Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Cooking

Holiday cooking is in high gear, and it seems that everyone I know is planning, shopping, cutting, dicing, and most of all, baking. All of those mixers  are whirring with flour flying yielding an abundance of sweets to be shared.

My weekend produced some treats that are easy to store and pull out for expected or unexpected guests.
This Wine Bar Nut Mix, a combination of savory and slightly sweet, is delicious before or after dinner.

These dried figs stuffed with a rich ganache and enrobed in dark chocolate make a special treat.

 "Chocolate is the answer.  Who cares what the question is."  Author Unknown


  1. Just the sweet post of motivation I needed this morning! Your photos really do make everything look scrumptious, Michele.

  2. Oh yes please to both of those! And chocolate is always the right answer.

  3. Both look wonderful. Yes, chocolate is the answer. I wouldn't mind some nice dark chocolate. This might have to happen today. Enjoy your mixer whirring and your flour flying.

  4. VAL--Happy to be of service. Can't wait to see what kind of biscotti comes out of your kitchen.

    KATH--For me, too, always chocolate. I can't believe I married a man who is not a fan.

    DENISE--Thank you.The good thing about dark,silky chocolate, is that you don't need much to do the trick.

  5. Goodness, Michele, you have been busy! I would like some of both.
    Scrumptious Nut Mix. My kitchen is about to get out of control too. It's inevitable; the flour does fly!

  6. NANCY--I can't wait to see what deliciousness comes out of your kitchen.