A New Old-Fashioned, an appetizer and Buttermilk Graffiti

I’m highlighting Chef Edward Lee today. Buttermilk Graffiti is the featured book for Cook the Books. Here’s a berry delightful and thymely cocktail along with a mushroom “hummus.” . . . → Read More: A New Old-Fashioned, an appetizer and Buttermilk Graffiti

Cherry Sangria Jam

Using cherries from Mom’s tree, I created this sangria inspired jam….It smells just like sangria when cooking. . . . → Read More: Cherry Sangria Jam

Ancho Chicken Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Cabbage

Winter is still hanging on so here’s a soup that will warm you up, body and soul. . . . → Read More: Ancho Chicken Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Cabbage

Coconut-Orange Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m entering the 12 Days of Cookies contest again. You be the judge for this year’s entry. . . . → Read More: Coconut-Orange Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Orange-Chocolate Biscotti with Toasted Coconut

One biscotti, two biscotti…two recipes today for some quick and delicious holiday treats. . . . → Read More: Orange-Chocolate Biscotti with Toasted Coconut

Mulling Spices

What smells like Christmas to me?

That’s easy…cinnamon, cloves, and allspice.

What tastes like the holidays to me?

That’s easy…something warm, spicy and mulled.

These mulling spice mixes are easy to make and you can assure the freshness of all the flavors involved.    To make small mulling packets to give as gifts, follow the . . . → Read More: Mulling Spices

Ginger Butter Tea Cookies

A very elegant and simple cookie, this is the perfect choice to accompany that cup of fragrant tea. Spiced with ginger and orange zest, this is the perfect Christmas cookie. . . . → Read More: Ginger Butter Tea Cookies

Orange Blossom Panna Cotta with Campari Foam

I adore panna cotta and I definitely do not make it enough.     Panna cotta was the perfect dessert choice for the end of our Modern Italian Cooking class with Chef Marcus of Tavolo.

Orange Blossom Panna Cotta From Chef Marcus Vause of Tavolo 

1 qt. cream 1 T. orange juice 1 t. orange blossom . . . → Read More: Orange Blossom Panna Cotta with Campari Foam

Chocolate Spaetzle with Butterscotch Sauce and Candied Citrus

Recipes for chocolate spaetzle, butterscotch sauce and candied citrus. . . . → Read More: Chocolate Spaetzle with Butterscotch Sauce and Candied Citrus

Spinach Salad with Apples and Orange Zest

Last week, I came across a fabulous looking salad at Sydney’s Kitchen.   It was beautiful—spinach, watermelon, orange-glazed chicken, feta, oranges, fresh berries.   This was Sydney’s  Warm Chicken Salad.      Delicious sounding, isn’t it?

The dressing for this salad sounded wonderful, too.    I didn’t have any chicken, fresh berries, feta, or watermelon, but I did have spinach . . . → Read More: Spinach Salad with Apples and Orange Zest