Saturday, December 7, 2013

It's Time to Support the Ronald McDonald House Charities!

It's the time of year again when Dillards, Southern Living, and the McDonalds team up to create a lovely cookbook to support Ronald McDonald Houses.   I have often stated that McDonald's does three things really well...coffee...french fries...and most importantly, their development and support of Ronald McDonald Houses around the world.  Ronald McDonald House charities offer families a home away from home while the family is dealing with a sick child.  RMH believes that families should not worry about where they will lay their heads at night or where their next meal will come from while taking care of a sick child, often far from home.  They have helped families with ill children for the past 38 years.  What a blessing for families dealing with a child's medical crisis. Our youngest child was born two months premature and was in a hospital about an hours drive from our home.  We were offered the assistance of the Ronald McDonald House for the duration of his stay in the hospital.  We were able to make the daily drives back and forth, but it was comforting knowing that if needed, they were there. I was at Dillards a few weeks ago and purchased the annual cookbook for only $10.00.  I not only picked up a terrific cookbook at a bargain price, but also helped to support this wonderful organization.

So let's peruse the pages of this years mouth watering addition!  How about starting with appetizers?  This bacon-cheese dip looks scrumpcious!
(Southern Living)
I love brie, so this one appealed to me.  It received 5 stars on the Southern Living website. This version is topped with ginger preserves, honey, and orange zest. 
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We all know that life becomes a little hectic during December.  Wouldn't it be wonderful to come home and find the bases for this dinner waiting for you?
(Southern Living)
I make a version of this recipe.  Many of you know it as King Ranch Chicken.  Southern Living lightened it up a bit in this newest cookbook.  Looks delicious!
(Southern Living)
Brussels sprout lovers unite for Bacon-Brown Sugar Brussels Sprouts!  I could probably eat the entire dish.  This earned another 5 star review!
(Southern Living)
I must admit that I have not tried mashed cauliflower.  This recipe was another 5 star recipe and looks quite good.  I might have to try it!
(Southern Living)
I wish I worked in the Southern Living test kitchen.  Who wouldn't want to try shrimp and grits dressing?  Looks like it was a hit!  I love shrimp and grits, but a shrimp and grits dressing is a new one for me. 
(Southern Living)
There is a section of the cookbook called the 'Bread Basket" and is full of delicious recipes ranging from buttermilk biscuits to butternut squash spoon bread.  A recipe for pimento cheese rolls caught my eye. 
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Or how about praline apple bread?  It would make a wonderful gift.
(Southern Living)

All great meals end with a fabulous dessert.   A layered peppermint cheesecake would make a beautiful presentation at your dinner.  The cheesecake layers are flavored with peppermint, while the cake is composed of sour cream and uses a base of a white cake mix.  Top it with a delightful layer of white chocolate mousse and a garnish of assorted peppermints and you are on your way to "cake master" status!
While you are out Christmas shopping, stop by Dillards and purchase a book or two.  You will not only have a wonderful cookbook full of eye candy, but will also help the important work of the Ronald McDonald House Charities. 
Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse


6 comments:

  1. Wonderful récipes for C'mas giving and eating! Thank you so much for sharing it, I'm so hungry right now, as it's almost 1 pm here! Enjoy this beautiful holiday season.
    FABBY

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    1. Hi Fabby,
      I am so happy you stopped by for a visit! I agree, looking a pictures of food can make you quite hungry! Merry Christmas!

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  2. Great looking recipes but i do hate to cook and bake.....
    Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Hi Debbie, I love to cook and bake. In fact, if I had someone to clean behind me, I think I could cook all day! Hope you are having a wonderful week!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  3. Everything sounds wonderful! I am also a big fan of the Ronald McDonald house!

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    1. I am so glad that you are a fan of the Ronald McDonald houses. The cookbook fundraiser is a fantastic way to support their organization and have a terrific cookbook for your library! I just love looking at the pictures and wish I could try out all of the recipes.
      Have a wonderful week and blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse!

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