Holiday parties

May 14, 2018

When it looks good . . .

. . . it tastes good! Here’s an appetizer spread we created for the Oakland Ballet: skewers of brie & apple with maple syrup, and dates filled with mascarpone and gorgonzola. And a little garnish of […]
February 5, 2018

Biscotti–Make Your Own!

Afternoon project: chocolate hazelnut biscotti . . . thank you, Martha Stewart, you’re the best! Biscotti are “twice cooked”: the dough is initially formed into long flat sausages and baked until firm. Once the mass has cooled, […]
December 11, 2017

YUMMY COOKINESS . . .

Whatever you call them, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Russian Tea Cookies, or your own pet designation — they’re easy to make and always a hit. Here’s the trick. Mixing the cookies with soft butter is most efficient, […]
November 20, 2017

Spice Up Your Thanksgiving!

Cranberry Salsa 12 oz. fresh cranberries ½ c parsley 2 Tb lime juice 1 tsp lime zest ½ jalapeno chili, chopped 1 small red onion ½ c fresh orange juice 2 Tb orange zest 5 Tb […]
November 2, 2017

Gluten-free vegan desserts, oh my!

Sugar-laden holidays right around the corner appear to be inspiring my obsession with desserts at the moment! Here is another fab vegan treat, this one made from rice. You may be familiar with kheer, a popular […]
October 27, 2017

Making Your Next Holiday Mixer AMAZING!

With corporate Holiday gatherings right around the corner, a great way to show employee appreciation is to make allowances for people’s dietary preferences and multi-cultural backgrounds. A great menu is one that delights and surprises – […]