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Flaming Punch

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Bringing in the New Year deserves a special celebration, so why not set some booze on fire to welcome in 2018? We just did it to celebrate the holidays, and I can confirm that Flaming Punch is an excellent way … Continue reading

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Easy Treats Trio

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Even though gift giving for this holiday season is coming to a close there is still plenty of partying to be done between now and New Year’s Day.  Since we are all pressed for time I thought I would share some quick and … Continue reading

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Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows (and hot chocolate mix, too!)

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With the passing of Thanksgiving, I view this time as when we ease up (though not give up!) on squash so that we can focus more on the peppermint and chocolate. As it’s also gift-giving time (and since I’ll use … Continue reading

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Green Chili Bowl with Thanksgiving Leftovers

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I grew up hating gravy.   When I met green chili, it was life changing.  Seriously.  Let me explain.  As I went to others houses for thanksgiving in college and later adulthood I realized I had a somewhat unique gravy experience … Continue reading

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Cranberry Relish

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Every family has it’s own Thanksgiving customs, and one of my family’s traditions comes straight from another family – NPR commentator Susan Stamberg. Every year, Susan tells the story of her mother-in-law’s cranberry relish, and every year, it’s on our … Continue reading

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Savory Stuffed Pumpkin with Rice, Kale, and Cheese

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Halloween is obviously over, but we are NOT done with pumpkins! Clearly, we still have pies ahead of us at Thanksgiving and I firmly believe that we should continue to honor the hearty squash by utilizing it to its fullest … Continue reading

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Chocolate Dipped Macaroons

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 Streus and I decided for a holiday-themed April; with Passover and Easter this month, we figured it was an excellent opportunity to dig up some recipes we like for the season.   I’m of the Passover celebrating persuasion and per … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Molasses

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I love pomegranates!  I ate an entire one yesterday. I visited Armenia almost 10 years ago and became fascinated with this fruit while there.  Armenians believe the fruit symbolizes fertility.  They make a wonderful wine of pomegranate and depict the fruit … Continue reading

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Homemade Butter

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I was having coffee with my friend Cristy yesterday and trying to figure out what to make next for the blog.  When I was lamenting about what homemade item I could make next, she immediately asked if I had ever made … Continue reading

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Challah

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 So it’s only after I planned, baked, and started to prep this post that I realized I was posting a challah recipe on Easter Sunday. I beg ignorance, since it’s not my holiday, though knowing this in advance will save … Continue reading

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