Plated + Served: Today's The Seventh Day of Christmas...

How about Seven Swans a-swimming in chocolate sauce?Oh, and they’re filled with little scoops of vanilla ice cream rolled in coconut.This is the type of dessert that, when you bring it to the table, everyone is amazed that YOU actually made it.Honestly, making this recipe isn’t that difficult. The hard part is convincing yourself of this:  the swans don’t have to be perfect....more
They are beautiful! Almost too pretty to enjoy :)more

Plated + Served: Today's The Sixth Day of Christmas...

According to the song, today my true love is supposed to give me six geese laying eggs.I am so happy he didn’t… can you imagine the mess? Instead, he whipped up this 6-egg Frittata and filled it with feta cheese and some leftover sautéed onions we had in the fridge. Perfect for the crowd we had to feed this morning. Delicious! And a lot easier than chasing six geese through the house!...more

Plated + Served: Today's The Fifth Day of Christmas...

Now we’re talking! Five Gold Rings… who wouldn’t want a prezzy like that?Well, before you get too excited, I’m talking about Five Golden ONION Rings. Add a little Tabasco and you’re set.Hey, what’d you expect? Christmas is over and we’re still teetering on the edge of the fiscal cliff! My true love is VERY generous, but this is no time to start throwing money around!...more

Plated + Served: Today's The Fourth Day of Christmas...

My true love had a bunch of returns to make at the mall, so I decided to spread the holiday spirit and bake Calling Birds Cookies (or Colly Birds if you want to get technical).The kids next door are ill and can’t play in the newly fallen snow, so I made them each a little “care package” of Four Calling Birds Cookies. I threw in some frosting and sprinkles for decorating (hope mom doesn't mind!).Confession: I used a package of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix....more