Your Holiday & Seasonal Guide for Food & Lifestyle

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Cranberry Orange Pecan Cookies from Scratch

Cranberry orange pecan cookies are a perfect way to celebrate the season. And why not?  My recipe features some of the best flavors of fall merged into one mouth-watering cookie.  Cranberry orange pecan cookies have delicious dried cranberries, orange zest, and chopped pecans.  What’s not to love? What I love the most about these cookies […]

Berry Martini Cocktail with Sugared Rim

Berry martini cocktail is a poolside pleasure A warm summer day is so welcoming.  I wish we had more days like this… but I live in the northeast.  Seasons change and soon summer will become fall; so I make the most out of every beautiful day that I can.  Many times, I enjoy days like […]

Mini Irish Soda Breads with Orange Zest

Mini Irish soda breads with orange zest are perfect for indulging and gift giving this holiday season. Mini Irish soda breads are a great way to bake when you don’t want to bother with baking with yeast.  Everyone knows that baking with yeast is time consuming; dough needs to rise a couple times in a warm area.  So, […]

Almond Cranberry Chocolate Bark

Spruce up your holiday with almond cranberry chocolate bark with M&M’s. I love chocolate and this is the time of year to splurge a bit.  My almond cranberry chocolate bark is easy and fun to make.  It’s a great recipe to make with kids too; I had a great time making it with my son.  […]

Cranberry Apple Chutney with Orange Zest

Cranberry apple chutney served with toasted sliced French baguette. If you’ve ever wanted to taste a holiday, then perhaps I have the appetizer for you.  My cranberry apple chutney with orange zest brings home the flavors of fall, the aromas of Thanksgiving, and the warmth of Christmas.  It’s quite easy to prepare and you can […]

Baked Brie with Cranberry and Rosemary

Baked brie is a wonderful combination of cheese, cranberry, honey, pecans, and rosemary. New Year’s Day…a time for reflecting on the past; contemplating new objectives; resolving to accomplish those things we deem to be most important in our lives.  There is a lot to think about at the dawn of a new year, but one […]

Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge with Cranberry and Coconut

It’s a sweet treat for your Christmas holiday gathering. It’s nutty, it’s sweet, it has a bit of tang…its chocolate hazelnut fudge with cranberry & coconut!  Yep, it’s that time again…putting up the lights, wrapping presents, savoring the memories that draw you in with every ornament that you place on the tree!  Decorating for the holidays always seems […]

Turkey Panini with Cranberry and Brie

A Turkey Panini with cranberry and brie is the best way to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers. If you are like me, you wait all year long to dive into your big Thanksgiving Day feast; the old family recipes that make your mouth water just thinking about them, right?  Wouldn’t you love to be able […]

Cranberry Sauce with Orange

Preparing your own homemade cranberry sauce is almost as easy as removing it from a can. ….and it tastes a whole lot better!  I just love the fresh taste and wholesome ingredients that go into preparing homemade cranberry sauce.  For me, having cranberry sauce with Thanksgiving dinner is as traditional as eating turkey.  Although we spend […]

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