Category Archives: Holidays and Special Occasions

Easter Recipe Round Up

One week until Easter.  Here are my favorite recipes and ideas for your holiday! Coconut Easter Basket Cupcakes Deviled Eggs Can be Chic How To Make A Peeps Wreath Easter Egg Dye From The Pantry Apricot Glazed Ham Spring Garden Deviled … Continue reading

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Guinness Braised Brisket

I wanted to make a traditional corned beef (it’s corned, not corn beef, I hate it when people say corn beef) for St. Patrick’s Day.  I am usually pretty good at planning ahead, but in this case I waited until … Continue reading

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Tamarind Whiskey Sour

If you’ve never tried tamarind before, it’s difficult to describe.  It’s a thick, sticky substance inside a long, brown pod.  You can buy it in the pod in some grocery stores, or in block form and it sort of resembles … Continue reading

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Holiday Leftover Recipe Roundup

You have a fridge full of leftovers.  If you are like me, you made extra food on purpose so there would be a fridge full of leftovers.  Don’t pass up the opportunity to make a batch of stock with your … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Bon Bons for Kids, Rum Pecan Bon Bons for Grown Ups

  Here are two easy, quick, no-bake candies that make a bunch and please a crowd.  You can also make both of these vegan just by using a margarine like Earth Balance instead of butter. Peanut Butter Bon Bons have been … Continue reading

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The Christmas Miracle: A Guest Blogger’s Incredible Cocktail

Thank you Brennan for sharing this terrific recipe! When my friend Carrie (who happens to be the creator of this amazing blog) invited me to bring the signature cocktail for a dinner party, I knew that it couldn’t be just … Continue reading

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Almond Apricot Amaretti

Amaretti are traditional Italian cookies made with almonds, sugar, and egg whites.  If you buy amaretti they are usually quite crispy and crunchy.  These amaretti are soft and chewy on the inside and a bit crisp around the edges.  In … Continue reading

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Holiday Gifts Roundup

Here are my favorite gift ideas for the season.  The chewy chocolate ginger cookies I make every year without fail, and they freeze beautifully, so you could make them today. Just click on the links below the pictures for the … Continue reading

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Turkey Croquettes

What can I do with all this leftover turkey and stuffing?  Turn them into these crisp, satisfying croquettes! 2 C. diced, cooked turkey 2 C. leftover stuffing click here for recipe 2 eggs, beaten salt and pepper 1/2 C. cooked … Continue reading

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Spiced Moroccan Yams

Canned yams are a thing of the past and should remain there.  Here is an easy, delicious, updated version for your Thanksgiving table sans marshmallows.  Serves 6 1/2 C. pitted dates, quartered 1 C. dried apricots, quartered 1/4 t. saffron … Continue reading

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