Chocolate Nut Bark

According to the media, we should all be making homemade gifts this year, what with the economy as bad as it is.  True, many of us may find ourselves frugally filling jars with mom’s granola recipe; mixing up homemade hot chocolate and bagging it with ribbons; placing shortbread and gingersnaps toe to toe in cellophane-lined […]

Flash in the Pan/Gastronomic Gift: Brazil-Nut Cilantro Pesto

[Sometimes, you just want to eat something now.  I’ve decided to offer a mini-post every once in a while, for a dish that comes together incredibly quickly or else is so easy to make that no recipe is required. Here’s today’s “Flash in the Pan.” (For other FitP recipes, see “Categories” at right).] For some […]

Last Day to Enter Matcha Tea Giveaway!

I’ll post a “real” entry later today, but wanted to duck in early to remind y’all that today is the last day to enter the Matcha Source Green Tea Kit and Tea giveaway! I love drinking green tea not only for the amazing health benefits, but also for the alluring, addictive taste (and incredible green […]

Gastronomic Gifts VII: Chocolate Macaroons in a Flash

[There’s just nothing like a homemade gift for the holidays.  This year, with the purse strings a little tighter than usual, I’m determined to make at least a few in my kitchen–and thought I’d share my ideas in case you’d like to partake, too.  Here’s the last post in the series.] Can it be possible that […]