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7 Days to Christmas Countdown! - Holiday Baking with Krusteaz
The weekend is almost here and I'm sure I'm not the only one that's going to be busy in the kitchen with holiday baking. Earlier this week I posted a recipe for my Dutch Apple & Raspberry Pie made with the help from Krusteaz. If you need more inspiration to bake this weekend, please check out what
8 Days to Christmas Countdown! - Holiday Appetizer Round Up
It seems like since I've been counting down to Christmas, the days are just flying by! This year we are spending Christmas with Patrick's extended family and that usually means bringing an appetizer to share. If you're looking to bring something to an upcoming holiday party or even serving up ...
9 Days to Christmas Countdown! - Last Minute Gift Ideas
We're 9 days away from Christmas... do you have any last minute gifts to purchase? Here are some last minute gift ideas for stocking stuffers, grab bags, secret holiday gift exchanges, or just to have on hand for unexpected gift givers so you don't look like a humbug... Bellemain Heavy Duty ...
12 Days to Christmas Countdown! - Day 12: Holiday Cookie Swaps!
Check check. 1, 2, 3, 4. Check check. [tap tap tap] Is this thing on? Wow, I feel like it's been awhile since I've babbled food talk here. Actually, it has, as I've been overseas in the Philippines for 3 weeks - which should have been for only 2 - but more on that later. And then this past week ...
10 Days to Christmas Countdown! - Dutch Apple & Raspberry Pie
After having more than my fill of cookies this holiday, I'm switching gears and moving onto pie. I recently visited a restaurant which had a delicious apple and raspberry pie that was amazing. Inspired from the great meat I had, I wanted to try my hand at making a similar pie. That's when this ...
11 Days to Christmas Countdown! - Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
I love chocolate chip cookies, as they are my absolute favorite cookie anytime of the year... including the holidays. Often times I will take a trusty chocolate chip cookie recipe and change it ever so slightly by using a different kind of chocolate chip or throwing some kind of chopped nuts or ...
Sous Vide Sesame Ginger Pork Belly
One of my favorite cuts of pork is pork belly. The richness of the fat layer above and lean meat underneath lends itself to a most succulent meat of meat. So to give this cut of meat the spotlight, I used it to make a Sous Vide Sesame Ginger Pork Belly which was served sandwiched into a fluffy ...
November Resto Round Up!
Patrick and I have been so busy lately but I love that we are never too busy to schedule date nights together each week. We enjoy checking out restaurants to try out new offerings, learn about new restaurant concepts and above all, enjoy great food! Here is a round up of recent places we've visited
Sous Vide Caramel Apple Galette
Thanksgiving is merely 2 weeks away... are you ready? I know of quite a few friends who have their menus drafted and their shopping list started. Where are you in the holiday planning? For me, I'm playing with a few recipes to try out, as we are hosting a Post-Thanksgiving Friendsgiving dinner. One
Holiday Foodie Finds: November Edition!
If you're like me, you're probably gearing up for Thanksgiving later this month! I've been checking out a few new things that can help me for the holidays both in and out of the kitchen, while being somewhat food related. Here are some foodie finds that I recently enjoyed and maybe you'll find ...