Archives: Holidays

Sagaponak Corn Pudding

August 16, 2011 | By andrea | 7 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Casserole, Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

Give me a spoon and a bucket of this stuff and I’m a happy girl. Okay, maybe that’s a little over doing it. I really do love this recipe, though. Corn pudding (if you’ve never had it before) is a savory baked corn dish that is creamier than cornbread but more dense than a custard. Basically, it’s • Read More »

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Double-Ginger Pumpkin Tart

July 18, 2011 | By andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Christmas, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes, Thanksgiving.

The other day, one of my kids was hankering for pumpkin pie…yes, in the middle of July. Since this is the best time to try new holiday recipes (way ahead of time), I obliged his craving. After a quick search, I decided to make a Double-Ginger Pumpkin Tart. This dessert is like a cross between • Read More »

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Mother’s Crunchy French Toast

May 7, 2011 | By andrea | Comments Off on Mother’s Crunchy French Toast | Filed in: Bread, Breakfast, Comfort Food, Holidays, Recipes.

This recipe for Mother’s Crunchy French Toast is, without a doubt, the best French toast I’ve ever made. Period. I’ve also ordered it at the source, Mother’s Bistro in downtown Portland, and this recipe produces a restaurant-worthy breakfast dish! It’s easy, extremely delicious and would make a great start to the day for mom (or anyone else for that matter!). Because • Read More »

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Easter Menu

April 22, 2011 | By andrea | Comments Off on Easter Menu | Filed in: Grilling/BBQ, Holidays, Menu Ideas, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

As with any holiday menu, keeping it as easy as possible (yet still delicious) is always a good way to go. Grill up some flavorful lamb chops and potatoes, and roast some fresh asparagus and you’ve got a wonderful Easter meal without having to spend all day in the kitchen. For dessert, make a citrus pound • Read More »

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Chocolate Stout Cake

March 15, 2011 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes.

This Chocolate Stout Cake is moist, rich and very chocolatey. Need I say more? For some reason, some of the cake stuck to the pan when I unmolded it (probably user error because that didn’t happen last time I made it). Husband, however, had a cunning plan. He joked that I should spackle it together. • Read More »

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Turnip and Potato Mash

January 13, 2011 | By andrea | Comments Off on Turnip and Potato Mash | Filed in: Christmas, Comfort Food, Holidays, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite comfort foods, and it’s hard to improve on this classic dish. I made a new recipe the other night that just might be my new standard mashed potato recipe: Turnip and Potato Mash. Now before you turn up your nose (okay, bad joke), hear me out on this one. These mashed • Read More »

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Crazy for Candy Canes

December 22, 2010 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Chocolate, Christmas, Dessert, Entertaining Tip, Fun Food Facts, Handy Hints, Holidays, Kid-friendly, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce.

  If you’ve got lots of candy canes and you’re wondering what to do with them, here’s a few ideas I found at MarthaStewart.com.  The Candy Cane Can -tips from Martha Stewart Everyday Food and MarthaStewart.com  More than 1.8 billion of these holiday hooks are made each year. Luckily, candy canes are tasty additions to lots • Read More »

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Rudolph Cookies

December 20, 2010 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Christmas, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Holidays, Kid-friendly, Recipes.

Here’s a fun project I made with my kids not too long ago. It’s easy, fun and kids love eating the Rudolph cookies once they’re made. I used Nabisco Nutter Butter cookies since I’m not aware of any other peanut-shaped cookie on the market. The hardest part of making the cookies was inserting the “antlers” into the • Read More »

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Winter Chopped Salad

December 11, 2010 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Chicken, Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Salad, Vegetable.

Here’s a great salad that is perfect for the holidays and winter months: mixed greens tossed with chicken, candied pecans, dried cranberries, crisp apple, tangy blue cheese and a honey-dijon vinaigrette. It’s beautiful, festive and delicious! For the greens, I used a bag of mixed baby spring greens that included romaine, oak leaf, chard, arugula, frisee • Read More »

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Raspberry Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

December 9, 2010 | By andrea | 6 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Christmas, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes.

These jewel-like cookies are easy-to-make, beautiful and lightly flavored with lemon. They’re one of my favorite Christmas cookies and they get raves every time I make them. Enjoy! Raspberry Lemon Thumbprint Cookies -Recipe from foodnetwork.com, Emeril Lagasse Makes 4 dozen cookies. 1/2 cup raspberry jam or jelly 1 tablespoon Chambord or kirsch 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour • Read More »

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