Category Archives: Holidays

Orange Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread


The holidays are a never-ending source of culinary exasperation and inspiration.  Exasperation as you try vainly to make forty bajillion recipes for holiday parties and holiday dinners.  Inspiration from the recipes everyone else is pinning and new delights at old … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Eats


I’m never sure what my favorite part of the Super Bowl is: hanging out with friends, watching the commercials, enjoying the game, mocking the halftime show, or sampling all the food.  This year I’m pretty sure the friends took first … Continue reading

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New Years Appetizer Dinner


There’s something to be said for having a quiet New Year’s Eve at home, without any distractions. In fact, it turned out to be quite tasty and really cheap.  I think I pulled everything together for about $10 on a … Continue reading

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Food Coma


All I know right now is that we have eaten way too much really good food in the past two days.  If no one hears from me by Tuesday, send someone to crane me off my couch, please?

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Holiday French Toast


A couple of weekends ago, Southern Honey and I had the opportunity to indulge in a lazy Sunday morning breakfast.  It can be hard for us to agree on what to make because we don’t like the same things (and … Continue reading

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Friendsmas Cooking


One of my favorite parts of the year is getting together for friends to celebrate Christmas, or Friendsmas as I like to call it.  It’s a great time to hang out, swap gifts, play games, and share good food.  It’s … Continue reading

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Yeah, don’t do that: Holiday Edition


A while ago I posted about lots of stupid things I’ve done in the kitchen that other people really, really shouldn’t do for their own sanity and safety.  Fortunately for your reading pleasure, while I learned from those mistakes, I … Continue reading

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Roasted Garlic Broccoli and Cauliflower


I love vegetables.  Vegetarian (rarely vegan — I like eggs and other non-vegan-friendly ingredients too much) and veggie-focused dishes feature heavily in my diet, so I’m always on the lookout for a good veggie side or main dish.  I mean, … Continue reading

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No Pies Here: Pumpkin Angel Food Cake


I like pumpkin pie as much as the next person, but I don’t really enjoy baking pies all that much.  I’m not sure why, although I think it has to do with pies not being my usual dessert of choice; … Continue reading

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Beautifully Colorful Cranberry Sauce


Cranberry sauce is one of those traditional Thanksgiving dishes that most people I know don’t actually eat.  In fact, I don’t think we ever even had it at a holiday gathering when I was growing up.  So when we were … Continue reading

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