Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Fan Favorites 2015

2015 Fan Favorites | Cooking on the Front Burner

It's my favorite time of the year where I look back and see what recipes YOU found tops for each month of 2015.  So today's post is all about the fans!  It really gives me an idea of what kind of recipes you might be looking for seasonally, and I have to admit, these are some of my favorites as well.  Sweet won out over savory but that is probably due to me not making as many savory dishes in 2015.  In 2016 I plan to bring a wider variety of dishes and would love for you to leave a comment for suggestions. 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Cranberry Gorgonzola Tart

Cranberry Gorgonzola Tart | Cooking on the Front Burner

Before you start making those New Year resolutions, you'll be needing appetizers to ring the year out and that is where this Cranberry Gorgonzola Tart comes in.  If you want to be the hit of the party, whip up these fancy looking tarts.  Trust me they aren't too fussy and are super flavorful with the tang of the cranberries and gorgonzola cheese.  You'll find me sharing this recipe over at Real Housemoms for my monthly post.  I hope you had a happy holiday and have a great new year! 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

25 Holiday Cookie Favorites!

25 Holiday Cookies for your eating pleasure!!

Confession time- I'm a bit behind on my baking this year.  Sad but true.  But I have gotten most other things done and let's see what I can check off my list - shopping done (check), wrapping done (check), decorating done (check), menus planned (check) - so I think I'm doing pretty good!  There is still plenty some time left to put on an apron, heat up the oven, pull out the flour, sugar and other ingredients, turn on some tunes and whip up a couple batches of cookies.  I was looking around at some of my friends' recipes and now have some good ideas and new recipes to try.  I can see why these are some of their favorites.  If you are in the same boat as me, I invite you to take a look at these 25 holiday cookie favorites.  While you do that, you'll find me in the kitchen!  

Friday, December 18, 2015

Minty Brownie Bites

Minty Brownie Bites | Cooking on the Front Burner

Did you know that December 8th was National Brownie day?  I'm a bit late with the celebration but any day can be brownie day, right?  I was sent a bottle of BrancaMenta  from a company and asked to create a brownie recipe using the product.  I was intrigued when I heard it was mint flavored and thought I would create a holiday-ish type recipe and came up with these Minty Brownie Bites.  They were fun to make and would be perfect for your holiday celebration.  All opinions in this post are mine.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

White Chocolate Peppermint Mousse

White Chocolate Peppermint Mousse | Cooking on the Front Burner

Happy Holidays!  It's the last 12th day of the year, the last 2015 #12boggers recipes with 12 ingredients or less.  We are going out with a bang with White Chocolate Peppermint recipes.  You will be wowed with the fresh, minty flavor paired with white chocolate recipes that are being shared this month.  The holidays are a perfect time to whip up these recipes and share with those you love.  I'm excited about my White Chocolate Peppermint Mousse.  It's so easy to make but I had a "messy" time getting my photos and a bit of drama but all good :)

Friday, December 11, 2015

Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cookie | Cooking on the Front Burner

Welcome to the 4th annual Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap reveal day!  This event is one of the highlights of my holiday season and one that I co-hosted this year (thanks Julie for the invite!).  I'm looking forward to seeing who was paired up with who and what cookies they made.  I was lucky to be paired with a good friend of mine - Lisa from Cooking with Curls and she sent me this wonderful Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cookie recipe.  All I can say is wow - these are so easy to make and full of great flavor. If you like chocolate (and who doesn't!) and peppermint, this is the the perfect holiday cookie for you!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Christmas Week

Tis the season and this week is Christmas week!!  This annual event was started in 2012, and is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic. All week long there will be over 35 bloggers taking part and creating festive, sweet recipes for the event.  I'm sure you will find some great recipes to try for the holiday season.  I'll be sharing a couple new recipes later this week.   Plus - exciting - everyone contributed for a huge Amazon Gift Card Giveaway so be sure to enter!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Butterscotch White Russian

Kick your holidays up a notch with this perfect after dinner drink of a Butterscotch White Russian.

Butterscotch White Russian | Cooking on the Front Burner

Happy December 1st where I'm starting off the month with a holiday cocktail that makes the perfect after dinner drink.  Tis the season for entertaining, though you don't need an excuse to have company to make this Butterscotch White Russian.  I've made these a a couple times now - once after we went out with some friends for dinner and had them back to our place for dessert and drinks.  And the other was with the family on Thanksgiving day.  We had finished dinner, cleaned up and ready to start looking at the black Friday ads. It also was a pretty day as it was snowing a bit and this cocktail seemed like the perfect mid-afternoon drink as we were ad looking  I'm not really a black Friday shopper unless I go out at 6 PM (not AM) and even then I feel like there is not much I'm missing that I can't pick up at a later time.  But it is certainly fun to start getting ideas and getting everyone to make their lists all while having a tasty beverage.