Sunday, December 21, 2008


I'm in love with fresh food.

I'm sick of canned this and powdered that.

So when I decided to make gingersnaps for the first time, I determined that there was only one way to do it.

With fresh ingredients.

Including the ginger.

As much as I could control it.

So I did some searching and found this recipe for Gingersnaps. A few weeks ago I made some sugared ginger, so even that ingredient was pretty fresh. Well, it was fresh when I made it two weeks ago!

So here, I embark on yet another fresh recipe!

I made these for chirstmas gifts, but only 6 made it before I realized my hubby was wolfing them down! Fresh indeed, these were fantastic!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sugared Cranberries

I think this one is going to work! (I'll be sure to update with my progress tomorrow.)

Presenting: Sugared Cranberries.

These were great! Juicy, beautiful. They were the Wow factor on my Christmas trays!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Cornbread and a good story

I found Homesick Texan via google's Food Blog Search. Can't say enought great things about that!

HT tells about her (her?) love of cast iron skillets, how to treat them, and then goes right into the greatest Cornbread recipe. I can't wait to try it! Our friend made chili and asked for cornbread to go with it. He's kind of finicky, so I'll probably make a separate, more conventional batch, but I'm definitely trying out this recipe tonight!

I made this last night, as indicated.
Well, it looked FANTASTIC. But it tasted "off," not sure what exactly I did wrong, but I'm going to try it again sometime. Good thing I made another type!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Alton Brown's Christmas Soup

I was able to watch the food network with my hubby a few nights ago and he didn't flee!!
We caught a clip of Alton Brown's Christmas soup and my hubby was enthralled. Well, enthralled is kind of a strong word. He was definitely hooked though.

It's a kielbasa soup with kale. And the kielbasa did it.
Check it out!

Made this tuesday - it was a hit! Though he wasn't impressed with the kale, I think it added some good flavor.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Kiwi Kiwi Kiwi

There was a sale on Kiwi and I just had to grab my share. Now, I just need some good recipes.

I'm going to try Kiwi Lime Marmalade, Kiwi Chutney, and Kiwi Fruit Salsa.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Alfredo Sauce

Quite simply, Alfredo Sauce.

Never use a packet again.