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Risotto with Collard Greens Recipe

Risotto with Collard Greens

11.20.14 by Jackie

The temperature has been dropping in the Bay Area. And as the morning mist clears, I decided to prepare comfort food for Aria's lunch today. I made a decadent risotto flavored with smoked Gouda, a bit of red bell peppers and collard greens. You would pobably never have paired adjectives such as lusciously decadent with healthful collard greens but this rice dish fulfilled my goal.

I got my little toddler to eat her vegetables and I'm delighted to see she actually enjoyed collard greens!


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Delicious Thanksgiving Side Dishes Recipe

It seems unbelievable that we're only a week away from Thanksgiving now. If you haven’t figured out what to prepare for your special feast, I’ve compiled a list of my versions of our family's favorite side dishes such as mashed potatoes, stuffing and numerous roasted vegetables.

Hope you feel inspired!


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Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas Recipe

Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas

11.13.14 by Jackie

Our typical Thanksgiving starts with my husband Lulu watching the game, so we usually have a pre-Thanksgiving dinner with bite-sized portions before the Gargantuan feast. This year, Sunny will be back home from her college dorm and will be accompanied by her roomie, whose family lives on the East Coast. I'm sure serving appetizers to the two petite young ladies won't scare them away from our "real" Thanksgiving. I've listed a few appetizers I prepared over the years; I'm still not sure which ones will make it to the table in a few days. Happy planning!

Don't forget to take a look at my first cookbook "Haute Potato", which feature many recipes that are perfect for Thanksgiving. Two of my personal favorites are the potato cigars and the lavender and white chocolate potato torte. If you order the book today from Barnes and Noble, there's still a good chance it will arrive before Thanksgiving. And if not, it's packed with other great holiday recipes as well! 


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Thanksgiving Appetizers: Butternut Squash Tartlet Recipe Recipe

Thanksgiving festivities are right around the corner, so it's time to play with fall flavors. Today, I wanted to prepare a savory tart using butternut squash and finally decided to prepare individual portions because they would look even cuter and be easier to eat.

I made a regular butter crust, but I flavored it with green onions and sweet basil. I filled the mini tarts with creamed butternut squash. Then I balanced the texture with a lacy cheese topping by pan-frying slices of sharp Cheddar cheese. It was literally easy as pie. 


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Miniature Sweets Recipe

Miniature Sweets

11.07.14 by Jackie

 We're celebrating Aria's 3rd birthday this weekend. Needless to saty, I've been cooking up a storm. I just finished piping the cutest miniature sweets for the occasion: a duo of salted caramel chocolate and banana mousse. Even though I have been a bit busy, I'll be back to my normal routine next week.

In the meantime, here is a list of our family's favorite mini desserts that are perfect for parties. Enjoy!

 

 


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