December 2013

Best Ever Hot Chocolate French Toast.
December 13, 2013
Best Ever Hot Chocolate French Toast.

Yes, I am one hundred percent serious. Now please, do not get confused. I am in no way suggesting this for breakfast, although I can totally find many ways in my brain to justify this as breakfast. No, this is dessert and this dessert does not mess around.

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Coconut Crusted Brie Stuffed Quinoa Bites.
December 12, 2013
Coconut Crusted Brie Stuffed Quinoa Bites.

Quinoa just got so much better. And I really loved it before. But this quinoa? It’s bite size and it is stuffed to the max with ooey gooey brie.  

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Gingerbread Boy Granola.
December 10, 2013
Gingerbread Boy Granola.

I put some ginger cookie boys (or girls) in our granola! Yes, I really did and yes, it is just as awesome as it sounds. I have had this idea for what feels like months now. I even bought this mini gingerbread man cookie cutter weeks ago in preparation for this granola. Really, I just had the […]

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Middle Eastern Chicken and Couscous Wraps with Goat Cheese.
December 9, 2013
Middle Eastern Chicken and Couscous Wraps with Goat Cheese.

Monday, you come too fast. At least I am bringing a little excitement, pleasure and color (aren’t they kind of Christmassy?) to the table. You know, a little kick-start to the week. These are not just any wraps either, these are some of the best I have ever made. They are kind of like the middle […]

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Simple Whole Wheat Challah Bread.
December 8, 2013
Simple Whole Wheat Challah Bread.

Hi, hi! Happy Sunday! I am sort of out of words to say today. Well actually, my brain is just a little distracted. I have tons to tell you, but it needs to wait until the time is right. I am all about the right timing.

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Sugar Cookie Hot Cocoa Cupcakes.
December 6, 2013
Sugar Cookie Hot Cocoa Cupcakes.

Let me ask you guys a question. When you think of Christmas, how do you picture it? In my head, it is a winter wonderland full of snow, hot chocolate and marshmallows. Oh, and of course, the North Pole, Santa, his elves and his reindeer. No, I am not five. I am just currently stuck […]

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Crazy Greek Feta, Sun-Dried Tomato and Pistachio Truffles
December 5, 2013
Crazy Greek Feta, Sun-Dried Tomato and Pistachio Truffles

I think I need to start making more appetizers. And more Greek food. I love Greek food. I think it cures all things. Or at least I wish it cured all things. I am currently not feeling so good. I have that whole sore throat, achy thing going on. Complete with the chills and a […]

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Easy Chicken Tamale Burrito Bowls
December 4, 2013
Easy Chicken Tamale Burrito Bowls

Let me tell you about the time I made Tamales. It was almost exactly a year ago. Well, it was just after Christmas and if you were reading back then you may remember we had twenty-one people in ONE house. Food was going quick, but we always have some sort of Mexican dish on New […]

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Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies + Video
December 3, 2013
Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies + Video

Sometimes life just needs a little milk chocolate. Or in this case, a lot of milk chocolate. It is a good, good, thing. Plus, tis the season for truffles. Yes! There is milk chocolate MELTED into the brownie batter, chunks STIRRED into in the brownie batter and then just a little MORE on top… to […]

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30 Minute Sweet Asian Chili Pork, Ginger and Tangerine Stir Fry
December 2, 2013
30 Minute Sweet Asian Chili Pork, Ginger and Tangerine Stir Fry

So I get a lot of questions. Some of them super weird (like really weird), some of them super creepy, some super nosy and most that are thankfully – normal. By far my most asked question is how I come up with new recipes. I think I get asked this everyday, and not just by […]

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Easy Fluffy Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls
December 1, 2013
Easy Fluffy Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls

Prepare for a ton of photos. We’re doing the nog today. To be honest, I am not really into eggnog. Well, eggnog as a drink. Eggnog in cinnamon rolls and these cheesecake bars? That I am into.

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