Category: Christmas

Recipe :: Sundried Tomato & Pesto Torta

Rather than a making a dip, give this torta a try.  Similar to a savory cheesecake, the bright flavor of pesto and sundried tomoatoes are...

New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party

Host a hip New Year’s Eve cocktail party with ideas from my monthly column on The Family Groove. www.thefamilygroove.com/dec09_TheDinnerParty.htm Check out these related posts: Tapas...

Recipe :: Brie, Caramelized Onion & Craisin Quesadillas

Creamy brie, sweet onions and tart craisins combine to make an extraordinary quesadilla.  Think of these as a hip twist on traditional baked brie. Serve...

Butternut Squash Barley Risotto

  I have upped the nutritional content by using barley instead of Arborio rice for this comforting risotto.  You won’t lose any of the creaminess...

Hip Tip – Stylish Shrimp Martinis

Serve some shrimp “up” in a martini glass for a hip twist on the traditional shrimp cocktail.  It makes a great appetizer for New Year’s...

Peppermint Bark Chocolate Chip Cookies

  These Peppermint Bark Chocolate Chip Cookies are an annual favorite.  I came across this recipe on Heidi Swanson’s blog, 101cookbooks.com, several years ago and...

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