Posts tagged recipes

A book sure to ease cold winter nights! A must have for coffee table tops everywhere!-AI

A book sure to ease cold winter nights! A must have for coffee table tops everywhere!-AI

Bon Appetit's Post-Thanksgiving Detox Recipes

These recipes are more of a tastebud/mental detox than an extreme physical one but they look really fresh, seasonal, light and still interesting! I, for one, welcome the change from mashed potatoes!! ~LP

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Made this last night and it was delicious! A great wintery soup for blustery days! -AI

Anthology - 2011 Winter Gift Guide

As AI said, this issue is a real treat for your eyes. I think it’s going to be a real treat for my mouth, too, as I totally want to make this Mulled Cranberry Cider. Yum! Love, Nik

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"Q: Does the recipe you are submitting include mirin, anchovies, lardo or any other newfangled ingredient that might be unrecognizable and/or scary for Uncle Joe and Aunt Fran?  

A: What doesn’t scare Uncle Joe and Aunt Fran?! We’re talking about people who don’t like pumpkin pie.” 

This post cracked me up mostly because it looks precisely like it could’ve been written by my mother and answered by my sister (looks like her handwriting). Also, my family is a little bit of this kind of crazy.  ~LP

DIY Chocolate Cups | Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe

This sounds delicious and I think would be fun to make on a chilly winter weekend. Love, Nik

  • 1/4 C. cocoa powder
  • 3/4 C. sugar pinch of salt
  • 1/3 C. boiling water
  • 4 C. coconut milk
  • 3/4 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix cocoa powder, sugar and salt in a small saucepan. Add in boiling water and coconut milk. Stir in vanilla extract. Top with whipped cream.

Cocktail Recipe: Hot Apple Toddy

It’s that time of year! Grab a sweater, a couch and a heaping serving of this bad boy:

Hot Apple Toddy

  • 2 oz Apple­jack or Apple Brandy
  • 1/4 oz sim­ple syrup
  • 1/4 oz honey
  • 1 splash lemon juice
  • 4 oz boil­ing water
  • 1/2 of a baked apple

See the instructions here. Love, Nik

Maple Bacon Cupcakes, Anyone?

LP- you all over this? -AI

Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip

Rachel Reedy pinned this on the P-to-the-interest and I thought it was very interesting! Carazy mix of flavors! Who is going to try it out ? -AI

ps: LP, what is the Thanksgiving theme this year?

Asian Pear, Persimmon, and Almond Salad Recipe

I had my first persimmon last year and have never actually made anything with one, myself. Well, we’ve been getting gobs of them in our office CSA lately and I think I’m going to take some home and try a salad recipe like this one. Do you ladies have any favorite persimmon recipes? Love, Nik


  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 
  • 1 teaspoon roasted almond oil or extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 ounces small, whole tender lettuces or salad mix (about 1 lightly packed qt.)
  • large unpeeled Asian pear, cut in thin wedges
  • firm-ripe unpeeled Fuyu persimmons, cut in thin wedges 
  • 1/3 cup toasted sliced almonds


  • 1. In a medium bowl, whisk lime juice, oil, honey, salt, and cayenne until blended.
  • 2. In another medium bowl, gently mix lettuces with 1 to 2 tbsp. dressing. Add remaining ingredients to first bowl with dressing and mix gently to coat.
  • 3. Divide lettuce among 4 salad plates. Spoon fruit mixture on top.

Bucket List in Action: 3 Meals/Week

I thought I would post the 3 meals that we made last week over at casa de 500 sq feet in case anyone needed dinner ideas:

All were good and easy! Cheers! -AI

Fancy Grilled Cheese Nine Ways. The provolone + green apples sounds delish! -AI

Fancy Grilled Cheese Nine Ways. The provolone + green apples sounds delish! -AI

Super Sandwich Combinations

My go-to sandwich to make for lunch could really use an upgrade. I should give some of these a whirl. Love, Nik

Apple Ice Creams with Brandy Caramel

Okay, maybe this is the recipe I need to make for an adult Halloween get-together. Who doesn’t love a little alcohol-infused, caramel-topped ice cream? Love, Nik