Santa’s Favorite Brownies


Did you even know that Santa has a favorite Brownie?  I mean everyone thinks he wants cookies.  Well I can tell you that Santa told me a little secret.  He kind of gets tired of cookies. These brownies came as a direct request!

Santa's Favorite Brownies ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~ www.pandpkitchenI bet you also didn’t know just how much Santa loves Coconut! Well he does, he really really does! In fact he likes it so much that Hershey’s Mounds are his favorite candy bar.  When Santa asks for something you know you can’t NOT do it! I mean I want to stay on the Nice list…… Wouldn’t you?

So when he said that he liked brownies better than cookies and that he loved coconut and Hershey’s Mounds are his favorite candy bars, I just had to make these brownies!  I had to!! Continue reading →

Eggnog Quick Bread



               Eggnog Bread is the Best Christmas Morning Breakfast You Will Ever Have!
Eggnog Quick Bread ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~ www.pandpkitchen.comI know that you will be thanking me for bringing this to you! When I say this is the perfect Breakfast for Christmas morning I am not joking…. not one little bit!  When I came across this recipe I couldn’t have been more excited to jump up and make it!

Dense and rich and exploding with Eggnog, this is not only the easiest loaf of bread I have ever made it’s also the tastiest! Continue reading →

English Toffee Cookies



English Toffee Cookies might just be your new obsession!!!
English Toffee Cookies ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~

 I don’t even know how I am going to get through writing this post with out running down to the kitchen to make another batch of these!  They are so addicting that I had to give them away.  Picture me sitting on the sofa with a plate of these acting like Gollum… “My Precious…My Precious….”

That is how Crazy Cray Cray Good these are!!! Continue reading →

Roasted Tomato Spaghetti Sauce



I just know your family will love this Roasted Tomato Spaghetti sauce!

Roasted Tomato Spaghetti  ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~

In a world full of convenience and chemical preservatives, it can be hard to remember what good truly homemade food tastes like.  I know how tempting it can be to just run by the store, through the drive-thru, open a jar of pre made anything!  I do it myself quite often……

Sometimes if we just take a moment and plan out our day or week it’s amazing how many good home cooked meals we can get done.  Often it takes the same or less time than the convenience food. Continue reading →

Super Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes


Super Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving is only 13 Days Away!!! Can you believe it is less than 2 weeks away at this point?! Well I have a side dish that is set and forget so you can concentrate on all the other dishes you need to make.

Super Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~


You are going to be so busy cooking and baking and having a great time with friends and family that you are going to totally appreciate these mashed potatoes made in a Slow Cooker!

Set and forget is no tease with these potatoes. Not only are they super easy they are so creamy and fluffy and full of great garlic flavor. Continue reading →

Perfect Pumpkin Cookies


These Perfect Pumpkin Cookies are just what November is needing. I just have to say that I am not ready to move on completely from pumpkin just yet. I have started my eggnog fix but I am still holding on to a few of these amazing pumpkin treats for now!

Perfect Pumpkin Cookies ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~


Over the years I have brought you tons of yummy pumpkin treats.  I can honestly say that these are the best cookies I have ever made and especially with pumpkin. Continue reading →

Buffalo Wing Spaghetti


Buffalo Wing Spaghetti ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~


Buffalo Wing Spaghetti is the love child of two of my favorite meals.  Buffalo Chicken wings and Pasta!  I personally think that every meal should be made over a serving of pasta.  Hence my expanding waist line….

I know that your family will devoure this meal and they will beg you for more!  You will be the star of the show.  Wait what am I saying?  You are ALWAYS the star of the show!  This meal will just make you the Best Mom like Ever! Continue reading →

Homemade BBQ Sauce


Homemade BBQ Sauce ~The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen ~


I love homemade bbq sauce! I mean really I love any bbq sauce, but homemade is definitely best! I dip my french fries in it, kielbasa, and chicken nuggets.  Yes I just said chicken nuggets like a little kid.  Don’t judge!

What I really love my bbq sauce on is Pulled Pork!  Being from Memphis I am very particular about my Que’.  Something I am quite vocal about.  So when I start to get really Homesick I pull out my Slow Cooker and throw in a Pork Shoulder Roast and whip up a batch of this BBQ Sauce! Continue reading →

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork and a Slow Cooker Giveaway!



Slow Cooker Pulled Pork ~ The Plaid & Paisley

The Giveaway is now over.  Thank you so much for entering Lindsey Mc Laughlin was the winner chosen at Random!

I am so excited that fall is officially here and that the temperature is heading down!  This always brings my appetite up and my slow cooker out.  With Football season well under way and the World Series headed in to game 6 it’s time to have all your friends over for a big party.  With a big party you need to feed those hungry mouths with some good and hearty food.

Having in lived in Memphis, TN for most of my life I am kinda fussy about the BBQ I eat.  Now that I live in Kansas City, where they think they know about BBQ, I take every chance I can get to have the real stuff.  When ordering long distance from The Germantown Commissary is out of the question I make my own. Continue reading →

Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread


Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread ~ The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen ~


Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread just might the most perfect loaf of Banana Bread I have ever made.  Long time readers know how much I love Banana Bread and finding new and fun ways to make it just makes me so happy!

I shared this photo along with another and had a vote as to which one would would make the cover photo. As you can see this is the Winner!  I bet you just can’t wait to get in the kitchen and bake this up so you can shove it your mouth as fast as possible! Continue reading →

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