Month: December 2016

Smothered turkey wings. Think biscuits and gravy, but with turkey wings instead of sausage and mashed potatoes instead of biscuits, and you’ll be in the vicinity of how gloriously rich and delicious this dish is. Do you love turkey? Do you find chicken wings irresistible? Have you ever picked up a package of turkey wings wondering
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Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean we have to abandon salads! We just have to rethink how we make them. Dark greens, roasted vegetables, and citrus fruits of all colors and stripes are the real players in January and February. They make salads that are both hearty and flavorful. Enter sweet, roasted broccoli. What it
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Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean we have to abandon salads! We just have to rethink how we make them. Dark greens, roasted vegetables, and citrus fruits of all colors and stripes are the real players in January and February. They make salads that are both hearty and flavorful. Enter sweet, roasted broccoli. What it
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Fun fact: The White Russian isn’t Russian at all, but rather an American invention! The cocktail first appeared in The Savoy Cocktail Book, by Harry Craddock back in 1930, and it consisted of gin, vodka, and crème de cacao. At the time, vodka was an almost exclusively Russian export, hence the name. Easy to make,
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I had to laugh at our last holiday meal when my sister proclaimed, “these are the best mashed potatoes ever!” only to be informed that she was eating mashed cauliflower. Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes have been around for a while, and if you have yet to get on the bandwagon, I encourage you to try them! Cauliflower
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Children who are having trouble falling to sleep are often prescribed a glass of warm milk to help them nod off. Their parents, having spent the night cajoling, ordering and begging their children to go to bed, may need something a bit stronger. Enter this chamomile hot toddy. It’s a drink of whiskey, honey, and
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Every winter, I’m surprised by how many people have never had a hot buttered rum. This is a classic American cocktail that dates back to colonial times, and it’s as much a part of Christmas as eggnog or peppermint hot chocolate. More people need to know how good this cocktail can be! To help spread
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This roasted winter squash is filled with tender mushrooms and creamy brown rice. It makes a fantastic main course for any vegans or vegetarians at your holiday table – and the leftovers are perfect for a “Meatless Monday” dinner! Continue reading “Vegan Stuffed Squash with Brown Rice and Mushrooms” » Vegetarian – Simply Recipes
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If you love coconut, then this cake is for you. The cake is moist, the lemon curd filling is tart and bright, and the vanilla icing is silky smooth. This coconut cake pulls out all the stops. It is the best dessert for any special occasion. Continue reading “Coconut Cake with Lemon Curd and Vanilla Buttercream”
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With this French toast casserole, you skip the hassle of standing by the stove and pan-frying each individual slice of French toast. Instead, you just throw everything into a dish and let the oven do the work! You can even assemble the casserole the night before and bake it the next morning. You still get
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When the weather gets colder, I turn to baked potatoes for comfort. It’s the perfect excuse to turn on the oven and warm up the house. Besides who doesn’t want a side of roasted taters for dinner? These crispy Parmesan potato stacks are a fun twist on your standard baked potato, and they’re surprisingly easy to make.
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When the weather gets colder, I turn to baked potatoes for comfort. It’s the perfect excuse to turn on the oven and warm up the house. Besides who doesn’t want a side of roasted taters for dinner? These crispy Parmesan potato stacks are a fun twist on your standard baked potato, and they’re surprisingly easy to make.
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These little quiches are perfect for a party, either as a part of a big spread or to take to a potluck at a friend’s house. They’d also be a welcome addition to any brunch menu. They also couldn’t be easier. Use store-bought puff pastry for the crust, and smoked salmon, cream cheese, and scallions in
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Of all the DIY home-cured foods, gravlax is one of the most satisfying. The process doesn’t take long – or much of your attention – and it’s so pretty! Give fresh salmon a sprinkle of salt, sugar, and herbs and a few days in the fridge, and it will transform into a beautiful, flavorful dish ready for
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