12/09/2013 | No Comments »
Another one of my favorite seasonal recipes is my Sweet Chili Cranberry Meatballs appetizer recipe. It’s a fun dish for parties that adds a tasty twist to the standard meatball-and-toothpick app.
The recipe calls for using frozen turkey meatballs, which I recommend because it will make the dish a lot healthier….which means you can feel good about gobbling up more than one! Read the rest of this entry »
12/06/2013 | No Comments »
Happy Holidays from Kitchenability!
We all could use some help jump-starting our holiday shopping. And a helpful list of great gift ideas never hurts! So, I decided to compile the following holiday gift guide for cooks…with style.
I’ve included some of my favorite cookware and kitchen gadgets, all of which are especially good for new cooks. And, I also included some of my favorite all-around everyday items as well — from clothes and books to tools and TV shows. Read the rest of this entry »
12/04/2013 | No Comments »
I love Chelsea Handler. I love her wit, spunk, and all around funny nature. So, when I wrote my first cookbook, Kitchenability 101, I really wanted to include a cocktail recipe in her honor.
The result is the recipe below, which I created while she was on a Belvedere vodka kick. It’s essentially a really tasty pomegranate martini recipe that I ever-so-fondly dubbed The Chelsea Handler.
It’s festive and sweet – the perfect libation for your holiday gatherings this season!
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12/02/2013 | No Comments »
These Nutella Peanut Butter Truffles are easy to make and sinfully good. It’s 100% my own, “totally winging it” recipe. I started experimenting and just let my gut (and my taste buds) be my guide. And, I’m happy to say, not only did they turn out great, but I’m adding them to my list of my favorite, easy-to-make, totally-hit-the-spot dessert recipes. Read the rest of this entry »
11/29/2013 | No Comments »
The day after Thanksgiving isn’t only about Black Friday shopping mayhem. It’s also a day stacked high with leftovers from the previous day’s feast.
And, I’m sure several of you are frantically searching for leftover turkey recipes. Yes, there are things you can make with all of that meat besides just signing yourself up for days upon days of sliced turkey sandwiches, as good as they are. Read the rest of this entry »
11/27/2013 | No Comments »
I wanted to share one final Thanksgiving recipe with you before the flurry of food, friends, family and festivities commences tomorrow.
This recipe was originally posted on my Parade blog. It’s a family recipe from my Gram (my stepmother’s mom), which was handed down to her from her mother. So, it’s been well tested over time and with great results — it’s delicious!
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! And, check back on Friday — I’ll be posting some great leftover turkey recipes! Read the rest of this entry »
11/25/2013 | No Comments »
Are you allergic to gluten?
I recently cooked up this gluten-free beef stew recipe for my friend who has quite a few different food allergies. If you or someone you know has a gluten allergy, give this recipe a try. It’s really easy and quite good! Read the rest of this entry »
11/22/2013 | No Comments »
I have made apple pie with my mother many years in a row now, but last year’s pie was the very first pie I made with my boyfriend, Billy.
I took a recipe from allrecipes and tweaked it to my liking. I used the basic cooking method, but added a few extra things and coated the apples. I also used honey crisp apples instead of granny smith apples.
Trust me when I say: It was delicious! I hope you give it a try. Read the rest of this entry »
11/20/2013 | No Comments »
I posted about my favorite Pumpkin Muffins Recipe around Halloween, but wanted to revisit it this week, since it’s also a perfect pre-meal snack or post-meal dessert for Thanksgiving!
Pumpkin Pie is definitely a fall favorite, but save some of those cans of pumpkin and make these muffins. You won’t regret it! Read the rest of this entry »
11/18/2013 | No Comments »
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and there’s no time like the present to start making plans for the Big Day’s main dishes and sides.
This is one of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes, which adds the perfect complement to everyone’s plates: My easy and tasty Cranberry Relish Recipe! Read the rest of this entry »