Roast Some Turkey Necks for Awesome Stock

Roast Turkey Neck Stock

Heather says: Want to take your Thanksgiving recipes up to the next level? You can get started now by buying and roasting turkey necks to make stock. Want to get a jump on your Thanksgiving prep? Go ahead and make your roast turkey neck stock now and freeze it for your Thanksgiving recipes*. Would I go to the effort of roasting turkey necks … [Read more...]

Rosemary Walnuts Recipe – Party Pick-up Nibble or Anytime Snack

Rosemary Walnuts - melt butter and seasonings on low heat

Bobbie says: Nuts are one of my favorite snacks. Some folks think I'm nuts. Wait - does that make me a cannibal? need to make these Rosemary Walnuts for your next party or even for your family just because you want them to feel special. Aromatic rosemary complements the rich, toasted walnuts perfectly, and a touch of ground … [Read more...]

Hearty Mushroom, Bacon and Green Onion Spread or Dip Recipe

Mushroom Green Onion Dip - great for holiday parties

  Bobbie says: Another Christmas behind us. I hope yours was "merry and bright" even if it wasn't white - ours was a somewhat pale greenish yellow, but at least the company was pleasant. Anyway, a shiny New Year is just around the corner, and you know what that means: more parties. If you're like me, you've had enough with the sweets … [Read more...]

Crunchy Nut Toffee Recipe and Candy Thermometer Calibration

Crunchy Nut Toffee - ready for my close up

Bobbie says: Buttery, crunchy, goodness topped with chocolate and nuts. What's not to love? Not much, in my mind, even without the chocolate. Toffee is an excellent example of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts. Greater, delicious-er, abundantly gift-worthy and not too difficult to master. The hardest part about candy … [Read more...]

Gearing Up for Christmas 2010 & a Confession

Heather says: Before reality hit, I was thinking of doing a Countdown to Christmas in the same style as Countdown to Turkey Day, but then I began to think of all the extra traditions that some families have and the whole concept became overwhelming. If you're trying to make sure you have everything ready for Christmas. Laura Otero has a few To … [Read more...]