• Rosemary Goat Cheese Biscuits – A New Holiday Tradition

    Well, I didn’t get it out before Thanksgiving. Good news is you probably have a thousand holiday potlucks between now and the new year, so here’s one for the repertoire!   Holidays at my Grandma’s has always been a little nuts. My mother has 8 siblings, most of whom have multiple children, who now have children themselves. So it’s pretty crowded, to say the least, and gets more crowded every year as more cousins get married and reproduce (with other people, not with each other, it’s not that part of Missouri). So our Holiday meals don’t look like most families. We don’t sit around a table and politely pass dishes…

  • Quadruple Chocolate Cookies – No Such Thing as Too Much Chocolate

    Chicago winter has arrived. I’m a little bit of a humbug, so my mood in November usually starts with depression that Halloween is over, then anger over people skipping Thanksgiving and going straight to Christmas, then a big fat groan upon hearing the first Christmas song of the season, and eventually settles on grumpy old man style mumbling about kids these days and shuffling around Target reluctantly shopping for secret Santa¬†gifts with my hair shoved under my hat making me look like a cone head. Maybe it was years of retail that turned me against the Holidays. Or maybe it was working in Emergency Rooms (dark stuff my friends). Or…

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    Spiced Ricotta Tart with Apples – The Most Fall Thing You’ll Ever Eat

    The people have spoken! Your favorite fall ingredient is… drumroll please… apple! I wouldn’t be doing my job if I gave you just another hum-drum apple pie, I mean this is the age of social media and you need Instagram likes. So I present to you a Spiced Ricotta Apple Tart. I must say I am pleasantly surprised by the results of the poll. I was preparing myself for all the pumpkin I was going to have to choke down, but apparently, you’re all as sick of the pumpkin spice hype as I am. Don’t get me wrong, pumpkin’s alright (except pumpkin pie, gross), and I will break it out…