Tag: New Years

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 […]

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 […]

A Matcha Smoothie: Welcome In the New Year On A Healthy Note

A Matcha Smoothie: Welcome In the New Year On A Healthy Note

Happy New Year!  As much as I love and welcome the festive holiday season, I am always ready for January 1.  First of all, the holidays are exhausting.  Secondly, despite best efforts, chances are I have indulged a bit more than anticipated. In fairness, we […]

Low-Sugar Banana Muesli Breakfast Muffins You Can’t Say No To

Low-Sugar Banana Muesli Breakfast Muffins You Can’t Say No To

I do enjoy a good muffin now again, but I’m picky.  I like a muffin to have great flavor, be moist, not too sweet, relatively healthy and memorable.  That’s a lot to expect from a muffin.  With this in mind, I decided to create a […]

Beef Wellington, Because My Kids Asked…

Beef Wellington, Because My Kids Asked…

People always ask me if I watch cooking shows, and whether I would I ever want to go on a show.  The answers are, respectively, “sometimes” and “never.”  There are a ton of interesting cooking shows out there.  I’m not opposed to them.  But the […]