November 30, 2009

Give the gift of Treats!

Let’s face it, this year giving presents will be a bit tough with the economy in the crapper. What better excuse to get into our kitchens and make stuff?!! It’s fun, rewarding and it’s a great way to show people that you care!!

I also find that baking late at night with a cocktail is VERY therapeutic. Agreed?

So I’ve compiled a little mash up of ideas for you!

If you want to treat your friends & family to some amazing candy, make:

Crispy Crunchy Peppermint Bark


November 28, 2009

Let the Holiday Season Begin!

it sprinkled

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We sure did!!!  Lots of activity at my mom’s house. We had great food, great wine & great company as usual.


November 25, 2009

Fried Egg with Mushrooms & Spinach

say hello to my lunch!

Today I got my first produce CSA delivery from Planet Organics!  So far, I am happy with the experience although my bill is not what it should have been…Must clear that up!

first delivery


November 21, 2009

Weekend Waffles with Joy!

Quick!  There’s still time!!!  Make some batter tonight!

Make some weekend waffles with maple peppered bacon!!  DO IT!!!

I got the recipe from of Joy the Baker!

Weekend Waffles!


November 20, 2009

Sweet Potato & Chipotle Soup

sweet potato soup

For tonight’s dinner, I made Sweet Potato & Chipotle Soup from the current issue of Everyday Food.

I am definitely adding this one to the Soup Rotation!

The recipe is labeled-“Smooth & Creamy with a Dash of Spice.”

They aren’t kidding!  You would never guess that there isn’t cream in this soup.  It’s velvety and thick!  Definitely coats the back of a spoon.


November 20, 2009

The Perfect Fried Egg

Today I roasted some red peppers, zucchini & onions in the oven.  I grilled a slab of herb foccacia with olive oil on our indoor grill pan….I fried the egg and the rest was history.

my lunch today


November 19, 2009

Thanksgiving Roundup!!!

So I had a little request from lovely Alex of Strawberry Lemonade to do a little roundup of my Thanksgiving pasts/ideas. My mom always hosts Thanksgiving, so most of the weight of the day is on her. She rocks. She’s traditional. She makes a wonderful spread!

For our Thanksgiving, I bring a sweet potato dish topped with pecans & a HUGE batch creamed spinach to the party.  I’ve never blogged the recipes to either one (which kinda shocks me!) Maybe I should….

The past few years I’ve made a fluffy pumpkin tiramisu for dessert, but it usually never gets finished cuz everyone in my family stuffs themselves all day long and never saves room for dessert! I hate that!  It tastes good, but it has a shelf life!

If you are looking for some Thanksgiving ideas, I’ve compiled a few!

If you are on appetizer duty,


Make a Sundried Tomato Goat Cheese Log!