Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Homemade Holiday: Chocolate-Covered Buttercream Cherries

This year I am/have been trying to save money for my upcoming move. In the last few years, my holiday presents have become more and more extravagant. So this year I plan on making some treats for my friends and my family. Although this won't save me too much, it is the thought that counts and these chocolate-covered buttercream cherries will absolutely count.  The cherries were so easy to make and  The test batch was perfect and disappeared so fast that I definitely need to make more. PS this is a family friendly recipe!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I Give Thanks for This Salad!

I am so very excited to share this salad with you. This has been my all-time favorite Thanksgiving salad. The consistency and the flavor are wonderful. It the sweet and spicy pecans are crunchy and beautiful mixed with the soft and creamy goat cheese. The hot apple cider dressing is just the perfect touch. I love how the hot apple cider dressing slightly wilts the greens and softens the goat cheese. Every bite of this salad is the perfect bite when the slight crunch of freshness of the greens mixes with the hot, sweet, tangy cider dressing! 
Happy Thanksgiving 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Polar Express and Marshmallow Hot Chocolate Milkshake

When the weather turns chilly and Jack Frost has left his little icy footprints in the grass and there is a nip in the air, nothing is better than a mug of hot chocolate! Especially when there is a song about hot chocolate!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Not Following Directions Equals a Favorite Recipe

This recipe was first shared with you on December 29, 2010, my first year of blogging at Calamity Kate's Kitchen. 

 "So I thought, just for a change of pace, I would share this wing recipe with you. This recipe was a total fluke, I made it and then of course... read the recipe. Normally this would be a terrible idea, but it worked out and became one of my favorite chicken wing recipes. I have adapted this recipe a few times, but with the addition of this creamy and slightly sweet sauce... the recipe is amazing. It is defiantly going to come as a wake up call to your stomach after all this heavy, buttery, creamy, and sweet holiday food. " This was my original description of this recipe and my total lack of patience with recipes and with following directions.  Yes, I do have a problem following directions. Yes it used to be on almost every report card I ever got as a child!