A menu of light and fresh meals for the New Year. Included: a "get up and go" smoothie; chicken-veggie soup with beef bone broth; salmon with maple Dijon glaze and a roasted vegetable salad; and dark chocolate nut bars.
Nancy prepares for a little post-holiday entertaining when she hosts a big open house with brunch for all of her friends. Highlights include a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar; shrimp cocktail with a twist; and a country ham breakfast casserole with hash brown cakes.
Nancy hosts a family holiday party with appetizers that include crab cakes with zesty herb tartar; and marinated beef tenderloin skewers with horseradish cream. Also: She puts together the ultimate cheese fondue dip station; makes Grammy Carl's popcorn balls for the little ones; and offers grownups a Champagne tower and Farmhouse Kir.
A canvas and cocktails class includes a meal prepared by Nancy. On the menu: lemon-and-oregano chicken; orzo pilaf salad with mustard greens and dried cherries; a winter citrus tart with shortbread almond crust; and Moscow Mules.
A Fuller Thanksgiving at the farmhouse features a feast of roasted and braised turkey with cognac gravy; root vegetable mash with thyme brown butter; pull-apart butter rolls with everything seasoning; pecan pie; and bourbon-cranberry cocktails.
Nancy whips together some brown bag lunches for her local hospice's charity motorcycle rally. Included: a "whole hog" hoagie with Parmesan-and-herb-dusted sweet potato chips; "big slab" chocolate-and-cherry cookie bars; and virgin apple cider sangria.
In the Season 7 premiere, preparations are made for an annual cupcake competition. Included: a recipe for barnyard vanilla cupcakes. Also: Nancy makes her grandchildren caramel-dipped local apples; and homemade pear and plum fruit roll-ups.