Cauliflower is delicious cooked in so manyways, (roasted with Parmesan, stuffed with cheesy-onion filling, or baked with buffalo wing sauce) but one of our favorites is super simple: mashed with some butter, white pepper, and Boursin Shallot & Chive Cheese! We’ve been on a bit of a Boursin kick lately and all of the cheeses they make are delicious! By the way, I just discovered that they now make a dairy-free version of the original Garlic & Fine Herbs for any of you on a dairy-free diet!
Holiday Cookie Connection Giveaway Winner and Cookies!
Hooray! We have a winner from our First Annual Holiday Cookie Connection Giveaway drawing! Drum roll … Van My’s dream cookies had white chocolate, pistachios, and cranberries, so we decided to make these yummy brownies with all of those goodies plus a white chocolate frosting!
Oatmeal crust with the gooey brown sugar-date topping can satisfy ay sweet tooth! Plus we have a "no wheat no dairy" option for these oat-date bars. And, they are great for breakfast too.
This salad features tomatoes and raw green beans, with a collection of goodies on top including Kalamata olives, roasted shallots and feta cubes all dressed in a simple vinaigrette. It is super delicious and beautiful for Christmas dinner with all of the red and green!
Manischewitz wine, black bean garlic sauce and pomegranate molasses are the secret ingredients that make these “fall off the bone” short ribs so tender and delicious! Created by Noah Jacobs of Jacob & Sons, this is by far our favorite short rib recipe! And, you won’t be toiling over the stove for hours and hours. This recipe is really easy to prepare and then, you just let them braise in the oven for three hours or so and your guests will truly believe you’ve been cooking all day!
Usually made with potatoes, we have taken a departure from the regular latke recipe and ours have no potatoes! Instead, garlic, onions, lots of finely sliced leeks, and bread crumbs crisp up to make these savory pancakes to serve as a side dish or all alone. Top them with a dollop of sour cream, or even better crème fràiche and a sprinkling of finely snipped chives. We like to grate Parmesan on them sometimes, too.
Rugelach has always reminded me of the delectable cinnamon roll-ups my mom used to make with leftover pie dough, but rugelach is usually made with cream cheese pastry. These delightful tasty treats, originating in the Jewish communities of Poland, can be made with any number of different spice, nut, or fruit fillings, but cinnamon or chocolate are definitely our favorites. They make perfect Chanukah treats and Santa will love them too!
No holiday season is complete without cookie cutter cookies. These shimmery snowflake cookies made with butter, powdered sugar, cinnamon and vanilla create delicious, crispy morsels you won’t want to live without! Cinnamon adds a twinkly holiday twist to traditional shortbread and it smells divine baking in the oven. You can also punch a little hole in the top of the cookie before baking so you can hang them on your tree as ornaments.
Crispy, melt-in-your-mouth cookies, these have been a family favorite ever since my husband's mom began making them for the family! This year we decided to add a little holiday flair to her traditional recipe by dipping them in chocolate and sprinkling them with roasted pistachios.
These peanut butter cookies with maplesyrup and Reese’s cups might just literally be to die for! Especially if you love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or just love dipping a spoonful of peanut butter into a bowl of chocolate chips! Sooooo good! These chunky peanut butter cookies combine maple syrup, Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups, dark chocolate chips and a dash of sea salt for one of the best cookies you may ever eat!
This quintessential Christmas Snowball holiday cookie, made with finely ground toasted pecans, butter, flour, just a bit of sugar, plus a splash of bourbon, are not super sweet until … you roll them twice in powdered sugar! And, this is where they get their name because they really do look like little snowballs by the time you’ve finished bathing them in powdered sugar!
Having a solid schnitzel recipe is a great idea, because it’s super easy to make for busy evenings! Turkey, chicken or veal cutlets, dipped in egg and matzo or bread crumbs and sautéed until crispy is always a fan favorite. Lately, we’ve been dipping the cutlets in seasoned almond flour and flaxseed meal and it’s a whole new ball game!