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Dec31

Best of 2009!!

Today is New Years Eve, and before we get too deep into things, HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Today I am busy recovering from the last month of cooking, baking, and entertaining.  While I spend the day with family and friends, and take down the Christmas Decorations, I will leave you with some of my favorite recipes from 2009 both here at Evil Shenanigans and across the interwebs! Below is the best of Evil Shenanigans 2009! This list is based on...

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Dec30

Beef Empanadas

When I entertain I like to have a wide variety of foods available to snack on.  It keeps things from getting boring and it keeps the palate active. So, when I plan a party of a gathering where little bites will be served I always make something with a Tex-Mex flair.  These empanadas are the perfect party food because they are easy to eat, they are filling, they look pretty on a platter, and they taste fantastic! The filling is not too...

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Dec28

Pancetta Risotto Cakes

Do you remember a few months ago when I posted that a recipe I created won a contest and the prize was a trip to San Francisco? At the time I was not able to share the recipe due to the ‘super-secret’ nature of the contest.  Well, the contest is over and I am free to share, and share I shall.  These are my Pancetta Risotto Cakes and they are among my favorite appetizers to prepare, and consume.  They are hearty enough to...

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Dec25

Merry Christmas!!!

Today I am celebrating Christmas with my family and friends.  I wish you and yours a happy holiday season, a very Merry Christmas, and a day filled with joy! Next week we will discuss more party food for all those New Year’s Eve parties coming up.  Let’s get a jump start, shall we?  Here are some delish dishes sure to please your guests, and help soak up some of that champagne! Crab Cake Dip Jalapeno Bacon Stuffed...

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Dec23

Pecan Tassies (aka Pecan Pie Cookies)

I have a love affair with little pie shaped cookies. This time it is cookies that are in fact tiny pecan pies!  I adore them, with their little nubbly tops and their gooey centers.  These are lovely for dessert with a cup of coffee, make a lovely gift wrapped in a pretty bag, or are perfect for a dressed up gathering drizzled in a little dark chocolate.  They also freeze very well making them a great make-ahead cookie. I used Golden...

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