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.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Fresh Fig Pizza with Arugula

Fresh Fig Pizza with Arugula | Cooking on the Front Burner

I'm back today with the second of the fig recipes I tried this week and this one (at least for me) hit it out of the park!  Fresh Fig Pizza with Arugula lives up to the hype.  I originally had thought we would have this as an appetizer to our main course, but once we started, we decided what the heck and called it dinner.  I know the DIY Guy had his heart set on meat but even he agreed that this pizza was great and we could grill out the next night.  What a guy! (And we did!)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Bacon Wrapped Fig Appetizers

Bacon Wrapped Fig Appetizers

Have you ever had figs?  I've had them in fig newtons but I guess that doesn't count!  I mean the fresh ones.  Last week I was shopping at our local Trader Joe's and saw some in the produce area.  I've been really intrigued with all the recipes I've seen around the web lately and decided to give them a try.  I was able to find two recipes that sounded good so first up I'm sharing these easy to make Bacon Wrapped Fig Appetizers.  If you love sweet and salty, these are for you!  And of course anything with bacon is A-OK in my eyes.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Homemade Tomato Basil Soup

Homemade Tomato Basil Soup | Cooking on the Front Burner

Today's recipe is courtesy of our local Farmer's Market. On Saturday I grabbed my market bag and had a wonderful time stopping at different vendors getting what I needed for this Tomato Basil Soup.  I like to meander around with coffee in hand, enjoy the sights and especially the smells!  By the time I was done, I had a bag full of roma tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, garlic, an onion bigger than a softball (for only $1),  basil and a red pepper.  The ride home provided a nice basil aroma (I would take that any day over the 'new' car smell!)