Archive | December, 2011

Buttermilk Rhubarb Muffins

A recent invitation to join our neighbors, Bud and Billie Herman, for coffee at their home shortly after the Thanksgiving holiday resulted in the creation of this both fluffy and crisp, sweet and tart muffin that we served to them with freshly brewed coffee just yesterday in our home!  During the course of our conversation […]

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Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto Loaf with Toasted Pine Nuts

During the holiday season we are always thankful for the versatility of cream cheese… and the standard in our kitchen remains Kraft’s Philadelphia Original.  For the best taste, texture and foundation for many great recipes it simply cannot be beaten!  Dayton refined this recipe for a delicious appetizer spread from one to which he had been […]

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Garden Frittata Appetizer on Sun-dried Tomato Baguette Crisps

One can never have enough ideas for appetizers during the holiday season, whether they be quick and easy or fussy and elegant… I like both!  My criteria for the perfect appetizer… it must be attractive and, of course, delicious!  Ease of preparation is the key to this very simple and tasty appetizer.  All it takes is […]

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Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Fresh Rhubarb, Strawberry and Tarragon Sauce

The only thing that is traditional during the holidays when it comes to food is that we know that our traditional  meals are always going to be non-traditional…!  When it was time to give thought to the Thanksgiving dinner coming from our kitchen this year neither roast turkey nor pumpkin pie even crossed our minds… a delicious […]

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