Cream of Chestnut Soup

1 lb fresh chestnuts 1 diced onion 2 quarts chicken stock 6″ sprig of fresh tarragon 1/4 cup sour cream Salt to Taste

Make a shallow X slice in the flat side of each chestnut and roast in a 425 oven for 30 minutes.

While the chestnuts are roasting, saute the onion over low [...]

Cupcake Hamburgers

Ingredients: A batch of yellow cupcakes made according to the recipe Some sesame seeds (optional) A 9 X 13 pan of brownies made according to the recipe. A batch of Marshmallow Fondant and divide into two, one dyed lettuce green, the other died American Cheese orange (recipe below) Some of your favorite frosting Food [...]

Easy Baklava (Baklava Be’Aj)

The Fillo cup 8 oz premade Fillo dough 1/2 cup unsalted butter – melted

The Filling: 1 cup walnuts 1 cup blanched almonds 1/2 cup sugar 2 Tbs melted butter 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg 1/4 Tsp Lemon Zest

The syrup: 1 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup water 1 tsp lemon juice 2 [...]

Maximize Your Favorite Holiday Flavors

Stuffing: It’s easy to take traditional boxed stuffing and amp up the flavor. Box stuffing is usually flavored with sage, poultry seasoning, and some chicken broth. A little salt is added to round out the flavor. The only thing missing is savory. When you’re adding the celery and onions the recipe calls for, add [...]

Christmas Gift Ideas

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Ode to Food

I love the phrase “You are what you eat.” It conjures up the image of juicy new york steak being transformed into the building blocks of the body. But I view it in a more figurative sense. When food is prepared, a little bit of the soul of the person doing the preparing is [...]