Tag Archive: cooking

Pork-Loin with Dried Fruit, Pumpkin Butter, and Sweet, Smoky Red Wine Sauce

Today I am celebrating the birthday of a dear friend and recycling a wonderfully savory recipe that I discovered this fall.  I first made Jane Kirby and Kay Chun’s recipe for “Yucatán-Style Pork”… Continue reading

Spicy Pumpkin Cheesecake Shooters

If you’re like me, you might have a few extra cans of pumpkin puree lying around this week. I decided to make a quick dessert out of one such can and blend the… Continue reading

Culinary Bucket List

Last week, I happened upon another WordPress site called “Things K Likes,“ http://www.thingskaylikes.wordpress.com/ which features a “Baking Bucket List” page where the author lists recipes she would like to bake in the future. I… Continue reading

Great Holiday Garnishes

I titled this post “Great Holiday Garnishes” because these food items evoke a holiday feel in me when I see them on a plate. Some garnishes are included in this post because of… Continue reading

Frightful Dessert Fondue

One of my favorite suppers involves bringing out the fondue pot, the colorful forks, and some flavorful ingredients for a three-course meal.  When I make fondue, I generally begin with a creamy cheese,… Continue reading

Black and White Week: White Chocolate Glazed Doughnut Holes

Sometimes Sunday calls for doughnuts, especially today, because Monday means the work week begins again and I, for one, am still worn out from a weekend on the clock.  A little sugar rush… Continue reading

Black and White Week: Black Bean Hummus

I am continuing with the theme of “Black and White Week” with black bean hummus.  Hummus is such a tasty dip, I couldn’t resist posting another recipe featuring black beans.  I used the… Continue reading

Crispy Crab Bundles

Here is my take on crab rangoon – a very crab-tastic, crispy phyllo bundle filled with soft, rich cream cheese.  This recipe makes enough filling for about 48 bundles, but I only assembled… Continue reading

Choco-Nutty Mint Hot Chocolate

Last month, I bought some hot chocolate mix that claimed to be chocolate mint flavor – one of my favorite combinations.  However, the taste of the hot chocolate was decidedly…unappetizing. Being a choco-mint… Continue reading

“Massaman” Curry

This is my 100th blog post, meaning I have been blogging for just over three months now.  I just wanted to take a moment to say how much I am enjoying sharing my… Continue reading

Quick and Easy Fig Salad Dressing

Have you ever started to prepare a meal, only to find that a few key ingredients are missing from the pantry and/or refrigerator? That was me a few weeks ago, when I realized… Continue reading

Chicken Ditalini Soup with Rosemary and Thyme

This soup was inspired by and adapted from my Williams-Sonoma catalog.  When it came in the mail, I opened it up to find a recipe for Pasta e Ceci Soup. However, I knew… Continue reading

Apple Ramekin Mini Pies

One of my favorite go-to desserts is to use a set of ramekins to make small, individual pies for my dinner guests to enjoy.  Usually, I make blackberry peach, blueberry, or strawberry.  Tonight,… Continue reading

Great Kitchen Tools: The Spider Skimmer

Several years ago, I purchased a stainless steel spider skimmer at a cooking supply store.  I think this kitchen tool is a great thing to have in your arsenal if you like to… Continue reading

Strawberry Rhubarb Whoopie Pies

Last weekend, I spent time with visiting family who were heading home from a trip to my hometown area of the country.  As a special treat, my cousin made a strawberry rhubarb dessert… Continue reading

Perfect Rice Balls

In my home, we eat a fair amount of Asian food. I often cook curries or General Tso’s chicken, and we stir fry about twice a month. I also like to serve Asian… Continue reading