Monday, October 12, 2015

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Crispy Sage

Pumpkin Gnocchis | Cooking on the Front Burner

I'm super excited that it is the 12th of the month so we can share with you what the #12bloggers have been up to with this month's ingredient of squash (think pumpkin, butternut, etc).  Whether it be sweet or savory you desire, we have you covered with some fantastic recipes!  Being Italian you would think I would have made gnocchis before. Sure, I've had some but have never given them a try.  So this month I brought to the show these Pumpkin Gnocchi in a Brown Butter Sauce topped with crispy sage. Perfect for the fall or any time!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Maple Glazed Spiced Donuts

Maple Glazed Spiced Donut | Cooking on the Front Burner

What's your thoughts on donuts?  Do you like baked or fried?  Regular size or mini? Are you a Kripsy Kreme kind of person or Dunkin Donuts?  Or maybe you have a favorite local brand to enjoy.  Donuts have been one of favorite things to eat and my all time favorite is just a plain glazed donut that is light and airy on the inside with the right amount of sugary glaze.  So you may have noticed that this isn't one of those!  Today I'm branching out with this spiced donut with the best maple glaze.  In fact, I think the glaze is the best part.  It's all about that bass glaze... :)

Friday, October 2, 2015

Pink for a Cure - Cream Puffs

Cream Puffs with Strawberry Mousse | Cooking on the Front Burner

Yes, it's fall and we all have apples and pumpkins on our minds but today some bloggers are taking a break from fall recipes to participate in #cookingforacure and bringing awareness to October's Breast Cancer Awareness month.  So in honor of this great cause, pink food all around including these cream puffs with strawberry mousse.

I was glad to be asked to participate this year and help get the word out about what you can do to help yourself and bring awareness to this disease.  One in eight women are affected each year and that is a high number - I'm sure many of us have been affected by friends or family that may have been diagnosed.  Early detection is key by doing monthly self examines and yearly check-ups.  If it is caught in the early stages, the survival rate is 98%!  And that is a high number of good news!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Pumpkin Scones with Ginger

Pumpkin Scones | Cooking on the Front Burner

If you are a lover of pumpkin flavors, you will want to put these Pumpkin Scones on your must do list!  These are kicked up a notch with crystallized ginger that gives them an extra zing!  I'm sharing my recipe over at Real Housemoms this month.  We would love for you to stop by.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Kitchen Aid Mixer Giveaway!

I'm excited to be part of this KitchenAid Mixer giveaway to help Allison celebrate her five year blogiversary over at Cupcake Dairies.  To celebrate, she is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a KitchenAid Stand Mixer - and the winner gets to pick the color of the mixer!  And last I checked there were over 20 colors to choose from.  Decisions, decisions!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Clam Bake 2015

How to plan a clambake | Cooking on the Front Burner

When it's Labor Day that means one thing.  Clam bake party time!  The DIY Guy and I look forward to this gathering that our friends have been hosting for over 20 years.  It's a wonderful way to end the summer, enjoy good eats and catch up with friends.   The excitement starts when we get the email invite asking us how many dozen clams and how many "bakes" we want.  Then on my part, I go into dessert planning mode and start researching what to bring.  I kind of put pressure on myself to come up with a wow-ey dessert and this year I went with a four layer lemon cake with lemon curd.  Oh yeah, you know I love my lemons!  I spent about 5 hours total prep time and I think half the time was squeezing lemons because when life gives you 3 bags of lemons you need to come up with something spectacular!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Greek Chicken Wings

Greek Chicken Wings | Cooking on the Front Burner

Time to get your game day food on with 12 great recipes from our 12 blogger group!  Perfect timing don't you agree?  There is nothing better than munching on snacks, watching the game and maybe enjoying a tasty beverage.  You'll see too that wings are more than just mild, medium and hot with these flavorful and unique recipes.  I'm bringing to the party these Greek Chicken Wings served with a creamy tzatziki sauce.  Keep reading to see what the others came up with.