Archive for the ‘Holiday’ Category

postheadericon Edamame Hummus

“Inspired!” is what my friend David used to describe this hummus.  If you’re having a holiday party this weekend and are racking your brain for an out-of-the-ordinary appetizer, try this edamame hummus for a healthful, protein-packed recipe which also happens to be vegetarian/vegan friendly. All you need is some shelled edamame, tahini, garlic, lemon and lemon [...]

postheadericon Chocolate Dipped Holiday Fortune Cookies

Looking for some good fortune this holiday season?  These chocolate dipped holiday fortune cookies are a huge hit every year.  They really stand out amidst platters of Christmas cookies.  I like to fill holiday themed Chinese take-out containers (I like the selection at Cost Plus World Market) and bring them to parties because they make [...]

postheadericon Firecracker Shrimp

Now that it’s holiday season, my friend Adam asked me to re-post my Firecracker Shrimp recipe because it’s his favorite and it’s a fantastic appetizer to serve at holiday parties.  My friends call this appetizer “Crack Shrimp” because it’s so addicting!  This was the most popular item on our catering menu and (shhhh!) the secret [...]

postheadericon Roasted Beet Salad with Apple and Goat Cheese

  The twins picked some gorgeous red and yellow beets recently on a pre-school field trip.   When my awesome sous chef Stacy Mears saw them peeking out of a bag on my kitchen counter the other day, she jumped for joy as she just LOVES beets.  I sent her home with the beets and asked her [...]

postheadericon Chocolate Dipped Holiday Fortune Cookie Recipe

Add a creative Asian twist to your holiday cookies this year with Chocolate Dipped Fortune Cookies with festive toppings like sliced almonds or peppermint candy cane dust! I also like to use a variety of colorful sprinkles and bits of toffee as well.   Use your imagination and create your own signature toppings like finely chopped [...]