Parmesan Roasted Carrots

Holiday Dishes, Recipes, Sides

If you’re as tired of boiled carrots at the holiday dinner table as we are, these will be a welcome change of pace! Fresh carrots get dressed up with a healthy drizzle of olive oil and a yummy crispy layer of melted parmesan cheese.

Gingerbread Pancakes

Breakfast, Holiday Dishes, Recipes

I simply couldn’t resist.  I LOVE gingerbread, and my new introduction to the Epicure Gingerbread spice has somehow sparked a world of holiday foodie creativity in me!  Gingerbread for breakfast?  Sure, why the heck not.

Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread Cake

Desserts & Baking, Holiday Dishes, Recipes

There are few things that define the holidays more than gingerbread. The smell and taste instantly take me back to my childhood and hours spent putting together (and eating) gingerbread houses. I’ve tried so many different versions of upside down cakes, but never one with gingerbread.  Of course pear and gingerbread seemed like a match made in heaven, and the … View The Post

Lemon Almond Ricotta Cake

Desserts & Baking, Holiday Dishes, Recipes

I was walking through the grocery store, and out of nowhere I had this crazy impulse to buy ricotta.  Now, don’t ask me why.  At first I thought, am I pregnant?  Nope.  But there was no doubt I was leaving that store with the biggest container they sell.  Maybe it’s all of this research that I’m reading about the benefits … View The Post

Shortbread Cookies

Desserts & Baking, Holiday Dishes, Recipes

We make cookies every Christmas Eve, well, for ‘you-know-who’.  These shortbread cookies have hands-down won the family vote, and since Santa seems to clear the plate every year I won’t argue. The corn starch is the secret ingredient that gives these cookies the perfect amount of crispness.  I don’t indulge in a lot of sweets, but these are really worth … View The Post