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

Parmesan Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Holiday Dishes, Recipes, Sides, Vegetables

You either love them or hate them.  Yes, I’m talking about brussels sprouts.  And I confess, until recently I was in the ‘hate them’ group. I had been subjected to years of the mushy cold version (aren’t all veggies cold on the Christmas table by the time we get to them?), so I really had no clue how yummy these … View The Post