Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thirsty Thursday: Thyme and Nectarine Gimlet

Thyme and Nectarine Gimlet
Thyme and Nectarine Gimlet

Check out today's post on A Cocktail Life for this perfect blend of sweet fruit and savory herbs in a fragrant gin drink!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Kasha Varnishkes (Farfalle Pasta with Buckwheat)

Kasha Varnishkes (Faralle Pasta with Buckwheat)

Those of you who didn't grow up in a Jewish household with this delectable treat are probably wondering what on earth we're about to varnish.  Varnishkes is so funny sounding but is actually the Yiddish word for noodles.  Kasha, of course, is the English word for kasha or, if you like, roasted buckwheat kernels.  So, yes, we're varnishing the buckwheat and it's delicious!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day Recipe Ideas

Memorial Day Recipes

Happy Memorial Day!  Whether you'll be participating in patriotic celebrations or just lying on a beach or lawn chair, I hope you have a great day filled with good company and delicious food.  After such a long brutal winter, the unofficial start of summer is a very happy occasion.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Yellow Summer Squash Casserole

Yellow Summer Squash Casserole

I love almost all squash.  Pumpkin and butternut and always on my shopping list in the fall and winter.  And they get replaced with zucchini and yellow squash in spring and summer.  Though not as sweet as their fall cousins, their flavor is mild and easy to incorporate into lots of dishes.  But I also love them enough to want to make them the star sometimes.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Grilled Chicken Salad with Creamy Greek Style Vinaigrette

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    Grilled Chicken Salad with Creamy Greek Style Vinaigrette

Did you know that May, in addition to being a lovely spring weather month, is also National Salad Month and National Vinegar Month.  I'd say this calls for a salad!  It's also right around this time that I stop craving hot soup to warm me up and start craving the fresh veggies I see in the market.  Dinner salads with some grilled chicken, a sprinkling of good cheese and a great dressing are just my style.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thirsty Thursdays: Frozen White Pear Cosmo

Frozen White Pear Cosmo
Frozen White Pear Cosmo

Check out today's post on A Cocktail Life for this tall, cool and fruity play on the beloved Cosmo!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Herbed Salted Pretzel Bread Salad Bowls

Herbed Salted Pretzel Bread Salad Bowls

Today I'm going to talk with you about salt.  And we'll also talk about pretzels.  And about homemade breads and bread bowls and stand mixers.  OK, we've got a lot to talk about.  Maybe you should sit down for a while and have a pretzel roll.  I love salty pretzels.  Growing up in Manhattan, my mother and I would go to the park and we'd get a big salty pretzel from one of the vendors and split it.  She sometimes flicked some of the salt off her piece but I thought it was the best part.  Nobody needs a naked pretzel!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mango Berry Blast Smoothie

Mango Berry Blast Smoothie

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People sometimes ask me if I'm a morning person or a night person?  Actually, I'm a busy person.  That means late to bed and early to rise so that, by the time the weekend comes, I'm a sleepy person.  During the week, though, I have no trouble getting up reasonably early and getting stuff done.  The trouble is that early is never early enough and there's always more stuff.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Chocolate and Hazelnut Linzer Cookies

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Today I'm posting my final entry in the second annual brunch week co-hosted by Terri of Love and Confections and Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen.  From May 5th to 11th, a group of over 30 bloggers are celebrating the deliciousness of brunch.  In addition, we have some amazing sponsors who have donated great prizes for a gigantic giveaway so please see below for more information.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Thirsty Thursdays: Vodka Sidecar (Balalaika)

Vodka Sidecar (Balalaika)

Check out today's post on A Cocktail Life for this powerful yet delicious vodka version of a cognac classic!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Bacon and Corn Souffle

Bacon and Corn Souffle

Today I'm continuing to participate in the second annual brunch week co-hosted by Terri of Love and Confections and Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen.  From May 5th to 11th, a group of over 30 bloggers are celebrating the deliciousness of brunch.  In addition, we have some amazing sponsors who have donated great prizes for a gigantic giveaway so please see below for more information.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Brunch Week Giveaway and Sponsor Information

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Caramelized Onion Tart

Caramelized Onion Tart

Today I have the pleasure of participating in the second annual brunch week co-hosted by Terri of Love and Confections and Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen.  From May 5th to 11th, a group of 32 bloggers will celebrate the deliciousness of brunch and bring you their best from cocktails to dessert.  In addition, we have some amazing sponsors who have donated great prizes for a gigantic giveaway so please see below for more information.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mom's Extra Tall Sponge Cake

Mom's Extra Tall Sponge Cake

Today I'm joining my favorite group of holiday food bloggers to discuss a topic that's near and dear to everyone's hearts - my mom.  OK, maybe my own mom is only near and dear to me but I'm sure you all have your own moms to focus on and celebrate when Mother's Day comes.

Thirsty Thursdays: Tropical Fiesta Cocktail

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Tropical Fiesta Cocktail

Check out today's post on A Cocktail Life for this refreshing rum and fruit drink that's perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo!