Archive for Special Occasion Recipes

Pretty in Pink Easter at the Shore

This year for Easter I was tickled pink, and all other colors of the Easter palette, to receive an invitation to whisk down to the North Carolina shore line to spend a long weekend celebrating and paying homage to marshmallow bunnies, jelly-bean filled baskets, Peter…

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Crispy Garlic & Herb Stuffed Brussels Sprouts

It somewhat saddens me to say that for my entire adult life, I hadn’t tried a brussels sprout until about a year or two ago. My reasoning, as far as I can conclude, is that I was perhaps scarred by tales of the horrors of…

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Sweet, Flaky, Rugelach Crescents

For many, this time of year means one thing. Cookies. It is a long-standing tradition to make and gift cookies for friends, family, neighbors, acquaintances…and perhaps even that weird guy in your office that sits in the corner mumbling about his stapler. I personally hear…

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Golden, Crunchy, Buttery Latkes

This time of the year is also the time for one of my very favorite holiday treats – the glorious latke. Now, I suppose I should start out by saying that I am not of the Jewish faith in practice, but having grown up on…

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Simple Entertaining: Baked Brie & Apple Tarts

Oh there’s no place like home for the holidays…that is for sure. This time of year we are serenaded by a plethora of Christmas songs that paint a quintessential picture of families…cozied up around the hearth and tree wearing gaudy reindeer sweaters, holding cups of…

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Cheddar & Chive Guinness Bread

Ok, so I don’t like to steal anyone’s thunder, nor their hot-off-the-presses recipes, but my good friends over at theKitchn just sent me a recipe for the upcoming St. Patty’s Day festivities that I just HAD to share cause it sounded that good. I mean…

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Sweet Superbowl Satisfaction

So, as you all well know, this past Sunday marked the culmination of the football season. The be-all-to-end-all game that so many die hard fans wait for with bated breath for months on end. You got it…the Superbowl my friends. Now there is no doubt…

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brunch reTREAT recipe: Apple-Potato Latkes With Cinnamon Sour Cream

So to take a brief break from the ’12 Days Giveaway’ that has been going on all week, I would like to provide you with a brunch recipe to try, either for the upcoming chilly weekend ahead, or perhaps over the holidays with family. I…

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Two Easy Holiday Recipes: Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls and No-Bake Nutella & Peanut Butter Cookies

Its that time of year again…the holidays. And no matter your religious persuasion, this time of the year has the ability to strike terror in the hearts of fledgling cooks everywhere. Spatula grasped in a sweaty grip, they take to the kitchen to attempt to…

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brunch reTREAT recipes: Red Hawk Cheese and Potato Gratin

So, anyone who has been following along with my blog posts may have noticed a recurring theme involving a certain tuberous vegetable. That is right folks…I am speaking of  none other than the glorious, golden potato. Yes it is true, I have an unhealthy, consuming…

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