Chocolate Fondue: #159 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

When holidays like New Year’s Eve or Easter roll around, we brew up a homemade chocolate fondue to dip all kinds of yummy things in. This year we cut up bananas, apples, kiwis, marshmallows, almonds, and bits of leftover cake for the fondue. It only takes a few minutes to melt the chocolate, and everyoneContinue reading “Chocolate Fondue: #159 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Dark Chocolate Almond Bark: #132 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

Chocolate bark is a winter holiday treat in our family, but we figured why not make it all year round? It’s a wonderful mid-morning pick-me-up. We mixed two kinds of dark chocolate here, and we left the almonds raw to preserve some nutrients, but you could roast them if you prefer a toastier flavor.  ThisContinue reading “Dark Chocolate Almond Bark: #132 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Swedish Meatballs with Gravy: #96 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

Inspired by a fun DisneyWorld vacation this past summer, we wanted to re-create a meal we ate at the Norway pavilion of Epcot Center: swedish meatballs, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, and lingonberry sauce (or cranberry works too). This dinner is very comforting and delicious for all ages! This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments toContinue reading “Swedish Meatballs with Gravy: #96 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Chocolate Log Cake with Chocolate and Vanilla Buttercream Frosting: #95 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

My mom makes a chocolate log cake every year for Christmas. This year we had our own smaller family get-together with the kids so I thought it would be fun to make our own chocolate log. The girls decorated it with a Disney Frozen character theme in honor of one of their favorite movies. ThereContinue reading “Chocolate Log Cake with Chocolate and Vanilla Buttercream Frosting: #95 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Linzer Cookies (aka Jam-Jams): #93 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

Linzer cookies are an Austrian holiday treat. Think of shortbread cookies sandwiched with strawberry or apricot jam and dusted with powdered sugar. The texture mellows and gets less crunchy over time, so they’re actually just right a day or two after baking them. Feel free to freeze leftovers, if there are any! This is partContinue reading “Linzer Cookies (aka Jam-Jams): #93 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Eggnog and Irish Cream Truffles: #89 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

For a fun holiday treat, we made two versions of these decadent truffles: one with eggnog for the kiddos, and one with Irish cream liqueur for the adultos. 🙂 It’s actually very easy to make these, you just need a few hours to let the mixture set in the fridge. Hope you enjoy! This isContinue reading “Eggnog and Irish Cream Truffles: #89 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

DIY Roast Chicken: #79 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

We decided to try our hand at cooking a traditional holiday meal from scratch – roasting our own chicken, making our own stuffing, mashing our own potatoes, steaming green beans, the whole bit. My husband even whipped up an amazing onion gravy, which I’ll have to ask him about. We cooked so much food that itContinue reading “DIY Roast Chicken: #79 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Sage Apple Stuffing: #78 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

During winter holidays when I was a kid, my Mom would make this stuffing to go with our roast turkey dinner. No matter how much stuffing she made, and how much was left over, there was never any thrown out – every scrap was thoroughly enjoyed. I’m glad I helped out in the kitchen growingContinue reading “Sage Apple Stuffing: #78 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Five-Layer Potluck Dip: #69 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

This recipe comes from my stepmother-in-law in Canada. It’s a crowd-pleaser, super easy to make, and nutritious too! We like to have it at home for lunch or a snack, but it’s also a great potluck idea for the holidays. This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family and hopefullyContinue reading “Five-Layer Potluck Dip: #69 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Italian Panettone: #39 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

This is my Mom’s super easy recipe for panettone – an orange-scented Italian breakfast cake that’s traditionally eaten around Christmas but is delicious anytime of year. You can make it with raisins or chocolate chips, and it can be eaten for breakfast, snack, or a dessert treat. This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to createContinue reading “Italian Panettone: #39 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”