Mactweets February 2011 – Roses and Sarah Bernhardts

Macarons from acrumptiouslife.com

This month’s Mac Attack challenge from MacTweets was all about Valentines – and nothing says Valentines like Chocolate and Roses.

When my late husband and I were dating, my mother came to visit me around Valentines Day. Not that he was sucking up trying to make a good impression or anything, but he arrived at my place on Valentines Day with his arms full of roses and chocolates for everyone. (Me, Mom, his daughter and my roomate !!!) It may be cliche, but it seemed a natural to incorporate these two flavors into my macarons this month.

Twice the Rice Casserole

rice casserole

I am not a big fan of rice. But I love this dish! It blends the nutty flavors of the rice and nuts, with the fruity currents, orange zest and juice. What a tasty combination!

Quick and Easy Appetizers

all ingredients

Cream cheese is not just for bagels any more!
If you need a quick appetizer idea, your answer may be as close as your fridge. Cream cheese (or the lower fat Neufchatel cheese) is a great item to have on hand. I’ve found lots of easy, quick appetizer ideas with cream cheese as a base. Here are four of mine – maybe one of these will be the perfect thing to bring to your Super Bowl Party this weekend?

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