Category Archives: Food for the Holidays!

Breakfast Sausage Bread

I’m not too big into breakfast. Pancakes and waffles while delicious aren’t usually my bag (except for my husbands grandma-she makes AMAZING pancakes). Ordinarily for us, breakfast happens quickly because we get up at an ungodly hour Monday through Friday … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Mousse Parfaits

Did you know that if you eat this dessert you will become smarter? OK, that’s a slight exaggeration but pumpkin is loaded with Omega 3 oils that are crazy good for your brain. Which means over Christmas my IQ must … Continue reading

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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

I love it when simple dishes blow me away. I’m a firm believer that a recipe doesn’t need to be complicated for it to be amazing. This dish is effortless, delicious and presents beautifully at any table. The salty prosciutto … Continue reading

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Cider Wassail

Growing up, we always had Wassail at Christmas. It’s just a perfect warming Holiday drink. Sure, it was 80 degrees here in Florida on Christmas Day this year but that’s besides the point. We cranked the A.C. down and got … Continue reading

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Rack of Lamb Provencal

There are few days I enjoyed more in class than the day my Chef announced we were making rack of lamb. Naturally I was REALLY excited. Finally all of those crazy expensive lab fees for class were paying off! In … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie Bars

If you had asked me a couple years ago whether I would be eating, let alone sharing a recipe for pumpkin pie bars I would have told you were crazy! I grew up hating pumpkin, especially pumpkin pie. I don’t … Continue reading

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Santa Hat Brownies

I can honestly say, I squealed like 15 times while making these Santa Hat Brownies. They are absolutely adorable and they are easy! Not only are they cute as a button but the strawberry, chocolate and buttercream combination is also … Continue reading

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Skillet Scalloped Corn

I’m always on the look out for a new side dish. Sometimes, the usual sides can get boring. This recipe caught my attention when I saw a short preparation time and the fact that it’s made on the stove top. During the Holidays, the … Continue reading

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Chocolate-Glazed Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Well it’s officially November and I am so excited! I love the holidays and all the yummy food that goes along with them. I don’t usually buy magazines but if I do they are almost always about food (shocker). I … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Apple Cider Doughnuts

Oh Crap. I am in so much trouble. Making doughnuts at home is far too easy and far too rewarding (to my stomach)! My friend over at Sunshine Mom who is a fellow culinary student and an awesome baker told … Continue reading

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Pear Butter

No partridge here, just two fabulously bountiful pear trees that for the past two years have been decorating my back yard. Sand pears never really get soft, in fact they are hard as rocks but they have great flavor. Last … Continue reading

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Wedding Day Cinnamon Rolls

I may have called these wedding day cinnamon rolls but that’s only because they were so freaking yummy they were good enough for a wedding day. Now don’t worry, I haven’t gone soft and gone completely to the baking (dark) … Continue reading

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Chewy Pecan Bar Cookies

I love Christmas time! I can embrace my inner inept baker and bake to my heart’s content. A friend of mine, named Gail is also not really a “baker” but she is an amazing cook! I would dare say she … Continue reading

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Oreo Truffles

I have often joked that I am not a baker. In fact, not only can I not bake, if it’s sweet it’s generally my nemesis in the kitchen. I am not being humble when I say if I can make … Continue reading

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Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Neiman Marcus cookie recipe became famous from a myth started in the mid 90’s. The story goes that a woman and her daughter really enjoyed some chocolate chip cookies they had at a Neiman Marcus Department store cafe. So … Continue reading

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Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

I love starchy sides. I can’t help it! I find comfort in an awesome pile of fluffy, creamy mashed potatoes. It’s kinda funny though how people get into food habits. We make the same sides all the time! Usually I … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Bars with Maple Cream Glaze

Generally, I am not a fan of pumpkin. Although it seems lately I am coming around to it. After making a pumpkin cheesecake last week, I had one cup of pumpkin puree left. I had heard from several friends that … Continue reading

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