With a hint of warm spice, this traditional brunch cocktail is a twist on the classic mimosa.
There’s a palpable change of mood in the air already. The lingering spirit of the holidays and anticipation of the New Year has everyone in a celebratory mood.
The promise of what’s to come in 2013 and what has passed in 2012 bears a good toast and glasses of champagne are a natural for the task.
Deep, dark and rich, these double chocolate cookies are for true chocolate lovers.
So now that we’ve all had our chocolate fix, I’d say it’s time for more don’t you? I think chocolate cookies are in order and there’s no mistaking the presence of chocolate in these cookies.
While we all have our favorite holiday cookies, it’s nice to mix in some new ones among old favorites, so I do hope you’ll make these this season, or for any occasion for that matter. click to continue reading
These walnuts are glazed with maple syrup then truffled and dusted with cocoa.
In my house there’s not a holiday that doesn’t involve a hefty dose of chocolate. If that sounds familiar to you, then you’ve come to the right place today.
This time of year is clearly devoted to cookie baking and homemade, buttery, sweet, cookies of every kind abound. December afternoons and weekends are spent filling up cookie tins and bellies alike, but I propose we spare a moment for chocolate.
As the series of Holiday Gift Guides continues I tackle one of my favorite topics: food. To ease a bit of your holiday gift buying pain, I’ve compiled this list of some of my favorite food finds from this past year that will satisfy even the most discriminating epicurean.
From chocolates for the hostess, gift baskets for friends and co-workers and stocking stuffers for the cook of the house there’s something for everyone including you! With most items costing fewer than fifty dollars, they might just become as indispensable in your pantry as they are in mine.
Baked brie is crusted in Dukkah then topped with chopped nuts and dried fruit.
It’s December and, ready or not, I’m taking a deep breath and diving head-first into all things holiday.
There will be decorations, gifts, cards and of course food. The party nibbles, the wintry soul-warming dinners, the sweets and treats and steaming cups of cocoa. But first there’s this baked brie to talk about.
This familiar, comforting appetizer is lifted up from the expected with an exotic spice and nut mixture.
Good gift giving is a bit of an art form, isn’t it? It starts with a good eye and, of course, an understanding of the gift’s recipient, but a little extra inspiration can come in handy.
Hopefully these gift-worthy finds from 2012 will make your holiday shopping a little easier this season. From stocking stuffers to gift items, here are 10 great ideas I’ve found for under $50 and a chance to win each one!
What to get this year…