savory

Fiesta Bruschetta

Fiesta Bruschetta

A crusty baguette spread with warm apricot and brie is tied together with tart and tasty pomegranate seeds. Served with cocktails or as a light snack these are nibbles that bring  holiday smiles.

Recipe: Fiesta Bruschetta

Baked Brie en Croûte

Baked Brie en Croûte

This year, I made this simple and elegant appetizer before Thanksgiving dinner.  Warm, flaky and buttery puff pastry with a soft, creamy and melted Brie center?  And please don't forget the layer of sweet raspberry preserves on top. Serve with various fruits, French baguette, or an assortment of crackers.  My dinner guests were anxiously awaiting this addition to the kitchen table. Believe me, it didn't disappoint.

Recipe: Baked Brie en Croûte

Cauliflower-Gouda Layered Baked Eggs with Tomato and Spinach

Cauliflower-Gouda Layered Baked Eggs with Tomato and Spinach

Brunch might just be one of my favorite things about the weekend. It's the meal for people who aren't up in time for breakfast and who don't want to admit that lunchtime is technically over, too. It's best served on lazy weekend days, and it demands lazy weekend recipes. 

These baked eggs are layered with all manner of delicious, fresh ingredients: cauliflower, tomatoes, spinach and gouda cheese. And the best part is, "everything is cooked using just the ramekins and the oven... no separate sautéing of ingredients in pans, no boiling in pots, etcetera." The Indolent Cook calls this recipe a "tribute to her laziness." I call it weekend perfection.

Recipe: Cauliflower-Gouda Layered Baked Eggs with Tomato and Spinach

Tomato Arugula & Grana Padano Tart

Tomato Arugula & Grana Padano Tart

A fresh, delicious salad on a buttery cheese tart crust - so delicious - and almost no cooking involved!

Recipe: Tomato, arugula and grana padano tart

Vegetarian Pot Pies

Vegetarian Pot Pies

Looking for a vegetarian Thanksgiving dish? This hearty pot pie is just what you need. It's filled with lentils and veggies and topped with a delicious cornmeal biscuit.

Recipe: Vegetarian Pot Pie

Brioche Sandwich

Brioche Sandwich

Swee San knows how to make the kind of sandwich that lifts your spirit and satisfies your soul. She starts by baking a fresh brioche loaf. Then she cuts two thick even slices, and toasts them to a perfect golden brown (this is important!). Only then does she apply her carefully chosen toppings. Oh yes, there is an art to it dear readers, and this is a masterpiece.

Recipe: Brioche and a Sandwich

Cream Biscuits with Cheddar and Herbs

Cream Biscuits with Cheddar and Herbs

I was hooked before I even read the recipe. I mean really...what is not to love about these savory biscuits made with with heavy cream, cheddar cheese and fresh thyme?!

"These biscuits are amazing, especially right out of the oven. The texture is soft and slightly chewy, and that outer golden crust seals the deal with a slight amount of crispiness. The cheese? Oh, man. I wish you could have smelled the kitchen while these were baking..." My thoughts exactly.

Recipe: Cream Biscuits with Cheddar and Herbs

Cheese, Olive & Ham Quick Bread

Cheese, Olive & Ham Quick Bread

A cheesy quick bread with olives and ham swirled in. A fabulous quick and easy recipe from Dorie Greenspan's new cookbook!

Recipe: Cheese, Olive & Ham Bread

Pumpkin Focaccia with Walnuts & Camembert

Pumpkin Focaccia with Walnuts & Camembert

Focaccia gets a fall makeover with pumpkin and Camembert. You won't be able to resist the gooey cheese on top of the crisp crust and doughy center of this bread!

Recipe: Pumpkin Focaccia with Walnuts & Camembert

Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Cream Sauce

Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Cream Sauce

So we're feeling a little nostalgic since it's Thanksgiving up in Canada and we're down here in tropical Mexico - so when I came across these pumpkin enchiladas I felt my two worlds coming together in a very delicious way! I love this easy flavorful recipe with it's delicately spiced pumpkin cream sauce - que riquisimo! :)

Recipe: Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Cream Sauce