Fun With Foam

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 […]

My Favorite Appetizer Recipes

In my opinion appetizers should be easy to put together.  I tend to go overboard on the main course and dessert so I don’t have a lot of time to spend on the starters. These are my go to recipes for parties and family gatherings. Figs with Blue Cheese and Honey – A late summer […]

Happy New Year!

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 […]

Triple Ginger Snaps

Easy and awesome – that’s what I look for in a Christmas cookie. These ginger snaps have a ton of flavor and look good too. You can freeze the dough and bake it later if you prefer. This recipe makes 64 cookies if you use a teaspoon sized cookie scoop. For this recipe you’ll need: […]

Smoked Duck

In our family, smoked duck is the “must have” holiday dish.  Every year our turkey gets a little smaller and instead we try to squeeze another duck in the smoker.  This year we finally hit the limit – both the smoker and the family were completely full of duck. I buy our duck from Costco. […]