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Day 11: Crostini With Mascarpone, Tomatoes and Balsamic Vinegar

In Italian, Mediterranean, Sides On December 19, 2012 15 Comments

I can’t necessarily say that I’ve been anxious for snow but it finally arrived yesterday in Milwaukee. I’m not a fan of the cold or the snow but… Read More »

Chicken Yakitori

Day 10: Chicken Yakitori Rice Bowl

In Asian, Poultry On December 18, 2012 10 Comments

While this isn’t exactly a holiday dish, I am a huge fan of stir fry. It’s light, it’s fresh, it’s delicious. This recipe can be quickly made and… Read More »

Cran-Orange Muffins

Day 9: Cranberry-Orange Mini Loaves

In Bakery On December 17, 2012 15 Comments

We are in the final stretch here. Can you believe that in only a week we will be celebrating Christmas eve? I spent my weekend preparing some holiday… Read More »

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Week 2 Recap

In Giveaways, Update On December 14, 2012 0 Comments

Friday…we meet again. It’s been another busy week here on the blog and I just wanted to recap the last 4 days of giveaways that are still going… Read More »

Chicken & Artichoke Ravioli

Day 8: Chicken & Artichoke Ravioli with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

In Pasta On December 13, 2012 11 Comments

So I have a story. I travel frequently for my full-time job and one of the things I have found is that if I leave without setting up… Read More »

turtle tarts

Day 7: Chocolate-Caramel Pecan Tarts

In Chocolate, Treats On December 12, 2012 16 Comments

Happy Hump Day! How is your week going thus far? I’m anxiously awaiting the weekend because my heart is set on holiday baking. I’ve also got a pasta-making… Read More »

chicken marsala

Day 6: Chicken with Mustard Mascarpone Marsala Sauce

In Pasta, Poultry On December 11, 2012 17 Comments

So today is a rich one. And by rich, I mean flavors. Unless someone is handing out cash (not me), then it is indeed a rich day! I’m… Read More »

Poblano-Turkey Sausage Chili

Day 5: Poblano-Turkey Sausage Chili

In Poultry, Soup On December 10, 2012 25 Comments

Welcome back and happy Monday everyone! Did you have a lovely weekend? I decided to venture out and fight all of the craziness at the mall. I enjoy… Read More »

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Week 1 Recap

In Giveaways, Update On December 7, 2012 3 Comments

For the first week of December, I certainly am not complaining about the not-so-cold weather. Are you enjoying the first week of my Christmas giveaway? Here’s a recap… Read More »

focaccia

Day 4: Herb Focaccia

In Bakery, Giveaways On December 6, 2012 20 Comments

I’m really bummed that the weather is changing, mostly because my herb garden has died. Fresh herbs tend to be expensive and so I’m always looking for a… Read More »

peppermint mocha cupcakes

Day 3: Sprinkles Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

In Bakery, Chocolate On December 5, 2012 26 Comments

Here we are on day 3 of my 12 Days of Christmas feature! Have you been enjoying my treats so far? Today I’m bringing you a sweet and… Read More »

tomato soup

Day 2: Tomato Soup-fflé

In Soup On December 4, 2012 17 Comments

Here we go with day #2 of my 12 days of Christmas giveaways! I’m a big fan of tomato soup with grilled cheese, especially in the fall/winter. I… Read More »

sausage and rice squash

Day 1: Sausage & Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

In Giveaways, Healthy, Pork, Vegetables On December 3, 2012 29 Comments

Well hello and happy December. Here in Milwaukee it certainly did not feel like the start to December with weather in the 60s over the weekend. I could… Read More »

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Announcing: 12 Days of Christmas

In Giveaways, Update On November 30, 2012 1 Comment

Happy Friday folks! I just wanted to remind everyone that starting on Monday, December 3rd, Food n’ Focus will be bringing you the 12 days of Christmas. I… Read More »