MERRY CHRISTMAS!

I haven’t been on my computer much this week since I’ve been so busy getting ready for the holidays, cooking for family and friends, shopping, wrapping presents and spending time with my family who are all home. Last night I made a wonderful dinner of Individual Beef Wellingtons stuffed...

Peppermint Bark

This time of year many of us like to give our friends and those that provide services to us a little gift of appreciation. I’ve always enjoyed cooking and since it allows me to create tasty treats for everyone it also doesn’t break the bank. One treat that I’ve...

Gingerbread House Class

Nothing says the holidays to me more than when I teach Gingerbread House making classes. Each year I do anywhere from 3-10 gingerbread house classes during the holiday season and absolutely love the looks on the childrens faces after they’ve completed theirs. This past weekend Nikki invited some of...

Fun Holiday Pastas

I am always looking for something new to bring to the dinner table. So when I saw these fun shaped pastas I just had to share them with all of you. The Pasta Shoppe has pasta shaped for Chanukah, Christmas and every holiday or event you can think of....

Zucchini Latkes for Chanukah

Looking for something different this Chanukah to go with your Brisket? Why not try some Zucchini Latkes? These are delicious, healthy and a change from the traditional potato latke. Ingredients: 1 pound Zucchini, shredded with skin left on1 medium onion, minced1 cup flour2 teaspoons sugar1 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon pepper2...

Crystallized Ginger

I love using Crystallized Ginger although many of you may not have heard of it or know how to use these dried slices of sugar coated ginger root. Well last night I received an email from Hazel of www.Friedas.com who wanted to pass on some information about the Crystalized...

Mini Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

I’ve had such a busy week I haven’t had anytime to post anything on my blog. However, Sunday I had some time and decided I wanted to try and make some Mini Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. All I can say is WOW-they are delicious! These scrumptious cookies aren’t hard to...

Homemade Gifts for the Holidays

The holidays are the perfect time to pull out all the stops on your creativity. I personally love to make gifts and luscious treats for everyone. One of my favorite things to do is to make a Gumdrop Wreath or Candy Wreath. It’s so simple that even the kids...