A A
Stumble it!
Facebook
Follow Me
RSS

Archive | December, 2009

Best of 2009!!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

15 Comments

Today is New Years Eve, and before we get too deep into things, HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Today I am busy recovering from the last month of cooking, baking, and entertaining.  While I spend the day with family and friends, and take down the Christmas Decorations, I will leave you with some of my favorite recipes from […]

Beef Empanadas

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

33 Comments

When I entertain I like to have a wide variety of foods available to snack on.  It keeps things from getting boring and it keeps the palate active.   So, when I plan a party of a gathering where little bites will be served I always make something with a Tex-Mex flair.  These empanadas are the […]

Pancetta Risotto Cakes

Monday, December 28, 2009

35 Comments

Do you remember a few months ago when I posted that a recipe I created won a contest and the prize was a trip to San Francisco? At the time I was not able to share the recipe due to the ‘super-secret’ nature of the contest.  Well, the contest is over and I am free to share, […]

Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

5 Comments

Today I am celebrating Christmas with my family and friends.  I wish you and yours a happy holiday season, a very Merry Christmas, and a day filled with joy! Next week we will discuss more party food for all those New Year’s Eve parties coming up.  Let’s get a jump start, shall we?  Here are […]

Pecan Tassies (aka Pecan Pie Cookies)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

15 Comments

I have a love affair with little pie shaped cookies. This time it is cookies that are in fact tiny pecan pies!  I adore them, with their little nubbly tops and their gooey centers.  These are lovely for dessert with a cup of coffee, make a lovely gift wrapped in a pretty bag, or are […]

Porchetta

Monday, December 21, 2009

20 Comments

When I was at the FoodBuzz festival back in November I had something that was life-changingly good.  It is called porchetta. Porchetta is a pork shoulder with the fat and skin attached.  It is slowly cooked so the skin becomes crunchy while the meat becomes ridiculously tender.  The skin, attached to the fat cap, is […]

Seared Filet with Mushroom Cream Sauce and a Giveaway!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

27 Comments

**UPATE** The winner, as selected by Random.org, was comment 14 – Brad!  Congrats to you! It is getting down to crunch time for Christmas and I know I have been getting some last moment gifts together for my friends and family. The folks at Omaha Steaks know how stressful this time of year can be […]

Crab Cake Dip

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

22 Comments

I am not a big fan of crab in a general sense.  In fact I am not a fan of shellfish overall. That said, I love, and have always loved, crab cakes.  I like the mix of flavors, the different textures, and I find the creaminess of the crab mixture hard to resist.  So, in […]

Peanut Butter Cinnamon Blondies with Peanut Butter Frosting

Monday, December 14, 2009

33 Comments

The other day I was craving blondies and peanut butter at the same time. It often happens that I get dual cravings, and in this case it was easy to satisfy both with these incredible tasty blondies.  To amp up the peanut butter flavor, and because I like a frosted blondie, I whipped up a […]

Spiced Chocolate Crinkles

Friday, December 11, 2009

29 Comments

There is something magic about a soft, chewy chocolate cookie. Crinkle cookies are an attractive addition to any platter of cookies.  I have a recipe that was given to me by a friend long ago which is lovely on its own, but you know me and my propensity to tinker.  Inspired by my Chocolate Spice […]

Manage your shopping list and search for recipes from across the web at ZipList.com Fine Cooking - Best of Blogs TLC Cake Crew Channel4.com/4Food

Archives