Archive for November, 2010

Tasty Cranberry Chutney

Years ago, I went in search of a decent Cranberry Chutney recipe.  I started with Cooks.com but over the years I’ve morphed the recipe into my own.  This is one of my favorite dishes on Thanksgiving and Christmas and the best part: it’s so easy to make. (I’m all about the easy recipes!) This year [...]

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Spinach Balls: Always a Crowd Pleaser

I’ve been making these Spinach Balls during the holiday season for years.  They can be served as an appetizer or a side dish.  Both kids and adults love them and they are easy to make! Recipe:  Spinach Balls Ingredients: 2 packages of frozen chopped spinach 1 stick of unsalted butter 3 cups of Pepperidge Farm [...]

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Brown Sugar Tart

This is so simple and so good. It takes minutes to put together, has a crispy top with a gooey center that is slightly caramelized in taste. It is delicious. Especially yummy with a little heavy cream poured over top. Recipe: Brown Sugar Tart Summary: Recipe from Circle B Kitchen Ingredients 2 cups firmly packed [...]

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A Few Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

Recipe: Goat Cheese Beggar’s Purses Thanksgiving is one of those holiday meals where it is really difficult to do everything before your guests arrive. I still like to prepare as much as possible in advance so I can remain organized and capitalize on holiday time with my family. The last thing I want to worry [...]

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Apple, Ham and Brie Crostini

Another easy and delicious appetizer. You can assemble these ahead of time and place in the fridge. Throw them in the oven just before your guests arrive and serve warm. Recipe: Apple, Ham & Brie Crostini Ingredients 1 Baguette 1/2 lb Brie – softened at room temperature 1/8 cup Dijon Mustard 1 Scallion – chopped [...]

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Goat Cheese – Fig Beggar’s Purses

A great, versatile and easy appetizer. I have used Fig Jam and Marsala Jam, but you can really use any kind you wish. You can assemble these a couple hours ahead of time, cover them, place them in the fridge and then bake just before serving. Recipe: Goat Cheese – Fig Beggar’s Purses Ingredients 1 [...]

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Apple Sangria

Recipe: Apple Sangria Adapted from Cooking Light September 2010 Ingredients 3 1/2 cups Apples – chopped (recommended: Honeycrisp) 1/2 cup Apple Brandy (recommended: Lairds) 1/4 cup Honey 1 Naval Orange – quartered 4 Cloves – whole 2 large Cinnamon Sticks 2 slices Fresh Ginger – peeled and sliced in 1/4″ pieces 1 bottle (750 ml) [...]

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Weekly Menu Plan

This week’s menu plan is here. I will be posting some great Thanksgiving recipes as well. I got hit with a few things last week and didn’t get to make many of the things I had planned so they are repeating on this weeks menu plan. Monday- – Roast Chicken with White Wine Gravy, Chestnut, Leek [...]

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Brandied Caramel Apple Pie

I love apple pie in the fall, okay well anytime, but especially in the fall. I have a couple different recipes that I use but this one is my go-to recipe. I just love it. It may very well be the best apple pie I have ever made. Dollop some ice cream on top for [...]

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Vanilla-Bourbon Ice Cream

Vanilla and Bourbon are a delicious combination. And as a bonus I find that a little alcohol in homemade ice cream helps keep the ice cream creamy and not get too icy – since alcohol doesn’t freeze. This Vanilla-Bourbon Ice Cream was so yummy and creamy – it was perfect. We devoured it too quickly. [...]

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