Category Archives: Holiday

Mashed potatoes: from creamy and rich to smashed and skinnier

Mashed potatoes can be fat-laden and delicious or less rich and still delicious. My mother-in-law made fantastic mashed potatoes. I […]

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Basic gravy recipe with gluten-free or grain-free options

Gravy is something I very seldom make except on holidays, so in case you’re like me and have to refer […]

Classic coconut macaroons

Homemade macaroons are wonderful. This classic macaroon is made with sweetened condensed milk, unsweetened coconut, and egg whites. Pin It

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Glazed party meatballs

Party meatballs have lots of variations; this one is great as a short-notice dish because it uses ingredients you might […]

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A special romantic or holiday splurge: seafood bisque

This creamy seafood bisque made with lobster or shrimp is perfect for a holiday dinner or a special at-home Valentine’s […]

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Delicious chopped salad you can eat with a spoon

After having this salad at a holiday potluck, I thought it was so good and such a welcome alternative to […]

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A convenient sausage and egg breakfast casserole

This past Thanksgiving we had the uncommon, happy privilege of hosting family. They drove long hours to our little out-of-the-way […]

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Caramels—simple ingredients, oh so tricky, yet oh so good

Last year during the Christmas season I set about to make caramels for gift-giving, seeking a recipe that used honey […]

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Rosemary roasted almonds

This recipe reflects my quest for the perfect rosemary almond recipe. Years ago at a tapas bar I had rosemary […]

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Tamari-roasted almonds

The tamari almonds you find in the bulk section at natural food stores are wonderful, salty, and addictive. However, they’re […]

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Almond flour pumpkin bars with browned butter frosting

Who doesn’t love a rich, frosted pumpkin bar? This gluten-free, grain-free recipe is adapted from a recipe from my sister-in-law, […]

Fish tacos with mango salsa and green rice (arroz verde)−Olé Mexico!

Serve fish tacos with attractive, brightly flavored arroz verde (green rice) on the side. For convenient preparation, the fish and rice are baked in the oven.