Archive for December, 2010

Arugula and Radiccio Salad with Vanilla Roasted Pears and Candied Walnuts

Posted on Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 4:09 pm
roastedpearsalad

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! Steve and I are the soon to be lucky guests of Trish (aka Trish’s Dish) and Rick’s for dinner this evening. I saw the menu, and they are really going all out. After my two recent holiday parties, I am ready to hang up my hostess apron and pass the [...]

Cookies of Christmas Past

Posted on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 at 4:41 pm
Christmas Cookie platter

Christmas is always such a whirlwind–all the baking, shopping, and wrapping. I love all the hustle, but this year I decided to take a step back and impose a no-bake policy on myself. We are hosting Christmas Eve dinner, and then whisking ourselves away skiing in the catskills, and something had to give – I [...]

Thanksgiving

Posted on Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 at 12:07 pm
buffet

Hosting my first Thanksgiving was a success! We made spinach and artichoke dip, cornbread soufle, a brined 20 lb turkey, cranberry & mushroom stuffed turkey breast, and brussell sprouts with turkey bacon. Here are some photos, enjoy! Uncle Larry’s gorgeous cheese and grape platter