A Healthy Holiday Side Dish

After eating cookies, chocolate, and holiday treats for the past few weeks, I feel like I am in SWEETS OVERLOAD. I thought I should include a detox recipe that is healthy, but still delicious enough for everyone to like during the holiday dinner. This Warm Farro Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash is the perfect side dish to get you back on track for healthy eating in the New Year.

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By |December 23rd, 2011|Christmas, Side Dish|9 Comments

Holiday Shortbread

My friend and I have been friends since first grade. I won’t tell you how old I am now, but we have been friends for a pretty long time! It is her brother’s 30th b-day party and we are going to celebrate on Saturday. I am going to stay at my friend’s house over the weekend, so I wanted to make her ¬†an extra special hostess gift. I think she will love these¬†dried cherry and almond shortbread bars. Instead of shortbread cookies, which take some time to roll out and cut, making shortbread bars is a quick and easy alternative. They are the prefect holiday hostess gift!

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By |December 16th, 2011|Christmas, Cookies, Dessert|5 Comments

Festive Peppermint Macarons

I remember the first time I had a macaron. My co-worker had just come back from a trip to France and brought back a box full of these cute little cookies. Never refusing dessert, I reached into the box and picked out a pink one! It was rose flavored, but not too strong or overpowering. The light, airy cookie and the creamy filling was the perfect combination. I was hooked!

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By |December 13th, 2011|Christmas, Cookies, Dessert|3 Comments
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