The glorious, beloved holiday ham. It’s the centerpiece to a feast surrounded by comfort foods, classic drinks and, most importantly, family and friends. Every year, we work hard to re-invent the holiday ham to make it new and exciting. We have sort of become the “Piggy King and Queen” among our group of loved ones. [...]
Christmas comes with a variety of family traditions, which includes the Christmas dinner. Some go with turkey or ham or duck, and some go for Chinese. Whatever your holiday tradition, here are some recipes that’ll get you started or add to your traditional meal.
Looking to get some extra presents under your tree? Treat Santa with something besides those boring milk and cookies. My Chocolate and Caramel Pretzels will do the trick. Place them out with a glass of sparkling champaign and he might leave even more gifts. Santa will love with these sweet and salty treats so much [...]
Whether it’s the anticipation of Santa coming, the arrival of extended family, or the smell of your Christmas ham or turkey roasting in the oven, Christmas Eve brings much excitement and joy to families, especially to young children. While many traditions are upheld over the years and all families are different, we encourage you to [...]
HO HO HO, Santa is on his way. Crossing the globe in one night to deliver presents to all the girls and boys of the world is exhausting. My “Santa” needs a snack to help keep him on task. This is a perfect sweet and salty mix to set out for Santa. You can serve [...]
These peanut buttery bites are a favorite in our family. Every time Jason’s grandmother comes to visit, we make her a huge batch. She freezes them and pulls a couple out when sweet tooth is calling.
Thanksgiving. It conjures up a variety of images, some good, some not so good. For many, it’s a time for family to gather around a specially prepared feast to give thanks and blessings. For others, it’s all about family feuds and black Friday deals. No matter how you view Thanksgiving, we wanted to share a [...]
This amazing side dish only takes a few minutes and it’s perfect for those busy days when you don’t have a lot of time in the kitchen. Even though it has a short cook time, it’s packed full of flavor. I love to pair my wilted spinach with a quick cooking protein such as [...]
Sunday football is back and we’re so excited because that means good times and amazing food with friends and family. We love to have the whole crew over to cook up some CookingShorts favorites. This recipe is a favorite among our crew and is soon to become a favorite to yours. Now just one question [...]
It’s time for pumpkins! No, I am not talking about pie, I am talkin’ soup. This amazing recipe is light and creamy and super fun to make – you cook the soup inside of a whole pumpkin! I guarantee that if you put this dish on the table, your kids will be begging to try [...]
We’re delighted to once again be featured in DomiCile Magazine’s fall 2014 issue. Starting on page 68, we present our Halloween themed “Spooky Snacks”. These spooky snacks are the perfect ghoulish treats to serve before heading out for an evening of tricks and treats. They also make for a super-fun kid activity. Have your little goblins invite over a few friends [...]
It’s back to school time, which for most families means the start of a super busy schedule. Jason and I discovered that when our schedules get hectic, our dinners tend to get a little boring – spaghetti, herb chicken or kielbasa. Not that there is anything wrong with those options, we love all three, but [...]
Yep, summer is almost over and fall is on the way. Before you know it, the holiday season will be knocking on our door. For us, this means squeezing into last year’s holiday party apparel. Is there ever a time when we aren’t trying to diet? This recipe is the ideal mix-up to your salad [...]
September marks the beginning of autumn, one of our favorite seasons. Each autumn, we head out to orchards on the weekends and fill our baskets full of nature’s fruit. It’s refreshing to be out in the crisp, fall mountain air. Could there be a more perfect autumn ritual? We decided to do something fun with some [...]
Burgers, burgers, burgers. They’re everywhere. These days you find some rendition of a gourmet burger joint in every town. We’ve been to our fair share of these burger bars and each one has its own unique take on the American classic sandwich. Some are definitely better than others, so let’s talk about one we truly [...]