Chocolate Drizzled Lemon and Almond Biscotti“Let me see…why is Santa so happy to park his reindeer and use our home as a stopover on Christmas Eve?” Let’s start with the goodies we have waiting for him: a snifter of rum spiked Egg Nog dusted with freshly grated nutmeg, and a gorgeous assortment of homemade Biscotti! Here Santa enjoys his annual treat of Chocolate drizzled Lemon and Almond Biscotti, Berry Almond Biscotti, and Ginger – White Chocolate .
Sweet and Sour MeatballsI made these quick and easy hors d’oeuvres for a New Year’s Eve party. This recipe is perfect for the lazy cook, complete with the frozen meatballs from Costco. Submitted by: "DeborahLSmith"
Chorizo StuffingThis Chorizo Stuffing recipe has been one of our favorites for many years - I love the extra spice of the dried sausage - but this year it’s extra special because we’re making the dish with locally grown and produced foods. We’re real fans of New Jersey’s farmers and artisan food producers because they’re passionate about keeping our food traditions alive – seems very fitting for us to give thanks to those who toil the soil to bring us our Thanksgiving bounty. This year we’re making this recipe with Olli Salumeria’s chorizo, Paradise Hill Farm heirloom cranberries, Fernbrook Farm carrots, maple syrup from Mysty Mountain Farm, and apples from Melick’s Farm. Enjoy! Submitted by: "Todd Villani"
Pork and Hominy VerdiThis is a nice light and refreshing dish. Great for fall or spring. can be served as is or over rice. If you have never used Tomatillos your missing out. A Tomatillo is a small green fruit, pail green and grows in a paper like hush. Submitted by: "FINS"
Phyllo Wrapped Brandied Cranberry Baked BrieWho doesn't love a baked Brie appetizer? I've elevated your typical baked Brie to a new level of gourmet with layers of phyllo dough encasing the wheel of Brie and it’s brandied cranberry topping accented with just a hint of rosemary and Dijon and a touch of spice. Now you too can wow your guests this holiday season with an elegant, and fabulously delicious, Phyllo Wrapped Brandied Cranberry Baked Brie! Recipe courtesy of Swirls of Flavor http://swirlsofflavor.com/ Submitted by: "Gwynn Galvin, Creator of Swirls of Flavor http://swirlsofflavor.com/"
Maple Sucre a la CrèmeThis recipe is from my mom, Diane. It adds a unique twist of maple syrup to a Québec favorite: sucre à la crème, butterscotch fudge. This is a decadent treat that your loved ones are certain to enjoy. Submitted by: "Veronique Deblois"
Margarita ShrimpMillennium New Year's Eve was when I first made this recipe for a group of friends that came to visit me when I was the chef at the Rihga Royal Hotel in New York City. This was the appetizer we each had with a glass of champagne just before heading out to Times Square to view the ball drop. It was the beginning of a great meal with great friends at the start of a New Millennium. Simply a Great Memory Submitted by: "José Velez"
Sweet and Spicy Roasted Acorn Squash from simplybeautifulmom.comCold holiday weather always makes me want to turn on the oven and roast something sweet (and healthy!) for the entire family to enjoy. This recipe combines a bit of sweet and spicy to create a dish that is not only super high in nutritional value, but also DELICIOUS! A holiday side dish that everyone will love! Submitted by: "Hillary Irwin"
Chocolate CrackleAt the Party Bluprints Blog we love recipes that are simple to make and special to share. Our Chocolate Crackle recipe meets both these criteria, while satisfying your sweet tooth too. However, the best part about this sweet and salty confection (we guess it qualifies as candy) is that it makes people smile. We are happy to share this Party Bluprints Blog recipe favorite and hope you will spread some cheer with it as well. Happy Holidays, Elizabeth & Dawn For more great recipes check out our blog at http://www.partybluprintsblog.com. Our Chocolate Crackle recipe is from our Friday Night Bites series, a special series we created to inspire easy and spontaneous gatherings on Friday Nights. There are 100+ Friday Night Bites recipes including appetizers, main dishes and desserts – the common thread is that they are quick and easy to prepare and fun to share. Submitted by: "Elizabeth Mascali and Dawn Sandomeno"
Potatoes RomanoffRecipe Submitted by Bill Zucosky, Executive Chef Westminster Hotel & Strip House. Strip House is located at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston, New Jersey, near Newark International Airport and Manhattan. Strip House’s imaginative menu includes prime cuts of meat charred to perfection, signature side dishes such as truffle creamed spinach and goose fat potatoes, an extensive wine list and the famed 24-layer chocolate cake. Indulge in a seductive dining experience in the famed New Jersey steak house. The striking red interior, designed by David Rockwell, is decorated with black and white images of women photographed by Studio Manasse in the early 1900's in Vienna. Submitted by: "Bill Zucosky, Executive Chef Westminster Hotel & Strip House http://www.striphousenewjersey.com/"
Sweet Potato and Pecan Sticky BunsRecipe submitted by Chef Jesse Jones. His Southern Cooking with a Country French twist has earned him celebrity clients, a loyal following who love his style as much as his dishes, and victories at cooking competitions, including Ultimate Chef of Bergen County, NJ in 2010. In Northern NJ he’s gaining a reputation as a celebrity chef, between catering for Tyler Perry at 98.7 Kiss FM, posting recipes on The Alternative Press, hosting Chef Jesse Live cooking demos and opening a pop-up restaurant serving prix-fixe Sunday dinners in South Orange, NJ in 2012. Submitted by: "Chef Jesse Jones"
Grandma's Old Fashioned Sugar CookiesThis year, I am making Grandma’s Sugar Cookies – soft, cake-like cookies covered in sweet red and green sugar. Every year, my grandma would have a plate of these cookies waiting at her house on Christmas morning. Since it was Christmas, my sister and I could eat as many as we wanted! Even when I grew up and no longer lived near Grandma, she would send a box of cookies to me in the mail. Whether it was at college or the apartment I shared with my new husband, her cookies were a reminder of the joyous family Christmases of my childhood. Unfortunately, I cannot send these cookies to her as she once did for me; she is on a restricted diet and not permitted to eat them. But I will write to her and tell her that I made her cookies. I hope she will remember her wonderful sugar cookies and the granddaughter who loves them and her so very much! Submitted by: "Jennifer Malme http://downhomesouthjersey.me/"
Brown Edge CookiesThis recipe is from my great grandma. It's incredibly simple, and also incredibly good. They are by far the most-requested cookie I make every Christmas. Submitted by: "Michelle Stavrou"
The Iovino Family’s Eggplant and Zucchini ParmesanThe Iovino Family has been serving Atlantic City for over 20 years at Girasole. Seventeen members of owner Gino Iovino’s family are involved in the restaurant. The family environment makes Girasole's customers feel like they’re home. This hearty, delicious recipe that has been near to The Iovino Family's hearts can be enjoyed year round. Submitted by: "Girasole Ristorante www.girasoleac.com"
Colorful Swirl CookiesThese cookies are fun and creative way to celebrate Christmas colors with a homemade switch from the prepared type of cookie. You make your own dough, divide and dye/flavor it and then make it into a slice and bake roll. You can even make it in advance and save it for the holidays! Submitted by: "Amanda from http://ouritaliankitchen.blogspot.com/"
Stuffed Overnight Panetonne for BreakfastPanetonne is a traditional Italian bread usually eaten around Christmas and New Year, similar to a brioche bread with raisins. This breakfast can be prepared the night before and then baked in the morning. All the flavors will blend together over night resulting in a spectacular breakfast(or dessert)! It's a great way to use those Panetonne loaves hanging around after Christmas and it's an easy! Submitted by: "Amanda from http://ouritaliankitchen.blogspot.com/"
Poppin' Strawberry BelliniA dynamite way to ring in the New Year with this drink in hand! My husband loves Pop Rocks, so he was trying to decide how to incorporate them into a New Year's food and here's what we came up with. Happy New Year! Submitted by: "Amanda from http://ouritaliankitchen.blogspot.com/"
Easy Holiday QuicheThe holidays are a time of joy, giving, and emptying your wallets. My quiche was made in an effort stretch my money, and ended up becoming a delicious attempt at not gong for broke during these festive times. This recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser and one of my friends and family favorites! Submitted by: "Christine Van Arsdalen"
Super Super Bowl RecipesWe all know that Super Bowl Sunday mean one thing: food. Okay, maybe two, since game day without beer is like watching the Super Bowl without the commercials. However, for those of us “watching our girlish figures” the big game can ended up sacking all of our hard work. Between wings, chili, and cheese dip (oh my) keeping to your diet can seem like a Hail Mary. Don’t pull a quarterback sneak; it can be easy to give into temptation. One wing turns into two, and before you know it you’re sitting in a pile so big it looks like you killed a flock of birds. Navigating game day food can seem like moving through a sea of linebackers. However, there’s no need to fear, Christine is here – with some healthy game day recipes that will make anyone’s mouth water. Submitted by: "Christine Van Arsdalen"
Festive Peanut Butter "Truffles"I have loved peanut butter balls ever since I was a little kid. My earliest memory of them is at a family friend's house when I was 5 or 6, wandering through the kitchen at some point and stumbling upon my mom's friend making a big batch of them as a surprise for all of us kids. She brought out a big bowl of them for us all to snack on and my love for chocolate and peanut butter was born. These little truffles are nostalgic and special, but so easy to make. They will steal the hearts of your favorite peanut butter lovers. Submitted by: "Melissa Baratta @ www.SomeSugarAdded.com"
Death By Chocolate TrifleI first had this dessert at a friend's holiday open house almost 20 years ago. It was so decadent and delicious that I could think of nothing else for days after the party. It's simple to prepare and can be made in advance which makes it ideal for holiday gatherings. It's definitely a crowd pleaser! Submitted by: "Sheila Hill"
Christmas Morning Cornbread MuffinsHands down, this is my favorite muffin recipe--and a must on Christmas morning in my house. They are really easy, super-moist, and the flavor bursts with holiday cheer. I think because there's ham, sausage, and cheddar cheese inside--That must be it. I hope you enjoy these as much as my family and I do. Happy Holidays! Submitted by: "Lisa Panz"
Roasted Asparagus with Provolone & ProsciuttoAsparagus isn't my favorite side dish normally, but I've found that adding cheese and pork to it makes it 100% better! A definite crowd pleaser- to look at and more importantly, to eat! Submitted by: "Gina Glazier- http://www.ahungryteacher.blogspot.com/"
Congress Hall Egg NogOverlooking the pristine beaches of beautiful Cape May, New Jersey, Congress Hall is a landmark of seaside elegance that has provided generations of beach goers with a beloved seaside escape to return to year after year. Congress Hall is America’s oldest seaside resort providing hospitality since 1816 and offering a unique and profoundly authentic experience that you will quickly grow to love. Located in the heart of the historic district of Victorian Cape May, Congress Hall is famous for its beauty, relaxed sophistication and the warmth and sincerity of its staff. Submitted by: "Congress Hall http://www.caperesorts.com/hotels/capemay/congresshall/"
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