Archive for December, 2011

Blackstick Blue Cheese

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Blackstick Blue Cheese with Crackers

Blackstick Blue Cheese with Crackers

Cheese of the Month – Blackstick Blue Cheese

Blackstick Blue Cheese caught my eye this week while searching Trader Joe’s cheese section for a new cheese.  The brightly colored amber cheddar with lacy blue veins is hard not to miss.  (more…)

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Italian Sausage and Egg Casserole

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Italian Sausage and Egg Casserole

This make ahead savory breakfast casserole is great for the holiday season.  Make it the night before.  Let it rest in the refrigerator.  Bake it in the morning while you do other necessary things, or just relax.  If you don’t make the dish ahead, let it sit for 15-20 minutes to allow the bread to soak up the egg mixture.
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Wednesday Word

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
Prosciutto Purses

Prosciutto Purses

Wednesday Word

Amuse-Bouche versus Appetizer versus Hors D’oeurve
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Make Ahead Brunch

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Tuesday Tip

Make Ahead Brunch

Around the holidays I like to try and make most breakfast/brunch items ahead of time.  This works really well for Christmas Eve morning and Christmas morning, when I’d rather be relaxing with family and friends.  Plus, most likely there will be a lot of cooking for Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner, and as much as I enjoy cooking, I really don’t want to spend two entire days in the kitchen.  So, here are some tips and ideas for make ahead breakfast/brunch.
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Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s

Monday, December 12th, 2011
Candy Cane Joe-Joe's

Candy Cane Joe-Joe's

Review Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s

This was the first year I purchased Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s.  I know for those of you who have had them in the past must be amazed.  I try not to purchase a lot of snack and dessert food, but heard that these cookies were amazing, so it was high time I try them.
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