Tag: New Years Eve

Cranberry-Cassis White Wine Spritzer

Cranberry-Cassis White Wine Spritzer

Holidays are all about spirit. And by “spirit” I mean the feeling of happiness, gratitude and grace that swirls around December. Spirit is more a mood than anything religious. Anyone can have spirit no matter what ones celebrates. I love holiday spirit. The buzz, the […]

Chocolate Mocha Countdown Cupcakes

Chocolate Mocha Countdown Cupcakes

You survived the holiday season but you have one more celebration to come. But this one is easier. Much easier. New Year’s Eve is a bit more celebrated than New Year’s Day. And let’s call New Year’s Day what it is: a recovery day for […]

Pumpkin Spiced White Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Spiced White Hot Chocolate

Who does not love hot chocolate in the winter? There are a number of ways to make this old standby different, and this is one of them. This is my pumpkin-spiced white hot chocolate, because I’m not over my pumpkin obsession just yet. In this […]

Baked Brie En Croute With Fig And Honey

Baked Brie En Croute With Fig And Honey

Brie en croute is essentially a brie wheel wrapped in a pastry dough and baked until golden. “En croute” (pronounced “on KROOT“) is simply a food that has been wrapped in pastry dough and then baked in the oven. The dough can be an ordinary pie dough […]

Classic French Onion Soup

Classic French Onion Soup

This is not health food and there are no shortcuts; but boy is it worth it. French onion soup is probably my most favorite soup. It is an indulgence. I don’t eat it often and when I do, I want it to be worth it. […]

Hushpuppies With Maple Butter, Oh Boy Are They Delicious

Hushpuppies With Maple Butter, Oh Boy Are They Delicious

Oh my goodness: hushpuppies are a delicious, new comfort food discovery for me. Honestly, if you are adverse to frying anything, stop reading right now and maybe go look at a healthier dish I make, like my kale salad.  Hushpuppies are not healthy, nor can I […]