Holiday Foodie Frenzy

Hi All!
I am up to my elbows in flour, baking up a storm. Found three new cookie recipes I think are so easy. I will give them a try first and then let you know. Here are those recipes from recent “Jen’s Dish” episodes I have promised!
Spicy Pumpkin Seeds (from Cook’s Illustrated online)

1 cup raw green pumpkin seeds
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1.) Preheat oven to 350d. In a medium bowl, combine pumpkin seeds, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt and lime juice; toss to coat.
2.) Spread on a rimmed baking sheet; bake until puffed and browned, about 10 minutes

Blizzard Drink (from Cherie Fisher/Diabetes Foundation of Rhode Island)

Fresca – up to 8oz.
Grapefruit Vodka – 1oz.
less than 5 Carbs!!!!

It was so much fun last week to talk with Ellen Hollander, my good friend Lauren’s Mom. She shared some of her Latke making secrets with me. For a good, easy recipe, check out the NY Times online from the Weds. Food edition from Dec. 6th!

Tomorrow (Weds. Dec. 20) my guest will be Gian Carlo Iannucilli, owner of Gian Carlo’s Ristorante in Woonsocket, RI. We will be talking about the Italian Christmas Eve tradition of Feast of the Seven Fishes!
Happy Baking!

Edible Holiday Gifts

Hi!I really need to update my blog more frequently! Just takes a bit of getting used to. Thanks so much for the comments. Keep them coming!:)
Looking forward to tomorrow’s show. My guest will be Licette Comanzo Walker of Comanzo Biscotti. Delicious & beautifully packaged cookies ready to dunk in your morning cup of joe! Her biscotti are served at Harpo Studios to all of the guests and employees!!!! Looking forward to making some edible gifts this week. I really enjoy making chutney & spiced nuts. Cookies & truffles are easy & fun as well.
I’ll be giving some great foodie gift ideas tomorrow, so try to listen in! I will also be heading up to Whole Foods Bellingham tomorrow evening (weds. dec. 6), for a Holiday themed ladie’s night out! Looking forward to promoting the show & helping folks pick out some great gifts. Well, i must go now, I have to write two more ads for the show. Until next next time,
Buy Local, Eat Fresh!