December 2010

hoppin’ john (+ some new year’s traditions)

by amy 30 December 2010

with 2010 ending, let’s make 2011 lucky! there are certain actions that supposedly start the new year off right, one of the most famous being to eat hoppin’ john on new year’s day. hoppin’ john is a variant of beans + rice, with black-eyed peas, bacon or ham hock, + white rice. black-eyed peas are [...]

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no-fail chocolate fudge

by amy 29 December 2010

last week, i put out a call for good fudge recipes + had a great response from my foodie friends. for those who have never made fudge, it traditionally calls for close watching + a thermometer to ensure the correct texture + consistency. however, there are shortcut recipes, like this one, that use marshmallow creme. [...]

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tomato + goat cheese tarts

by amy 28 December 2010

as important as the main meal is on christmas, equally important (in my humble opinion) is an appetizer or two to get you started off on the right note. i have made + sampled many appetizers + still am wowed by these delicious tomato + goat cheese tarts. they are savory + rich without being [...]

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our christmas

by amy 27 December 2010

christmas this year? it was fantastic.  we got up + popped open a bottle of sparkling wine. honey cracked open a pomegranate (like a ninja), + we paired the seeds with greek yogurt + honey. we made sure to make enough cinnamon rolls to share with friends + family. then we sat down + ate [...]

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merry christmas!

by amy 23 December 2010

hello readers! i’m taking the rest of the week off from blogging so i can fully devote my attention to celebrating christmas with friends + family. what are you doing for the holiday? are you spending it with immediate family? or opening your home to 40 of your nearest + dearest? are you celebrating at [...]

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