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

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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