Archive for December, 2010

Oeufs en Meurette – December Daring Cooks Challenge – Poach to Perfection

This month x challenged The Daring Cooks to learn the art of poaching an egg. I have poached chicken before and I love Eggs Benedict, but I must admit I have never poached an egg . So this was a great one for me. Jenn and Jill selected a recipe for Alton Brown’s Eggs Benedict [...]

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Warm up with Loaded Baked Potato Soup

It feels like it became winter overnight!  It’s the perfect time of year to try out some new soup recipes.  This one is fast and easy and the kids love it.  I usually serve this with a salad and some crusty Italian bread and dinner is done!  To make it a bit healthier, you can [...]

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Heart Healthy Tomato-Cranberry Meatballs

Canned tomatoes are a staple in my house. I use them all the time to make tomato soup, tomato sauce, chili the list goes on. I always keep them in the pantry in their many forms. I have heard of the benefits of lycopene, commonly found in tomatoes. But recently, I was made aware of [...]

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Roasted Grape Tomato Bruschetta

This has become one of my go-to appetizers since it is simple, fresh, and delicious. The red tomatoes and green basil make it perfect for the holidays.  It can be prepared the night before and it can be served at room temperature, which makes it easy to bring for a potluck dinner as well. Recipe: Roasted [...]

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Easy Twice-Baked Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes are Giada-inspired.  I was going to make my usual mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving Day when I caught a clip of Giada on the Food Network. She was making a twice-baked Mashed Potato recipe that looked delicious.  I only caught the second half of the segment and I couldn’t find her recipe online [...]

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Cranberry Champagne Punch

I made this Cranberry Champagne Brunch as an early cocktail to our Thanksgiving dinner this year. We had this in the afternoon while we finished up cooking – it was delicious and lots of fun! I used fresh orange juice which I highly recommend but when not available, I’d think it would be fabulous to [...]

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