Archive for November, 2010

The Daring Kitchen November Challenge – Souffle

This month’s challenge was brought to us by Linda and Dave of MonkeyShines in the Kitchen. They challenged us to make souffle. I have to admit I have never made a souffle before. They have a reputation of being very difficult. When I said I was making a souffle my husband said it the only [...]

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Angry Birds Cupcakes

You may remember me talking about my little buddy, Cole (my bff’s son and my daughter’s bff). Today he turned 4! To celebrate, he came over and Mia, he and I made Angry Bird Cupcakes. I used Magnolia Bakery’s cupcake and icing recipe, which I have used before and I love. It is simple, easy, [...]

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Pear and Almond Tart

I made this dessert last week. I really enjoyed the combination of the pears, custard, spices and almonds. They all worked well together. And this dessert was very simple to put together. Recipe: Pear & Almond Tart Ingredients Prepared Pie Crust 2 Large Pears – peeled, cored and halved 1 Lemon – cut in half [...]

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Autumn Chicken Pot Pie

This was such a good and comforting meal last night. Perfect on  a chilly fall evening. I made the crust and the whole dish was so yummy. If you are short on time you can buy pre-paired pie dough. But if you do have the time, make you own, it is well worth it. I [...]

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My Go-To Pie Crust

This is my favorite recipe for pie crust. It is super easy and always produces great results. I adapt it for sweet or savory pies and tarts, adding more sugar for a sweeter crust or adding in fresh herbs for a savory one. This is the recipe that made me love making pie crusts. You’ll [...]

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Weekly Menu Plan

This week’s menu plan full of Fall favorites and a few good Thanksgiving menu items. Sunday- Autumn Chicken Pot Pie with Spinach & Fig Balsamic Salad Monday – Leftovers Tuesday – Serrano Ham, Manchego Cheese & Fig Tartines with a  Butternut Squash Soup Thursday – Roast chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Parsnips with Crispy Shallots, Cranberry [...]

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Acorn Squash Beef Stroganoff

This is another fantastic fall dinner. The flavor work great together adding an autumnal twist to a familiar favorite. You can use acorn squash or butternut squash for this recipe. Serve this over egg noodles. Recipe: Acorn Squash Beef Stroganoff Summary: Adapted from Bitchin’ Camero Ingredients 1 tbsp. Olive Oil 2 Shallots -minced 1 cup [...]

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Bourbon Ball Martini

This is a nice cocktail for the fall, especially if you are a bourbon fan. It is is a bit sweet but yummy! It reminds me of those bourbon chocolate balls you eat during the holidays. Recipe: Bourbon Ball Martini Summary: Recipe from Erin’s Food Files Ingredients 3 oz. Bourbon Whiskey 3 oz. Creme de [...]

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Chicken & Apple Fall Stew

Stews make great dinners on chilly nights. This lighter version made with chicken and apples is perfect on a fall night and a nice alternative to the more traditional version. It was also a quick meal for a busy weeknight. I made a Quick Rosemary-Olive Oil Bread to go along with it. The bread paired [...]

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Rosemary-Olive Oil Bread

This an easy to make quick bread. It goes well with chicken stew, soup or on its own dipped in a little olive oil. Recipe: Rosemary-Olive Oil Bread Summary: Adapted from Joy of Cooking Ingredients 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour 3/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour 2 1/2 tsp Baking Powder 1 tsp – Fresh Rosemary, [...]

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