Holiday Desserts and Sides

Another year has crept past and it’s that time of the year again for the holiday cheers. After debating and revising recipes many dishes will be showcased today. I feel the need to go a bit unconventional, but with a traditional twist to it.

Last year I had made:

  1. Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  2. Dulce de Leche Cake
  3. Key Lime Cheesecake
  4. Sweet Potato Pie
  5. Soft Ginger Cookies
  6. White Chocolate, Chocolate Cookies
  7. Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles
  8. Cookie Truffles
  9. Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

This year I will be making less, but still with that “WOW!” factor in it. So a whole new menu that has been revised many times over and kept to a short list with items being taken off and being placed back on the list for weeks on end.

So now the final verdict has been written down and here are the dishes that I will be making this year:

  1. Iced Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies
  2. Pumpkin Molasses Cupcakes
  3. Pumpkin Cheesecake
  4. Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Luncheon with Some Friends

As I finished with my last exam for the week I felt the need to wind down from the hustle and bustle of life. So I decided to have a luncheon with some friends. Since we were getting together in the middle of the afternoon, I couldn’t call it lunch nor was it close enough to be called dinner. At one point I was thinking of calling it Afternoon Tea, but none of the others drank tea. So luncheon was it.