Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

These are so simple to make and a wonderful family project.  I love them anytime but no New Year’s Eve is complete without them in my book!    From drizzles to swirls to decorative sugars, you can let your creativity run rampant! INGREDIENTS: 1 pint (2 cups) medium-large strawberries (18 to 20 strawberries) 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate…

New Years Eve Fried Black Eyed Peas

I may have to turn in a Southern card for this but I don’t actually like black eyed peas.  They are waxy and unpleasant. For years I suffered through a spoonful on NYE until my friend Wes turned me on to FRIED black eyed peas!  This is so easy, it is nearly cheating especially if…

Mock Mashed Potatoes Celery Root Puree

Mock Mashed Potatoes/ Celery Root Puree INGREDIENTS: 2-3 cups goat milk 3 pounds celery root, peeled (see Tip) and cut into 1-inch cubes 2 cloves of garlic 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened ½ teaspoon sea salt Freshly ground pepper to taste Tip: Peel celery root back past this fibrous ring for smooth puree.   DIRECTIONS:…

Gluten Free Macarons

Gluten Free Macarons Did you know… macarons are gluten free?  They are made from 100% almond meal.  These cookies are a decadent treat for those avoiding gluten and flour!  Certainly not as easy as a quick batch of chocolate chip but definitely a culinary bragging right! Ingredients 1 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 cup almond…

Wine Tasting Party

In preparation for our 25th anniversary party, I thought I would share a party staple… wine and cheese boards.  Multiple wines pair nicely with multiple flavors so much of it comes down to a matter of taste.  I am sure that a Sommelier could find a dozen flaws in my pairings but it passes casual inspection. …