Apple Cranberry Honey Hand Pies

Apple Cranberry Honey Hand Pies

I love apple pie, especially for Thanksgiving. And if this isn’t your first time here, you know I also love sticking anything and everything in egg roll wrappers. So this year I’m combining the two. These cute apple hand pies have a crisp egg roll crust, they’re honey sweetened, and have a handful of jazzy . . . → read on: Apple Cranberry Honey Hand Pies

Honeyed Frozen Greek Yogurt

Honeyed Frozen Greek Yogurt

It’s Thanksgiving – yay! – and when it’s time to break out the pear crisp or pumpkin cake or apple cranberry hand pies (ahem), I need some nice scoops of vanilla ice cream to go with. Vanilla ice cream makes the difference between a good dessert and a great dessert, and I want everyone . . . → read on: Honeyed Frozen Greek Yogurt

How to Wrap Anything Samosa-Style with Egg Roll Wrappers

How to Wrap Samosas

Samosas are an awesome Indian pocket pastry shaped like a triangle – and here’s how you can fold any filling up samosa style with regular old egg roll wrappers! Of course they’re amazing with Indian fillings, but you can put anything you like in them – anything you want baked into a crisp, cute triangle . . . → read on: How to Wrap Anything Samosa-Style with Egg Roll Wrappers

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Cranberry Almond Rice Krispie Treats

Cranberry Almond Rice Krispie Treats

Oh the weather outside is frightful…but in here we have Cranberry Almond Rice Krispie Treats so that’s delightful…

The meter’s a little off so you have to sing the second line real fast. I’ve been pretty excited about holiday baking coming up since late summer, and this year I have my crave on for rice . . . → read on: Cranberry Almond Rice Krispie Treats

Quinoa, Portobello and Roasted Red Pepper Chili

Quinoa, Portobello and Roasted Red Pepper Chili

I love fall for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is chili. The first leaf falling is when I declare chili season open, and in my house it isn’t over until all the snow’s melted. We eat a lot of chili around here.

I got off to a late . . . → read on: Quinoa, Portobello and Roasted Red Pepper Chili

Step By Step: Dark n’ Moody Thai Red Curry Roasted Peanuts

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For quite a while now I’ve been entranced by the dark n’ moody school of food photography (no surprise to anyone who’s seen my food photography Pinterest board). I’ve tried it a few times, just guessing at what to do, and of course never got anything like decent results. Now I really want . . . → read on: Step By Step: Dark n’ Moody Thai Red Curry Roasted Peanuts

Thai Red Curry Roasted Peanuts

Thai Red Curry Roasted Peanuts

I didn’t even realize it until now, but one of my recent food missions seems to be roasting peanuts in Asian condiments. First the Sriracha roasted peanuts, then the Chinese take-out peanuts and now these.

No wonder I’m getting obsessed with this concept! They’re handfuls of pure spicy Asian mouthjoy, . . . → read on: Thai Red Curry Roasted Peanuts

Jack O’Lantern Clementines

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Here’s a cool last-minute Halloween treat that’s healthy, fun to make, sweet and soooo cute: Jack O’Lantern Clementines!

Just grab a bag of clementines (I picked up a 3 lb. bag for about $5) and some black permanent markers. Scrub the clementines with a little soap and a vegetable brush to get the . . . → read on: Jack O’Lantern Clementines

Chinese Take-Out Peanuts

Chinese Take-Out Peanuts

Most Saturdays, my mom and I have lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. And I love it. Once a week, we sit down, get waited on, eat semi-exotic stuff under iridescent chandeliers and I almost throw nutritional caution to the wind. I say almost because I ravage their broccoli, green bean and . . . → read on: Chinese Take-Out Peanuts