Category Archives: holidays

← Older posts Newer posts →

Walnut Pie

Posted on

Pecan Pie is my absolute favorite holiday pie.  However, the price of pecans has shot through the roof.  Apparently China has a taste for pecans now and demand is high.  It was hard to justify buying pecans when I had … Continue reading

Posted in baking, desserts, holidays, pies
Tagged , , ,

Eating my way through Italy…

Posted on

Auguri and Happy New Year friends! My friend Heather and I have returned from Italy… Happier and perhaps a little more worldly but certainly NOT thinner. Pizza, gelato, fresh seafood, pasta, nutella filled pastries, sfogliatelle!   Want to know what topped my list of … Continue reading

Posted in desserts, dinner, holidays, travel
Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Li’l Italian Butter Knots

Posted on

Yippee!  In 4 days I will be boarding a plane for my dream vacation – Italy.  Florence, Rome, Naples… Here I Come!!! You may remember from this post that I have always wanted to go to Italy.  Even better I … Continue reading

Posted in appetizers, baking, breads, brunch, gifts, holidays, quick and easy
Tagged , , , ,

French Country Braid

Posted on

  Next to Ciabatta, this is my favorite bread to make!   It takes three days to make but it is worth the wait.  I typically make it for Thanksgiving and this year was no different.  I have made this … Continue reading

Posted in baking, breads, holidays
Tagged , , ,

Kasespatzle with Bacon

Posted on

  Just in time for Oktoberfest here’s a traditional German food to enjoy with all that beer!   My German neighbor, Inge, from a village near Heidelberg, taught me how to make this a few months ago.  I wanted to … Continue reading

Posted in appetizers, brunch, dinner, egg dish, holidays, main dish
Tagged , , , , , , ,

Irish Soda Bread

Posted on

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up next weekend, I figured we’d better get to the baking.   I hadn’t had Irish Soda Bread in years – I remembered it being dense and dry – until recently, when a local shop … Continue reading

Posted in baking, breads, breakfast, brunch, holidays
Tagged , , , ,

Candied Yam Turnovers

Posted on

  What to do when you have guests the morning after Christmas and you can’t think of what to feed them (or don’t have the energy to feed them)?  

Posted in baking, breakfast, brunch, holidays, quick and easy
Tagged , , , , , ,

Eggnog Panna Cotta

Posted on

  As we posted about last month, Strues and I attended the foodbuzz blogger conference at the beginning of November. We spent the weekend chewing (an extraordinary amount of food), swallowing (an extraordinary amount of alcohol), and schmoozing (with tons … Continue reading

Posted in desserts, holidays
Tagged , , , ,

Cinnamon Chocolate Babka

Posted on

  We have a holiday tale to tell (okay, it has nothing to do with the holidays, but we’re trying to bring this around to the season). It’s a story about babka, the amazing sweet bread that brought Strudel and … Continue reading

Posted in baking, breads, breakfast, brunch, chocolate, desserts, gifts, holidays, muffins
Tagged , , , , ,

Homemade Holiday Gifts

Posted on

  I’m a horribly uncreative person (btw, I just googled “uncreative” to make sure it’s a real word, and the definition is “not being or productive of something fresh and unusual”… sounds harsh, right?). I desperately want to original, to … Continue reading

Posted in gifts, holidays
Tagged , , , ,
← Older posts Newer posts →