April 8th, 2009 |
Who knew you could come up with so many cute baked goods….all by using M & M’s?! One is cuter than the next, and would be perfect for a child’s birthday party, a Spring brunch, Mother’s Day….or to give to someone as a gift.
Check out Bright Ideas for the how-to’s for these [...]
April 6th, 2009 |
A weekday lunch with the girls. I’m thinking something light….
Scallops with Asparagus
1 lb medium asparagus
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 lb large sea scallops, tough ligament removed from side of each if attached
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup dry white wine
2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, cut into [...]
March 29th, 2009 |
I don’t know about you, but I like to celebrate the weekend with a casual Sunday morning breakfast with family or friends. The weekend always goes by so fast, and Saturdays are always my run-around-and-get-everything-done-day….but Sundays….Sundays are my fun days!
Keep it simple with easy-to-make dishes, and enjoy the company!
Here are [...]
March 26th, 2009 |
Today I am answering an email from a reader:
“Dear Hostess, Every time I go to a party or to a friend’s house for dinner, I feel like my friends always ask me to bring an appetizer. I’m sick of my same old recipes! I can’t make another Mexican layer dip or ‘pigs in a blanket’…..can you [...]
March 9th, 2009 |
Chicken Piccata ~ Barefoot Contessa Style
2 split (1 whole) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 extra-large egg
1/2 tablespoon water
3/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
Good olive oil
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, divided
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons), lemon halves reserved
1/2 cup dry white wine