Category Archives: Holiday!

Guinness Spice Cake

Need a last minute dessert for your St. Patrick’s Day festivities? Try this quick and easy Guinness spice cake (I know you’ve got some Guinness on hand. It is St. Patrick’s Day after all). Since tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, and I’ve been sorely neglectful thus far in posting recipes related to this historic holiday, […]

Crispy Potato Smashers (Irish Roadkill?)

Dorothy, at Shockingly Delicious, assures me interestingly named dish, Crispy Smashers (aka Irish Road Kill) is the best potato dish EVER! Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.  It’s certainly cute! Every woman I have given this recipe to has called me later and said something like this: “My husband wants ONLY this kind of […]

St. Patrick’s Day Food ideas

St. Patrick’s day is coming up… got any cooking plans?  Here are some of the recipes we shared last year on Guiness Corned Beef Irish Car Bomb Bread Pudding Niki’s Homemade Corned Beef and Cabbage St. Patty’s Ideas – Corned Beef & Cabbage Tacos Irish Car Bomb Ice-cream Sundae Spotlight- Guinness Spiced Muffins Leftover […]

Brett’s Blueberry / Raspberry Pie for Pi Day

(yes, I know Pi Day was yesterday) My brother:  “It’s Pi Day, why don’t you have a pie on Foodwhirl?” Me:  “Ummm, I haven’t made a pie lately?” My brother: “But… It’s Pi Day.  You need pie.” Me: “Well, make me a pie and I’ll put it up on Foodwhirl, tomorrow” My brother:  “OK.” Click […]

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Niki’s Homemade Corned Beef and Cabbage

Last year, Niki posted her entire process for making homemade corned beef – corning it herself rather than buying that pink stuff in the store.  So if you’re up for doing it for this St. Paddy’s day, it’s time to start thinking about it! Here are the three posts from last year, with all the […]

Heart Calzones

Hope everyone is having a lovely Valentine’s Day.  I spotted these calzones at Craftzine and thought they were just too cute… Go read the whole thing and get the recipe:  Heart Calzones

Romantic Date Night: Decor & Recipes!

With Valentine’s Day coming up, our thoughts turn to romance.  But man, getting a table (and one that won’t cost an arm and a leg, packed in like sardines) at your favorite fancy bistro can be difficult… Here’s Nicole‘s answer to a romantic date night, when you decide to stay in and cook at home, […]

Cookie Dough Truffles

Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious shares with us these lovely, and easy, Cookie Dough Truffles.  Truffles are great because they not only taste decadently yummy, but also look more impressive than just your average plate of cookies.  What a great idea for a valentines day sweet for your sweetie, or make up a bunch for a […]

Chocolate Valentines Day ideas..and more romance

As Valentine’s Day approaches, our thoughts turn to romance. And for many people ROMANCE=CHOCOLATE! Here are a few chocolate ideas from Foodwhirls past, for romance or just for valentines day fun! Cupcakes in a Jar (and Chocolate Beet Cake)! These would be a great valentine’s gift for someone special, or a fun teacher gift! Check […]

Fête des Rois galette

Please welcome our newest contributor, Élise! The Fête des Rois galette is filled with almonds and tasty holiday flavors. This traditional pastry is served each year at my Papa’s Alliance Française in Aiken, South Carolina – where a surprising number of French and French Canadian transplants have made their homes. The tradition follows as such: […]

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Champagne Cake Pops – how cute!

It’s a little late for New Years Eve, but file this away for next year… or maybe a champagne oriented wedding shower? Check these out at Mega-crafty…  Cake pops are so much fun to do, and impressive little treats for a party. Go get the how to on how to make them…

Black Eyed Peas for New Years Day (Hopping John)

I’m about to make my Black Eyed Peas for tomorrow, so I’m passing on my super easy recipe.  It only takes about an hour or so to cook, so you can pull it together on New Years Day morning, if you’re not too bleary eyed–or cook it today and just reheat tomorrow– I think it’s […]

More Holiday Sweets

A trio of good sweet eats from Talk Of Tomatoes: Peppermint Bark, Chipolte Candied Pecans, & Snowball Cookies

12 Days of Cookies

Just Jenn is doing a 12 Days of Cookies special for Xmas – check it out! Today’s cookie is Carrot Cake Cookies! More holiday cookie ideas are here.

Holiday Treat: Sugared Cranberries

We’ve been asking for Holiday Recipes, and reader Jill sends us this great recipe from Bon Appegeek (love the name!) — a lovely holiday food idea: Sugared Cranberries! More good info from Jill: They are really, really good. And addictive. I found that recipe last year, and i make a lot of them during the […]

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How to Make Eggnog

With the Holiday season approaching, I figured this was a good time to pull out my tutorial on making homemade eggnog. It’s really not that hard to do, and it’s so much better than just buying some of that dairy stuff.   It’s great to serve at a holiday party.  In case you’re hesitant, here’s a […]

Sweet Potato Casserole

…perfect for Thanksgiving!  I don’t know if sweet potatoes are on your typical Holiday menu, but they always are on mine.  This is an easy and quite tasty dish, that is very kid friendly too.  My 5 year old loves it. I actually made 2 different versions of this dish this weekend… once for dinner […]

Southwest Stuffing

Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious sends us her award winning (literally–she just won a contest with it!) recipe for Southwest Stuffing… Now as a Southern girl, I do cornbread dressing, not stuffing with my holiday meals, but I do confess that I do have a place in my heart for stuffing as well. Dorothy says: For me, […]

Fall Harvest Thanksgiving Party inspirations

Want to have a fall party? Check out this Fall Harvest Party featured over at Kara’s Party Ideas… A gorgeous color palette in the food and the decor. Lovely! So pop over for your own design and menu inspiration! Need more ideas?  This is a lovely Pumpkin Harvest Brunch over at Hostess with the Mostess.  […]

Great “Tentacle Pot Pie” on notmartha…

Do your kids balk at pot pie?  Maybe they’d eat it if it had tentacles and eyes! So fun for a halloween dinner..  Go check it out: Tentacle Pot Pie. (Want more silly and scary halloween dinner ideas? Check out this roundup at Hostess with the Mostess.)

how to make Pumpkin fondue by chica & jo
Pumpkin Fondue!

Something fun and interesting for the fall season from Foodwhirl friends Chica & Jo.    If you haven’t been following them for the Halloween season, you’re missing out… Lots of great stuff over there! Jo Writes: “I’ve been making my famous pumpkin fondue recipe for a long time, and my family always considers it a treat […]

Creepy Halloween Food Roundup

Into interesting Halloween Food?  Check out Superpunch’s awesome roundup of spooky Halloween eats! (Several of my own creations are in the list, so keep an eye out for them!) Here’s a few photos from the Roundup to whet your appetite, but head on over to read the whole thing and get the info on making […]

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Halloween Cocktail Ideas

Halloween is on the way!  And I figured you guys would like some cocktails to celebrate the season..  Here is a lovely Scary Halloween cocktail collection from Dabbled, but the Spotlight today is on Janelle‘s fun spider tribute. It is that time of year again, and I don’t mean the time for Christmas songs or […]

Easy Fall Treats – Pumpkin Pies and Apple Pie Cupcakes

Sometimes we just need a sweet treat.  Here’s a couple of quick and easy recipes from reader Celeste at Cooking Creations to get you in the sweet Fall mood…Personal Pumpkin Pies and Apple Pie Cupcakes! I have been searching the internet and cookbooks for some autumn treats a lot recently. I have come across so […]

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Pumpkin Thai Soup (and a whole Fall Dinner Party)

Over at The Novice Chef Blog, Jessica shares a fabulous looking fall themed dinner party, complete with menus, recipes, and organizational tips. Love it! Check out one of the menu items… Pumpkin Thai Soup–isn’t it gorgeous! Throwing dinner parties can be a lot to take on…especially when they have multiple courses. No one wants to […]