Christmas Gifts #2

Cook some wine, add some spices—voila! You have some “Vino Cotto” for a great gift. . . . → Read More: Christmas Gifts #2

Christmas Gifts #1

Gifts from the Kitchen: Butterscotch Drops from a 1959 Cookbook.. . . . → Read More: Christmas Gifts #1

Wassail—a family tradition on a cold New Year’s Day

A wonderful festive beverage recipe. . . . → Read More: Wassail—a family tradition on a cold New Year’s Day

Christmas Eve Buffet

“What, shall we all be merry?” —Shakespeare . . . → Read More: Christmas Eve Buffet

Getting ready for the Christmas Eve Buffet

The first recipe of a few family favorites. Christmas Eve can’t be a success without these. Recipes for cocktail meatballs and honey BBQ sauce. . . . → Read More: Getting ready for the Christmas Eve Buffet

Another easy gift…Ancho Chile & Rosemary Spiced Nuts

A sweet and savory snack for the holiday table. . . . → Read More: Another easy gift…Ancho Chile & Rosemary Spiced Nuts

On the 12th (and final) day of Christmas treats…

Mom’s first microwave and peanut brittle. . . . → Read More: On the 12th (and final) day of Christmas treats…

On the 11th day….

An easy, last minute gift recipe. . . . → Read More: On the 11th day….

On the tenth day…make Christmas Fudge

Another favorite family recipe. . . . → Read More: On the tenth day…make Christmas Fudge

Ninth day of Christmas…

Spiced nut recipe—another recipe from an antique cookbook. . . . → Read More: Ninth day of Christmas…

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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