Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Break

Spending quality time with family and friends... chowing down on hometown favorites and holiday treats. Check back soon for pics and stories!

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

All Quiet on the Kitchen Front

All is quiet in the Diaczun kitchen today... except for garlic cloves roasting in the oven, pasta bubbling on the stove, and the smell of freshly chopped herbs lingering in the air. This humble culinary offering is what I hope to be a quick but satisfying dinner so I continue crafting away in the workshop. Too many gifts to be made, and too little time to make them. Holiday crunch time is in full effect... but a girl's got to eat!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Peppermint Crisps

Curiosity got the best of me today and the result was bubbly peppermint crisps. I originally purchased tiny candy canes as part of my holiday gift wrapping scheme, but I couldn't shake the inclination to throw them on a silpat and pop them in the oven. A few short minutes later, these lacy little beauties were born. While I haven't quite figured out the best use for the paper thin wafers, nestling them in a cloud of whipped cream seemed like a festive way to top off a warm fudge brownie. Delicate enough to melt in your mouth, these merry candy garnishes were sweet minty perfection.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Thanks to the Guerrilla Gourmet for putting together a wonderful collaboration of posts from bloggers all across the country. Yours truly is representing Michigan in their featured "Cornucopia Project".