Sweet and Lovely Recipes
Parsnip Fries with Roasted Tomato Ketchup

Parsnip Fries with Roasted Tomato Ketchup

Parsnips (much like brussel sprouts) are one of those things I didn’t really develop a taste for until I was older, but now I just love it!  I had a parsnip puree at a restaurant a few months back (paired with salmon – delicious) and it got me craving parsnips in just about any form.... (read more)
Salmon + Brussel Sprouts: A New Adventure

Salmon + Brussel Sprouts: A New Adventure

Alright, I have a confession to make…I’ve never had a brussel sprout!  I know, it’s odd.  But my mom doesn’t like them, and never made them for us growing up (and I’m sure as I child I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed them anyway.) However, as an adult I have no excuse for not at least... (read more)
Sweets for Your Sweet!

Sweets for Your Sweet!

It’s that time of year — Valentine’s is right around the corner.  And whether you’re planning a romantic evening with your “sweet” or a night out with your best girls or just a relaxing night watching a movie, the evening should definitely include some fun treats.  (Even if it’s just a bag of conversation hearts... (read more)
Caramelized Onion Tart with Gorgonzola and Brie

Caramelized Onion Tart with Gorgonzola and Brie

This tart is definitely on my “need to make” list.  It looks delicious!  And would be a great appetizer for a party — maybe something to keep in mind for your Super Bowl party in a couple weeks.  (A little more classy than the standards chips and wings, if you’re looking for something different than... (read more)
The Dessert Trend of 2012 is.....

The Dessert Trend of 2012 is…..

…layer cake! At least, that’s the prediction of James Oseland at Saveur Magazine. I’ve said it before, I think layer cakes are the best. So beautiful and delicious.  The more layers the better! I suppose this marks the potential end of the reign of the cupcake, the (French) macaron, and the whoopie pie, which have... (read more)
Fruit Salad with Mint and Honey

Fruit Salad with Mint and Honey

I don’t know about you guys, but I think it’s time for a new year detox!  I’ve had enough cookies, cheesecake, champagne, and cheese and chocolate fondue to last me through all of 2012. So, in an effort to lighten my next few meals, here’s a terrific fruit salad recipe that is easy and delicious.  The... (read more)
Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Peppermint Whoopie Pies

These look like a sweet and lovely Christmas treat.  Michelle from Brown Eyed Baker has a great selection of recipes on her site.  And awesome photographs of all of her creations.  These will make a great dessert for the holidays this weekend — give ’em a try! Peppermint Whoopie Pie, from Brown Eyed Baker For... (read more)
Apple Spice Cake

Apple Spice Cake

I love this blog — always so many great, delicious recipes.  Here’s one that looks particularly perfect for the cold weather and the Christmas season. Apple Spice Cake, from Bake or Break For the cake: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 & 1/3 cups vegetable... (read more)
Herb Crepes with Goat Cheese Filling

Herb Crepes with Goat Cheese Filling

It’s holiday party season, and if you’re looking for a great little appetizer, here’s something cute and fun.  These crepes looks so tasty! Herb Crepes with Goat Cheese Filling, from The New York Times For the crepes: 2 large eggs 3/4 cup milk 1/2 cup water 3 tablespoons canola oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 ounces... (read more)
Crispy Potato Roast

Crispy Potato Roast

Can potatoes be sweet and lovely?  I would generally say no, but this recipe definitely makes me say yes!  They certainly look so cute all sliced and stacked.  This dish would make a great addition to any meal — delicious to eat and pretty to look at. (And don’t even get me started on the... (read more)
Olive Oil Herb Fantail Rolls

Olive Oil Herb Fantail Rolls

These are just so adorable, with the little “fans” of dough — I think it’s time I have a dinner party just so I can make these!  There’s also a buttermilk version of this recipe, but the recipe below was adapted to rely more on olive oil for taste instead of the buttermilk. Seems like... (read more)
Sweet Potato Buttermilk Pie

Sweet Potato Buttermilk Pie

I only recently started to like sweet potatoes.  Weird, I know. (I’ve been missing out on the deliciousness all of these years.)  So for Thanksgiving this year I want to make a sweet potato pie.  When I read the author of this recipe describe this pie as a “fluffier, tangier…and almost cheesecake-like version” of sweet... (read more)
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