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Spring holidays get their own desserts

March 1, 2018 12:01 am0 comments
Spring holidays get their own desserts

You’re going to be buying flowers at the supermarket any day now, suitable for the upcoming holidays. Wait. Didn’t we just finish with holidays? Yes. But that was so last year. This is spring coming, and that means green carnations for St. Patrick’s Day, pink roses for Mother’s Day, elegant […]

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Hot side dishes for cold winter days

February 1, 2018 12:01 am0 comments
Hot side dishes for cold winter days

With the rollercoaster cold, warm, cold again winter still upon us, it can be challenging to pique the palates of the family around the table. When the days are really frigid, there’s nothing more comforting than hot everything on the plates. But when it feels like mid-spring, too much hot […]

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Not your child’s hot chocolate: the adult version

January 4, 2018 12:01 am0 comments
Not your child’s hot chocolate: the adult version

There is something about winter cold and fireplace heat that instructs a parent to go make hot chocolate. Cocoa was the name for it where I grew up. For an unknown reason cocoa, which was the hot version of chocolate milk, was nevertheless always referred to as “hot cocoa.” As […]

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Holiday party? Start with these easy canapes

November 30, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
Holiday party? Start with these easy canapes

Are you hosting a holiday gathering this season of parties? Are you going to a Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s or Valentine’s party and expect to be asked to bring a little something for the table? Your gathering or theirs, the something for the table needn’t be wine or dessert. Bring […]

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Yes! Vegan, gluten-free, AND tasty holiday stuffing and gravy

November 2, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
Yes! Vegan, gluten-free, AND tasty holiday stuffing and gravy

To paraphrase a quote from beloved cartoon character “Maxine”, penned by artist John Wagner, Thanksgiving is a holiday where you give your guests the bird after they’ve told you to stuff it. Not just funny and clever, the quip pays homage to the traditional stuffing at a holiday meal, whether […]

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How to have an anti-Halloween fun time

October 5, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
How to have an anti-Halloween fun time

  Let’s grant that it’s a lot of fun on Halloween to pretend-scare yourself, family and closest friends, not to mention the littlest kids and the dog. Let’s grant, too, that spooky music, bloody hands, dark corners with spider webs, and a chance to dress up in frightening ways can […]

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