Celebrating First Year Blog Anniversary with a New Recipe Index

My first year anniversary  came and went last week.(January 5th)  Hard to believe that a whole year of blogging has gone by so quickly. I guess it is true what they say,  time really does fly when you are having fun. Along with starting year two with  the Saturday Blog Showcase, I  have also created…

First Roast Chicken Dinner of 2010

This is probably my most repeated dinner.  Moe had actually been asking for a Roast Chicken dinner since about two days after our Christmas turkey dinner.   I finally caved.   Should have made it sooner.   I really could eat this meal once every 10 days.   How boring is that????? Sides were the must-have mashed potatoes and…

Homemade Fudge

I made a double batch of Walnut and White Chocolate Fudge.  Most of the fudge got boxed up to send to family back east.   But I did keep out a few pieces for Moe and I. Walnut and White Chocolate Fudge=================1 cup white sugar1 cup brown sugar1 cup cream – heavy/whipping cream1/2 cup of butterpinch…

Warm Gingerbread Cake with Caramel Sauce

Last nights dessert was a  last minute decision.   I wasn’t going to bother making a dessert but I knew my two guests would be disappointed.  Soooooo I baked a Gingerbread Cake.   This cake is rich, moist and  and delicious and can be served with either a lemon sauce or caramel sauce. I like both sauces…

Braised Lamb Shanks

Two of our neighbours joined us for our first dinner of the New Year. More often than not I bake a ham for New Years day dinner.  But this year I decided to go with lamb.    I have this wonderful recipe for a lamb ragout that uses boneless lamb cut into cubes. I’ve made this…

First Breakfast of the New Year

What better way to start 2010 than with a late breakfast. We were up early and had coffee, but I waited until 10:30 before cooking breakfast.  This way I can get away with only cooking two meals today. Spanish Tortilla baked in a vintage Griswold Cast Iron Skillet Served with English style bacon and toasted…

Peppercorn Steak

Dinner last night. Peppercorn Steak with a cream sauce seasoned with blue cheese. This is another one of those quick to put together dinners. New York Strip steaks, well trimmed and presalted for at least a couple of hours. Rubbed with fresh garlic and coated in crushed peppercorns. I used a mix of green, black…

New Year’s Eve Appetizers

A few suggestions for appetizers to serve New Years Eve and New Years Day.  Some of my tried and true favourites. Thibeault’s Table – Recipe Collection – Appetizers Escargot In Mini Toast Cups Escargot In Mini Toast Cups===========================Source: Elegant Entertaining Cookbook – M. Sable 1 loaf of white bread1/4 cup melted butter1 can escargot (36…

Scallion Pancakes

I’ve been thinking of making Scallion Pancakes ever since I first saw them on Foodgawker and Tastespotting. Tonight was the night.    I decided to use the recipe from  Big, Bold, and Beautiful because her pancakes looked the best. And they didn’t disappoint.   They were flaky and delicious.  I mixed up my own dipping sauce…

Spicy Chicken Cakes

Dinner tonight was Spicy Chicken Cakes. One of those dishes that Moe and I both like but I haven’t made them in a while.   Linda (Doucanoe) shared this recipe on the Gardenweb’s Cooking Forum a few years ago.      The original recipe calls for a Horseradish Aioli.  As much as I love horseradish, I find…