Category Archives: Holidays and Special Occasions

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies with Melted Butter Icing

Ten years ago Valentine’s Day was about roses, dinner out, maybe even a new pair of unmentionables. Today, Valentine’s day is about boxes of perforated Power Rangers cards with Tootsie Pops taped to them and forcing my 5 year old … Continue reading

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Chocolate and Love, Love and Chocolate

Any of these delectable recipes will make your Valentine swoon with euphoria.   Chocolate Sables    Special Dark Chocolate Pudding    Double Chocolate Bundt Cake   Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream    Milk Chocolate Souffle    Frozen Chocolate Mousse  … Continue reading

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Festive Aperol Spritz

Aperol, where have you been all my life? You delicious, bitter-in-a-good-way, orangey, golden-pink, teensy-bit-sweet, apertivo! If you like Manhattans, or other not-too-sweet and slightly bitter flavors, you will really enjoy Aperol.  It’s an Italian apertivo that’s made with bitter orange, … Continue reading

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Almond Apricot Amaretti

Hands down, my family’s favorite holiday cookie! 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 … 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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Happy Thanksgiving!

Here is a collection of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes for 2015. Enjoy!  Apple Cider Brined Turkey   Turkey Roulade with Prune and Pine Nut Stuffing Classic Brined and Roasted Turkey Herb Marinated Turkey with Toasted Bread Salad Holiday Turkey Roulade  … Continue reading

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Herb Marinated Turkey with Toasted Bread Salad

This succulent turkey starts out with an easy marinade of fresh herbs, oil and lemon. Next, it marinates for 24 hours and is then roasted, breast-side-down for extra juiciness. The best part?  It’s super easy to make!  Toasted bread salad … Continue reading

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