Skip to main content

Roasted Baby Carrots with Fresh Thyme

Roasted Baby Carrots with Fresh Thyme

Another great Pinterest find. Ingredients 1 pound baby carrots 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind (optional) 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1 finely chopped green onion Directions Preheat oven to 450°. In a large bowl, combine carrots and next 3 ingredients (through salt); toss well.  (You may want to include the lemon […]

Christmas 2013 Menu

Christmas 2013 Menu

Fool-Proof Standing Rib Roast Yorkshire Puddings and Gravy (you can use this no-drippings recipe if you like!)       Mashed Cauliflower           Garlic Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts                     Roasted Baby Carrots with Fresh Thyme               […]

Peppered Filet Roast

Peppered Filet Roast

I am a fan, like a FAN, of filet mignon.  Can’t get much better than that this side of birthday cake.  But I don’t have a ton of experience cooking it, just ordering it at fancy restaurants.  So here’s a very simple filet mignon recipe from the local newspaper that looks downright yummy!     […]

Mini Christmas Puddings

Mini Christmas Puddings

Okay, hard-core kitchen aficionados, this one I freely rank “Advanced.” It’s a great recipe, and it’s a heck of a lot less trouble if you follow my Americanized, detailed recipe than the original British one which was just one big UGH. But I really liked these Christmas puddings because they weren’t too bitter – traditional […]

Sugarplums

Sugarplums

Talk about traditional Christmas goodies! We’ve tried these several times and they’re yummy, if not your typical American sweetness. They’re great rolled in powdered sugar, crushed pistachios, shredded coconut, or cocoa powder, or with a little fondant on the top. Yields 18 sugarplums Ingredients ¼ cup finely chopped pecans (toasted at 350F for 5 minutes, […]

Gingerhaus Secrets

Gingerhaus Secrets

Doing this beautiful Gingerhaus from Sur la Table has become our Christmas tradition – just one more project in a long Thanksgiving weekend of cooking and decorating. It’s really fun, especially when you remember to do these – they don’t give a lot of help in the instructions. Use this royal frosting recipe instead – so […]