A couple of three things I made in recent years, easy & good!
Nothing about these recipes is particularly Christmasy, it’s just that’s when I tend to make them.
Sausage Cheese Balls (with a twist)
The first one is a simple Betty Crocker recipe. The wife of a Poplar Bluff co-worker used to bring these to station get-togethers and I could not…stop…eating them.
So I made them for Mom and I a few years back for some evening football watching. She said if there were any left they’d be good for breakfast, and she was right.
And that’s when “the twist” came in. As I heated them up the next morning, I sprinkled brown sugar on top of a few of them just for fun. Delicious! I still like them without the sweetness too, so now when I make a batch I make half with & half without.
Ron’s Tybee Island Sausage Pie (with a twist)
It’s been a while since I’ve made this one, so I think I’m going to go with it this year. I’m pretty sure Carrie Edwards turned me onto this one when we did the morning show together. It’s a Paula Deen recipe and Carrie was a Paula devotee.
My “twist” on this one was one of those happy accidents. I had made it before, but one year I unknowingly grabbed a pound of maple flavored sausage. Holy Moses did the house smell extra good that morning! Now that’s the only way I do it.
Pull-Apart Cinnamon Bread (no twist)
A version of this was a New Year’s Day tradition at our house. We called it “Pull Aparts” or “Monkey Bread”, and Mom made it in a Bundt cake pan. So good!
NYD at our house was about getting up, staying in pajamas all day, watching college football bowl games, and snacking. This is a tradition that I have carried on. In fact, I’m pretty sure it’s my favorite of the holidays just because of that.
This version is a Bobby Flay. I’m a big Bobby Flay guy, I love all of his different cooking shows. I saw this one on “Brunch With Bobby“. I thought it LOOKED really impressive, with a low degree of difficulty.
This is silly too, but I had never in my life bought any fresh bread for anything. But for some reason I’m always intrigued by all of the breads in the Hyvee bakery, so I gave this one a shot. Really good and really easy!
As always if you try one, let me know what you think. Happy Holidays Friends!