The Perfect Holiday Dinner

The Barefoot Contessa.  On her last show, Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa, cooked a sumptuous meal fit for a king in 30 minutes using easily accessible ingredients.  As usual, Ina was expecting a guest for dinner and wanted to prepare something delicious and impressive.  Her guest, a notable food blogger, arrived just in time to assist Ina with making the pasta.  Ina said that she doesn’t usually cook with guests present, but the time spent together with her guest in the kitchen allowed them to get to know each other and served as an invitation into Ina’s world.  Cooking with someone is a great way to make friends.  Plus, you get to sit down together when you are done and enjoy the fruits of your labor.  A good meal is truly a bonding experience.  It worked for Ina.  I’m sure it will work for you.  Try out the recipes below by clicking on the link below and tell lifeaccessories about your experience cooking with a friend.  Bon appetite!

Recipes For The Perfect Holiday Dinner

  • Chicken with Goat Cheese and Sun-dried Tomatoes
  • Tagliarelle with Truffle Butter
  • Cognac Cream
  • Roasted Parsnips and Carrots
  • Red Berry Trifle

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Decorate For the Holidays With Martha Stewart

During the holidays, the Christmas tree becomes the center of home décor for many of us.  Martha Stewart, the Queen of Home Décor shares 35 different ways you can create a theme for your home during Christmas.  Martha Stewart’s Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas give us both traditional and non-traditional options for the tree.  Take a look at them all and tell Lifeaccessories which one is YOUR personal favorite.