Kosher and Christmas Delight: Brussels Sprout Latkes

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

My, how the lowly Brussels sprout has risen from the veggie sure to turn up noses and turn off palates to the increasingly popular menu item at some of the finest restaurants in the world. The little cabbages have even become darn near a staple at holiday dinner tables of late. These luscious Brussels sprout latkes are perfect for any …

The Threat of Sticky Figgy Pudding

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

*Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer. We won’t go until we get some- There must be a reason so many minstrels have sung praises to the traditional  Christmas Figgy pudding, the origins of which date back to 16th century England.  The carolers in the classic Christmas standard, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”, clamor for this …

Smashed Brussels With Garlic & Parmi

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

I’ve always loved Brussels sprouts: those delectable little cabbages. In the past decade they’ve come into their own in a wide variety of ways. Here’s a nice little twist to roasted Brussels.   Smashed Brussels With Garlic and Parmi Ingredients: 1 pound Brussels sprouts 2 tablespoons olive oil Three to four garlic cloves chopped 1 pinch red pepper flakes Course …

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Tuna Macaroni Salad With a Pumpkin Twist

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

My mom’s tuna salad is one of those signature dishes that just about everyone begs me to make for any festive gathering, be it in summer or winter. This year I stumbled across these adorable organic pumpkin shaped macaroni shells that just begged to be made into Mom’s Tuna Mac salad for Halloween and even Thanksgiving. TUNA MAC SALAD INGREDIENTS: …

Pumpkin Pleasin’ Black Bean Chili

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin!  Orange-colored and over-sized squashes dot the countryside this time of year and show up in all manner of festive fall displays and in a variety of tummy pleasing recipes from cookies and pies to stews and casseroles. Add some heat with a dash of the Southwest to create a black bean and pumpkin chili that’s good to …

Mini Caramel Apple Fondue Party Treats

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

Crisp autumn apples and gooey delicious caramel make for a great Halloween treat at a party. Dress up those apples after you dip them in the caramel fondue with a variety of add on’s like chopped peanuts, chocolate sprinkles, candy corn, M&M’s, non-pareils, salted caramel baking chips, Reese’s Pieces mini candies, corn flakes or your favorite granola. Variety is the …