How to Plank-Grill Brie with Honey and Thyme

[Editor's Note: Grilling soft cheese? I'll admit the thought had never occurred to me. But now that DadCooksDinner has put it in my mind, I'm unable to stop thinking about it. Add honey and thyme for a flavor boost, and this is a showpiece appetizer for a casual or formal dinner get-together or cocktail party. --Genie] ...more
OMG Liza is right! Too funny...unfortunate indeed.more

Bak Kwa: A Chinese Lunar New Year Treat

[Editor's Note: Chinese Lunar New Year begins tomorrow, ushering in the Year of the Dragon. There are many festive foods that are traditional to eat during the Lunar New Year festival, but Bak Kwa, a pork jerky, is not one that I've ever tried. Learn more about this fascinating treat from Biren of Roti n Rice in her informative post which also includes a list of other foods considered auspicious for the New Year! --Genie]...more
@kylenekaelin hi Hun! Long time no talk! My more personal acct is @EmbraceSelfLove now & this ...more

Mini Muffaletta Squares Jazz Up Your Football Spread

[Editor's Note: Whether there's a team from Louisiana playing in the game you're watching or not, these adaptations of the traditional New Orleans muffaletta sandwich are perfect for hungry football watchers. They're quick to assemble, and are enhanced by the tangy miracle condiment that is a mixed olive salad. --Genie] ...more
Muffaletta is the best! That is the strangest name for a food item, though.more

Individual Banana Decadence Pies for New Year's Eve

[Editor's Note: If you're looking for something sweet to make for New Year's Eve, this is a great option. These little banana pies are perfectly portioned, and since they're made with Greek yogurt, offer a side of healthfulness along with their sweetness. --Genie]...more

Celebrate With Chocolate-Star Anise Pots de Creme

[Editor's Note: If you're looking for a very special dessert to serve at a New Year's Eve or Twelfth Night party, this might be just the thing. It's decadent, with a lovely combination of flavors that will certainly surprise and delight your guests. Best of all, they can be made ahead, then brought out for the grand finale. --Genie]...more
Hello there! This looks absolutely wonderful. LOVE the candied fennel seeds. Definitely printing ...more

Chocolate Ginger Crinkle Cookies

[Editor's Note: If you're looking for a wonderful food-related story for Christmas Eve, you won't do better this year than this wonderful one from Alanna Kellogg. It comes with a delicious-sounding recipe for Chocolate Ginger Crinkle Cookies, but even more important is the message about creating abundance, one holiday memory at a time, even when the economy's difficult and people everywhere are struggling to make ends meet. --Genie]...more
they look perfect!more

How To Turn Snow Into Snow Cream

[Editor's Note: If you weren't already dreaming of a White Christmas, this whimsical recipe might just push you over that edge. It's a fun homemade treat to make, especially when the snow is freshly fallen. Perhaps it will become your new holiday tradition! --Genie]...more
@woowoo I didn't take a true measurement of the snow. I suggest folding in about 3 cups to start ...more

Iced Hanukkah Cookies

[Editor's Note: The Festival of Lights is officially underway, and these cookies would be a beautiful addition to any celebration of Hanukkah. The decorating instructions are clear and easy, even for someone like me who is less skilled with confections than I'd maybe like to admit! Try them out this holiday season! --Genie]...more
Julie Tilsner hahahahaha! That's what it would be like if I attempted. - Karenmore

Holiday Cocktails: Vanilla Almond Steamers

[Editor's Note: This holiday sipper is comforting, and something the whole family can share together on a cold and frosty evening. That being said, I can imagine slipping a bit of bourbon into it so the adults around the living room can have a warmer with a bit more kick. --Genie]...more
@sarah I remember getting something similar but with peppermint instead of vanilla and almond ...more

DIY Holiday Gifts: Hot Buttered Rum Mix

[Editor's Note: Because this hot buttered rum mix includes ice cream, it's definitely a gift you'd want to give to local friends and family only—it won't travel well! But it's a great wintry gift, particularly when paired with a bottle of rum, and will be appreciated at the holidays and beyond. --Genie]...more
@not_rachaelray @kitchenmage You two are cracking me up (and making me feel very lushy). ;) -Momomore