Scott’s Cheese Ball with pecans and m&m’s

Scott’s Cheese Ball recipe with pecans and m&m’s is super easy to make, deliciously sweet, and is a crowd pleaser.   Scott’s Cheese Ball with pecans and m&m’s Ever since we lost Scott, the joy of Christmas has been infused with sadness because it was his favorite holiday. We miss Scott every day but our hearts are heavier during this season of hope, redemption, and love. Scott’s famous cheese ball Continue Reading…

DIY Advent Wreath

Easy DIY Advent Wreath What is this? A DIY Advent wreath rather than a recipe? Well, it’s not always sweet or savory at All that’s Jas. Some days are crafty. When I started this blog, my intent was to share DIY projects along with recipes, photography, and short stories. Somehow food became the focus, probably because we do have to eat every day. Although I’ve done many since the blog launch, they’ve never gotten published Continue Reading…

7 things NOT to do for Thanksgiving and free printable

Are you new at hosting Thanksgiving dinner and are stressed out? Is everyone, giving you countless tips on what you should do? Fear not, I’m not one of them. Instead, here are 7 things you should NOT do. NO HAM There is a reason Thanksgiving is associated with turkey. Ask any pilgrim. Ever since they served four (wild) turkeys at the first Thanksgiving it has become a tradition. Unless you’re Continue Reading…

Roasted Butternut Squash with Pecans and Blue Cheese

Simply roasted butternut squash, dressed up with fresh thyme, pecans, and blue cheese is what you’ll always find on my holiday table. I learned the hard way that you CAN execute a successful holiday meal without cooking for days. Plus, and I speak from experience, your family cares less how much time you spent cooking. They want you enjoying family time and the meal – not complaining about how hard Continue Reading…

PHOTO FRIDAY 35 – Coffee with Jas 4

Why am I talking about Mondays when this is a PHOTO FRIDAY post? Because I start dreading Mondays this early, that’s why. I love coffee! Coffee helps me cope, so I started this series Coffee with Jas to make Mondays more manageable. It all started one day when I was sipping coffee, watching my dog,  and realizing the print on my mug is spot on. I took a quick picture Continue Reading…

Slow Cooker Sticky Chinese Chicken

Takeout dinner is not something we do often. I enjoy cooking but on occasion, I get either lazy or busy. With this slow cooker sticky Chinese chicken I can be both. How often do you use your slow cooker? I only remember that I have one (two, actually) when I need to bring something to a potluck at work. No wonder they call it “set it and forget it”. As Continue Reading…

Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

When I saw these crispy roasted sweet potatoes in Victoria magazine, I could not wait to make them. Sweet potatoes were on my ‘food-I-hate’ list for a long time. Then at some party, trying not to insult the host who baked them to their crispiness, I took few bites. Since then I was hooked. Sweet potato fries with sour cream or caramel sauce are my favorite, but I’ve been known Continue Reading…

PHOTO FRIDAY 34 – Instagram Photos

Today I am sharing with you some of my Instagram photos. As a blogger, I try to be equally present on most major social media platforms and let me tell you: it ain’t easy. Unless you make it your business and you do nothing else but that, there’s just not enough hours in a day to be everywhere. Now, I’m not saying it is easy for those who run their blog as Continue Reading…

Potato Plum Dumplings – Knedle sa Šljivama

I’m making potato plum dumplings – again, as you probably know if you follow my Instagram of Facebook account. Finding small European plums here proves to be difficult and when they are available I take advantage. Maybe I should freeze the plums, duh. I have tried freezing the raw dumplings but they fell apart by cooking and it wasn’t pretty. What a waste! You can use the regular plums like Continue Reading…