Pear Tarte Tatin with Anise Seed Caramel

      6 servings. Recipe credit to Food52. Tip:  It's adventurous to try new foods and flavor combinations. Our taste buds and taste sensations can change regularly, so something you previously disliked may become a future favorite...keep checking! Who among us hasn't tasted something for the first time, then wondered why we didn't try... Continue Reading →

Italian Stuffed Zucchini Cups

6-8 appetizer servings Tip: Holidays many times call for appetizers, whether at home or taken to a friend's or colleague's party. Look for options that can be made ahead so the host won't need to share kitchen space when you arrive. I also appreciate appetizers that can be served at room temperature. All the better... Continue Reading →

Baked Cranberry-Walnut Relish

12-16 servings (as a complement to an entrée) Tip: This is a crunchy, sweet-tart relish that is enjoyable with roast pork, chicken, or savory vegetarian dishes, as well as with your Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing. It keeps very well covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks (if you can leave it alone for... Continue Reading →

Frightful Fingers Shortbread Cookies

Quantity will vary depending on how large you make the fingers, but you should get 4-5 dozen cookies from this recipe. Tip: I've seen people get squeamish at these Halloween cookies sitting on a buffet table, but anyone who was brave enough to bite into one was pleasantly surprised by the yummy flavor. Kids and... Continue Reading →

Cookies & Cream Popcorn

Makes about 15 cups Tip: I really prefer cooking and baking from scratch, but some sweet treats are just too easy plus too fun and tasty to turn down. With all the varieties of Oreo cookies on grocery shelves, just think of the possibilities for fun flavors here (think Birthday Cake Oreos with sprinkles tossed... Continue Reading →

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