Jun 03, 2013
Apr 12, 2013
Who doesn’t love a reason to celebrate?! National Grilled Cheese Day, why not?! It’s rainy and dreary here and I think a melty grilled cheese is just what the doctor ordered on such a drab day. I’ve posted this recipe before and I may even post it again. It’s one of my absolute favorites. I make this recipe all of the time and never tire of the combination of cheddar, bacon, apple, and mustard (for me it MUST be whole grain mustard). I also just developed a new grilled cheese recipe for the upcoming season on Kelsey’s Essentials that takes cheese to a whole new level and will knock your socks off. We start filming next week!
Get the recipe here.
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Mar 19, 2013
I can’t believe that Easter is quickly approaching! Weren’t we just in the midst of the holidays? Maybe I’m having a hard time feeling spring-y because there is still snow on the ground when I look out the window. Baby steps to better weather.
If you’re starting to plan out your menu for your Easter celebration, don’t pass on these Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon. The candied bacon alone should lure you in, but I’m also a huge fan of the filling for these eggs. I think it’s the addition of the whole grain mustard that takes them over the edge for me, but don’t take my word for it. It’s a fun, playful dish that would compliment any Easter table. If you’re looking for a slightly different flavor profile, check out my Curried Deviled Eggs which are also delicious and were an attempt to mimic my favorite deviled eggs found in the city at Blue Smoke BBQ.
I feel like deviled eggs are a great vehicle for variations and an easy recipe to play with different flavors. What’s the craziest deviled egg you’ve ever had?
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Jan 16, 2013
Are you as paranoid about the flu outbreak as I am?! Despite flu shots, both my husband and I caught some form of the flu over the holiday break (which was AWFUL) and miraculously did not pass it on to Oliver. With all of the hype lately about this being the worst flu season in a decade I’ll admit to being somewhat of a homebody with Ollie and avoiding as many public places as possible. We continue to cross our fingers that Ollie will come out on the other side of flu season unscathed!
If you do happen to be one of the unlucky ones that catches the flu this season, I can’t think of anything better than having a big bowl of chicken noodle soup to jump start your recovery. Turns out that there has been clinical research done that leads researchers to believe that this wonder soup can have positive affects on those that are under the weather. So whether you need a big bowl of chicken noodle soup for yourself or a loved one that isn’t feeling so great, I highly recommend this super simple recipe that is so delicious.
p.s. This soup also freezes great! Make a double batch and keep it on hand as we all try to survive the next couple of months.
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Dec 04, 2012
This is about the time of year when I start to consume an absurd amount of cookies – and for good reason. There is no better time of the year to enjoy the delight that is a cookie than during the holidays. For the past couple of years I’ve participated in Cooking Channel’s holiday cookie round up. Each year I look forward to it and the recipe testing that precedes it. Unless of course things go awry, like last year when I learned that crushed peppermint candies cannot be mixed into cookie dough. What a mess, trust me.
Cooking Channel just released their lineup of holiday cookies for 2012 and it looks really good. I contributed an Almond Butter Shortbread Cookie (“Mandelmusslor”) that is perfectly traditional and delicious. Robby’s favorite cookies are always shortbread and he’s also got a thing for almond, so these were right up his alley. My dear sweet Grandma Karen passed along this recipe and it has instantly become a hit!
Last year were the infamous Peppermint Meltaways that required 27 re-tests in my home kitchen. Delicious, and worth all of the blood, sweat, and tears that I put into that recipe.
I also shared my family’s famous Pumpkin Penuche Cookies on the Holiday Cookie Swap special that aired last year. (look for it re-airing this month on Cooking Channel! I got to feed fancy people like John Legend and his gorgeous bride-to-be Chrissy Teigen cookies all night long!) We also made these this year for Thanksgiving and they were as delicious as ever.
Finally, two years ago I shared my Peppermint Fudge Crinkle Cookies and they are awesome. They look as good as they taste and when fudge meets peppermint all of the world’s problems can be solved.
What are your favorite cookies to make (or eat!) during the holidays? Do you have family recipes that you make year after year? Check out Cooking Channel’s full cookie lineup this year – the recipes look fantastic and festive!