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Lifestyle, Main Dish

CHRISTMAS GOOSE

Nothing says “Holiday Feast” quite like a Goose! It’s succulent, dark, flavorful meat makes it a prize hunt for the holidays. While I have never cooked a goose before, I was curious to see if roasting it the way I would roast any large piece of meat would prove noteworthy. It […]

Desserts, Lifestyle

ENGLISH CHRISTMAS PUDDING

  Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol, I believe was the first and only time I had encountered The Christmas Pudding. Now, married to a British Gentleman, I accepted the challenge to – Recreate The Christmas Pudding. Traditions are like that. Particularly at holiday time, we reach deep into our memories […]

Appetizers/Light Fare, Tapas

BRIE IN PASTRY

There always seems to be a little left-over pie dough when I make pies. These delicious pie crust scraps make for the perfect appetizers. Use them the same day as they were prepared, or flatten into a disk, wrap in plastic, and freeze until needed. When cocktail time demands a […]

Desserts

SESAME CUSTARD PIE

Who dreams about recipes? Hah! Maybe only kooky artists like me. Well, last night I envisioned a delicious custard pie, flavored with tahini, which of course is simply a sesame seed paste. So… why not put sesame seed flour in the crust too? I grew up eating a dessert called […]

Desserts

LINZER COOKIES

  A favorite family Christmas Cookie has long been the Linzer Cookie. Why? I think because it’s appearance and flavors encompass Christmas colors and flavors better than any other cookie I make. Linzer Cookies were first derived from Austria, with almond meal in the cookie dough and raspberry or current […]

Pasta & Pizza

STUFFED SHELLS

Fast, easy, and savable dinners. THAT is what the busy holiday season needs. Actually, a few of these tucked away in your freezer are welcome any time of year. Stuffed shells are just the “fix” for a busy life. Homemade stuffed shells, of course! Hot, Cheesy, Spicy, and delicious. Tomato […]

Salads, SIDES

ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

  Raise your hand if you love BRUSSELS SPROUTS! I thought so. I have never been a fan of these miniature looking cabbage balls, particularly when they are boiled, or swimming in butter. Yuk! But that was the only way I had them while growing up. Once a year for […]

Lifestyle

TELEVISION INTERVIEW!

WELCOME TO MY KITCHEN! SOMETIMES IN LIFE, A WHIRLWIND PICKS YOU UP, AND FLYS YOU OFF TO UNEXPECTED PLACES. AS A SIXTY THREE YEAR OLD GRANDMA, I AM FEELING AGELESS AND HAVING A BLAST!! JOIN ME IN MY JOURNEY AS I BRING FUN, FAMILY, AND ENTERTAINING INTO YOUR HOME THROUGH […]

Desserts, Lifestyle

SPICE CAKE with PUMPKIN GANACHE & CARDAMOM CREAM

Nothing tastes more like October, November, and December than dark, rich, spices in our desserts! This cake is so rich with holiday-season flavors that it is sure to become a favorite to make again, and again, each Autumn and Winter. There are three parts to making this decadent dessert, and each […]

Main Dish

SUNDAY ROAST

Comfort Food. What do you think of when it’s cold outside? How about something that warms the home, teases the tummy with aromas to hunger for, accompanied by a toasty fire, and your favorite glass… Sunday Roast! Everything roasted!!  As someone who loves to celebrate relationships over great food, I […]