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New Year's Eve Appetizer Suggestions Recipe

If you're hosting a New Year's Eve party this year, you might consider serving bite-sized portions to allow your guests to easily mix and mingle. I’ve gathered some of my favorite appetizer recipes that would be perfect passed around or on a buffet table. I also listed appetizers that can be prepared in advance so you're stress free and ready to enter the New Year in a good mood.


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Haute Potato on Shelves now! Recipe

Haute Potato on Shelves now!

12.18.12 by Jackie

Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered my first cookbook, "Haute Potato". For those of you who don't know, the cookbook features 75 gourmet potato dishes. Need a last minute gift idea? I humbly suggest giving Haute Potato to the favorite foodies in your life. You can buy it on Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com and as of today, it should be on shelves in Barnes and Noble bookstores across the country.

To learn more about the book, check out PhamFatale.com/Haute-Potato. And in honor of the book, I've collected some of my favorite potato dishes that I've posted over the years. Happy holidays!


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Breakfast Wrap Sandwich Recipe Recipe

Breakfast Wrap Sandwich Recipe

12.17.12 by Jackie

Today's post is about one of my favorite companies, California Lavash, where the ever wonderful Lilea works. California Lavash makes healthy, preservative free breads. Their lavash works amazingly well for pizzas, desserts, and in the case of this recipe, as a breakfast wrap. Anyway, if --like me-- you're stressed in the mornings because of the holiday season, here's a recipe that'll make you look like a culinary whiz without taking eons to prepare. 

Fresh fruits of your choice are layered with plain yogurt, a drizzle of honey and crunchy granola, and the whole thing is wrapped in lavash bread. It's super easy to roll out a bunch of these for all the hungry little hands in your house.


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 It is baking season! Recipe

It is baking season!

12.13.12 by Jackie

 It is baking season! What cookies are you making?


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Apple Cinnamon Cracker Recipe Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Cracker Recipe

12.10.12 by Jackie

Spices such as cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and star anise can take even the most pedestrian of treats and give them a holiday flair. If you're wondering what would please your family while waiting for the main dish to be served at your holiday dinner, my friends at California Lavash and I came up with the perfect crowd pleaser. Thinly cut slices of apples kissed with cinnamon-infused butter layered over crispy lavash crackers make for a healthy and addictive snack. That’s important, considering the number of guilt-inducing desserts I’ve gobbled down over the past couple of weeks.

Seriously, you won’t be able to eat just one. The California Lavash gals and I made over a dozen tasty dishes over the course of two days, but this is by far the most memorable. And you don’t have to shelve the recipe once the holidays are over. If you pack lunch for your kids, put a handful of these in their bag instead of cookies. It will help with New Year’s resolutions!


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