The Food Dish
Pecans, coconut, and bittersweet chocolate—always a winning combination. This easy dessert is perfect for picnics or parties. Be sure to make lots, because they don’t last long!
Yield: 24 squares
Prep Time: 15 minutes plus 2 hours for cooling
Bake Time: 5 minutes
1 cup butter, at room temperature
¾ cup flour
¾ cup coconut flour (you can also use white flour)
1/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
When I think of Christmas day, I think of twinkling lights, presents under the tree, and Santa Claus, of course! But when I think back on waking up on snowy Christmas mornings as a child at Mom and Dad’s house . . . I remember breakfast.
My family goes all out for breakfast on Christmas morning, but we keep the cooking to a minimum. (Don’t be so surprised—it is actually possible.) It’s a tradition that has carried on for years in my family and has even slipped into my own little family’s tradition now that I’m married.
One of our Christmas morning staples is apple cinnamon French toast with vanilla syrup. It’s a delicious, gourmet breakfast with practically no hassle, which makes it perfect for Christmas morning. This meal is fantastic! Just put it together the night before, leave it in the fridge, and slip it in the oven while you open Christmas presents and enjoy your other holiday traditions. By the time you’re ready to eat, it will be ready for you to dive in.
Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
This is yet another way to be a Zucchini Houdini by using up the harvest from those prolific zucchini plants. This creamy, Southwest soup would make the perfect ending to a chilly fall day.
2 medium zucchini
1 medium onion
½ tablespoon dried parsley or 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
Add some sugar and spice to your holiday with these 8 flavorful twists on hot chocolate you simply have to try!
What would the most wonderful time of the year be without everyone’s favorite chocolatey beverage? As the snow blows in with December, try warming your home and family with some of these unique and tasty hot chocolate variations!
This is the perfect main course for a special-occasion dinner. Easy to prepare, delicious, and pretty, this dish is one we often turn to when we want something extraordinary. It’s easy to double, and why not? The leftovers are just as amazing the next day!
Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 20-25 minutes