Christmas Gift Giving Galore

 

We don’t normally post back to back, but as Carmi mentioned in our last post, this month we are sharing some great recipes for gift giving and we wanted to share these with you as early as possible.  If you missed Carmi’s contribution, here is the link to her Vanilla Bourbon Pear Butter Truffles.  I will confess that I may have gone overboard with my contribution to this month’s posts.  I just couldn’t decide on giving you one recipe, so I’m sharing FOUR with you!  By sharing these recipes, I’m also able to share with you a new product line I was recently introduced to.  Luigi Bormioli is a glassware company that makes high quality yet affordable items.

Continue reading Christmas Gift Giving Galore

Vanilla Bourbon Pear Butter Truffles

Vanilla Bourbon Pear Butter was featured as the October bonus recipe this year.  When I am recipe testing, I often have multiple batches of whatever I’m working on crowding my fridge and counter space.  I started to think of other ways to use the pear butter besides the obvious toast, pancake, waffle, charcuterie platter, etc.  I scooped out the middle of cupcakes and filled it with a little pear butter (yum!), used it as a filling for hand pies, and then started to think of making truffles with it after Ashley and I decided to have December’s posts be about homemade gifts.  I have loved this pear butter every which way I have used it, and while this truffle recipe is time consuming, it is not difficult and makes a unique and lovely gift to share during the holidays.

Continue reading Vanilla Bourbon Pear Butter Truffles

Thanksgiving Breakfast – Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cobbler with Cinnamon Maple Whipped Cream

 

As I’ve mentioned before, Thanksgiving is my favorite food holiday.  This is the holiday that I scour my favorite food magazines, scroll through my favorite food blogs and visit numerous websites looking for the perfect new recipe to take to our family get together.  We, like so many other families, spend the night together Wednesday night so Thursday morning is literally wall to wall food from the moment we wake up till the moment we go to sleep that night.  In years past, Carmi and I have shared some family favorites, exciting new side dishes as well as an entire series on using up those leftovers.  This month we will be sharing some delicious breakfast options that don’t take a lot of time or effort but will still wow and impress your family Thanksgiving morning.  Of course, if your family is staying for several days, these next few posts would also work perfectly for the weekend after turkey day.

Continue reading Thanksgiving Breakfast – Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cobbler with Cinnamon Maple Whipped Cream