Archives for January 2015

Lemon and Ginger Trifles

I have always loved ginger snaps cookies since I was a little girl.  The heat of the ginger off-set by a delightfully sweet, crunchy cookie is to me, an irresistible fusion.  The love of a heat and sweet menagerie, was probably in hindsight, an indication that I might be inclined toward a love of cooking Continue Reading…

Quarterback Quesadilla Stacks

Just because it’s football fare, doesn’t mean it can’t be a little fancy, right?  I bet you have more than a few football fanatics on your Super Bowl party guest list that will be appreciative of some upscale eats. Athens Fillo Dough is the perfect base for a fun and fancy snack that’s easy to make Continue Reading…

Hamburger Hand Pies

When it’s time for the Super Bowl, you can be sure of one thing, you are going to need a lot of food to go around.  As long as there’s space left around the big screen, you can bet on another person or two showing up at your door. This is why I love using Continue Reading…

Tailgate Turkey Tarts

The big game is coming up, and with that, the expectation of a smorgasbord of scrumptious, easy to eat foods.  Even better are those that can be held in one hand, so the other is free to cheer on your favorite team, place down a wager, or hold your choice beverage! Well, once again, Athens Continue Reading…

Pecan and Pumpkin Hash

There is nothing more comforting on a crisp weekend morning than a freshly prepared breakfast, enjoyed slowly over coffee.  I find this to be especially true in the winter, when the days are so grey that it can feel like the sun has taken up residence in another universe. This Pecan and Pumpkin Hash is Continue Reading…

Badass Mushroom Burger

Sometimes you just have to tell it like it is, so excuse the robust language in the title of this post, as it happens to be completely on point. This mushroom burger was rouge, it was hardcore, it was as meaty as any slab of beef I’ve had the pleasure of consuming.  I talk about Continue Reading…

Everybody has an Off Day

I tell myself that every creative being has an off day.  I have to believe that looking down at the slice I made in my left thumb with the exquisitely sharp tip of  my brand new chef’s knife.  That wasn’t the end of it either. I forgot to separate the eggs for my pastry cream and Continue Reading…