Hey, guys! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!
There are not a lot of things to like about the month of February, with the possible exception that it’s the shortest month of the year.
Arguably, February is the dreariest of months, with cold, snow and rain most often in the forecast. Shut indoors, we suffer from cabin fever that isolation brings.
Mardi Gras Time in Kentucky
It is that time of year for the Mardi Gras time in New Orleans, La. I have attended this festival several times and have such good memories of the foods that are served. I will share with you several recipes that are famous during this time.
These tasty truffles make a memorable gift
These delicious no-bake bites make a lovely hostess gift all year long. Using just four ingredients that can be stored in a pantry, they can also be made quickly for entertaining in a pinch. The truffles are handmade with Biscoff Cookies and Biscoff Spread, a creamy spread made from the cookies, lending an irresistible caramelized flavor to them.
Put a healthy spin on comfort foods
A great way to warm hearts—and stomachs—during winter weather is with delicious comfort foods. What many find even more comforting is that you can make them heart-healthy with simple ingredient swaps and healthier cooking techniques. To help, there’s the “Comfort Your Heart” Recipe Collection from CanolaInfo.
A loaded baked potato with a sweet and savory side
Much as I love mashed white potatoes, my favorite “potato” is the sweet variety.
A lighter take on French onion soup, via Italy
Everybody loves French onion soup, and with good reason. Caramelized onions swimming in a rich beef broth flavored with a splash of red wine or brandy and topped with broiled Gruyere cheese? Every warm, gooey mouthful lights up your taste buds like a pinball machine. It’s exactly what you want on a cold winter’s night.
French toast as stuffed and jolly as Santa himself
If you can make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and fry an egg, you already have all the skills needed to make this incredible Christmas morning stuffed French toast.
Classic comfort reinvented for Christmas dinner
Chicken potpie is a fine, comforting dinner for most of the winter. But at Christmas, you want comfort with a little more. You want a dinner that's as special as it is comforting.
A rich, moist gingerbread cake for Christmas
There is no subtle way to say this. This cake screams Christmas.
To start with, it's gingerbread, the aroma alone of which is embedded in the definition of this holiday. That aroma, of course, is paired with an ultra-rich, moist cake that is at once dense, but also light. Then there is the sugar crisp caramelized sides of the cake, which only build to the tender, sweet lemony pear slices that crown the cake.
An easy, hearty dinner for when you deck the halls
Here's the thing about decorating for Christmas. It should be fun. It should be an occasion. It should involve delicious food.
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