Time for a sugar break! By now, you have plenty of cookie and candy recipes stockpiled, but you may have forgotten about appetizers for your holiday dinners and parties. Consider these deviled eggs; not only are they easy to make, but they are also full of salty prosciutto and rich Parmesan flavors. And if you [...]
Yesterday, I tweeted asking what time everybody typically ate Thanksgiving dinner. Surprisingly, an overwhelming number of people told me they started the big meal sometime between noon and 2 pm. That seems so early to me! Do you still eat a smaller dinner at your regular meal time, and treat the Thanksgiving feast as your [...]
In the past few weeks, my coffee shop pumpkin syrup recipe has quickly become the most popular recipe on my blog. Clearly, we all love our pumpkin spice lattes, and have decided that ’tis officially the season. Here’s the thing, though: I was never 100% happy with my pumpkin syrup recipe. It kept settling to [...]
In Madison, we had two favorite “date night” restaurants. For special occasions and fancy dinners, we always hit up Osteria Papavero on Capital Square. We’d order plates of duck ragout and shredded crab with pasta, and talk over glasses of wine. Except August 29, 2008, when we swapped out the wine for champagne in celebration [...]
Happy weekend! Time for leisurely breakfasts, movie nights and grilled dinners. If you’re looking for something to make this weekend, try one of these five: Hearty Raspberry Pancakes Smoky Curried Popcorn Cincinnati Grilli Grilled Pizza Blueberry Pie Bars What are you cooking this weekend?
This month, I decided to take on something new: the Secret Recipe Club. Each month, participating bloggers are assigned a blog to create a recipe from. Before the “reveal” date, you have no idea who has your blog, so it is a fun surprise to see who had your name and what they chose to [...]
The past few mornings have been deliciously chilly. There is nothing I love more than bundling up with a blanket and hot tea as I settle in to work. I loved the subtle spiciness of the paprika, curry powder and cilantro in this dish, warming from the inside-out. Served over some rice, it isn’t quite [...]
We’ve all heard of wine and food pairings. Of tea and food pairings. Of fruit and cheese pairings. Truth be told, I don’t think I’m very good at any of them. I take that back. I’m decent at tea and food pairing, if only because I drink so. much. tea. and read so much about [...]