In a world gone ever so slightly mad recently, we wish you all the happys of the season: happy turkey, happy stuffing, happy over-the-top side dishes, happy leftovers, happy football watching, happy football playing, happy playing in fallen leaves, happy building new memories, happy quiet moments for reading, happy sharing with neighbors. Happy Thanksgiving, from our new home in the city to your home.
Imagine, instead of a pie on the holiday table, a gigantic bowl of pies. Hand pies, individually sized, just a few bites of goodness and all the same so nobody fights for the largest slices. There would be no extra dishes to wash. And you could make them ahead, even way ahead, and reheat them in the microwave which is fast and easy and really the best way. Imagine that! Apple spice hand pies can be your reality for the holidays; all you need are some discos in the freezer, ready to defrost, and the filling you'd make for a regular apple pie. Readers of this blog know I'm a huge fan of discos, but if you can't get them, don't despair. Discos are small,...
Serve these basil ricotta bruschetta for an appetizer, or dessert. Pan tossing the grapes brings out the natural sweetness, and the juices!
If you're lucky enough to be able to get lobster where you live, this lobster and avocado salad with chunks of fresh tomato and basil should be at the top of your summer picnic food list.
Pull a box of phyllo shells from the freezer, and in the time it takes them to defrost you can make this sweet mocha ricotta cream filling. Top with bits of chopped chocolate for a one-bite dessert.
West African chicken and peanut stew creates a world of flavor with everyday ingredients from your pantry.
Give beef brisket a sweet-and-sour tang with a gravy made from pomegranate molasses and mint. So unusual, and easy to cook in the crockpot. Leftovers make great sandwiches, too.