Guest Chef Christmas Cookie Exchange! Dolores’ Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies Here’s a buttery twist to an all-time classic recipe. The addition of brown sugar and butterscotch pudding not only adds a wonderful depth of flavor, but a special softness to the texture as well. Santa will love a taste test after his descent from your chimney top–remember the milk!  The dunk is fantastic!…

Christmas! Eat, Drink & Be Merry! Holiday Fare & Drink of Film & Song “Traditional Wassail”

“Love and joy come to you, and to you your wassail too…” Wassail (Old Norse “ves heil”, Old English was hál, literally ‘be you healthy’) is a beverage of hot mulled cider, traditionally drunk as an integral part of wassailing, a Medieval southern English drinking ritual intended to ensure a good cider apple harvest the following year….

Christmas; Eat Drink & Be Merry! Holiday Fare & Drink of Film & Song; Homemade Marshmallows!

“It’s a marshmallow world in the winter When the snow comes to cover the ground It’s the time for play, it’s a whipped cream day I wait for it the whole year round.” Homemade marshmallows? Yes! Are they worth the effort? Absolutely! Plus, they’re really not difficult to make—it’s not rocket science! The spongy, sweet…

USA’s State by State Popular Thanksgiving Recipes: Florida, Maple Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows & Pecans

To a Thanksgiving table and the hearts of many an eager diner, other than pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes are the quintessential “sweet” Thanksgiving dish. Without it there is surely something lacking. Here’s Florida’s #1 pick and, I must admit, one of mine too 🙂 Sweet, Salty, Creamy, Orange, Semi Crunchy Goodness. Ingredients 4 1/2 pounds…

Pasta alla Carbonara Una Pentola “One Pot” Version & a little history

We all know what pasta embodies, but have you ever wondered what “carbonara” means? Carbonaro means charcoal in Italian, but to this day, the connection to this savory, flavorsome dish remains uncertain. Some food historians believe this pasta may have been popular among charcoal makers working in the Apennine Mountains; or perhaps it is called…