Winter Blah’s Book Giveaway

 Posted by at 7:00 pm on December 30, 2009  2 Responses »
Dec 302009
Winter Blah's Book Giveaway

When I get the chance to read, I am in heaven. I love to be swept away in a story, pretend I am one of the characters… immerse myself in each word. When I finish the book, I am sad, left wanting more… hating the word reality. My husband wishes that it would take me […]

12 Recipes of Christmas… # 12 Winter Fruit Salad

 Posted by at 3:33 am on December 25, 2009  1 Response »
Dec 252009
12 Recipes of Christmas... # 12 Winter Fruit Salad

A winter fruit salad. Ever wonder what you should bring as a fruit salad during the winter time…. well here’s a great one. I love it because it’s easy and tasty. It also has the beautiful colors of winter. It’s also easy on the pocketbook. It’s very versitile, and unique. In fact, I gave this […]

12 Recipes of Christmas… # 11 Malfatti’s

 Posted by at 12:06 am on December 24, 2009  5 Responses »
Dec 242009
12 Recipes of Christmas... # 11 Malfatti's

What is a Malfatti? Well, let’s start with a little story. While growing up in Napa, California, it was a tradition to have ravioli’s and malfati’s from The Depot. It’s a great little place, where the locals go for a killer meal. My Grandma Lu would get these malfatti’s and we would have them for […]

12 Recipes of Christmas… # 10 Coconut Chicken with Rice

 Posted by at 3:10 pm on December 22, 2009  Comments Off on 12 Recipes of Christmas… # 10 Coconut Chicken with Rice
Dec 222009

I received this recipe from my aunts in California. They are great cooks just like my grandmother was. Of, course they are, they learned from her! Anyway, I tried this recipe the other night and it is so flavorful, savory and fun, I had to share it. The seasonings can be a little spicy, but […]

12 Recipes of Christmas… # 9 Homemade Soft Dough Pretzels

 Posted by at 3:19 am on December 19, 2009  Comments Off on 12 Recipes of Christmas… # 9 Homemade Soft Dough Pretzels
Dec 192009
12 Recipes of Christmas... # 9 Homemade Soft Dough Pretzels

This recipe is wonderful. Soft, chewey pretzels, with kosher salt and dipped in mustard. What more could you ask for on a cold afternoon. Snack time anyone? I made pretzels this week for my kids’ lunch. This recipe is even easy for children. My son was my assistant, but liked shaping them the most. The […]

Dinner at Aristos & A Christmas Story

 Posted by at 3:13 pm on December 18, 2009  Comments Off on Dinner at Aristos & A Christmas Story
Dec 182009
Dinner at Aristos & A Christmas Story

I have mentioned several times about the March of Dimes. At their recent Signature Chefs Dinner & Auction, my parents bid for a wonderful dinner and play item, which after intense bidding on my fathers’ part, he won. 🙂 We were all very excited for him until he realized he would be out of town […]

12 Recipes of Christmas… # 8 Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

 Posted by at 5:37 pm on December 16, 2009  1 Response »
Dec 162009

This new recipe was a colaboration with my son. He seems to like to bake just as much as he likes to lick the frosting bowl. We made them last night and they are perfect. My neighbors even came over… great timing and were able to see and taste the final product. Both gave thumbs […]

Happy National Cupcake Day!

 Posted by at 11:55 pm on December 15, 2009  Comments Off on Happy National Cupcake Day!
Dec 152009

Is there really a need to celebrate cupcakes? Why yes, there is. In fact a whole day is set aside for a cute little cupcake! There’s always a reason to bake, and here is a great one that your family will thank you for. BAKE! BAKE! BAKE! I woke up at 5:30 am this morning, […]

Dec 082009
12 Recipes of Christmas... # 7 Honey Walnut Shrimp & Rice

I think this is one of the easiest recipes ever! In no time at all, you can have a great tasting Chinese dinner ready for your family. Who needs take out when you can have take “in” instead! I hope you will love this recipe as much as my family does. Happy Baking & eating, […]

12 Recipes of Christmas… # 6 Orange Cranberry Upside Down Cupcakes

 Posted by at 8:18 pm on December 3, 2009  Comments Off on 12 Recipes of Christmas… # 6 Orange Cranberry Upside Down Cupcakes
Dec 032009
12 Recipes of Christmas... # 6 Orange Cranberry Upside Down Cupcakes

Are you wondering if there will be a new cupcake recipe in these 12 Recipes of Christmas? YES, of course there is. After all, I am now Mrs. Cupcake, and take it seriously. These Orange Cranberry Upside Down cupcakes are perfectly flavored, and use a yellow cake mix as their base ingredient. They are festive […]