Eggs for Easter

Today I’m thinking about the upcoming celebration of Easter and thought I’d share egg recipes with you.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner:

Bacon, egg and cheese quiche

Bacon and egg muffins

Zucchini frittata

Asparagus and cheese fritatta

Asparagus eggs benedict

Egg salad

Curried eggs

Southwest egg scramble

Egg hole

Scrambled egg muffins

Cheddar and egg grits

Bakers dozen eggs

Shiitake and egg tart

Green eggs and ham omelet

Ham and eggs crepe squares

Eggs benedict bake

Ranch deviled eggs

Egg in a bundle

Sausage and egg po boys

Breakfast ham and egg cups

Pink deviled eggs

Baked eggs in a hash brown cup

Lobster deviled eggs

Armadillo eggs

Goat cheese stuffed eggs

Fried deviled eggs

Desserts:

Marshmallow eggs

Crispy Easter eggs

Golden mini egg cakes

Chocolate candy eggs

Puff pastry eggs

Painted egg cookies

Easter egg cakes

What egg delights are you making this Easter?

Passover Plans

Coming up this week we’ve got the celebration of Passover.  Today I’ve got some recipes you can try with your family for the event.

Breads:

Passover popover

Gluten free matzo style flatbread

Four strand braided challah

Harvest apple challah

No knead challah

Seeduction challah

Snacks:

Pistachio brittle

Main Meal:

Easy latkes

Potato crust quiche

Matzo ball soup

Fresh beet horseradish

Matzo crusted chicken cutlets

Moroccan Haroseth braised lamb shanks

Braised brisket with carrots, garlic and parsnips

Matzo spinach lasagna

Zucchini and tomato frittata

Citrus roasted asparagus

Sweet root vegetable kugel

Grilled halibut sarandeado

Carmelized brussels sprouts with lemon

Desserts:

Flourless chocolate cake

Flourless chocolate truffle cake

Chocolate dipped coconut macaroons

Coconut apricot macaroons

Nutty chocolate matzo crunch

Matzo s’mores

Apple cake

Apricot hamantaschen

Slivered almond Passover fudge cake

What are you making this Passover?

Choosing Caramel

Today we’re going to take a look at a few recipes that feature the wonderful sweet, caramel.

Caramels:

Mom’s caramels

Apple cider caramels

Gingerbread caramels

Caramel and Apple:

Dazzling drizzled caramel apples with nuts

Salted caramel apple doughnuts

Caramel apple mini cakes

Caramel apple cinnamon buns

Blue ribbon caramel apple pie

Caramel apple walnut cake

Caramel apple dip

Carmel apple crepes

Caramel apple jam

With Nuts:

Caramel nut cinnamon buns

Caramel pecan fudge tarts

Chocolate turtle cookies

Caramel pecan cheesecake

Caramel crunch blondies

Caramel sticky buns

Caramel cashew bars

Desserts:

Caramel cake

Salted caramel cookie bites

Coconut caramel bars

Caramel bread pudding with coconut and banana

Caramel bowls

Caramel souffle

Coffee caramel

Creme caramel

Carmelized plantains

Caramel popcorn

Caramel chew bars

Caramel pear pudding cake

Hot caramel chocolate

What are your caramel favorites?

An Irish Treat

To extend the fun of St. Patrick’s Day on Friday into the weekend today we’ve got some Irish inspired treats and sweets.

Breads:

Irish soda bread

Irish cream scones

Apple oat bread

Four leaf clover rolls

Scones with pears, Irish cheddar and honey

Rye soda bread

Irish style brown bread

Cookies and Cupcakes:

Irish cream shortbread

Irish cream cupcakes

St. Pats pistachio cookies

Pistachio shortbread

St. Pats green cupcakes

Chocolate stout cupcakes

Irish coffee bar

Sugar cookie clovers

Irish coffee cupcakes

Creme de menthe brownie bites

Spiked mudslide cake

Other treats:

Breakfast porridge

Gluten free Irish soda bread muffins

Guinness float

Irish pirate

What foods are you enjoying to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

A Little Bit of Orange

Today we’re looking at one of my favorite late winter and early spring flavors and fruits: the orange.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner:

Orange waffles

Orange popovers

Orange spiral rolls

Mini orange muffins

Orange glazed chicken wings

Orange balsamic chicken

Orange rice with mushrooms

Orange flavored scallops

Dessert:

Orange pound cake

Orange and cream cake

Orange sweet rolls

Creamy orange scones

Orange sunshine coffeecake

Orange cream shortbread cookies

Mini orange angel food cakes

Orange madelines

Orange tart

Creamy orange rice pudding

Orange nut toffee

Blood orange bars

Orange fig pillows

Drinks:

Orange cloud

Orange shandy

Blood orange martini

Hot orange sipping tea

Orange banana smoothie

Special Recipes:

Candied orange peel

Orange marmalade

Gluten free orange vanilla shortbread

Vegan clementine cupcakes

What are your favorite orange recipes?

Food for the Heart

February is heart health month.  With this month many people think about the romantic heart and working on their romantic relationships, and that’s an important heart to work on.  But the heart I’m talking about today is the one that’s beating inside your body.  Research shows that heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States.  That’s a pretty scary statistic in my mind.  In thinking about that and the fact that I’d like to stick around for a little longer, I thought I’d check out what foods are most recommended for our hearts and share them with you.  If I’ve done a blog post on it I’ve linked it, and you’ll certainly be seeing some of those I haven’t done show up over the next few months.

Salmon (sardines, mackerel)
Oatmeal
Blueberries (strawberries and other berries)
Dark Chocolate
Citrus fruits (oranges and grapefruits)
Soy
Potatoes (including sweet)
Tomatoes
Nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, peanuts, macadamia)
Legumes (lentils, limas, black beans, chickpeas (including hummus))
Extra virgin olive oil
Red wine
Green tea
Broccoli, spinach, kale
Coffee
Flax seeds
Avocado
Pomegranate
Garlic

There are lots of delicious foods out there and just about everything can be consumed for the special occasion, they’re not recommended on a regular basis though.  Foods like these shared here and other super grains, vegetables, fruits and proteins are necessary to support your body’s processes and make sure it functions well.  What are you feeding your heart?

Better Beef Soup

Today we’re looking at our third variety of soup to warm you up this winter, soup with beef in it.

Beef and barley vegetable soup

Seared beef and noodle soup

Beef and coconut soup with crispy shallots

Beef stock for French onion soup

Vietnamese beef noodle soup with ginger

Roasted beef, mushroom and barley soup

Tortellini soup

Tomato beef soup

Cheesesteak soup

Beef and barley soup with mushrooms

Moroccan meatball soup with sweet potato

Mushroom and lentil soup

Mexican meatball soup

Boeuf bourguignon soup

Escarole and meatball soup

Teriyaki beef soup

Kansas City steak soup

Quick meatball minestrone

Chunky pot roast and portobello soup

Taco soup

Buckwheat soup with porcini beef and kale

What’s your favorite soup with beef?