Spring Success!

Tonight was a special event... the Kickoff Interactive Dinner for my Chicago Cookers & Cakers Group. We had a total of 12 members attend and participate, all who are wonderful, extremely talented individuals! It was a pleasure to share the kitchen with them. Here is our
~ Spring Sweets & Savories Dinner Menu ~
Party Rye Appetizers
Hot Artichoke Dip
Grilled Asparagus Salad
Bulgarian Salad
Caprese Salad
Zucchini Boats with Ricotta Basil Mousse
Polenta with Mushroom Ragout
Spring Peas & Carrots Couscous
Strawberry Cheese Pie
Lemon Iced Sugar Cookies
Chocolate Mint Cookies
~ Not pictured ~
Brown Sugar Noodle Kugel
Yukon Gold Potato Salad
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  1. Oh my - how awesome! I am so jealous and wish I could be a part of something like this! Your menu looks amazing. Do you mind sharing the recipes for the asparagus salad, zucchini boats, and chocolate mint cookies?

  2. Wow, that looks like so much fun. So many tasty dishes and you got to spend some time getting to know everyone.

  3. everything looks SO delicious! I'm glad this was such a success and hope to make it to the next one :)

  4. Everything looks deeee-li-cious!! You have enough wonderful recipes in your blog to fill a book. Ever thought about it? Go to (the do-it yourself publishing). If you do, let me know!!!