Monthly Archives: February 2017

Academy Awards 2016!!!

Here’s our Oscar blog from last year!

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We love the Academy Awards and like to have a nice meal and dessert while watching the show. For this year’s awards celebration, we chose to highlight walnuts and strawberries throughout our meal. Hope you enjoy this unique brie cheese appetizer, our salad entrée, and strawberry shortcake ice cream cake. Also offered are an easy Academy Award banner idea, a plant update and, of course, the bears!

HONEY AND WALNUT BAKED BRIE

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We found this great recipe for brie in puff pastry on-line. It’s unique because the brie is sliced sandwich-style and the walnut/honey mixture fills what becomes the ultimate cheese sandwich. Hmm . . . we hear Brie is a favorite for this year’s Academy Awards. Oh wait! That’s Brie Larson, favored to win Best Actress for her performance in “The Room”. Good luck to all of this year’s nominees.

http://www.puffpastry.com/recipe/50003/honey-and-walnut-baked-brie

WINNING SALAD

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Champagne vinaigrette coats this delicious salad…

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Oscar!!! Oscar!!! Oscar!!!

Heres an Oscar blog fron 2 yrs ago!

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We love the Academy Awards! Here are a few things we’ve done this year to make Oscar night even more festive!!!

HOLLYWOOD BANNER 

We created the banner shown above using cardboard stars, ribbons and stickers. We embellished them with cutouts from a plastic Hollywood themed tablecloth.

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BOW TIE PASTA SALAD (for the well-dressed gathering)

Ingredients: 1 pkg. bow tie farfalle pasta (we chose a vegetable variety for extra color), the juice of 1 lemon, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, 1/2 cup olive oil, 3 tablespoons Italian salad dressing,         1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, 3 chopped plum tomatoes, 1/2 cup corn, 2 tablespoons chopped chives. Prepare the bow tie pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water and refrigerate until cool. Combine lemon juice and zest with oil and salad dressing.     Mix chopped tomato with corn, toss pasta with dressing combo and parm. Salt and pepper to taste…

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Warming Up for St. Valentine’s Day

Last Year’s blog!

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The northeast is bracing for bitter cold weather. Our hope is that you all find warmth with family and friends this St. Valentine’s Day weekend. Plus, it’s a great excuse to eat some chocolate! This week, we share our take on some delicious chocolate truffles, some ideas for using last week’s woven heart baskets, a plant update, and of course, the bears!

EASY TRUFFLES

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Ingredients:

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  • one 8 oz. package light cream cheese, softened
  • three cups confectioners sugar, sifted
  • three cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • cocoa powder, chopped walnuts, coconut, dried fruit sprinkles

How to make:

  • Beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  • Gradually beat in confectioners sugar.
  • Stir in melted chocolate and vanilla.
  • Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Form into one inch balls.
  • Roll in toppings of your choice.

Varieties for truffles are almost endless. Chocolate and orange go great together, so replace the vanilla with same amount of orange…

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Happy St. Valentine’s Day!!!

Our first St. Valentines Day post!

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We know not everyone celebrates St. Valentines Day, but we find it a great time to express our feelings to each other, our families and friends. Plus, there’s nothing wrong with a holiday that highlights eating chocolate in the middle of a long, cold winter!

kissing I & W

The treasured photograph above is of Kevin’s parents, Warren and Irene Wollschlager, taken in 1946. The red-lettered caption, photoshopped in by Kevin’s niece, Rachel, reads, “Have you ever wondered what true love looks like?”

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HEART-SHAPED TURKEY MEATLOAFS                                                                                                       We took our favorite turkey meatloaf recipe and shaped it into 2 hearts (shown above), perfect for St…

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