All of a sudden, your inbox is getting flooded with recipe ideas, isn't it? Of course it is.
One website is offering 12 days of cookie recipes and Miss Paula's newsletter is working overtime giving you some ideas of what you might want to prepare this holiday season.
For those who aren't electronically inclined, it's typically the time of the year when we are most likely to reach up to where we store our cookbooks, blow dust off of them like a scene from "Lord of the Rings," crack one open and ask, "What on earth am I going to make for Christmas this year?"
Of course, it's not just Christmas. It's holiday parties, potluck lunches at the office or maybe just a feeling of charity. Regardless of the reason, beginning at Thanksgiving and extending through Christmas (New Year's Day if you are Hoppin' John inclined) then we are cooking. Cooking a lot. Cooking quite a bit.
With all of that in mind, we started our own tradition at Eat It and Like It last year. It was so well received, we thought we'd do it again this year.
As you read this, we are smack dab in the middle of our 12 Days of Christmas recipes campaign, brought to you by Savannah Technical College. We have solicited 12 area restaurants, chefs and other establishments to share a recipe with us. It could be off of their menu or maybe something they enjoy at home. (Yes, chefs eat at home, too. Not often, but they do.)
The recipe could be an appetizer, an entree or dessert, with dessert being, obviously, the most popular. We left it entirely up to them with what they wanted to share.
I have to tell you, we got some wows! Like what? Oh well, Adam Turoni's Simply Dark Hot Chocolate is something I cannot WAIT to try. It won't be the cheapest hot chocolate you'll ever taste, but I'm going to say right now it will rank among the best. Wait until you see the ingredients!
Others participants include A.Lure (with a very unique approach to shrimp and grits), Pie Society, Joe's Homemade, Jen's and Friends and many more.
The campaign will run every day Monday through Friday until Dec. 23. You'll find them all on our site, so check back every day for some new and different ideas created right here in Savannah for you to make at home.
Don't be afraid to try one or two, and as always, if you do, please drop me a line and tell me if you were able to Eat It and Like It.