Christmas

Warm Buckwheat Salad

Warm Buckwheat Salad

This warm buckwheat salad is a healthy and tasty break from all of the rich holiday dishes we are all over-indulging upon these days.  With the green brussels sprouts and the red cranberries and pomegranate seeds, this dish is also a lovely Christmas side dish. Read More..

Chocolate Crinkle Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Kiss Cookies

These chocolate crinkle kiss cookies are rich enough to satisfy your chocolate craving, yet pretty enough to add to your holiday cookie tray.  Fudgy, chocolate cookies, rolled in powdered sugar and topped with a milk chocolate kiss – definitely one of Santa’s favorites. This is Read More..

Cauliflower Au Gratin

Cauliflower Au Gratin

Cauliflower Au Gratin is a great way to get your family to eat more veggies.  Tender, roasted cauliflower in cheesy sauce – what’s not to love?  This dish is great for holidays too! I like to serve cauliflower au gratin with Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken, Read More..

CHEESY SPINACH SOUFFLE

CHEESY SPINACH SOUFFLE

If you’ve ever eaten a Stouffer’s spinach souffle and wished it were cheesier and spicier, then you’re in luck!  This cheesy spinach souffle has just what you’ve been craving – cheese and spice.  Plus, it’s easy enough to make on a weeknight. I like to Read More..

SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

This is the cookie that everyone will remember eating and then ask you for the recipe.  If you love salty and sweet in the same bite, then these Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies are just what you need in your life.   SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE CHIP Read More..

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..

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..

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..

CURRIED COUSCOUS WITH JEWELED FRUIT

CURRIED COUSCOUS WITH JEWELED FRUIT

This curried couscous with jeweled fruit is an easy side dish that is not only delicious and healthy, but it’s also beautiful to look at with the orange hue from the curry, the dark raisins, and bright red pomegranate seeds.  It’s an unexpected holiday side Read More..

GOOEY CARAMEL PECAN PIE BARS

GOOEY CARAMEL PECAN PIE BARS

Why make a pecan pie when you could make these gooey caramel pecan pie bars?  They are a deliciously perfect combination of a shortbread crust, with a gooey, sweet pecan filling, and a nutty, salty sprinkle on the top. Your family will adore them. I’ve Read More..

ARGENTINIAN ALFAJORES

ARGENTINIAN ALFAJORES

Argentinian Alfajores are tender, buttery, sandwich cookies that have luscious dulce de leche caramel inside and a rim of chopped coconut and toasted pine nuts along the sandwich line.  They are very popular not only in Argentina but throughout South America and are melt-in-your-mouth delicious.   Read More..

DECADENT CHOCOLATE BOURBON BALLS

DECADENT CHOCOLATE BOURBON BALLS

These decadent chocolate bourbon balls are a no-bake treat that packs a boozy wallop.  They are a lovely addition to your Kentucky Derby party or any holiday cookie tray.   I love serving little candies that are just for the adults.  They always feel indulgent and Read More..

KEY LIME CHIPPERS

KEY LIME CHIPPERS

These Key Lime Chippers are the perfect combination of zesty, tangy citrus cookie, and creamy, smooth, white chocolate.  It’s a refreshing lime treat on a summer’s day. This recipe is all about things that I love.  Cookies.  I mean, who doesn’t love cookies – both Read More..

PERFECT FILET MIGNON

PERFECT FILET MIGNON

Truly a perfect filet mignon, this is the best steak recipe that turns out perfect every time.  Seared in a cast-iron or heavy bottom skillet on the stovetop and finished in the oven with garlicky compound butter, the steak is tender, buttery, and oh so Read More..