Wednesday, April 23, 2014
"Hi. Nellie here." "Now that the weather has warmed up, me and my sisters love to spend a good portion of our days out in the sunshine soaking up the rays, and getting our vitamin D." "Luckily for me my fur is kind of like a built in visor and I don't have any problems with the sun getting in my eyes."
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Do you remember the crescent roll wrapped hot dogs that were so popular back in the 70's and 80's? They were fun, right? I don't know anybody that didn't love them so I decided to make my own version called Challah Hot Dogs because they used the same Challah dough I used to make the Braided Challah Bread just a few weeks ago.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Have you ever had something at a restaurant that was so tasty you just knew you'd have to one day try and recreate it on your own? That's what this Crab Salad Stuffed Avocado recipe is all about for me.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Hello everyone and welcome to this #SundaySupper edition of "Easter/Passover feast." For this grand occasion, I've made a Strawberry Crostata with Sweet Almond Glaze to bring to the table, and to share in the feast.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
My name is Reneé, and I'm a garlic-o-holic! But I swear, I have it under control. As long as can have garlic at least 5-6 times a week my addiction stays in check, and I'm not a danger to myself or anyone else, unless, of course, I breathe on you! LOL If you're a garlic addict, like me, then you simply MUST make this Vampire Garlic Dip! It's incredible and a super fantastic way to celebrate today, April 19th, being National Garlic Day!!!!
Friday, April 18, 2014
Nothing speaks to spring the way asparagus does. This recipe combines fresh springtime asparagus and peas, arborio rice, a splash of white wine, beef stock and some Parmesan cheese. With a little stirring and a mere 20-25 minutes later you'll have this amazing dish of Asparagus and Pea Risotto.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
I've seen lots and lots of recipes lately for carrot cake everything. Cookies, cupcakes, donuts, you name it. I wanted to put my own spin to the springtime carrot cake obsession so I came up with this recipe for Zucchini and Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies which I think you're really going to enjoy.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I tend to have an all-or-nothing personality. When I find something I love, I go all in, jumping in with both feet and never looking back. That character trait has gotten me into a little bit of trouble (on more than one occasion over the years), but that's another subject for completely another day. LOL
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
With April being national grilled cheese month, I wanted to come up with a sandwich that was both unusual and special. When I told my husband that I was going to make Prosciutto, Melon and Provolone Grilled Cheese sandwiches, he was less than thrilled...he even said they sounded "gross".
Monday, April 14, 2014
Do you come here often??? Sounds like a cheesy pick-up line, right? Well, in this particular case, it is and it isn't. The reason I ask is because if you do, you probably already know that baking homemade bread is a true passion of mine. I love everything about it, especially the end result as you can clearly see with this Braided Challah Bread! It's so, so pretty!!
Sunday, April 13, 2014
This week's #SundaySupper theme is "Stuffed, Rolled and Wrapped" so I chose to make this Rolled Greek Meatloaf which is ground lamb that is mixed with lively lemon and oregano, then filled with spinach and feta and then rolled to form a fun spiral when sliced. OPA!
Saturday, April 12, 2014
If you were challenged to come up with a recipe that featured the three main ingredients of spinach, chickpeas and pepper (any sort) what do you think you would come up with? It's a tough one. I know.
I came up with this recipe for Spinach, Chickpea and Red Pepper Salad with Asian Cashew Dressing and I think it's a pretty darned good one (if I do say so myself)!
Friday, April 11, 2014
What's moist and tangy with the brightness of lemon, the sweet bite of raspberry and a faint wisp of citrusy cardamom? You guessed it! This Lemon Raspberry Cardamom Quick Bread...that's what!
Thursday, April 10, 2014
They say that the third time's the charm when it comes to trying and failing, and I have to believe it. For the past three Fridays in a row, I worked this recipe for my Pretzel Pockets Stuffed with Ham and Asiago only to be stopped dead in my tracks due to some horrendous sticking issues I was having after they were baked.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
I took this video the other day after I'd been to the store and bought each of our three girls a new chew bone. As happens, and for some reason, all three of them always want the same one bone. Some day I may learn my lesson and only buy one bone...but I doubt it! LOL I love them so much!
Until we woof again,