Category Archives: Holidays

Chocolate Fudge with Bourbon Sugar

I am not normally a big fudge eater, but when I saw “Bourbon Sugar” I said that I gotta make this, and it is everything you would hope that it would be. The exceptional texture and glossy sheen of this fudge result from the way you mix it. Make sure the chocolate and condensed milk are barely hot. Adapted from… (more…)

Pear Pie with Red Wine and Rosemary

This is a really unique pie, and great for the Fall. I could see this as a perfect Thanksgiving pie with a glass of wine after dinner. The lattice ensures that it’s not too heavy, and you can actually eat a normal-sized piece without feeling like a total glutton. Pastry chef Kierin Baldwin’s pie dough method is special in a… (more…)

{not your ordinary} Cranberry Sauce

If you’ve never made homemade cranberry sauce because you thought it was too complicated to make, I am going to show you just how easy it is. Not only is this recipe easy, it is amazing! I love this sauce because it is not overly sweet and the combination of cranberry and orange give it a nice tang. The color… (more…)

Golden Mashed Potatoes with Leeks and Sour Cream

Every Holiday meal has to have Mashed Potatos,  I use to not put too much thought into the Mashed Potatoes until now, these have been a huge hit for the last several years and now is a standard in my Thanksgiving Menu. This is the best recipe I have found for Mashed Potatoes, Adapted from: Williams-Sonoma / Thanksgiving.  The leeks… (more…)

Creamed Onions with Bacon and Chives

Some say that Thanksgiving Dinner is all about the Turkey,  some say it is all about the Desserts, others say it’s the side dishes.  Here is what I consider one of the most perfect side dishes, that will soon become a staple in your Thanksgiving meal, right up there with Jell-O and the Green Bean casserole. Creamed Onions with Bacon… (more…)

Holiday Eating Tips

Holiday Eating Tips 1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the holiday spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they’re serving rum balls. 2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. It’s rare… You cannot find it any other time of year but… (more…)