Category Archives: Holidays and Special Occasions

Holiday Turkey Roulade

A roulade is a French method of cooking meat that is spread with a filling, rolled and tied.  When you slice into a roulade you get a lovely spiral pattern that is as festive as it is delicious. Roulades are surprisingly … Continue reading

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10 Things You Can Do Today To Get Ready For Thanksgiving

  I posted this last year and I stand behind every word. The key to a low stress holiday is to plan ahead and do as much as you possibly can BEFORE the big day.   It’s pretty much humanly … Continue reading

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Vegan Mushroom Sage Stuffing

This stuffing is deeply flavorful and satisfying enough for any group, vegan or otherwise!  Serves 4-6 1 t. olive oil 1 T. Earth Balance Buttery Spread 2 leeks, washed and sliced 1 shallot, sliced 1/2 yellow onion, diced 4 sprigs … Continue reading

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A Kidcentric Halloween Party

  Last year this party was a highlight of our fall season.  I’d love to repeat it, but until then I will make do with reposting it. One of the best things for me about having kids is being able … Continue reading

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Freeform Apple Pie

       This is my 500th blog post!    I love to make this type of pie.  It’s great for small dinner parties and it bakes in half the time of a regular pie.  The freeform crust gives it a nice … Continue reading

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Betty Draper’s Rumaki

Betty seems to love Rumaki. Last Night’s episode (705 The Runaways) marks the second time on Mad Men that she serves it to guests, this time at a progressive dinner party, where the guests have a different course at each … Continue reading

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Easter Brunch Americano

If you are hosting Easter Brunch, consider this departure from the usual Mimosa.  Martha Stewart featured this cocktail in her April issue and it is a winner!  I love the bitterness and vivid color of Campari. Martha’s recipe calls for … Continue reading

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