Monthly Archives : December 2015

{ top ten reader recipes of 2015 }


top ten reader recipes of 2015 News flash: we have a sweet tooth. This is my first full year of doing DisplacedHousewife and it was super fun (and kind of exciting) to dig into my website’s analytic’s and see what you’re all lusting after. And, it would appear from the top ten recipes of 2015, that we all like chocolate…

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{ four cheese caramelized onion tarts with truffle honey }


four cheese caramelized onion tarts with truffle honey { killer apps } There’s lots happening here…but it’s oh-so-easy and oh-so-make-ahead. We start out with some thawed puff pastry (easy enough)…we give them a quick blast in the oven to puff them up a bit. Then, using a spoon (or fork or other device) we press down in the centers to…

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{ pomegranate + rosemary cocktail }


pomegranate + rosemary cocktail { holiday cheers } This is part of the DisplacedHousewife Christmas Eve Dinner…or if you’re just looking for some holiday sparkle, this is it. I know I said I would have this up by Sunday…but…I’m never one to turn down a good time in the month of December. And that’s what’s been happening. A lot. But…

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{ candy cane ice cream + chocolate pudding cakes }


candy cane ice cream + chocolate pudding cakes { holiday dessert } This is one of my all-time favorite desserts. These chocolate pudding cakes are the base for any amazing dessert at any time of the year, but they pair especially well with this candy cane ice cream. This ice cream base recipe is a merger between the Barefoot Contessa’s and…

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{ pomegranate + burrata salad }


pomegranate + burrata salad { christmas eve } I love love love Christmas Eve. We always open one gift (pajamas), a tradition leftover from when I was a kid, and we always make pizza. Over the next week I’m going to share my Christmas Eve dinner with lots of recipes and tons of make-ahead tips. If you haven’t heard me…

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boozy sugared cranberry cheesecake


boozy sugared cranberry cheesecake { perfect holiday dessert } There are so many things that make this the perfect holiday dessert…where to begin, where to begin… First, and most importantly, EVERYTHING is make ahead. You can make the sugared cranberries and the cheesecake several (up to three!) days ahead of serving. Plus, it’s pretty easy to make, as long as…

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Harissa Pizza With North African Sausage + Yogurt Dipping Sauce


Don’t panic. This looks like a lot of work, but it’s not. Everything can be made ahead and each item in itself doesn’t take long to throw together. Additionally, many of the ingredients overlap, so you’re not buying as much as it looks like you need to. AND, lastly, there are actually several meals in here: North African Burgers, Pizza…

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{ gingerbread scones + boozy spiced rum schmooey }


gingerbread scones + boozy spiced rum schmooey { it’s happening } The holidays are here. Did you know that? Where did they come from? How did this happen? I haven’t bought one gift. Made not one list. Nary a tree graces the living room, nor lights hanging from the eaves. And, I’m embarrassed to admit, we might even have some Halloween…

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