Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushrooms - stuffed with spinach

Here’s a recipe for a great meatless appetizer- perfect for a buffet or holiday meal- Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms. It’s wonderful for entertaining, because the filling can be prepared in advanced – then popped in the oven for a quick 8-10 minutes, just before your guests arrive.

Overnight Croissant Surprise

Croissant Surprise oval

So we’re down to the wire. Christmas is upon us.  Have you thought about what to serve for breakfast?   Here’s another idea for a holiday breakfast – it’s a bread pudding-like treat made with croissants.  It’s put together the night before, making the morning that much easier.  My mom made this last Christmas and served it with bacon […]

The great food blogger cookie swap 2011

gingerbread biscotti

My cookie swap entry – Gingerbread Biscotti. I kicked it up a notch by topping the cookies with lemon icing and a sprinkle of crystalized ginger.

Mincemeat Muffins

mincemeat muffins

I know it’s my British upbringing , but I love mincemeat.  What is mincemeat, you ask?It’s a rich  mixture of dried fruits and citrus peels mixed with treacle (molasses) and oil.  No actual meat in it at all –  although apparently it used to, hence the name.  It’s used heavily during the holidays in a variety […]

Cookbook Review: A New Turn in the South

roasted cauliflower soup

A few years ago Hugh Acheson was a name only known in Athens, Georgia (and foodie circles in Atlanta). But only two years after opening his ‘Five and Ten’ restaurant, he was named one of Food and Wine’s Best New Chefs in America. Subsequent James Beard award nominations, more restaurants  (including one in Atlanta – […]

Chipotle and Rosemary Nuts

Chipotle Rosemary Nuts

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time for me to start making Christmas gifts for my friends. I love gifts food gifts for the holidays.  I find that people really appreciate getting something homemade.  One gift I love to give is nuts.  Last year I gave two types of nuts.  This year, I wanted to try […]

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