Category: Recipes

Crispies (Open Face Quesadillas)

Yay!  It’s snack food Sunday!  Um, I mean Super Bowl Sunday.   If you’re looking for an easy snack to serve at your Super Bowl party, look no further than these Crispy tortillas with salsa …

Spinach Sweet Potato Soup

I’ve officially decided I need more soups in my repertoire.  Soup is the ultimate convenience food – it’s one-pot cooking, it’s make-ahead, it freezes beautifully and it (can be) incredibly healthy.   This spinach and …
Anise cookies

Whole Wheat Anise Cookies

We have a holiday party every December for our friends and neighbors. I make (too many) hors d’oeuvres, we served mulled wine for the grownups and hot cider for the kids, the grownups chat and …
Fig and Olive Tapenade with rosemary and goat cheese is an easy holiday party appetizer

Easy Party Appetizer – Fig and Olive Tapenade

‘Tis the season for holiday parties – both hosting and guesting.  Conventional wisdome says you’re never supposed to arrive at a party empty-handed, and while a bottle of champagne is always a safe choice, if …
This is a favorite one of my Christmas Cookie Recipes - almonds, jam and shorbread

Almond Brittle Christmas Cookie Recipe

These almond brittle cookies, from Classic Home Desserts, are a great addition to any Christmas cookie plate.    They have a sugar cookie base and an almond and jam topping that echoes one of my …
Bourbon, cranberry and sage combine to make a perfect cocktail for fall and Thanksgiving.

Turkey Day Cocktail

We’ve talked about the turkey, we’ve discussed the stuffing, we’ve offered how-to’s on hosting, but now let’s turn our attention to a key element of your Thanksgiving dinner: cocktails! This cocktail, which I have dubbed …
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