Potato Gratin with Goat Cheese and Garlic

Potato Gratin with Goat Cheese and Garlic

Growing up everyone called potatoes au gratin “scalloped potatoes”. It wasn’t until…

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Growing up everyone called potatoes au gratin “scalloped potatoes”. It wasn’t until recently I put two and two together and realized that they are the same thing. I always remember the brown crust on the top is the best part and placing large pieces of goat cheese over the top makes a delicious golden topping.

Leftover Gingerbread Cookies: Chocolate Tart with Gingerbread Crust

Leftover Gingerbread Cookies: Chocolate Tart with Gingerbread Crust

My mother always buys a bag of fresh cranberries and keeps them…

My mother always buys a bag of fresh cranberries and keeps them in her fridge – just to look at, because she thinks they are pretty. I think I do the same at Christmas time with gingerbread cookies. I always make them, and no one eats them, and eventually I give them away. Well the other night I was trying to figure out what to do with all the cookies leftover, and I thought, they would be good crushed and made into a tart or cheesecake base.

Marinated Vegetables

Marinated Vegetables

I served marinated veggies as an appetizer for this year’s Christmas Day…

I served marinated veggies as an appetizer for this year’s Christmas Day feast. Good vegetable recipes are difficult to find for seasonal produce, and this allowed me to prepare the veggies the day before and took stress off of the actual cooking day.