Though it wouldn’t be classified as a “snow” day in most places, my boys were excited nonetheless to see the first flakes of the season quietly dust their backyard the other day. The exciting occasion, ushering in a magical season, called for a special winter breakfast.
I have had the opportunity to work on the Pass the Prosciutto – Gluten Free Holiday Entertaining campaign through Prosciutto di Parma. The Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma (the organization that certifies this ham from the hills around Parma, Italy and gives the brand of ham its quality seal of approval) is celebrating 50 years although the tradition of making this ham is more than 1,000 years old.
As popular as red velvet cake (and red velvet everything) has become, I don’t remember ever having red velvet cake as a kid. I do, however, have a vivid childhood memory of gasping with girlish delight as they cut into the armadillo cake in the movie Steel Magnolias. I guess ever since then I’ve had red velvet cake on my mental baking list.
Inspired by the peanut butter chocolate kiss cookies that, to me, have always seemed so fitting for Valentine’s Day, these little Hershey’s kiss gems even fit the color scheme for the big day of hearts. And the melt-in-your-mouth vanilla sugar cookie makes a neutral base that can work with any color or flavor of Hershey’s kiss, for any time of year.
When Pepperidge Farm contacted me about the “Puffection” Holiday Entertaining challenge I was intrigued and gladly accepted. The first part of the challenge involved cooking an existing Pepperidge Farm recipe. I chose these individual Chocolate Fondue Cups because they are festive and perfect for holiday (or anytime) entertaining.
This caramel corn is one of the many food-related traditions in my family. All you have to do is boil the caramel ingredients for a few minutes, toss the popped popcorn in the caramel, and bake it in the oven to golden, crispy perfection.
Peppermint ice cream has a reputation of being a Christmas flavor but it doesn’t have to be reserved for the winter holidays. Its beautiful pink color is just right for Valentine’s Day and its cool peppermint flavor makes it a refreshing choice when you’re trying to beat the summer heat.
Make snowmen out of peanut butter snack balls for an easy, healthy and fun snack that will give your kids the energy they need to play all day in the snow.
Making gingerbread houses definitely takes more time than buying the pre-made kits but it allows you to customize the design. And if you’re planning to eat the house, the homemade gingerbread and buttercream frosting taste a lot better than packaged store-bought kinds, too!
HO! HO! HO! and Merry Christmas from my itsy bitsy foodies family to yours. This is the first year that my older son has really keyed into Santa Claus so I thought it would be fun to make him a Santa Claus ice cream sundae.