile!  Well….maybe it […]

Sweet Heat Pecans

Sweet Heat Pecans | Diary of a Recipe Collector

Pecans roasted in butter and a mixture of spices and brown sugar are perfect gifts! When I was a classroom teacher (I taught for 9 years), we always did a “Secret Santa” exchange with a co-worker.  Each day had a different theme like “Favorite Snack” or “Favorite Drink” and even “Stationary Day.”  It was so […]

Saturday Night Fever #64


Hello all!  It’s time for Saturday Night Fever!  We hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  Only 11 more days until Christmas!!  My kids have one week left of school, and then they will be off for 2 weeks!!  I’m just hoping for some colder weather really soon.  We are going on a horse carriage […]

Magic Cookie Truffles

Magic Cookie Truffles-All the flavors of the loved magic cookie bar rolled up into a decadent truffle | Diary of a Recipe Collector

All the flavors of the beloved Magic Cookie Bar rolled up into a decadent truffle! Magic Cookie Bars were the first dessert I learned to make as a child.  They remain one of my favorite desserts ever.  I just absolutely adore the combination of coconut, chocolate, and graham crackers all molded together with sweetened condensed […]

Cajun-Spanish Potatoes

Cajun-Spanish Potatoes | Diary of a Recipe Collector

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian.  All opinions are my own.  A simple , rustic dish of potatoes, eggs, onions, and bell peppers…my twist on a Spanish classic! One of the things I love about Cajun food is how simple it really is to make.  True Cajun dishes do […]

Saturday Night Fever #63


 Please note:  Our Saturday Night Fever Link Party this week is starting at 12 noon CST due to InLinkz maintenance during our regularly scheduled time.  If you are arriving here between 6-10 pm CST, please come back by later to link up!  Thanks! Thanks for stopping by Saturday Night Fever!  Hope you are enjoying your […]

Red Hots {Cajun Mashed Potatoes}

Red Hots-A Copeland's Restaurant Cajun mashed potato recipe |Diary of a Recipe Collector

A Copeland’s of New Orleans Restaurant copycat-Mashed red potatoes seasoned and boiled in crab boil!! So this dish is not your most typical Cajun dish served in homes across Louisiana, but it is a dish that screams Cajun flavors!  Copeland’s Restaurants are located in a few Southern states, and they have such amazing, flavorful food. […]

One-Pot Mexi Beef & Corn Bake

One Pot Mexi Beef & Corn Bake | Diary of a Recipe Collector

Super easy  one-pot dish filled with ground beef, tomatoes, corn, rice, and Mexican spices.  I’ve been running around like a crazy woman since last week.  I. need. a. break.  Seriously.  Last week, all 4 kiddos were home for Thanksgiving break.  Can you say, “Get nothing done!”  I’ve found one key to my sanity when this […]

Saturday Night Fever #62


Hey everyone!  Did you have a good Thanksgiving?  It has been non-stop around here lately!  NON-STOP!  I need a little relaxation…not that I’ll be getting it tonight.  We have been busy decorating the Christmas tree and then we are going to my mom’s for a little girly slumber party.   She likes to have a little […]

Red Velvet & White Cake Mix Cookies

Red Velvet & White Cake Mix Cookie

A truly simple, but elegant cookie perfect for the holidays… Today I bring you one of my most favorite cookies ever!  They always come out great and are so easy to make.  Plus, the recipe makes a ton…which means they are perfect to give away as gifts or take to cookie exchanges. This time of […]

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