Month: December 2015

Pimento cheese! If you are from the South, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about, of course. You likely have your favorite way of making it and may even take issue with our recipe that follows. If you are not from the South, you might be scratching your head at this point. Pimentos? Those red things
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Pimento cheese! If you are from the South, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about, of course. You likely have your favorite way of making it and may even take issue with our recipe that follows. If you are not from the South, you might be scratching your head at this point. Pimentos? Those red things
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Ready for some holiday ham? Glazed ham is probably one of the easiest, festive, and cost effective roasts one can serve for a large gathering. The ham is already cooked when you buy it, so all you really have to do is heat it and glaze it. For this cranberry glazed ham, we are making
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Looking for a festive holiday side dish? One my favorite winter sides is my dad’s sweet and sour red cabbage. The following recipe takes that Austrian standard up a notch with the addition of apples, onions, bacon, and roasted chestnuts. So good! Pretty too. Braised red cabbage with chestnuts is a traditional accompaniment to roast
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Stuffed mushrooms should be in every home cook’s repertoire. They’re easy to make, they’re great for parties, and the variations are endless. Just regular button mushrooms, or the brown creminis, are perfect for stuffing. You can get as creative as you like with the filling, just look at the ideas from other food bloggers that
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Like peanut butter? Chicken? Then this African chicken peanut stew by Hank is for you. Perfect for chilly weather. ~Elise Chicken, sweet potatoes and peanuts are one of those magical flavor combinations that make me feel all warm and happy, especially because I never would have thought to do this 20 years ago, when I
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One of the easiest and most elegant appetizers you can make for a gathering is baked brie. Baking a round of brie for a few minutes in the oven makes it all melty and oozy, and transforms it from something already wonderful to completely irresistible. Continue reading “Honey Hazelnut Baked Brie” » Simply Recipes
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Have you ever had this classic Sicilian side dish? It’s made with leafy greens that you sauté with garlic in olive oil and toss with toasted pine nuts and raisins. It may sound like an odd combination, but it works; it’s sweet, savory, salty, spicy and just a little bitter. And as my mother would say—well balanced. Continue
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When it comes to holiday dinners, the more dishes you can make ahead, the better, right? Mashed potatoes are central to our holiday meals (how else can you make gravy volcanos?) and they are the easiest thing in the world to make ahead. Stress-free! (At least the potato part.) Continue reading “Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes” » SimplyRecipes.com
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When it comes to holiday dinners, the more dishes you can make ahead, the better, right? Mashed potatoes are central to our holiday meals (how else can you make gravy volcanos?) and they are the easiest thing in the world to make ahead. Stress-free! (At least the potato part.) Continue reading “Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes” » Vegetarian Recipes
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Hello everyone and happy holidays! If you are still looking for gift ideas (it could be a gift for you too), I’ve compiled a short list of a few things that have caught my fancy this year. I love gifts that are useful, yet special. Be it gadget or book, the best gift is something to cherish. First
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What’s the one day of the year most breakfast casseroles are made? Christmas day! Christmas morning, actually. So many families are hosting family members in town from afar, a hot and cheesy breakfast casserole easily feeds a crowd. You can assemble it the night before and just plop it in the oven in the morning. This
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What I love about these quick pumpkin muffins is that they are easy to throw together, and hard to mess up. You can mix everything by hand with a wooden spoon, don’t need an electric mixer. Baking soda and eggs are the leavening agents, so you don’t have to worry about old baking powder that
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Who knew the boy could bake? Here’s classic Christmas cookie from Hank. Enjoy! ~Elise This cookie is my other favorite Christmas cookie, along with walnut snowballs. I am sure my mum made all kinds of Christmas cookies over the years, but none were as memorable as these two. Spritz, she called them, and little did
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zemez.io Polish cuisine may be an obscure entry on the list of European culinary schools (at least when you ask some Americans about it). But despite this lack of name recognition, the dishes that this Eastern European nation had developed in the last millennia or so are damn tasty! But just like with any other
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With great power comes great responsibility. At least that’s what I tell myself about turkey leftovers. Whoever cooks the turkey gets to keep the leftovers, right? Whoever has the extra turkey meat gets to decide what to do with it (at least that’s how it works around here). High expectations, people. That’s where the responsibility part
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