Category Archive: Christmas/Winter Holidays


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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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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Christmas Origins and 2011

This is an excerpt from a larger work on Christmas origins. Anyone interested in the complete work stay tuned… So for those you complaining about the constant Christmas rush, commercialism, the parties, the revelry without thought toward those less fortunate, … Read more »

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The Holiday Meal

A big piece of meat is the holiday centerpiece and a large part of our communal, historic and traditional celebration. In the current situation many people find themselves in this year, the thought of spending around $50 to $100 dollars … Read more »

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Pumpkin Pretender Pie

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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Traditional German Holiday Dishes

This year, I am treating Michelle and Elisabeth to some traditional German foods that I grew up with. And we are doing them on the day after Christmas. First I must say, in the United States it seems the media has … Read more »

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