Pomegranate Orange Cranberry Sparkling Cocktail (or Mocktail)

pomegranate orange cranberry cocktail topped with anils

We wanted to design a New Year’s Day meal for luck, health, wealth, abundance, prosperity, and so on. We looked up the traditions, and compiled a meal we could not wait to devour and share with our children (more on our New Year’s meal another time). But consuming Pomegranate for abundance had us a little [...]

Southern Ambrosia Coconut Apple Pie with Pecan Cream Cheese Topping

Southern Ambrosia Coconut Apple Pie with Pecan Cream Cheese Topping

I have had dreams about this pie. In fact, I find it hard to believe that it took me so long to dig up the recipe to make this again. How is this thing not in my face daily? I mean, COME ON. Apple pie, cinnamon, coconut, cream cheese, pecans, vanilla, whipped cream.. ALL AWESOME [...]

Layered Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with Pecan Streusel

Layered Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with Pecan Streusel

I might have decided to go a little overboard for our Thanksgiving desserts this year. Two pumpkin pies, a Southern Ambrosia Coconut Apple Pie with Pecan Cream Cheese Topping (oh yes, recipe forthcoming), a layered ice cream cake (another recipe forthcoming), and this phenomenal Layered Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with Pecan Streusel. Ohhhh my! We have [...]

Tips for the Perfect Holiday Turkey

tips for a perfect holiday turkey

When I was a child, watching my mother fix our holiday meals for us with ease, I┬ánever realized how daunting it was to attempt to cook a turkey for your family until I became the cook. (And then subsequently screwed it up a time or two. Ahem. And whoops.) Over the years, I’ve done my [...]

Romancing the Perfect Holiday Bird and Scrumptious Desserts, Oh My!

holiday-turkey

Ah yes, it’s finally Turkey Day, and its time to romance the bird. Funny thing, this romancing does, other than make you covered with Turkey gobble-de-gook (no pun intended) is make you really ready for the holidays. Here’s my Turkey recipe for today: Perfect Holiday Turkey   Save Print Prep time 45 mins Cook time [...]