The secret to making perfect risotto (Basic Risotto Recipe): Artichoke Risotto

Artichoke Risotto

Last month, I posted a recipe for Butternut Squash Risotto that you can make with pretty much any vegetable puree.  However, I also wanted to share a  Basic Risotto Recipe that you can easily sub ingredients for whatever you have on hand.  This version calls for Artichoke – but you can use mushrooms, sun dried [...]

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole with Sweet Pecan topping

With Christmas coming up next week, I thought I would share one of my favorite holiday meal side dishes… Sweet Potato Casserole!  Made from whole sweet potatoes (or yams), this dish is rich and satisfying… and perfect for a cold winter evening! I like to make this with a crunch pecan & brown sugar topping. [...]

Spritz Butter Cookies (How to use a cookie press to make Spritzgebäck)

Spritz Butter Cookies (Spritzgebäck)

It’s time for the Holiday season!  With Thanksgiving over, and Christmas coming up… that means Christmas cookies!!!  (Or, if you don’t celebrate Christmas, it just means COOKIE TIME!!!)  It’s time to start baking!  :) Spritz cookies are always a favorite to put in mixed cookie platters… they also make a wonder buttery cookie to bring [...]