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Workshops | Recipe Cards | Festive French Holiday Entertaining | Kansas City

Tomorrow night, I have my "Festive French Holiday Entertaining : Steak Frits" workshop/cooking class at A Thyme for Everything. There are a couple of spots left - still time to sign up! Visit for more info.

The recipes are below... it is going to be a great class - Truffle Fries, Brie & Apple Crostini, French Onion Soup, Seared Filets, & Vanilla Creme with Raspberries.

Entertaining : Holidays : Thanksgiving

This is the pie my sister and I made... she did the crust and I did the filling. We followed Martha Stewart's recipe - was very good - it sat up nicely and did not run. (This photo is pre-oven) The pie took 75 minutes to bake - wow.

My sister, Jill, is rather crafty and made this wreath out of nuts. She had two of the wreaths hanging in front of mirrors in her dining room.

This is our turkey pre-roasting. I stuffed it with lemon, garlic, onion, thyme and sage. I'll have to track down a photo (Mom?) of the turkey post-roast... I was too busy drooling to take a photo.

Does anyone have any Thanksgiving photos to share?!


Recipes | Entertaining | Happy Thanksgiving

This is the turkey recipe I'll be following today... Martha Stewart's Turkey 101. This is the first year for me to be in charge of the turkey - I'll post later with photos of my own!


Workshops | A Festive French Holiday

For my upcoming Holiday Entertaining Workshop at A Thyme for Everything, I'm preparing a feast for "A Festive French Holiday".

Menu :
Brie & Apple Crostini
French Onion Soup
Pan Seared Steaks
Truffle Fries
Vanilla Bean Creme & Raspberries

To register for the class, visit A Thyme for Everything!


Entertaining | Recipes | Roasted Garlic & Goat Cheese Appetizer

On Halloween, we had some friends over for dinner, Monopoly, and help handing out candy.  We started our night with some roasted garlic, goat cheese with toasted french bread.  I also added a store bought roasted red pepper pesto to the platter for some festive orange color.   

1 large head of garlic

1/4 cup of olive oil

12 ounces of soft goat cheese

1 baguette, sliced

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut top 1/4 inch off heads of garlic to expose cloves. Place garlic in small baking dish. Add oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Turn garlic cut side up. Cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake until garlic skins are golden brown and cloves are tender, about 55 minutes. Cool. Squeeze garlic cloves from skins.  In an oven proof dish,   place goat cheese.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Searve with sliced baguettes.

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