Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Orange Cranberry Biscotti

Oh boy, the holidays are in full force now - Thanksgiving is tomorrow and the countdown to Christmas begins. Lights, camera, action!  I'm getting pretty excited and, I'm not sure about you, but I really need to get my head in gear and starting thinking of what to buy folks, decorate (but waiting until AFTER turkey day) and of course cooking/baking.  So as I'm making my list and checking it twice, I'm going to be snacking on these Orange Cranberry Biscotti.  I love biscotti - they are crunchy and are great with coffee, tea or hot chocolate.  Orange and cranberries go perfect together and note the drizzle of white chocolate (because everything is better with it!).  Keep biscotti on hand for your own enjoyment or invite a friend over to sit and relax during these busy times.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Apple Cranberry Bread with Streusel

Apple Cranberry Bread with Streusel | Cooking on the Front Burner

How is your week going?  Getting ready for turkey day?  I'm sure you are all thinking about your main course but what about breakfast?  You probably don't want to fuss too much so having some quick breads on hand are a perfect alternative.  This Apple Cranberry Bread is sweet, extremely moist and just the right amount of spice.  Not only are these great to have on hand but would also make a great holiday or hostess gift.  So let's get your baking on!  Are you with me?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Apple Crisp Cheesecake

Apple Crisp Cheesecake | Cooking on the Front Burner

This year has been apple-mania at our house!  With 3 tubs full of fresh, juicy apples we've been trying them in all sorts of recipes.  Usually on Sunday the DIY Guy makes us an apple crisp dessert which on it's own is fantastic and a treat that I really look forward to.  But what do you think of using the crispy, crumbly topping on a creamy cheesecake - oh yeah that kicks it up a notch!  Today I'm sharing my Apple Crisp Cheesecake over at Real Housemoms for my monthly post.  So if you like apple crisp and cheesecake, this is a match made in heaven!

Friday, November 13, 2015

35 Holiday Entertaining Recipes


 A double whammy today - some great holiday recipes and a giveaway! Are you making a list and getting ready to check it twice?  Need a little extra spending money (who doesn't, right?)  Just in time to kick off some holiday shopping, we have a $350 Amazon Gift Card giveaway that I'm sure would come in real handy.  I tend to do a lot of my shopping on Amazon - it's easy peasy, no fighting the crowds and if it snows, who cares!  And, hey, if you want to do some self-gifting, I won't tell anyone :)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Skillet Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary

Skillet Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary | Cooking on the Front Burner

Raise your hand if potatoes are one of your favorite comfort foods.  Mine is raised pretty high!  My fav are french fries but I also like them roasted, mashed, smashed, baked, etc.  Pretty much anything goes for me.  So today is the 12th and that means us #12 bloggers are back with 12 recipes and yep, we did potato side dishes.  With the holidays coming up, you just might be looking for some new dishes to try.  My contribution are these Skillet Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries | Cooking on the Front Burner

While it seems like we went from Halloween to Christmas at the stores (including songs-ugh), in-between there is the best eating holiday of the year - Thanksgiving! Right?  It is actually one of my favorites.  We have our family tried and true recipes but I'm always on the lookout for some new ones to try!  So I think today you are really going to enjoy this post. Not only are you going to have access to 25 delicious recipes for your Thanksgiving table, but each chef is hosting a giveaway on their blog. Trust me when I say you will love these recipes.  We have you covered from breakfast, appetizers, side dishes, dessert and even a main course turkey recipe.  So get ready to browse what you might want on your table!  I'm bringing to the event this Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries side dish - it's sweet, savory and on the lighter side.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

2015 Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap

2015 Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap

So you are probably thinking why are we talking about Christmas now.  Well there are only 6 weekends until the big day!  Hope that doesn't  freak you out, it does me a bit!  But the real reason for the early shout-out is a fun event that is happening with other bloggers (yes, you!).  For the past three years I have participated in this Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap and this year I'm co-hosting.  What I have loved about the swap is you are partnered up with another blogger and recipes are exchanged - not the actual cookies.  Easy and no broken cookies!