Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Midweek eats: Apple Desserts with Julia Child

You all know that Julia Child is one of my absolute favorites! I couldn't resist posting this video of her making Tarte Tatin... fancy french apple pie. Maybe something to try for the holidays! Enjoy!

See you back here on Friday for "What's for dinner"!

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Funday!

Happy Monday!!

The Monday after a holiday seems to suck even more than a regular Monday, doesn't it? Well, when you have a moment in your busy day, head over to Makes me wanna Holler to check out my, Monday's with Michelle's Thanksgiving Recovery post  ... who doesn't want a few mintues to space out and escape from work??

We'll see you back here on Wednesday for, "Midweek Eats"! Don't work too hard :-)

Friday, November 25, 2011

What's for dinner: Turkey Day Food Coma!

How was your Thanksgiving?? Mine was fantastic. We went from just a simple holiday meal for myself and my better half to dinner for FIVE! No worries though, I always make more than I need so there was plenty to go around. Plus my dear gay husband and his friends brought over some delish Thanksgiving goodies as well.

Here's what we had:
(From the top left: Cranberry sauce, Brown sugar Ham, Green bean casserole,
Gravy, Turkey, Cranberry Sage Stuffing, Cornbread, and my world famous Macaroni and Cheese.)
And I thought we wouldn't have enough food!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Midweek eats: Thanksgiving Turkey Brine Bath

Good morning fellow foodies!!

I hope your turkeys are enjoying their 'brining baths'! I know mine is! Since I am only cooking for 3 people, I decided to go with a breast (bone in) and a few wings. Nonetheless, it still needs brining. Here's what I put in my turkey's brine bath:

Thanksgiving Turkey Brine Bath

1½ cartons of Chicken stock
enough water to cover the turkey (a little less than a gallon)
½ cup of sea salt
½ cup of brown sugar
¼ cup of black peppercorns
4 garlic cloves
handful of thyme
handful of sage
handful of parsley stems
a few handfuls of ice

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Funday: Holiday Cupcakes!

Greeting Foodies!

Don't forget, you have by the end of the day tomorrow to get your cupcake orders in so that you can have them by Thanksgiving day. Orders are coming in fast, so don't miss your chance to wow your Turkey Day guests with one of our yummy seasonal flavors. Orders can be placed here, or you can shoot us an email at Here are the available flavors:

Red Velvet with Cream Cheese icing
Pumpkin Spice with Pumpkin Cream Cheese 
Sweet Potato ‘Pie’ with Graham Crackercrust Buttercream

CandyCanewith Peppermint Buttercream

Eggnog with Rum spiked Buttercream

Peach Cobbler with Vanilla Buttercream

Chocolate Pistachio with Chocolate Ganache

Hot Chocolatewith Marshmallow Cream

Sugar cookie with Vanilla Buttercream

Salted Caramel with Salted Caramel Buttercream

Friday, November 18, 2011

What's for dinner: Eating Season!

TGIF!! So sorry I missed you guys on Wednesday.... I've got a top secret project (food related of course!)going on and it completely consumed the last few days.

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week already?? Geez, time really flies! I like to call the holiday season the "Eating Season"... because, well, that's what it is. The whole season is built around delicious eats. Last Monday I posted lots of yummy thanksgiving recipes on Monday's with Michelle and I will continue with some more seasonal dishes this coming Monday.

In the meantime... check out these delish "Eating Season" dishes....

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday Funday: Sweet Citrus Holiday Cupcake lineup!

Happy Monday fellow foodies!

Without out further ado... I would like to introduce.... "Sweet Citrus"...the sweet side of "Citrus Catering and Events".  Our cupcakes have been such a hit, we have decided to share them with the world!

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, what better way to start out than with our holiday arsenal; 10 delicious cupcake flavors that scream.... YUMMY HOLIDAY TREATS! They are perfect for holiday parties, gatherings and potlucks... of course you can always order a dozen for yourself and have them for dinner, I promise I won't tell!

Check out the flyer below and send me your orders via email as soon as possible. (The online ordering option will be up shortly.)

Are you ready for the holiday "eating" season??

Friday, November 11, 2011

What's for Dinner: A Veteran's favorite meal

Happy Veteran's Day!

I want to start today’s post by saying thank you to all the men and women who have served or are currently serving our country. One Vet in particular, my Dad. For those of you that don’t know I’m an Army Brat… my Father served for 20 years. In honor of him and all the other Vet’s out there I wanted to post the recipe for his favorite meal. Just one problem… what is his favorite meal??? My Dad is one of those Dad’s that LOVES everything. Then again when you have spent years eating MRE’s and Chow hall food, you appreciate the good stuff. Anyhow, after talking to him, he said if he had to choose one meal it would be Spaghetti.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Midweek Eats: "Eating Season" in on the way!

Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing some yummy holiday dishes, desserts and insider tips to get you ready for the 'eating' season, also known as the hoilday season. In the meantime, check out these FREE classes from Williams-Sonoma to get you started. Did I mention these classes are FREE??

Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday Funday!

Happy Monday!

Over the last few month my better half and I have been trying to eat healthier and cleaner, which tends to mean more home cooked meals. This also means that we have gotten creative when it comes to cravings. The most recent "have to have meal" was pasta... good old fashion spaghetti specifically. I can't remember the last time I've had pasta... because let's be honest, pasta is not looked highly upon by my trainer. Any who... since we had to have it... I figured out a way to make it in a way that not only we can have, but that is also scrumptious.

Here is what I came up with...

Friday, November 4, 2011

What's for Dinner??

Hello fellow foodies!

It seems like Fall has finally arrived to our beloved city. While the North East is being pummeled by the first snow storms of the season we are freezing in our perfectly sunny skies and 60 degree weather. Go figure! What can I say; you get spoiled by the heat! Nevertheless, the fall season is all about delicious hearty soups, stews and other comfort foods. So, what better way to kick off the 'cold' than with one of my favorite soups, Julia Child's Leek and Potato soup.

(Photo from Food Network)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Midweek eats: Pumpkin time!

Welcome to Midweek eats! Those of you that follow me on Facebook and Twitter have already heard about my delicious pumpkin cupcakes...