Thursday, December 31, 2015
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Here's my menu for today! And yes, while it is customary to do 7 fishes, I can never stop at just 7. This year, I'm incorporating 12 different kinds of fish into the menu. The more, the merrier!
Links to recipes provided, where applicable. I've also put some "notes" at the bottom, and will post pictures in a few days, when all of the festivities are done.
UPDATE: Photos added!
Merry Christmas, Everyone!
Fried Calamari (middle tray)
Posted by Lisa Yak at 7:00 AM
Monday, December 21, 2015
Every year at Christmastime, it's become a tradition for me to make "Rainbow Cookies," also known as Seven Layer Cookies. They're a lot of work because there are so many steps to the process, and they take two days to make (most of that is time spent setting up in the refrigerator). It's a challenge every time I make them, and once I start, it's a great reminder of why I only attempt them once a year.
To get the recipe at Epicurious, click HERE
They turned out great, with a minimal amount of extra effort, given all of the other steps in the process. It's a great way to use every bit of that precious cookie batter, too!
|Rainbow cookie cake pops!|
Posted by Lisa Yak at 9:15 PM
Christmas Eve 2015 marks the 25th "Festa dei Sette Pesci" (Feast of the Seven Fishes) that I will have hosted. Over the next few days, I'll be posting pictures and recipes from years past, along with the menu for this year's celebration.
With just 3 days to go, it's time to start soaking that baccala--get to it!
If you've never worked with this stuff,
be prepared--it's very pungent!
|Baccala Alla Vesuviana|
This is baccala in a spicy tomato sauce. I made it in 2014, and it was terrific.
I used Mario Batili's recipe, which you can find HERE.
I made this in 2010. I don't recall which recipe I used,
but THIS ONE from the Food Network is pretty close.
I enjoyed it, but it didn't go over as well as
the Vesuviana did a few years later.
Posted by Lisa Yak at 6:30 AM
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Posted by Lisa Yak at 7:22 PM
Saturday, December 5, 2015
It just so happens I was baking Christmas cookies today, so the timing of this discovery was certainly serendipitous.
Following the recipe in the manual, I made a batch of Holiday Butter Cookie dough, and made cookies in two shapes: trees and hearts.
Not gonna lie--this thing is not as easy to use as you'd think. The dough has to be just the right consistency, not too cold and stiff, not too warm and sticky. I had a few "fails", but ended up with about two dozen cookie so far that look pretty good. Looking forward to experimenting with this new contraption and making some more cookies tomorrow!
Posted by Lisa Yak at 8:37 PM