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Month: December 2018

Bubbly Cocktails! The Perfect Way to Ring in the New Year!

Bubbly Cocktails! The Perfect Way to Ring in the New Year!

New Year’s is the perfect time to pop a cork and break out the bubbly! But with a twist or two these cocktails turn up the fun on the traditional sparkling wine adding notes of citrus and just an extra touch of sweetness! The first bubbly […]

Ginger Pear Pancakes

Ginger Pear Pancakes

Hot and fluffy pancakes with hints of sweet pear studded with tiny bits of fresh ginger! Pancakes are such a wonderful and classic breakfast bread – one that can easily be tweaked to showcase your favorite flavors. We’ve made them with chocolate chips, lemon, bananas, […]

Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine

Magical aromas are simmering on the stove. Spices and citrus fill the air while gently infusing a fruity Pinot Noir! We’re on top of the magic of Christmas and there’s nothing better to wind down from the hustle and bustle than with a gorgeous mulled […]

Butternut Squash and Leek Soup

Butternut Squash and Leek Soup

Savory notes from fresh leeks along with thyme and garlic provide the perfect accent to golden roasted butternut squash. A soul-satisfying soup perfect for a cold winter night. With the holiday season in full swing your life is no doubt a bit hectic. This is […]

Spiced Marmalade with Cognac

Spiced Marmalade with Cognac

Tart yet sweet, full of spice and bold flavors plus a beautiful tone of Cognac. This is not your ordinary marmalade! Every year I make my family’s favorite jams and preserves but occasionally I will add something new to the mix. I stumbled across a […]

Candied Orange Peel

Candied Orange Peel

Glistening like the holiday lights with bright, sweet notes of citrus. Candied citrus peel is a centuries old method of preserving every piece of the orange. Much like the art of making jam or marmalade was and still is used to preserve fresh fruit, processing […]

Rum Balls

Rum Balls

Deep luscious tones of chocolate highlighted by the spirit of dark rum. Rich flavors that melt in your mouth! Rum balls have long been a favorite of mine and I frequently make them for holiday gifts. This version creates a bite that is soft and […]

Gingerbread Crinkles

Gingerbread Crinkles

Think gingerbread in crinkle cookie form rolled in tiny crystals of sugar. Crisp on the outside with a delicious chewy bite on the inside with all the flavors of the holidays dancing in your mouth! We’ve made holiday cookies for years – many years out of […]

Sweet and Saucy Pickles

Sweet and Saucy Pickles

Crisp and sweet with a delightful note of garlic plus a saucy kick of heat in every bite! This is a classic remake on store-bought dill pickles. There are numerous versions of these pickles but this one is exceptional. When Emily was a baby I […]

Dave’s Sugared Pecans

Dave’s Sugared Pecans

Crisp pecans with a delicate glaze of sweet coating – looking like they’ve been frosted by the spirit of the holidays! I have numerous recipes for sugared and candied pecans, as any good Southern kitchen should. But without question this recipe is my favorite for […]

Jalapeño Jelly

Jalapeño Jelly

Sweet jelly with a delightful kick of spicy heat and all the spectacular colors of the season. Jalapeño jelly makes a great glaze when grilling or roasting chicken or pork and even is a bright substitute for mint jelly when serving lamb. But one of […]

Ginger Spiked Carrot Juice

Ginger Spiked Carrot Juice

Bright, naturally sweet with just a touch of tang – this is the perfect way to start the day! December is here and before we get overwhelmed with sweet treats and holiday goodies this juice offers a refreshing break. I have more than a few […]


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