Happy New Year!

Working a wedding today, a bridal party of now 11!, which will most likely last into the evening. Where then my family will be greeting me at my house for dinner when I get home, to spend the night together eating Chinese and drinking! So before my day gets insane and I don’t have time…

Oven Roasted Leeks with Herbs de Provence

Oven Roasted Leeks With Herbs de Provence 6 medium leeks, cleaned and cut lengthwise into quarters 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. Herbs de Provence 1 tsp salt 1 tsp freshly ground pepper 2/3 cup of vegetable stock You will need a baking sheet covered in parchment. Pre-heat oven 400°F. To Clean Leeks Remove the…

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (featured covered in Cocunut flakes)

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting 3 cups powdered sugar 1/3 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 1-2 tsp milk In mixing bowl, add powdered sugar and butter, mix on low speed. Mix in vanilla and 1 tablespoon of the milk. Gradually add in the remaining milk, the frosting should appear more smooth. If the frosting is…

Decorative Orange & Lavender Ice Tray

This tray adds whimsy when serving cold foods. The best part is that you can use any decor and shape to fit your party theme. It’s super easy and it’s my favorite way to showcase a cold appetizer! This tray was used on Christmas this year. Decorative Orange and Lavender Ice Tray 4-5 slices of…

Potato Galette

Potato Galette 2.5lbs (5-6 large) Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed and sliced thin, then rinsed in cool water to remove excess starch 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp of each salt and ground black pepper 1 tsp of each dried rosemary and thyme You will need a baking sheet covered with parchment. Preheat oven…

Christmas 2012 Recap

Hope you all had a great Christmas, and are gearing up for the New Year celebrations! Thought to recap Christmas. Though we had a wonderful Christmas, it wasn’t without the downside of my sister and her family falling extremely ill.  They all fell ill Christmas Eve night, which meant they were note able to attend…

Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom and Shallot Gravy

Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom and Shallot Gravy One (3 pound) beef tenderloin roast, preferably trimmed and tied 1 tsp of each salt and freshly cracked black pepper 3 tbsp of butter cubed 3-4 sprigs or 1 tbsp dried lavender 3-4 sprigs or 1 tbsp dried thyme 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil For the Gravy…

Christmas Dinner Menu

MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Thought to share the menu we finalized today for Christmas dinner.  You will definitely see our holiday photos once I am vegetating next week. The pre-dinner drink and main course recipes will be shared for sure. ********************************************* Our Menu for Christmas Dinner Mixed Drink- Shaken Side Car -Antipasto- -Mini Quiches- -Shrimp Cocktail- —…

Merry Christmas!

To start the holiday festivities off right, I would like to say a big thanks again to you for reading my recipes and stories.  As of this week, I am up to 15 followers!! Over 1,045 views and more than 50 comments -here, email, Twitter, Instagram, and FB.  I’ve had visitors from all over the…

Easy Roasted Potatoes

Oven Roasted Potatoes 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 4 large red bliss potatoes scrubbed clean and then cubed 1 tbsp dried oregano 1 tbsp dried rosemary 1 tsp of each S&P You will need a baking pan covered in parchment. Preheat oven 375F In a bowl add all the ingredients and toss until the…