Posted at 8:54 am , on December 16, 2014
It seems like dried fruit is always front and center this time of year. I enjoy most dried fruits but dates aren’t necessarily one of them. However, they are one of Joe’s favorites and he loves date bars so I thought I would give them a try. He described a soft chewy bar with a bottom crust and date filling, topped with a crumbly streusel. They must have turned out pretty good because he grabbed a bar every time he walked by and gave me a thumbs up with a smile!
Posted at 8:42 am , on December 9, 2014
Creamy Risotto is one of my favorite comfort side dishes. It’s similar to the recipe Pioneer Woman makes which was my inspiration. It’s so easy to make, the only requirement is that you stay close by and continuously stir the pot as the liquid is absorbed into the rice. The process is repeated by adding additional amounts of liquid until all is absorbed over an approximate 20 minute period. Then comes the delicious creamy part, adding a blend of three cheeses with a splash of cream that taste so good that you could eat the whole bowl! It’s meant to be a side dish but could easily be the main attraction!