I have many friends who enjoy a little indulgence during the holidays, but would prefer their indulgence came in the form of bite-size treats to avoid calorie overload. So I thought I should create a sweet treat to cater to that desire. Sea salt caramel doughnuts are a simple treat. They are so yummy, sticky, and indulgent. You’ll love them, and they will go over really well during the holidays.
For a holiday dinner, a bowl of soup is always a good idea as the first course. That’s why I decided to share my recipe for apple parsnip soup. It’s a great opener to a meal, and a delight as part of a holiday meal.
Apple parsnip soup is a subtle soup with lots of texture which rates high on the comfort factor. A small bowl is all you need to serve to open up your guests’ appetites, which should get them a little excited and ready for everything else you have on the menu.
I always appreciate a good salad, and I’m sure you do too. Today’s orange Cointreau salad will evoke more than appreciation though. Let me tell you, this salad should be heralded. It’s simple, sexy, and sensationally tasty.
As expected, blog life week 52 has been a busy one. Finishing up my 12 Diverse Dinners recipes of Christmas, planning my Christmas day menu, and just living the life I have created, left me with a lot to do in a short space of time, but I did it.
Christmas isn’t Christmas without shortbread, and ginger shortbread is my fav. Shortbread cookies are not only a perfect tea time snack, but they are also a great gift. Wouldn’t you appreciate a box of these wonderful cookies? I know I would.
Bacon wrapped asparagus is a super easy vegetable dish. This dish is special but you can make it really special by drizzling the asparagus with truffle oil and salt crystals and splurge on some fancy applewood smoked bacon.
Here’s a truly simple cocktail that doesn’t require a degree in mixology to get it right – spiked apple cider. As I said, it’s simple, just apple cider with spiced rum, and finally the pièce de résistance, the garnish. You can create drama in a glass with your garnish, I used a slice of rome apple.