Easy Make-Ahead Cocktail Party Appetizers

Hosting a New Year's Eve party? Take my advice, and make your appetizers well in advance. This way, you won't be trapped in the kitchen while your guests are wearing lamp shades sipping champagne in another room. Here are links to my favorite make-ahead dips, spreads, and canapes: Read more »

Orange Cognac Cookies

Wowzers! That's not a real word, but it seems the best description for these holiday treats. They're light, buttery, and perfectly perfumed with Grand Marnier. Santa loves 'em, as do his overworked-and-underpaid elves. I think you'll love 'em, too. They are incredibly easy to make. Read more »

Egg-Crêpe Manicotti (GF)

Make a dozen egg-crêpes, fill them with cheese, herbs, and garlic, top them with fragrant tomato sauce, and what will you have? An exquisite main course that you can serve for dinner tonight. Read more »

Caramel-Chocolate Mousse (GF)

Yes, I know that Christmas is around the corner. But here in New York's Hudson Valley, we're enjoying April-like weather. To celebrate, I made a batch of Caramel-Chocolate Mousse, and devoured it on my sun-flooded front porch. Read more »

Christmas Glögg!

Monday was my birthday, and boy, did I live it up! I mopped the kitchen floor. I folded some laundry. And then, just for the heck of it, I made some beautiful-beautiful Glögg. Read on, and I'll give you a few fun facts about this Swedish Christmas beverage, along with my step-by-step recipe: Read more »

14-Cup Food Processor Giveaway/Winner Announced

UPDATE: Comment #645 from Jennifer is the winning comment, per Random.org. Congrats Jennifer! To collect your prize, just shoot me an email! Read more »

Eggs in Sweet Potato Nests

What's so great about these eggs in sweet potato nests? Everything! They're glamorous. They're low-carb. They're knock-your-socks-off delicious. Serve them for a simple supper, as I did last Saturday, and everyone will think you're a genius. Here's the step-by-step recipe: Read more »