|THE HASSELBACK EXPERIMENTS|
|CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES|
|BLACK FOREST BARK|
|HOT FUDGE SAUCE|
|SLOW COOKER PARTY MIX|
|GINGERBREAD ICE CREAM|
|PISTACHIO COCONUT MERINGUES|
|GUEST POST BY A HEALTHY JALAPENO- SPICE HOLIDAY PUNCH|
|PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE ECLAIRS- GUEST POST FOR CHEF DENNIS|
|ROASTED GARLIC DUTCH OVEN STYLE|
|HAM AND SMOKED MOZZARELLA SANDWICH|
|AUNT BARB’S CHERRY CHEESECAKE|
|PO’ LUNATIC SANDWICH|
|CHOCOLATE ZABAGLIONE WITH STRAWBERRIES AND ALMONDS|
|TURTLE ICE CREAM|
|LAST MINUTE OMG WE HAVE VISITORS BANANA CREAM PIE|
|BUTTER PECAN ICE CREAM|
LUNATIC’S BAKER’S DOZEN “THINGS YOU CAN MAKE FOR CHRISTMAS” BOOKMARKS:
BAKE YOUR DAY- GINGERBREAD DONUTS
EAT DRINK LOVE- GINGERBREAD DIP
EPICUREAN MOM- SNOWFLAKE VANILLA MACARONS
PIP AND EBBY- SPIRAL SUGAR COOKIES
PURE VEGETARIAN BY LAKSHMI- THERE WAS A CAKE
VANILLA CLOUDS AND LEMON DROPS- POMEGRANATE SORBET
NOT RACHEL RAY- ROLO TURTLES
THE BLACK PEPPERCORN- CAPPUCCINO NANAIMO BARS
DOMESTIC FITS- HOMEMADE BOURBON CHERRY CORDIALS
LUNATIC’S BAKER’S DOZEN BOOKMARKS:
THE HEALTHY FOODIE- COCONUT CHERRY BREAKFAST BAKE
FROM CUPCAKES TO CAVIAR- CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRY BARS
COOK EAT LIVE VEGETARIAN- ROASTED PEPPER AND WALNUT DIP
WHAT’S COOKING AT RICHARD’S??- PAN SEARED CITRUS HALIBUT
JUST ONE COOKBOOK- ASIAN PORK CHOP (GINGER SOY SAUCE)
MANU’S MENU- PISTACHIO GELATO
CURRY AND COMFORT- BANANA BUNDT CAKE WITH THE WORKS
TARTELETTE- RASPBERRY PISTACHIO TEACAKES
SORTACHEF- FAMILY FRIENDLY CHICKEN POT PIE
LUNATIC’S PICK FOR OUTSTANDING CHRISTMAS RECIPE 2011:
This just has to go to A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis. His students made the most incredible Gingerbread Tree House which he posted on his blog. These kids were so creative they blew me away. Please take the time to go over and check it out. I am a total sucker for gingerbread houses. I was sick at Christmas so this was the first year we did not do ours. Made me super sad! I cried a gingerbread river, and moped on gumdrop lane till the sugarplum fairies made me dance in the sugar forest with the lollipop guild. What, what, that can’t be right???
LUNATIC’S PICK FOR OUTSTANDING RECIPE THIS WEEK:
Okay I’ll start by saying this is an old post on this blog but it’s the first I’ve seen of it and it made me pass out….on the floor….needed smelling salts….came to…looked at it again…passed out again…this went on for hours! I used to buy these cookies called oreo dream puffs. Then the brilliant minds at the cookie factory decided I did not need them any more and stopped making them. I have sulked for years. I am not even sure if they stopped making them. But they don’t sell them here any more. So I continue to sulk. Then I saw these. And passed out. Repeatedly. Tartelette’s Mallows! You will not believe your eyes. And you will probably pass out. So have someone ready to catch you. Just sayin’!
LUNATIC’S LOVING THIS “NEW TO ME” BLOG:
Yes you guessed it. Tartelette! In a big, bad, “I want to go to one of her retreats and pretend to not be a stalker” way. I have her book Plate to Pixel and am in the midst of reading it. For some reason it was not registering with me to check her blog. You know, blonde moments happen from time to time. I saw a picture of hers on Pinterest, and then another, and then another. That’s when the stalking began. In a big, bad way. I am now obsessed with the blog. She cooks such amazing food. And she likes pistachios. Marry me Helene. You had me at pistachio! Now if I could just win the lottery so I can come take one of your classes I’d be a happy girl. *crosses fingers, waits for money to fall from the sky*
IMPORTANT READING FOR ALL FOOD BLOGGERS:
La Phemme Phoodie wrote an article called Recipe Attribution: The Debate Rages On. It’s a fantastic read and I encourage all of you to take the time to look it over. I think many of us starting out do not know the rules. I know when I started I had no clue what etiquette to follow when blogging. This piece lays it all out for you in an easy to follow post. Please take a moment to head over to her site and read it. You will be glad you did.
LUNATIC’S COMING SOON TEASER:
Fruity Nutty Cookies
Fabulous Fun with Jars
Easy Slow Cooker Recipe
Ice Cream- no machine required for this ice cream dessert!
A HUGE SURPRISE for you this week!
IN OTHER NEWS:
I was touched by something a fellow blogger wrote about me on her site. I was blown away by her generosity and kind words. I do not think of myself as an inspiration to anyone. I am just doing what I love to do and having a blast doing it. This hit me that what I do here impacts others. That what I write here has weight, how I interact and socialize with my readers and fellow bloggers means something. I think this is the first time it really hit me that I belong here in this crazy foodie world and am a welcome addition to it. So to Mellissa of I breathe…I’m Hungry, I say thank your from the bottom of my heart for making as much of an impact on my life as I did on yours. I am ever grateful. And so this does not end all sappy and freak out my readers…. Mellissa rocks, and she’s smoking hot, and cooks like a total vixen! Now get your butts off the couch and go cook her food. Now gosh darn dang it!
What, I was gonna say stuff. Really! Okay folks that wraps up this massive edition of Lunatic Loves These Links. Hope you enjoyed it. I felt the need to do some Christmas ones I had missed out on doing while I was sick. Now you have no excuse not to be prepared next year. Unless you get the plague. Like I did this year. Seriously, it can happen. You’ve been warned. Wear a mask when you go out, make sure you bring wet wipes to wipe down grocery carts, and avoid handling money without spraying it with lysol first. And the day you do all this please send me the video of it so I can post it on youtube.
Toodles and smoochies! xx