Archive for December, 2011

A New Year’s Eve Tradition: Fire Ice Cream

Fire Ice Cream - That's right. Fire. Ice Cream. It's one holiday tradition that always creates excitement and results in many Ooohs and Ahhhs.

Spicy Pecans

These spicy pecans are always go to for any of our parties - they are great to add to any appetizer spread, put out with cheese and other pre-meal munchies or even thrown in a salad.

Crab Artichoke Dip

Here is one of my favorite recipes for any evening party - I developed this recipe after having something similar here in Orlando at one of my favorite casual gourmet restaurants.

12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 12 – Aunt Olga’s Cut Out Christmas Cookies

So, you don't bake? Well, please roll up your sleeves with you kids and give these no-fail cut out cookies a try this Christmas.

The Best Cheesecake Ever

This recipe - the Best Cheesecake Ever - is one of those AMAZINGLY simple and perfectly delicious combinations. If you can follow directions, you can wow your guests with a cheesecake they will never forget.

12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 11 – Chocolate Mint Surprise Cookies

It wouldn’t be Christmas in the Montgomery household with out these - they have a great chocolate surprise in each wonderful center thanks to Andes Candies.

Christmas Herbal Bread Wreath

This Christmas Herbal Wreath Bread was developed as my children grew older and all of our tastes changed from plain breads to the herbal variety.

12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 10 – Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

I'm not going to lie, these are labor-intensive cookies, but the work is so worth it. Chocolate, caramel and nuts combined in a crumbly and rich cookie that everyone is going to cherish - Chocolate Caramel...

Christmas Cookie Martini

Get on Santa’s Nice List this year and surprise him with this festive cocktail instead of your traditional milk and cookies.

Chanukah Traditions: Latkes

Celebrating Chanukah with Simply Wonderful Latkes My earliest memory of making  latkes, or potato pancakes, comes from kindergarten.  I can still remember my teacher, Mrs. Steinberg, bringing in the ingredients and an electric skillet for her tiny...