Category Archive: Holiday Recipes


Heirloom Cooking

Heirloom Cooking

It is once again the time of year when we are giving thanks for all we have, and celebrating life with those we love. I find myself drifting off into memories of years gone by, being in the kitchen with my parents … Read more »

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The Humble Cranberry

The Humble Cranberry

Cranberries and Homemade Holiday Cranberry Sauce – One of the most under-appreciated yet highly utilized fruits on the market, and one of the only three that can trace its roots back to North American soil, is the humble cranberry. Aside from … Read more »

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Our ‘Pumpkin Pie’ for Thanksgiving and all Winter

Our ‘Pumpkin Pie’ for Thanksgiving and all Winter

Sweet Potato Pie Without The Marshmallows – Are you going to trust this huge holiday favorite to a can of filling? Do you really know what’s in that can or what flavor profile it will present? Are you going to trust … Read more »

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Our Christmas Eve Dinner

Christmas Eve. I have the tree aglow, candles in the windows, the table set with a royal hunt pattern tableware, sparkling glasses and my parent’s silver. The kitchen is busy and the house fragrant. If I can get Elisabeth to … Read more »

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Holiday Ham

Ham has got to be the simplest meat to cook. You are only heating it up. Pour a bottle of root beer (for a sugary-spice) or a cola in the and then periodically baste and you’ve got a syrupy glaze perfect with … Read more »

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Thanksgiving

This year, instead of rushing out on Black Friday, why not spend some time with your kids and learn a little more about how Thanksgiving originated from the myths, to the actual history, and the food and customs and how … Read more »

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Thanksgiving Tips, Tirades and Tidbits

Thanksgiving dinner… there is enough stress on this day without having to have the whole family showing up. So I am cutting right to the chase without using your time on a long preamble. Your mother or worse mother-in-law has … Read more »

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Pineapple Salsa

Salsa barely qualifies as a recipe; it is more of a coupling of ingredients. Crushed pineapples with a little bit of minced chile pepper and chopped mint makes a fantastic alternative to your typical tomato based taco sauce salsa or … Read more »

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Easter Lamb

The tradition of having lamb on Easter dates back prior to actual celebration of Easter, when our European ancestors (and I mean most of them) ranging from Scandinavia to Eastern Europe and down through the boot of Italy and every … Read more »

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Christmas Dinners

The goose gave way to the turkey as traditional Christmas fare. The turkey’s breeding habits and different growing characteristics allowed it to stay tender longer into the winter. A goose, born in the spring and fattened in the autumn’s cornfields … Read more »

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