ROAST DUCK

ROAST DUCK

Who else is excited that Christmas is around the corner?  This is my favorite time of year, and I’m sure it is for many of you too.  The next couple of weeks will be a cookie filled blur for me; it all goes by very quickly.   What I’m most excited about it the food!  I start planning my Christmas menu fairly early.  For the past couple of years I’ve always cooked a leg of lamb but this year I may...Read more …
OUT AND ABOUT: COOKING CLASS

OUT AND ABOUT: COOKING CLASS

  I was invited to Cook Warehouse at their midtown location to attend a hands-on Holiday cooking class with dietitian Marissa Moore and Sprouts Farmers Market.   Marisa demonstrated easy holiday appetizers and cocktails; she gave us tips on how to entertain at home by creating simple bites such as her crostini with roasted grapes and a basil and walnut goat cheese and a salmon cake.   We were treated to a cocktail made with prosecco, pear puree and dices of fresh...Read more …
APPLE COBBLER

APPLE COBBLER

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! I hope that you all have your menus ready! I’ve shared a few recipes all month that would be perfect for those of you who are still planning. The last Thanksgiving recipe that I’m sharing is Apple Cobbler. If you love apple pie but are intimidated by pie crust then this recipe is perfect! A sweet, buttery biscuit like topping covers the cinnamon apple filling. It has all the flavors of apple pie but is less work!...Read more …
CINNAMON SWIRL PUMPKIN PANCAKE

CINNAMON SWIRL PUMPKIN PANCAKE

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #12DaysofPancakes #CollectiveBias When the holidays roll around I’m usually in a frenzy looking for new recipes.  I like to switch it up each and keep the menu fresh.  I also like to surprise my family with a special breakfast.  On Christmas, we have the traditional Pepperpot and bread for me and my son while my husband has ackee and saltfish.  As though that...Read more …
CARAMEL APPLE COOKIE BITES

CARAMEL APPLE COOKIE BITES

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NestleHolidayBaking #CollectiveBias When it comes to holiday entertaining I’m a firm believer in taking shortcuts when you can. You don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen to create a masterpiece! I hopped into NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Harvest Apple Refrigerated Cookie which is the base of my Caramel Apple Cookie Bites. Whether you’re a novice or expert baker, NESTLÉ® has all of...Read more …
VEGETABLE CURRY

VEGETABLE CURRY

In a effort to cut back on our meat consumption, I’ve been incorporating more meatless meals into our diet.  It can be a challenge creating meals that are satisfying enough that meat isn’t missed.   I’ve found that that’s the key is to make sure the meals are outstanding and it bold on flavor.   This recipe has been sitting in the archives for quite a while; I somehow forgot to post it. I’ve made this exact recipe quite a few times...Read more …
THANKSGIVING SIDES

THANKSGIVING SIDES

Roast Vegetables and Garlic Mashed Potatoes are the perfect Thanksgiving side dishes. I will be sharing Thanksgiving recipes for the month of November until Thanksgiving Day so be sure to subscribe so you won’t miss a thing. Subscribe by entering you email in the form on the side bar. So far I’ve shared my Herb Roasted Chicken and Grapes and a simple brine for those that love to brine their poultry like I do. The side dishes are just as...Read more …
BACKYARD MOVIE NIGHT

BACKYARD MOVIE NIGHT

This Post is sponsored by Orville Redenbacher’s A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending an outdoor movie in the park with my family and it was so much fun that I decided to recreate that night by throwing a backyard movie night. I set up in my friend’s backyard and set a nice warm spot for Nolan and his best bud Avery to camp out on when they weren’t busy playing. We had all the essentials for...Read more …
PUMPKIN BUTTER CROISSANT BREAD PUDDING

PUMPKIN BUTTER CROISSANT BREAD PUDDING

  All throughout the month of November, I will be sharing holiday recipes that are perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving! I’ve share a brined Roasted Chicken and Grapes earlier this week, so be sure to check it out if you’ve missed it. Today I’m sharing a simple but decadent dessert that’s so easy even a novice baker can do it and it can be made ahead of time. Every Thanksgiving there are certain items I must have and a pumpkin...Read more …
HERB ROASTED CHICKEN AND GRAPES

HERB ROASTED CHICKEN AND GRAPES

Herb Roasted Chicken and Grapes is a nice alternative to turkey on Thanksgiving. It’s November so that means preparing for Thanksgiving.  I’m already thumbing through my favorite magazine for fresh ideas for our Thanksgiving meal.  I am don’t like turkey so I’ve been skipping it for the past couple of years and make either a whole chicken or Cornish hens.  I know I’m not the only one who doesn’t care for turkey.   One year, I deboned a turkey and stuffed...Read more …