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Month: December 2020

ELEGANT DUCHESS POTATOES

ELEGANT DUCHESS POTATOES

Elegant Duchess potatoes are a fancy addition to your holiday table and perfect alongside roasted meats.  Serve them with Easy Cornish Game Hens, Grilled BBQ Pork Chops, or a Perfect Oven Roasted Beef Brisket. These potatoes are a staple for New Year’s Eve.  They feel Read More..

ESPRESSO IRISH CREAM

ESPRESSO IRISH CREAM

If you love Baileys Irish Cream, then you’ll flip over this intensely flavored Espresso Irish Cream.  It’s an inexpensive and easy to make copycat version that’s beefed up with the addition of espresso powder and coffee liquor.  Try making your own coffee liquor with THIS Read More..

CHILAQUILES BREAKFAST CASSEROLE with cilantro lime crema sauce

CHILAQUILES BREAKFAST CASSEROLE with cilantro lime crema sauce

For a different and delicious breakfast, this spicy Chilaquiles Breakfast Casserole is an easy twist on the classic Mexican breakfast.  You can control the heat level by using mild or medium tomatillo salsa. I like to serve the casserole with Candied Bourbon Bacon, Nicaraguan Gallo Read More..

SPICY ITALIAN STYLE BROCCOLI RABE

SPICY ITALIAN STYLE BROCCOLI RABE

If you’ve never enjoyed broccoli rabe, then this Spicy Italian Style Broccoli Rabe may convert you.  Blanching the broccoli rabe and then sauteing in a flavorful and spicy oil, removes the bitterness that many find off-putting. I like to serve this classic Italian side dish Read More..

4 Soups to Try This Winter!

4 Soups to Try This Winter!

A good soup can feel like a warm hug in the winter. Since we’re all socially distancing and can’t hug one another — why not go for the second-best option? Here are four super easy and super delicious soups that you should try out this Read More..

EASY CORNISH GAME HENS

EASY CORNISH GAME HENS

These easy cornish game hens are perfect for a holiday meal. They’re beautiful, make a great presentation, and most importantly they’re delicious!   I like to serve them with Savory Mushroom Risotto, Sweet and Tangy Green Bean Bundles, an Autumn Salad, and Gooey Caramel Pecan Pie Read More..

HOT BUTTERED RUM

HOT BUTTERED RUM

When it’s cold outside, nothing beats a steaming mug of Hot Buttered Rum.  It’s creamy, sweet, and buttery, warming and comforting you like a big hug. This is a cocktail that makes you think about ski chalets, holiday bonfires, and sitting in front of a Read More..

FRENCH DRINKING CHOCOLATE

FRENCH DRINKING CHOCOLATE

French Drinking Chocolate is a thick, rich, and very decadent chocolate drink.  It’s much thicker and more flavorful than traditional hot chocolate – more like melted gourmet chocolate in an espresso cup. If you’ve never tasted French Drinking Chocolate, then you are in for an Read More..

PFEFFERNUSSE COOKIES

PFEFFERNUSSE COOKIES

Pfeffernusse Cookies, also called German peppernut cookies, are small spice cookies full of molasses, brown sugar, and warm spices.  They’re incredibly fragrant, flavorful, and perfect with a hot cup of tea. Pfeffernusse cookies ring in the holidays every bit as much as pumpkin spice welcomes Read More..