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Superb Oyster Stuffing
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Easy Holiday Munchies

We're all looking for ways to spend less time in the kitchen and more time visiting with friends and relatives this holiday season.  With that in mind I recently tried a new appetizer which we all agreed as a great hit . . . flavorful, hot, delicious AND . . .  it was extremely simple to prepare (I especially like that)!
 
  .  .  .  so here's what it is:
 
Asiago Cheese Mini Biscuits w/ marinara sauce
 
Pick up a chunk of Asiago cheese (if you like Asiago chess pick up a little more.

Travel Issues to be Aware of

bed, bugs, inspections, bed, breakfast, Wichita, KS, downtown, Via Christi, hospital, It seems that bed bugs were once virtually unheard of, but in recent years they've made a unpopular comeback.  Bed bugs are small (about the size of an apple seed), wingless nesting bugs that feed on the warm blood of mammals leaving you with small, itchy red welts wherever they bite you.  What do bed bugs look like?  Well, I found a photo and as shown they tend to nest in crevices and seams of mattresses.  One of the things that Serenity Bed and Breakfast Inn does to protect our Guests from bed bugs is we inspect each bed for bed bugs each and every time we change the sheets.

Superb Oyster Stuffing

My family has always had oyster stuffing on Thanksgiving day and for a long time I thought it was a quirk of my Dad to make stuffing with oysters, but the Pilgrims living in places like Philadelphia and New York certainly ate and had easy access to seafood like oysters, so perhaps dishes like oyster stuffing are actually more authentic than stuffings without oysters.  Who knows, really.  But I do love oysters and I rarely eat them, so it's nice to have a great excuse on Thanksgiving Day to have a bunch of oysters and experience the rich, earthy taste of this stuffing.

Favorite Holiday Recipe

I recently tried this recipe for Kahlua Cake and it was really and truly outstanding!  It reminded me of Tiramisu, somewhat but in a chocolate version.  A friend made this and brought some over for me and I thought it was some expensive gourmet thing until I got the receipe and found, IT'S REALLY EASY TO MAKE (it just tastes expensive and gourmet).  Don't let the simple ingredients fool you.  This is something you can serve for high-end parties, but easy enough for everyday.  I highly recommend this Kaluha Cake as a very chocolatey finish to your holiday meals or as a stand alone for parties.