Sunday, January 10, 2010


My blogging has been put on hold recently for many reasons to include work, sickness, family issues & just plain old not enough time.  Here's some things I've baked or cooked recently though.
Before Christmas I made Kringle!  I learned how last year with my wonderful Kansas City family and decided to make it tradition.  We had a Kringle for breakfast on Christmas morning and I've got one in my freezer to pull out on the 4th of July!  I also gave a few away as Christmas presents.

The yummy cardamom & currant filling being encased in the butter pastry.

After the process of rolling & filling.  Perfect for freezing!

The Finished Product on Christmas morning!

I made Christmas cake balls and Christmassy Chocolate Bark for my cocktail party.  Here's a picture of both of them!  Some of the cake balls were decorated with sprinkles which I inherited from Keri (thanks!) and others with gold cake decorating gel in the shape of snowflakes.  The Christmassy Chocolate Bark was very tasty and had the zest of one whole clementine, which added a great flavor!

Beautiful Christmas cake balls for the party!

The Chocolate Bark

Last week, I made Mango Sticky Rice that my roommate had been talking about how much she loved forever.  I thought it sounded like something I could make easily & the recipe called for pretty basic ingredients.  I highly recommend the recipe, although I would pare it down to 2 servings with the calculator on allrecipes and it still serves at least 4 people.  Sorry there's not a picture for this one, but trust me, it's delectable!

Today, I made this Oatmeal Pecan Pie from Cooking Light, which looks yummy & I will try tomorrow when I have lunch company.  

I also made this Bloomin' Herb Bread for tomorrow.  In the morning I'll be making Eggplant Parmesan to serve for lunch with the other dishes and a salad that Nic is bringing.

I'll take a picture later in the week of the potstickers that I made on New Year's Day with Patty.  They were delicious!  The great thing about potstickers is that the recipe makes a ton & they freeze beautifully!


Keri said...

Yummy, yummy, yummy! It all looked amazing. I'm so going to try the mango sticky rice!

Rachel said...

Wow girl! No wonder you haven't had time to update your blog...that's a TON of baking :)

Em said...

I am SO proud of your kringle, Natasha!!!!!