Christmas Pasta for Food ‘n Fix and The Holiday

Happy Holidays!

I’m hosting the December edition of Food ‘n Flix with The Holiday (2006), a film directed by Nancy Meyers and starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black and Jude Law.    Of course, Diaz, Winslet, and Law are gorgeous.  Black just adds enough scruffy “everyman” to help the tale be believable.  Please do . . . → Read More: Christmas Pasta for Food ‘n Fix and The Holiday

Cozy Cocktails

Here are four holiday-themed cocktails to help toast the end of 2020: Santa’s Little Helper, Holiday Lights, Very Berry & Bright Cocktail and an Apple Spice Old Fashion. . . . → Read More: Cozy Cocktails

Happy New Year Hummus (Eat your black-eyed peas!)

How many days of good luck will you have after eating this hummus? An infinite number (because it’s full of black eyed peas)! Here’s to a wonderful 2020! . . . → Read More: Happy New Year Hummus (Eat your black-eyed peas!)

Love Actually Round Up for December’s Food ‘n Flix

Check out these recipes inspired by Love Actually, the December Food ‘n Flix feature film. We have some proper English recipes along with some delicious appetizers, desserts, and a main dish. . . . → Read More: Love Actually Round Up for December’s Food ‘n Flix

Grandma’s Orange Slice Cake

Here’s a recipe that I remember fondly from my youth, a 6-week process that Grandma would start after Halloween. . . . → Read More: Grandma’s Orange Slice Cake

Biscochitos

Holiday cookies from New Mexico. (Surprise!) . . . → Read More: Biscochitos

A Movable Thanksgiving Feast for Food ‘n Flix

This month’s FnF film is Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Come along for the ride and to sample Garlic Confit Rubbed Roasted Turkey Breast, Cranberry-Apple Relish with Honey, Cheddar and Pepper Muffins, Rosemary Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Shallots, Ginger Green Beans, Massaged Kale Salad w/Pomegranate and Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Bars. . . . → Read More: A Movable Thanksgiving Feast for Food ‘n Flix

King Cake (on the lighter side)

Here’s a lighter (and easier) King Cake. The dough is made with coconut oil and almond milk. The filling is the highlight of this delicious cake to celebrate Mardi Gras. . . . → Read More: King Cake (on the lighter side)

Boeuf Bourginon for Cook the Books

Boeuf Bourginon has become a traditional holiday meal for us. I served it on Thanksgiving this year and am also using the recipe for my Cook the Books post for Oct/Nov. . . . → Read More: Boeuf Bourginon for Cook the Books

Breakfast Bread Pudding

I love me some bread pudding, yet I never make it.    You can be assured that if it is on the menu when we dine out, I will order it.    Chocolate bread pudding, pumpkin bread pudding, traditional Southern bread pudding with whiskey sauce.   It matters not.

When I saw this recipe in our local paper . . . → Read More: Breakfast Bread Pudding