The sewing binge continues! I finally finished my October quilting project. I just love this orange and black table runner. The front is a triangle pattern and the back is crazy squares. Only 4 months late (or 8 months early)! What do you think? I discovered my procrastination point – quilting. I like hand […]
I gave my husband these cool molecular gastronomy kits for Christmas. This weekend we got our foam on with the whipper. The kit includes a cream whipper with 3 decorative tips, N2O catridges, gelatin, agar-agar, xanthan gum and a recipe book. I paid around $80 for the kit. I thought the price was pretty reasonable […]
Goodbye 2013. Hello 2014. I hope your new year is full of good luck and happiness. Heck, I hope my new year is also full of those things! I’m going to celebrate with something fizzy. Of course you can drink the stuff straight, but why not add something fruity and fun? Here are a few […]
These cookies are not for the kiddies. They are chocolaty, boozy and yummy. The recipe is here.
This year these are my favorite cookie. They are super crunchy and are packed with dried fruit, chocolate and nuts. A sprinkling of salt on the top adds just the right amount of saltiness. You might think they are healthy (with all that oatmeal and fruit) until you see how much butter is used! The […]
I’m drooling just thinking about these cookies. They are super crunchy, a little salty and stuffed with chocolate, fruit and nuts. For Christmas I use a small cookie scoop (about 1 teaspoon) but the rest of the year I use a larger (1 tablespoon) scoop. This recipe makes about 100 small cookies. For this recipe […]
This nostalgic ice cream is chocolaty and minty, with huge chunks of marshmallow. It’s exactly the kind dessert I want during the holidays. The recipe is here. Enjoy!
This ice cream is awesome! I hate to brag but I think it’s my best ice cream recipe yet. The chocolate is really rich, the peppermint has punch and the marshmallows are big and chewy. A garnish of crushed peppermints adds an extra little crunch. 2 cups heavy cream 1 cup whole milk 2 ounces […]
Growing up there was always a large tray of meatballs in tomato sauce at family gatherings. Served on a buffet with rolls and a salad, it was a dish that everyone loved. My version is enough for a family dinner or a small party, but it can be scaled up to feed a crowd. Enjoy!
This easy winter salad is a beautiful enough for a dinner party. The cooking can be done a day ahead of time and assembly takes just a few minutes. Find the recipe here. Enjoy!