Tag Archives: Christmas food

Pomegranate panna cotta

Because we’ve waited all year for pomegranates to be in season, here’s a recipe for a honey-sweetened dessert that takes full advantage of this […]

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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 […]

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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Rhubarb-honey sorbet recipe

If you have a little rhubarb left in your back yard or can get some at a grocery store or […]

Apple cider-venison stew

Here is a hearty apple cider-venison stew recipe. A hunter friend who tasted it told me that people who think they don’t like venison should try this recipe. If you don’t have deer meat, elk is similar to venison, or use beef stew meat.

Quinoa with nuts and sauteed apples

This quinoa recipe makes a delicious healthy yet festive (and gluten-free) holiday side dish. The mild flavor and satisfying heartiness of quinoa are pleasantly surprising.

Sweet potato pie

This yam pie is festive, flavorful, and, with its deep orange color, pretty. What a great way to eat your vegetables! Make it in a brown rice flour crust for added nutrition and no gluten.

Hand-mixed brown rice flour piecrust

Basic piecrust mixed by hand is simple once you get the hang of it. This recipe also gives instructions for making a gluten-free crust with one-to-one substitution of brown rice flour.