Welcome to the December 14th Foodie Friday.
Are your days racing away? Or do you have the holidays under control?
Sometimes I think Rudolph and the other reindeer have attached the whole month of December to the back of Santa's sleigh, and that's why time seems to be flying.
Today I stood in front of the bakery case at Publix and pondered the speed of Christmas. Then I happened to notice that a chocolate cake had been reduced half-price (the cherry-on-top had gotten smashed; hence the discount).
I bought the cake, garnished the top with pink roses, and suddenly time seemed to slow down.
Chocolate has a way of calming the holiday frenzies, doesn't it?
So, how is your menu shaping up?
Are you cooking a traditional meal
or something new and different?
If you haven't planned your menu, you'll find plenty of inspiration here at Foodie Friday.
This week's Spotlight was difficult--everything looked delicious. Grab a cup of eggnog and a slice of the rosy chocolate cake, and let's take a little foodie trip. Let's start with appetizers and tablescapes, then move to the main course, side dishes,
bread, and dessert.
Veranda Interiors made divine flatbread sandwiches:
Enjoy a "Frosty the Snowman " theme at Designs by Pinky:
I love these gorgeous napkins at In and Out of the House.
They're art! If you want to know how to make them,
visit national bestselling author Shirley Hailstock's blog. If you have a question, leave her a comment.
Who can resist Make The Best of Everything's
low-cal (under 200 calories)
"Laughing Cow Cheese Con Questo" dip?
Blissful Baker offers a tutorial on "Roasted Red Pepper" bread:
Pork chops in a Crockpot at Shirley's World will be a hearty, time-saving recipe during the holiday rush and all year long.
"Hillbilly Spaghetti Pie" at Kitty's Kozy Kitchen looks like my kind of comfort food.
Cass at "That Old House" has made a divine pizza--and you won't believe the secret ingredient:
Yummy-Healthy-Easy made "Minestrone" in the Crockpot:
Miz Helen's Country Cottage is baking a "Muffaletta Casserole" that looks delicious.
"Green Bean Bundles" are the perfect holiday side dish. Get the recipe at Our Treasured Home:
Peanut Butter Spritz Cookies are baking at Mountain Breaths:
We love the "Chocolate Chip Shortbread Squares" at Nancy Creative:
Would you like a snowman in your latte?
Susannah's Kitchen made an eye candy video of lucious libations:
'Tis the season for "Chocolate Covered Cherry Cake Balls,"
and you can find out how to make them at a food blog with a fantastic name: My Biscuits Are Burning:
Are you looking for edible gifts this season?
Try "Pistachio-Cherry Chocolate-Bark"
at Lady Behind the Curtain:
Melissa created adorable
"Gingerbread Cookie Gift Tags" at Alchemy
Sweet Southern Blue has a recipe that combines a 50s style hot fudge sundae with a cupcake. Talk about a sugar fix!
The guys can't wait to try
"Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes."
Wonderful recipes await you this week. In fact, you may find a recipe that will become a family tradition,
one of those great "keeper" dishes.
Are you ready for the blog hop party to start?
During the holidays, I'll be
showcasing a sampler of Foodie Friday recipes every week.
Would you like this "sampler" feature to continue in 2013, with selections from the previous FF in the posts?
Just leave a comment and vote yes or no.
If you'd like to enter your recipe/photo,
just leave a comment. Photos will be selected by Rattlebridge's Foodie Guys. One guy likes tutorials and neat pics;
the other one likes everything.
the other one likes everything.
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